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Thomas Dymoke (abt. 1428 - 1470)

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Sir Thomas Dymoke
Born about in Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010
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Thomas Dymoke was a member of aristocracy in England.

He m. c1457 Margaret de Welles, 3rd da. of Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles. He was Champion of England at the Coronation of King Edward IV 1461.

Early in 1470, Dymoke, his brother-in-law Richard Welles, 7th Lord Welles and his nephew Sir Robert Welles attacked the manor house of Sir Thomas Burgh, a Lincolnshire gentleman who was Edward IV’s Master of Horse. All three were summoned to London, but only Richard Welles and Dymoke complied under the assumption they both would receive a Royal Pardon. Welles and Thomas Dymoke were brought up from London with Edward's army, and they were beheaded on 12 Mar 1470, summarily executed by the Yorkists at Edgecote near Stamford, prior to the Battle of Losecote Field. Sir Robert Welles was captured and executed and the Welles estates were granted to William Hastings, Lord Hastings.

His son and heir Sir Robert Dymoke was restored to the his father's property and served as King's Champion at the coronation of Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII.

Research Notes

Source S157
Abbreviation: Royal Descent
Title: The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States. Gary Boyd Roberts. Genealogical Publishing Company. Baltimore, 2008.
  • Mary Hillard Hinton, Genealogist, Raleigh, NC •Extinct and Dormant Peerages, 1831 •Magna Carta Barons and their Descendants, pgs. 159, 241, 269, 270, 292 •Virginia Heraldica, pgs. 66, 69, 87, 88 •Ancestral Papers #119, of the National Society of Runnymeade •Wurt's Magna Carta •The Carter Family


  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2013), Vol. IV. page 464
  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2013), Vol. V. page 336

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On 21 Jun 2018 at 11:08 GMT Fowler Jones III wrote:

Some confusion between Dymoke-59 and this one. Also, if Thomas was born in 1428, I doubt his daughter Margaret could have married in 1425.

On 17 Mar 2018 at 14:47 GMT Amie Oliver wrote:

The Battle of Stamford took place in 1066. Thomas Dymoke was beheaded at The Battle of Losecoat Field, which is also in Yorkshire and not far from Stamford.

On 20 Mar 2017 at 17:00 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

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On 16 Feb 2015 at 04:02 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:

Dymoke-55 and Dymoke-2 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 married the same woman & sired the same child.

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