Robert Constable

1510–5 May 1591 (Age 81)
Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Constable was born in 1510, in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Constable, was 32 and his mother, Jane Ingleby, was 38. He married Dorothy Widdrington in April 1543, in St Nicholas' Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 5 May 1591, in Beverley, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 81.

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Robert Constable
Dorothy Widdrington
Marriage: April 1543
Sir Robert Constable
William Constable

Spouse and Children

April 1543
St Nicholas' Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



    Margery Margaret Constable



    Catherine Constable


    John Constable



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World Events (5)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 39

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 48

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 59

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert CONSTABLE - birth-name: Robert CONSTABLE
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert CONSTABLE - birth-name: Robert CONSTABLE

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