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John Constable (1660 - bef. 1689)

John Constable
Born in High Melton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died before before age 28 [location unknown]
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John was born on 16 July 1660 and baptised on 31 July 1660 at High Melton, Yorkshire, "John the son of Mr Robert Constable".[1] There was a family connection to High Melton through John's grandmother Frances Oldfield, whose sister "Rosamund Oldfield of High Melton" left John's father "£10 to buy him a horse" in her will 1655.[2] John was stated to be 6 years old at the death of his father on 15 September 1666.[3]

According to Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire vol 3 John died "an infant" and administration was granted to his sister Frances, his heir, on 22 February 1689.[4] This seems a long time after the death as he would have been 29 had he survived, at the date of administration, but an administration was registered for John Constable of Northcliffe on 21 January 1689/1690[5] and it seems he left no children, so cannot be the father of John Constable born 1704 attached here.

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  1. Yorkshire Baptisms, First name(s) John, Last name Constable, Birth date 16 Jul 1660, Baptism date 31 Jul 1660, Baptism place High Melton, Denomination Anglican, Father's first name(s) Robert, County Yorkshire (West Riding), Archive Doncaster Archives, Archive reference P20-1-A1
  2. Will of Rosamund Oldfeild of High Melton, Spinster, YAS Record Series Vol. 9: Abstracts of Yorkshire wills in the time of the Commonwealth, page 99,
  3. Visitation of Yorkshire 1665-66 (Dugdale), ed. Davies, Surtees Soc. 36 (1859), p. 339.
  4. Clay, J.W: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Vol. 3 of 3, p.204, Constable of Cliffe, VIII.
  5. Prerogative & Exchequer Courts Of York Probate Index, 1688-1858, First name(s) John, Last name Constable, Date 21 Jan 1689/90, Place Northcliffe, County Yorkshire, Court York Prerogative & Exchequer Courts, Court detail Prerogative Court of York, Additional information Northcliffe, Yorkshire, Document type Administration

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Hi Wendy, I've replaced the England Project Box with the England Sticker, as the project boxes are only for profiles managed by the England Project now. See for more information. Regards
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