See also:English soldier, was descended from a certain Robert (d . 1216),
See also:lord of Flamborough, who was related to the Lacys, hereditary constables of Chester, hence the surname of the
See also:family . A son of
See also:Sir Robert
See also:Constable (d . 1488), Marmaduke was in France with
See also:Edward IV. in 1475 and with
See also:Henry VII. in 1492 . He was
See also:sheriff of
See also:Staffordshire and
See also:Yorkshire, was in high favour with Henry VII. and Henry VIII., and led his kinsmen and retainers to the
See also:battle of
See also:Flodden in 1513 . He was twice married, and
See also:left several sons when he died on the loth of
See also:November 1518 . In Flamborough
See also:church one may still read a rhyming epitaph describing Constable's
See also:life and prowess . Sir Marmaduke's eldest son, Sir Robert Constable (c . 1478-1537), helped Henry VII. to defeat the Cornish rebels at Black-heath in 1497 . In 1536, when the rising known as the Pilgrimage of
See also:Grace broke out in the
See also:north of England, Constable was one of the insurgent leaders, but towards the close of the
See also:year he submitted at
See also:Doncaster and was pardoned . He did not
See also:share in the renewal of the rising which took place in
See also:January 1537; but he refused the
See also:king's invitation to proceed to
See also:London, and was arrested . Tried for treason, he was hanged at
See also:Hull in the following
See also:June .
Sir Marmaduke's second son, Sir Marmaduke Constable (c . 1480-1545), was knighted after the battle of Flodden, and was at the
See also:Field of the
See also:Cloth of Gold in 1520 . He was a knight of the
See also:shire for Yorkshire and then for
See also:Warwickshire, and was a member of the Council of the North from 1537 until his
See also:death . Another noteworthy member of this family was the regicide, Sir
See also:William Constable (d . 1655), who was created a
See also:baronet in 1611 . A member of the Long Parliament, he fought with distinction among the parliamentarians at Edgehill; in 1644 his military enterprises in north Yorkshire were very successful, and later he guarded the king at
See also:Carisbrooke, and was
See also:governor of
See also:Gloucester .
JOHN CONSTABLE (1776-1837)
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