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Barbara (Constable) Babthorpe (aft. 1531 - abt. 1558)

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Barbara Babthorpe formerly Constable
Born after in Everingham, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married about [location unknown]
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Died about in Crathorne, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Nov 2013
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British Aristocracy
Barbara (Constable) Babthorpe was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Father Sir Robert Constable, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Justice of the Peace for Yorkshire b. b 1495, d. 29 Oct 1558

Mother Katherine Manners b. c 1511

Barbara was born about 1531. Barbara was the child of Robert Constable and Katherine Manners.[1] Barbara was the first wife of Sir William Babthorpe. Suspected of Catholicism, Babthorpe proved his loyalty to Elizabeth I by helping to quell the ‘Northern Rebellion’ of 1569 which attempted to place Mary Queen of Scots on the throne.

Among the couple’s children was Margaret Babthorpe. Barbara passed away before 1558. [2]


  • Sir William Babthorpe b. c 1530, d. 1 May 1581


  • Margaret Babthorpe, wife of Sir Henry Cholmondley [3]


  1. Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between this mtDNA test for Michael Ibsen and this mtDNA test of his direct maternal line 14th cousin twice removed Wendy Duldig and this mtDNA test of his direct maternal line 15th great uncle King Richard III.
  2. Tudor Place, accessed 9 Nov 2013, archived on WayBack Machine
  3. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 264.

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On 8 Mar 2015 at 21:50 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

I do not believe that Barbara had two daughters named Margaret. And I do not believe her daughter Margaret married William Warren.

Barbara is 20 degrees from Kylie Haese, 19 degrees from Maureen O'Hara and 6 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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