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Robert Constable

Male - 1441


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Marmaduke Constable and Catherine Cumberworth); died between 23 May 1441 and 16 Jun 1441.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Yorkshire.

    Robert married Agnes Gascoigne about 1422. Agnes (daughter of William Gascoigne and Joan de Pickering) was born about 1401; died between 7 Jan 1466 and 5 Feb 1466. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died on 23 May 1488.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Marmaduke Constable (son of Robert Constable and Margaret Skipwith); died before 5 Aug 1404; was buried in Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England.

    Marmaduke married Catherine Cumberworth. Catherine (daughter of Robert Cumberworth and Sybil Ergham) was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England; died about 1404. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Catherine Cumberworth was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Robert Cumberworth and Sybil Ergham); died about 1404.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 5 Aug 1404

    Children:
    1. 1. Robert Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died between 23 May 1441 and 16 Jun 1441.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Constable was born about 1353 in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Marmaduke Constable and Joan la Zouche); died between Nov 1400 and 8 Jan 1401.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 8 Jan 1400
    • Alternate death: Aft 8 Jan 1400
    • Alternate death: Between 29 Nov 1400 and 7 Jan 1401

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Yorkshire, Feb 1388 (the "Merciless Parliament").

    Sheriff of Yorkshire, 20 Oct 1385 - 18 Nov 1386; 11 Nov 1394 - 9 Nov 1395.

    "[H]e married Margaret, the widow of Alexander Surteys, who had died young in 1380 barely a few months after succeeding to family property in North Gosforth. Surteys had, however, by then produced an infant son, who became a ward of Margaret's father, William Skipwith. Since she herself had remarried without first obtaining the necessary royal licence, the Crown demanded a fine of 40s. before dower could be assigned, although in February 1384 Skipwith was ordered to be present when a suitable allocation of property was made to her out of the child's patrimony. Sir Robert was naturally anxious to gain control of the rest of these estates as well, and in October 1385 he finally obtained a lease of the town of North Gosforth at an annual rent of eight marks payable at the Exchequer." [Complete Peerage]

    "His return to the Merciless Parliament of 1388, in which the Lords Appellant removed King Richard's most unpopular favourites and asserted control over the government, does, however, underline the strength of his connexions in the upper ranks of the nobility, for both Thomas of Woodstock and Gaunt's son, Henry of Bolingbroke, were active as Appellants, and clearly relied upon the support of friends like Constable among the shire knights." [History of Parliament]

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Sir Robert [ii] Constable [...] continued the family's slow rise into a more than purely local prominence. During his father's lifetime he had begun a military career, campaigning in Brittany in 1373 with John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. This was the family's first known association with the house of Lancaster since 1321, and it is unclear whether the connection had been maintained in the intervening generations. It may have been for his service on that campaign that Robert was knighted. His military activity continued as head of the family (he served in Brittany under Thomas of Woodstock in 1380 and in Scotland under Gaunt in 1383) alongside involvement in local government. He was a justice of the peace for the East Riding and sheriff of Yorkshire in 1385-6 and 1394-5, and was returned to parliament in 1388. He acquired land in Butterwick in Ryedale, Yorkshire, in 1395, and it may also have been Robert who forged the links with the Percy family that were to be of such importance to the family in the next century. By 1405 (but not in 1378) the Constables held land of the earl of Northumberland in Nafferton, Yorkshire, and elsewhere.

    Robert was unmarried at his father's death, but within three years had married Margaret Skipwith, the widow of Alexander Surtees (d. 1380) of North Gosforth, Northumberland. They were pardoned for marrying without licence in January 1384, but the marriage must have taken place earlier, since Robert's heir was old enough to inherit at his father's death, which occurred in late 1400 or early 1401.

    Robert married Margaret Skipwith before 20 Jan 1384. Margaret (daughter of William Skipwith and Alice Hiltoft) was born about 1360; died after Jan 1401. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Skipwith was born about 1360 (daughter of William Skipwith and Alice Hiltoft); died after Jan 1401.

    Notes:

    Or Skipworth.

    Children:
    1. 2. Marmaduke Constable died before 5 Aug 1404; was buried in Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 6.  Robert Cumberworth was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Thomas Cumberworth and Katherine); died between 15 Jul 1404 and 13 Jul 1405.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 15 Jul 1404
    • Alternate death: Bef 13 Jul 1405

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire, 1393 and 1395.

    Robert married Sybil Ergham. Sybil (daughter of William Ergham and Katherine Cressy) died about 1408. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sybil Ergham (daughter of William Ergham and Katherine Cressy); died about 1408.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1407

    Children:
    1. 3. Catherine Cumberworth was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England; died about 1404.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Marmaduke Constable was born in in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Robert Constable and Katherine); died on 21 May 1378.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1 Jun 1378

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Yorkshire 1366-67. One of the executors of the will of William la Zouche, Archbishop of York, his father-in-law's brother.

    Called in error "William Constable" in The Visitation of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564.

    "By 1351 Marmaduke had the resources to undertake rebuilding at Flamborough and obtained licence to crenellate the manor. Alongside this suggestion of growing prosperity Marmaduke was taking on a larger public role. In 1349 he was appointed an executor of Archbishop Zouche, he was added to the commission of the peace in 1351, and was sheriff of Yorkshire in 1360–62 and 1366–7. He was discharged as commissioner in May 1370, which seems to mark the end of his public career, although he did not die until 21 May 1378. His last months were overshadowed by the murder of his kinsman John at Holme-on-Spalding Moor in June 1377 by two men identified as the cousins of the parson. There had been trouble there in 1365, when a commission of oyer and terminer had been appointed to investigate Marmaduke's complaint that the residents had attacked his manor house, and John's death was perhaps linked with continuing local unrest." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Marmaduke married Joan la Zouche. Joan (daughter of Roger la Zouche and Felicia) was born in in of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England; died before 1376; was buried in All Saints, Holme upon Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan la Zouche was born in in of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England (daughter of Roger la Zouche and Felicia); died before 1376; was buried in All Saints, Holme upon Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 21 May 1378

    Children:
    1. 4. Robert Constable was born about 1353 in of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England; died between Nov 1400 and 8 Jan 1401.

  3. 10.  William Skipwith was born about 1314 in of South Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England (son of William Skipwith and Margaret); died about 1398.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1379
    • Alternate death: Aft 1392
    • Alternate death: Abt 1397

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for the city of York, 1340. Assistant to the Alderman of Boston, 1350. Judge of Assize, 1353. King's Sergeant, 1355. Justice of Common Pleas in 1359. Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 1369 (or 1362-65). Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, 1370. Judge of Common Pleas, 1376. Chief Justice of England, 1378-88.

    From Wikipedia:

    William de Skipwith was a fourteenth-century English judge. He held the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1362-5. He suffered temporary disgrace when he was removed from office for corruption, but was restored to favour, became Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1370-2, and later returned to the English bench. He appears to have been the only High Court judge to escape impeachment by the English Parliament of 1388.

    William married Alice Hiltoft before Apr 1351. Alice (daughter of William Hiltoft and Margaret le Muer) died after 1415. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Alice Hiltoft (daughter of William Hiltoft and Margaret le Muer); died after 1415.
    Children:
    1. John Skipwith was born in in of Calthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; died on 10 Jul 1415; was buried in St. Bartholomew's, Covenham, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. 5. Margaret Skipwith was born about 1360; died after Jan 1401.

  5. 12.  Thomas Cumberworth was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England; died before 1374.

    Notes:

    A prosperous Lincolnshire landowner.

    Thomas married Katherine. Katherine died after 1386. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Katherine died after 1386.
    Children:
    1. 6. Robert Cumberworth was born in in of Somerby, Lincolnshire, England; died between 15 Jul 1404 and 13 Jul 1405.

  7. 14.  William Ergham was born in in of Argam, Yorkshire, England; died about 1403.

    Notes:

    Or Ergum, Erghom, Argam.

    William married Katherine Cressy. Katherine (daughter of Hugh de Cressy and Maud de la Mare) died before 1401. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Katherine Cressy (daughter of Hugh de Cressy and Maud de la Mare); died before 1401.
    Children:
    1. 7. Sybil Ergham died about 1408.