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Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass

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Spouse(s)  Mary Russell
Tenure  1653-1668
Name  Wingfield 2nd
Known for  English nobleman
Died  October 3, 1668
Nationality  English

Other titles  2nd Viscount Lecale 5th Baron Cromwell
Parents  Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Ardglass
Successor  Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
Children  Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass
Grandparents  Edward Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell
Great-grandparents  Henry Cromwell, 2nd Baron Cromwell, Mary Paulet

Resting place  Ilam, Staffordshire

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.



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.

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.

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.

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

Marriage and issue

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:

  • Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl of Ardglass (29 November 1653 - 11 April 1682)
  • 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.


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