Sir John Constable

1483–1554 (Age 71)
Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When Sir John Constable was born in 1483, in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir Marmaduke Constable IV, was 40 and his mother, Joyce Stafford, was 34. He married Jane Sothill about 1517, in Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died in 1554, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Sir John Constable
Jane Sothill
Marriage: about 1517
Catherine Constable
Cecily Constable
Lady Anne Constable

Spouse and Children

about 1517
Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


    Catherine Constable


    Cecily Constable


    Lady Anne Constable


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the law-enforcement officer of a parish, from Middle English, Old French conestable, cunestable, from Late Latin comes stabuli ‘officer of the stable’. The title was also borne by various other officials during the Middle Ages, including the chief officer of the household (and army) of a medieval ruler, and this may in some cases be the source of the surname.2 Americanized spelling of Dutch Constapel, an occupational name for the chief gunner aboard a ship or in the garrison of a fort.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • The will of Sir Marmaduke Constable of Flambro', Knight, dated 1 May 1518 and proved 27 April 1520
  • The will of Sir Maemaduke Constable, of Everingham dated 2 March 1541 and proved 9 December 1545

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