Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass

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Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass
Born Wingfield Cromwell
12 September 1624
Died 3 October 1668 (aged 43–44)
Resting place Ilam, Staffordshire
Tenure 1653-1668
Other titles 2nd Viscount Lecale
5th Baron Cromwell
Known for English nobleman
Nationality English
Successor Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
Spouse(s) Mary Russell
Issue Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
Parents Thomas 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]

Life[edit]

Wingfield Cromwell was born at Throwleigh, Staffordshire and educated at Stone School, Staffordshire. He matriculated at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, on 20 March 1637/1638, being 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke 1866, pp. 146–147
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cokayne I 2000, p. 193

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Cromwell
Earl of Ardglass
1653–1668
Succeeded by
Thomas Cromwell
Preceded by
Thomas Cromwell
Viscount Lecale
1653–1668
Succeeded by
Thomas Cromwell
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Cromwell
Baron Cromwell
1653–1668
Succeeded by
Thomas Cromwell