Agnes (Wentworth) Constable
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Agnes (Wentworth) Constable

Agnes Constable formerly Wentworth
Born [date unknown] in Nettlestead, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Flamborough, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Agnes Wentworth was the daughter of Margery le Dispenser, heiress of Nettlestead, Suffolk, by her socially inferior husband Roger Wentworth, younger son of a Yorkshire lawyer.

She married Sir Robert Constable (1423-1488), of Flamborough, Yorks. He was the son and heir of another Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough, by his wife Agnes Gascoigne, daughter of William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Chief Justice of the King's Bench (by which wife?).

They had 6 sons

  • Sir Marmaduke
  • Sir Robert
  • Philip
  • John (Dean of Lincoln)
  • Sir William
  • Roger

and 7 daughters

  • Elizabeth (wife of Sir Thomas Metham)
  • Margaret (wife of Sir William Eure)
  • Agnes (wife of Sir Walter Griffith and Sir Gervase Clifton)
  • Margery (wife of Sir Ralph Bigod)
  • Anne (wife of Sir William Tyrwhitt)
  • Agnes (wife of Sir William Scargill)
  • Katherine (wife of Ralph Ryther Esq)

Sir Robert kept his head throughout the Wars of the Roses, being pardoned repeatedly, and died 23 May 1488, leaving a will. His widow Agnes died 20 April 1496.


  • Foster, Joseph. Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire. 1874. Vol 3. Pg. 95-6. [1]
  • Dugdale, William, Sir. Dugdale’s Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions. 1899. Vol 2. Pg. 289. [2]
  • Flower, William. The visitation of Yorkshire in the years 1563 and 1564. 1881. Pg. 64 and 342. [3] [4]
  • Marshall, George William. The visitations of the county of Nottingham in the years 1569 and 1614. 1871. Vol 4. Pg. 40. [5]
  • Glover, Robert. The visitation of Yorkshire, made in the years 1584/5. 1875. Pg. 178 and 197. [6] [7]
  • Burke, John. A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 1835-38. Vol 1. Pg. 328 and 549. [8] [9]
  • Tonge, Thomas. Heraldic visitation of the northern counties in 1530. 1863. Pg. 68. [10]
  • Wentworth, John. The Wentworth genealogy. 1878. Vol 1. Pg. 27. [11]
  • Richardson, D. (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd ed, 1, pp. 527. Google Books.[12]
  • Great Britain. Calendar of the Fine rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. 1962. Vol 22. Pg. 76-7 and 224. [13] [14]
  • Great Britain. Calendar of the close rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. 1955. Pg. 66 and 259-60. [15] [16]
  • Our Royal, Titled, Nobel and Commoner Ancestors (guesstimated dates)
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry (2013) Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol II, page 284,Agnes Wentworth and Robert Constable.

Note - Many published Constable pedigrees are confused.

Note - Estimating dates for Agnes depends on whether she was the 1st or 3rd daughter, and on the age of her son Sir Marmaduke, for which evidence is contradictory. Birth in 1435 and marriage in 1453 would be feasible.


Magna Carta Project

Agnes was a descendant of 8 Magna Carta Sureties (Bigods, Clares, Quincy, Lacy, Ros, Albini) and an ancestor of the following 13 colonial gateways:

  • Philip and Thomas Nelson, through son Marmaduke and his son Marmaduke
  • Thomas Owsley, through son Marmaduke and his daughter Eleanor
  • George and Nehemiah Blakiston and Anne, Elizabeth and John Mansfield, through daughter Margaret
  • William Bladen and John and Philip Lightfoot, through daughter Katherine.
  • Major Richard Saltonstall and Olive (Welby) Farwell, through daughter Anne

Her Roger le Bigod, Hugh le Bigod is a pending trail to Olive (Welby) Farwell:

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Wentworth-885 and Wentworth-7 appear to represent the same person because: Let's try again, this time I fixed the dates so that they match. If you read my note from the previous merge request, you will see that this profile got confused with another profile and needs to be merged. We all work together in a collaborative effort You may assist by completing this merge .
posted by Robin Lee
Guess that no one read my note on the merge before rejecting, I will go in and fix the dates so that there is NO question on the merge. Sorry, just tried to be efficient.
posted by Robin Lee
Wentworth-885 and Wentworth-7 do not represent the same person because: different centuries!
posted by Brent Bowen
Wentworth-885 and Wentworth-7 appear to represent the same person because: The dates on -885 are incorrect, dates from -7 should be used, this profile was part of the confusion with the wife of Francis Constable that you find all over the web.
posted by Robin Lee

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