1893 text

Mary, third daughter of Oliver Cromwell, and second wife of Thomas Bellasis, second Viscount Fauconberg, created Earl of Fauconberg, April 9th, 1689.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Mary Cromwell Fauconberg (1637-1713)

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Two songs at her marriage by Marvell see…


Summary from Antonia Fraser’s “Our Chief of men”…

Nicknamed Mall was spirited and rather masculine…inheriting her father’s countenance, brooding hooded eyes and all…

(Rescue of Cromwell’s body)…There is more plausibility in the notion of a rescue later, at the hands of …Perhaps Mary Fauconberg did manage to bribe the soldiers at Tyburn, and secure her father’s headless corpse from immolation in a common pit. It has been suggested that having done so, she made haste with the body to the safer North, where at Newburgh, her husband’s property, a strange tomb of brick is still to be seen…

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