Elizabeth <I>Bourchier</I> Cromwell

Elizabeth Bourchier Cromwell

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death Nov 1665 (aged 66–67)
Northborough, Peterborough Unitary Authority, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Northborough, Peterborough Unitary Authority, Cambridgeshire, England
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The wife of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector. In August 1620, just a few months after his twenty-first birthday, Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles's church in Cripplegate, London. Elizabeth had been born in 1598, the eldest of twelve children (nine sons and three daughters) of Sir James Bourchier and his wife Frances. Sir James, an only son, had inherited land and property from his father, and seems himself to have been a successful and prosperous businessman in London, reportedly involved in the fur and leather trades. He owned property both in the City of London, especially around Tower Hill, and in Essex, especially Little Stambridge Hall. He had been knighted by James I in July 1603. We know virtually nothing about Elizabeth's childhood and upbringing, though she must have received some sort of education as she evidently was literate.
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After the death of her husband and the restoration of the Stuart monarchy, Elizabeth Cromwell went to live with her widowed son-in-law, (Sir) John Claypoole, at Northborough Manor, Northamptonshire.

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