Sir Robert Constable Knight of Nuneaton 830
- Born: 1478, Flamborough, Yorkshire, England 830
- Marriage (1): Jane Ingleby in 1492 in Prob Yorkshire, England 1588
- Died: 8 Jun 1537, Beverly Gate, Hull, Yorkshire, England at age 59 830
Noted events in his life were:
• History, 1497 -. 830 In the reign of Henry VII , Robert was of signal service to the crown upon the commotion of Lord Audley and the Cornishmen, who marched on London and were defeated at Blackheath in 1497. Constable was one of the knights bannerets that were created at Blackheath by the King after his victory, 17 Jun 1497.
In the following reign he was also at Flodden. On the outbreak of the great Yorkshire rising, known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, caused by the beginning of the destruction of monasteries in 1536, he took the leading part, along with Robert Aske and Lord Darcy . Constable was among those who made their submission, and received their pardon. At the beginning of the next year, Jan 1537, when Sir Francis Bigod rashly attempted to renew the insurrection, Constable exerted himself to keep the country quiet. When this last commotion was over, he, like the other leaders, was invited by King Henry VIII to proceed to London. This he refused, and at the same time removed for safety from his usual place of abode to a dwelling thirty miles away. Hereupon the powerful minister Thomas Cromwell caused the Duke of Norfolk to send him up with a sergeant-at-arms on 8 Mar. He with Aske and Darcy was committed to the Tower Hill they should be tried, and meantime Norfolk was directed to say in the north that they were imprisoned, not for their former offences, but for treasons committed since their pardon. What those treasons were the Duke was conveniently forbidden to say. There was 'no speciality to be touched or spoken of', but all 'conveyed in a mass together'. True bills were returned against them, and after their condemnation it seemed to the King 'not amiss' that some of them should be remitted to their county for execution, 'as well for example as to see who would groan'. Constable and Aske were therefore sent down to Yorkshire, exhibited as traitors in the towns through which they passed, and Constable was executed at Hull being hanged in chains over Beverley gate at Hull, and thereby forfeited Flamborough and 35 other manors in Lincolnshire.
Robert married Jane Ingleby, daughter of Sir William Ingleby of Ripley and Katherine Stillington, in 1492 in Prob Yorkshire, England.1588 (Jane Ingleby was born in 1472 in Ripley, Yorkshire, England 1588.)