Early Origins of the Olecastle family
Cheshire at Oldcastle, a township, in the parish of Malpas, union of Wrexham. The township "took its name from an ancient castle, which was destroyed before 1585. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. One of the earliest records of the name was in the year 1389 when Thomas Oldecastell held the estates in this shire. Over in Almeley, Herefordshire a branch of the family was found in early times. "The farm there was called Old Castle. Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, executed in 1417 for his attachment to the Lollards, was a native of the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Olecastle family
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Olecastle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Oldcastle, Holdcastle, Oldcastell, Holdcastell, Olecastle, Holecastle, Holtcastle, Oltcastle and many more.
Early Notables of the Olecastle family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1386 and 1391. Sir John Oldcastle (died 1417) was an English Lollard leader. As a close friend of Henry V, he long escaped prosecution for heresy...
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Migration of the Olecastle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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