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Margaret (Skipwith) Constable (abt. 1360 - aft. 1401)

Margaret Constable formerly Skipwith aka de Skipwith, Surtees
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 41 in Durham, Englandmap
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Margaret Skipwith, is the daughter of Sir William Skipwith, chief justice of the Common Pleas (died circa 1398), and his wife Alice Hiltoft and was born about 1360,[1] given the date of her first marriage.

First marriage and children

She married between about 1375-78, Alexander Surtees, Sheriff of Northumberland 1379, who died before June 1380. The had at least one child;

  1. Thomas Surtees[1]

Second marriage and children

Margaret married secondly Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough, before 20 January 1384, when they had to pay a fine for marrying without a licence[1]

They had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters[2]

  1. Sir Marmaduke Constable, who succeeded his father;
  2. Elizabeth, who became a nun at monastery of Swine in Yorkshire;
  3. Joan, who married Sir Robert Hilton
  4. Son
  5. Son


Margaret is confirmed as one of the executors of her late husband's estate, with their eldest son Marmaduke, on the probate of his estate on 7 January 1401,[2] which means Margaret must have died after that date.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Watson, John, 'Two Margaret Skipwiths Revisited' in soc.genealogy.medieval discussion group, 2 December 2013,!searchin/soc.genealogy.medieval/ : accessed 29 November 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rawcliffe, C. (?), 'Constable, Sir Robert (c.1353-1400), of Flamborough, Yorks.' in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, edited by J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe, 1993. Online edition, The History of Parliament: British political, social & local history. : accessed 29 November 2018.

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Skipwith-388 and Skipwith-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same profile.
posted by Stevenson Browne
I'm not sure what the Wallop Family source states but this profile is attached to the wrong parents, and has incorrect dates, and the bio attaches her to the wrong Robert Constable. I'll try to correct as much as I can and then merge with Unknown-332237 as she first married Alexander Surtees, and then Robert Constable. See the History of Parliament linked to in a previous comment.
posted by John Atkinson
Unknown-332237 and Skipwith-1 do not represent the same person because: Rejected this merge because there is nothing on the profiles that connects them
posted by C. Mackinnon
Unknown-332237 and Skipwith-1 appear to represent the same person because: Accorcing to "History of Parliament" they are the same. Some correction of dates is required.
posted by Stevenson Browne
Unknown-332237 and Skipwith-1 do not represent the same person because: They have little in common except their first name.
posted by Stevenson Browne
Unknown-332237 and Skipwith-1 appear to represent the same person because: Hist. Parl identifies Constable's wife as the widow of Surtees. Apparently there was some bother, as she remarried without permission.
posted by [Living Horace]

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