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Marmaduke Constable

Male - 1378


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  • Name Marmaduke Constable  [1
    Birth of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 19 Mar 1377 and 19 Jun 1378  Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 21 May 1378  [6, 7, 8
    Alternate death 1 Jun 1378  [2, 3, 9
    Person ID I6160  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2024 

    Father Robert Constable,   b. of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1338 
    Mother Katherine   bur. Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan la Zouche,   b. of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1376 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Constable,   b. Abt 1353, of Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 29 Nov 1400 and 8 Jan 1401 (Age ~ 47 years)
    Family ID F5564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 May 2024 

  • Notes 
    • He was sheriff of Yorkshire in 1360-62 and 1366-67. He was also one of the executors of the will of William la Zouche, Archbishop of York, his father-in-law's brother.

      He is 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]

      "It is not unlikely that his name of Marmaduke was due to a connexion with the family of Thweng, who may have derived it from the family of Darel. Marmaduke de Thweng, living early in the thirteenth century, was the son of Robert de Thweng and Emma Darel, a niece of Marmaduke Darel; and there were subsequently many members of the Thweng family named Marmaduke. Certainly there was a connexion between the Thwengs and the Constables. In 1312 Robert de Thweng was instituted to the church of Holme upon Spalding Moor on the presentation of Sir William Constable of Flamborough; in 1348 a chantry in Kirkleatham was founded by Thomas de Thweng, the rector and patron of the church, for the souls of many relatives including Robert, William, Marmaduke and Katherine Constable; and a William de Thweng received a legacy in the will of Sir Marmaduke in 1377. It is possible that Katherine, Sir Marmaduke’s mother, was a Thweng; but of this there is no corroborative evidence." [Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 12, The Tison Fee, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    2. [S822] John P. Ravilious, 27 Apr 2004, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [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.

    4. [S5159] The Parliamentary Representation of the County of York, 1258-1832 ed. A. Gooder. 2 volumes. Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1935-38.

    5. [S7379] Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 12, The Tison Fee ed. Charles Travis Clay. "Based on the Manuscripts of the Late William Farrer." Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1965.

    6. [S120] Tim Owston, "Gateway to the Constable Family of East Yorkshire.".

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

    8. [S1494] John Watson, 5 Jul 2017, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    9. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., year only.