Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass

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Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass
Born Thomas Cromwell
11 June 1594
Died 20 November 1653 (aged 58–59)
Tickencote, Rutland
Resting place Tickencote, Rutland
Tenure 1645–1653
Other titles 1st Viscount Lecale
4th Baron Cromwell
Known for English nobleman
Nationality English
Successor Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Meverell
Issue Mary
Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass
Vere Essex Cromwell, 4th Earl of Ardglass
Parents Edward Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell
Frances Rugge

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass (11 June 1594 – 1653) was an English nobleman, son of Edward Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell of Oakham and second wife Frances Rugge, also known as Repps.[1][2]


He succeeded his father to the title of 4th Baron Cromwell of Oakham on 24 September 1607 and was created 1st Viscount Lecale, in Ulster, in the Peerage of Ireland, on 22 November 1624.[3]

A supporter of King Charles I of England during the Civil War, he was his Commander of the Regiment of Horse (Ireland), and for his service he was created 1st Earl of Ardglass, in the Peerage of Ireland, on 15 April 1645. He subsequently made his peace with the Parliament by paying £460 for his "delinquency".[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Elizabeth Meverell (died 1651), daughter and heiress of Robert Meverell of Ilam, Staffordshire, and of Throwleigh, Staffordshire (died 5 February 1627/1628) and Elizabeth Fleming, both buried at Blore, Staffordshire, the daughter of Sir Thomas Fleming, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and had three children:[2][4]

Both he and his wife both died in 1653 and were buried at Tickencote, Rutland, and his last will, dated 26 March 1653, was probated in 1661.[2]


  1. ^ Lee 1888, pp. 151–152.
  2. ^ a b c d Cokayne I 1910, pp. 192–194.
  3. ^ Cokayne III 1913, pp. 558–559.
  4. ^ Burke 1866, p. 147.


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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
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Earl of Ardglass
Succeeded by
Wingfield Cromwell
Preceded by
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Viscount Lecale
Succeeded by
Wingfield Cromwell
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Cromwell
Baron Cromwell
Succeeded by
Wingfield Cromwell