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Robert Constable

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  • Name Robert Constable  [1, 2
    Born of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 4 Apr 1423  Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Died 23 May 1488  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I9200  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert Constable,   b. of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 23 May 1441 and 16 Jun 1441 
    Mother Agnes Gascoigne,   b. Abt 1401,   d. Between 7 Jan 1466 and 5 Feb 1466  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1422  [9, 10
    Family ID F2404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Wentworth,   b. of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1496 
    Children 
    +1. Anne Constable,   b. of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1518
     2. Marmaduke Constable,   b. 1443, of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1518  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire 1459, and for Yorkshire 1478.

      Sheriff of Yorkshire 1461-3; Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1466-7; Justice of the Peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire 1453-88. Possibly Mayor of York at some point (not confirmed).

      Joan Kirby, in The Plumpton Letters and Papers (Camden Society, 5th Series 8, Royal Historical Society, 1996), says of him "A political trimmer, he remained on the East Riding bench throughout every revolution from 1453 until his death." Another source calls him an "administorial 'Vicar of Bray'."

      In an odd side note, he was part owner of a pirate ship in 1473, which we know because he was ordered to pay compensation for its attacks on Scottish shipping.

      GX3-grandfather of the English poet and Catholic recusant Henry Constable (1562-1613), best known for Diana, one of the first sonnet sequences. The descent:

      Sir Robert Constable, judge, diplomat, and MP (1423-1488)
      Sir Marmaduke Constable, soldier and courtier (1457-1518)
      Sir Marmaduke Constable (1480-1545)
      Sir Robert Constable, soldier and MP (1495-1558)
      Sir Robert Constable, soldier and MP (1522-1591)
      Henry Constable (1562-1613)

  • Sources 
    1. [S439] Notices and Remains of the Family of Tyrwhitt, signed "R.P.T." 1862.

    2. [S1378] The Royal Descents of the Fosters of Moulton and the Mathesons of Shinness & Lochalsh by William Edward Foster. London: Phillimore and Company, 1912.

    3. [S59] Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees, ed. A. R. Maddison, based on the work of Arthur Staunton Larken. London, 1902-06.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    5. [S121] "Constable family (per. c. 1300-1488)", article by Rosemary Horrox in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography., year only.

    6. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    7. [S831] F. N. Craig, "Lady Millicent's Cat and the Bullers Inheritance." The American Genealogist 70:96, 1996., year only.

    8. [S170] The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American, by John Wentworth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1878., year only.

    9. [S315] Terry J. Booth, 3 Nov 2006, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    10. [S121] "Constable family (per. c. 1300-1488)", article by Rosemary Horrox in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography., "by 1422".