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Cromhall, a parish in the hundred of Lower Thornbury, county of Gloucester, is adjacent to the parishes of Wickwar, Tytherington, Falfield, Tortworth and Charfield. (1)

1509-1547 Court of Star Chamber: Proceedings, Henry VIII. STAC 2/29/97. Plaintiff: Thomas ROGERS. Defendant: John COMBE, Thomas HUNT, Ambrose HUNT, Robert HUNT, Thomas BAYNHAM, and Philip UNDERHYLL. Place or Subject: Forcible ouster from a house, &c. the manor of Cromhall County: Gloucester. 22/04/1509-22/04/1547 (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, STAC Series - record not yet acquired)[Search Words: UNDERHILL, BAINHAM]

1558 Will of Richard HICKES of Cromhall, yeo. bro Morgan; mother & her son Rich; bro in law Alex NEALE; exec wife Edith; overs father in law Thos NEALE, Alex NEALE & Morgan HYCKS (2)

1565 Will of Morgan HYXE of Cromhall, yeo. late father Thos; son Arthur; cousin Thos HIXE & his son Wlm; Alex NEALE & his sons Thos, Rob, Henry & Sam; first wifes childr Rich, Wlm & Juliane LAWRENCE; wife Margt exec; overs father in law Arthur CREWE, Alex NEALE & Thos HIXE. (2)

1583 Will of Thomas HICKES of Cromhall. son Wlm; wife Agn exec; overs Edward ATWELL & Thos CREWE of Hawkesbury (3)

1587 Will of Edward ATWELL of Cromhall, yeo. advowson of Cromhall to son Rich; childr Jn, Susan & Jane; wife Margt exec; overs cousins Jn POWELL of Cheltenham, gent, Edward TOMLIN of Toddenham, gent & Matt CREWE of New Mills, Oldbury, clothier (3)

1601 Will of Margaret ATWELL of Cromhall, widow. late wife of Edward ATWELL; poor of Hawkesbury & Wickwar; Jn SNIGGE; husbands godtr Joan WALL; dtr Margt widow of Thos HICKS; childr Rich, Jn & Jane ATWELL; dtr Susan wife of Rob WEBBE; godtr Margt dtr of Arthur HIXE; grandchildr; bro Michael CREWE & his son Wlm; sis Susan wife of Nichls WEBBE; exec son Arthur HIXE; overs Jn WALL, clerk, Matt CREWE of Alderley, clothier, Thos DAUNCEY of Uley & Jn CREWE of Hillesley, fuller (4)

The Cromhall Bishops' Transcripts (1571-1640) by Leslie Maher, published by Cromhall, Gloucester Gen-UKI include no Cam*, Com*, Coom* etc. entries, nor any entries for an Arthur CREW, nor any entries for the wife or children of Morgan HICKS; however, in 1630 an Arthur HICKS is named as brother, and an Arthur CREW as cousin, of Richard ATWELLS of Thornbury, Gloucester, but "late of London, draper:"

1630 Will of Richard ATWELLS of Thornbury, late of London, draper. [to be] bur Thornbury; church of Cromhall; bro Jn A, his wife Agn & son Jn; sis Susan wife of Rob WEBBE; bro in law Brice WEBB; sis Jane WEBBE; son of cousin Margt ALLEN; childr of bro Arthur HICKS; childr of sis Margt HICKS; Wlm EDWARDS married to wifes dtr & their dtr Ursula; wifes son in law Wlm GWENSON; wifes sis & 2 bros; cousin Arthur CREWE of Heyworth; cousin Joseph COCKE & his wife; Sam PACKER; Mr PALMER, preacher; Sam GEALE senr; uncles son Wlm CREWE; Wlm son of Rich HICKS of Boynton; Jn RUSSELL; Wlm HOBBS; Morgan HICKS senr; Jn TANNER; Eliz YONGE of Cromhall; Mr HIGGINS of Wickwar; preachers: Mr HOELL, Mr MAXIE, Mr MATHEWES, Mr GRAYLE, Mr POTTER, Mr MARSHALL; Mr MAIOR of Thornbury; neighbs Jn PACKER, Wlm JONES, Jn CHAMPNEYS & Wlm HIGGINS; company of Drapers in London; exec wife Ursula; overs bro Jn A, bro in law Rob WEBB, cousin Thos HICKS, son in law Wlm EDWARDS; codicil: tenement called Brentmarshe, purchased of Thos WISSE of Hope, Thornbury to Morgan, son of late bro Arthur HICKS by his wife Eliz. (5). Transcriber note: "probably born at Cromhall" [SW: Robert, Margaret, William, Samuel, Richard, Elizabeth, Thomas]

Richard ATWELL was probably Richard, son of Edward, who was christened 7 Apr 1576 in Cromwell. A Susanna ATWELL, daughter of Edward, was christened 22 Sep 1577, and (above-noted Bishops' Transcripts).

1642 Will of Ursula EDWARDS of Alveston, spinster. poor of Thornbury; Jn SOMERS clerk; uncle JEFFERIES; aunt MABBERLEY; mother in law; sis Mary CLEMENT; aunt ATWELLS; cousin Jn ATWELLS, his wife & dtr Anne; Mrs PALMER & her dtr; Mrs CLIFFORD; Cath WHITFIELD; Eliz BAKER; Joan BUSHER; widow KALLOWAIE; execs father Wlm E & sis Eliz E; witns Jn DYMERY & Jn GONDS [SW: John, Catherine, Elizabeth, CALLOWAY] (6)

Several references have been found to "Mr. Palmer of Thornbury," but he has not yet been identified. Was Toddenham possibly Tottenham?

  1. Cromhall, Gloucester Gen-UKI
  2. 1544-67 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091371 thru to #0091377, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI.
  3. 1568-1589 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091378 thru to #0091379, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI.
  4. 1600-1614 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091387 thru to #0091393, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI.
  5. 1625-1635 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Thornbury & Oldbury on Severn, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091399 thru to #0091405, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI.
  6. 1620-1660 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Alveston, Elberton, Littleton & Olveston, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091319 thru #0091325, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI.

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