Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass

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Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass
Arms of Cromwell, Earl of Ardglass: Quarterly, per fess, indented, azure and or, four lions passant
SuccessorThomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
Other titles2nd Viscount Lecale
5th Baron Cromwell
Known forEnglish nobleman
BornWingfield Cromwell
12 September 1624
Died3 October 1668 (aged 43–44)
BuriedIlam, Staffordshire
Spouse(s)Mary Russell
IssueThomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
ParentsThomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass
Elizabeth Meverell

Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass, DCL, (12 September 1624 – 3 October 1668) was an English nobleman, son of Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass and Elizabeth Meverell. He held the subsidiary titles of 2nd Viscount Lecale and 5th Baron Cromwell of Oakham.[1][2]


Wingfield Cromwell was born at Throwleigh, Staffordshire and educated at Stone School, Staffordshire. He matriculated at Trinity College Dublin, on 20 March 1637/1638,[3] and later awarded with the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) by the University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, in 1642.[2]

In April 1649, during the English Civil War, he fought for King Charles I of England and was taken prisoner in the Royalist cause when fighting against Parliamentarians at Chester.[2]

He succeeded to the titles of 5th Baron Cromwell of Oakham, in the Peerage of England (1540), 2nd Viscount Lecale, in Ulster, in the Peerage of Ireland (1624) and 2nd Earl of Ardglass, in the Peerage of Ireland (1645) in 1653.[2]

He died on 3 October 1668 and was buried at Ilam, Staffordshire.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Mary Russell (bef. 1634 – aft. 12 September 1687), daughter of Sir William Russell, 1st Baronet, of Strensham, Worcestershire, and Frances Reade, daughter of Sir Thomas Reade, and had an only son:[2]

His widow married secondly as his second wife in 1670 or between 1670 and 1675 Charles Cotton of Beresford Hall, Nottinghamshire, the angler and poet, and died in 1675 or after 12 September 1687.[2]


  1. ^ Burke 1866, pp. 146–147
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cokayne I 2000, p. 193
  3. ^ "Alumni Dublinenses: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593–1860George Dames Burtchaell/Thomas Ulick Sadleir p195: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935


External links[edit]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl of Ardglass
Succeeded by