Looking for John Sr. father
Name: +John WILLIAMS , Sr.
Birth: BET. 1625 - 1630 in England or Queen's Creek, VA
Death: in VA
1642, deed to John Williams of 250 acres in York Co., VA
An important related Williams line in Virginia was descended from Morgan ap Williams, 5th son of William ap
Gruffyd, and youngest brother of William Williams, Esq. of Cochwillian. Morgan ap Williams married Katherine
Cromwell, sister of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and vice-regent under Henry VII, who sent him to the block
in 1540. Morgan ap Williams then took the name Cromwell in honor of his wife's family name. Their son, who
signed his name as Sir Richard Cromwell Alias Williams, married Frances, daughter and co-heir of Thomas
Murphyn, Knight. Sir Richard Cromwell was knighted by Henry VIII. Their eldest son was Sir Henry Cromwell,
called the Golden Knight. He married Joan, daughter of Sir Ralph Warren, Lord Mayor of London in 1536. Henry
Cromwell was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1563. He served in the House of Commons, and died in 1603.
Their second son was Robert Cromwell, who was the father of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England.
The eldest son of Sir Henry Cromwell Alias Williams and Joan Warren, was Sir Oliver Cromwell of
Hinchenbrook. Sir Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bromley, daughter of the Lord Chancellor of England, and
their eldest son, Henry, came to Virginia with his wife in 1620. Henry Cromwell Alias Williams received grants in
Virginia in 1618 from the Virginia Company and another in 1639 from Sir John Harvey. He may have earlier come
in the "Treasurer" in 1615, and settled at Dale's Gift. In 1625, he was living on his land in Charles City. All of this
family added Alias Williams to their names, and some reverted to the Williams name in America, forever
confusing genealogists as to which were Cromwell, and which were Williams. A Morgan Williams, obviously
named after his illustrious ancestor, was in New Kent Co., VA since before 1638, and by his name, was almost
certainly the son of Henry Cromwell Alias Williams.
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
+ +John WILLIAMS , Jr. called Sr. b: ABT. 1650 in Queen's Creek, Accomack Co., Virginia
Sarah WILLIAMS b: ABT. 1675