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Marmaduke Constable (abt. 1480 - 1545)

Sir Marmaduke "of Everingham" Constable
Born about in Flamborough, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died at about age 65 in Everingham, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Sir Marmaduke Constable was a member of the aristocracy in England.

Marmaduke Constable, born circa 1480[1], 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.[2] Dugdale's records no sisters.[2]

Sir Marmaduke married Barbara Sothill, the daughter and co-heiress, with her brother George Sothill, of John Sothill, of Everingham.[3] 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)

Marmaduke was knighted on 9 September, 1513, after he was at the battle of Flodden[3] with his father, who was one of the Commanders.[2]

In 1513, he was pricked sheriff of Lincolnshire, where he had property interests in right of his wife.[1]

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.)[2]

In 1520 he went with King Henry VIII to the Field of Cloth of Gold and then to Gravelines for the meeting with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.[1]

In 1529 he was returned with his cousin Sir John Neville I as a knight for Yorkshire[1]. He absented himself from the opening of the January 1534 session of Parliament.[1]

From June 1530 until his death he was a member of the Council of the North.[1] He was the sheriff of Yorkshire from 1532-3.[3]

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.[3]

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.[1]

He had grant of Drax Priory,[3] which had been founded by his wife's ancestors.[1]

His wife Barbara died 4 October, 1540, and was buried at Everingham.[3]

His made his Will on 2 March, 32 Hen. VIII (1541)[3], which asks that he be buried beside his wife at Everingham, and divided his property between his sons.[1]

Sir Marmaduke died 12 September, 1545, and was buried at Everingham. [There was a memorial with inscription][3], His will probated 9 Dec. 1545 (Test. Ebor., vi, 200).[3] The executors were his two sons, supervised by two of his brothers and his cousin William Babthorpe.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 L. M. Kirk, Alan Davidson, CONSTABLE, Sir Marmaduke I (c.1480-1545), of Everingham, Yorks. Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982, 6 April, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 H W Forsyth Harwood Ed., The Genealogist, Vol XX, [Kokomo, Ind. R. Bakehorn, 1904, "DUGDALE's visitation of YORKSHIRE"], pp.128-9, 6 April, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 H W Forsyth Harwood Ed., The Genealogist, Vol XX, [Kokomo, Ind. R. Bakehorn, 1904, "DUGDALE's visitation of YORKSHIRE"], p.130, 6 April, 2014.


This person was created through the import of Nelson.ged on 13 February 2011. Ancestor of Philip Nelson (David Dickinson)

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A transcript of Marmaduke's will is published in "A Selection of Wills from the Registry at York, VI, Surtees Society, CVI, 1902" pages 200-203.
posted by Charlene Newport

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