Marmaduke Constable, born circa 1480, was the second son of "Little" Sir Marmaduke Constable of Flamborough, Yorkshire, and Joyce Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton. He had one older brother Sir Robert of Flamborough, born circa 1478, and two younger brothers, Sir William of Hatfield and Sir John of Kinalton. Dugdale's records no sisters.
Sir Marmaduke married Barbara Sothill, the daughter and co-heiress, with her brother George Sothill, of John Sothill, of Everingham. This is how he became Sir Marmaduke Constable of Everingham, ju. ux, and established the Everingham branch of the family. (Jure uxoris meaning right of wife)
In 1513, he was pricked sheriff of Lincolnshire, where he had property interests in right of his wife.
His father, Little Sir Marmaduke, died 20 November, 1518, and his Will dated 1 May, 1518, was probated on 27 April, 1520, (Test. Ebor., v), with an Inquisition post mortem held on 30 September, 11 Hen. VIII (see Diet. Nat. Biog.)
Sir Marmaduke and Barbara had three known children: Robert, William, a Priest, Prebendary of Weighton, named in his father's will and Everild, named in her father's will.
Sir Marmaduke did not support the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, led by Robert Aske, the leader of rebellion in York. He did intercede to Norfolk on Robert's Aske's behalf but Aske was still executed by Henry VIII for treason.
His wife Barbara died 4 October, 1540, and was buried at Everingham.
Sir Marmaduke died 12 September, 1545, and was buried at Everingham. [There was a memorial with inscription], His will probated 9 Dec. 1545 (Test. Ebor., vi, 200). The executors were his two sons, supervised by two of his brothers and his cousin William Babthorpe.
This person was created through the import of Nelson.ged on 13 February 2011. Ancestor of Philip Nelson (David Dickinson)
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