Sir Robert Constable Knight of Flamborough 1022
- Born: 4 Apr 1423, Yorkshire, England 1022
- Marriage (1): Agnes Wentworth on 2 Jan 1442 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England 1021
- Died: 3 May 1488, Flamborough, Yorkshire, England at age 65 1022
Noted events in his life were:
• Offices. 830 Robert held many offices including Elector, Yorkshire, 1442, 1447, 1449, 1450; elector, Lincoln city, 1450; on Yorkshire, comns, from 1444, including the array, Dec 1459: keeper of Fastolf's lands in Suffolk 1448-1453; J.P. East Riding, 16 Jun 1453 till death; summonded to the Gt Council for Yorkshire, Apr 1455 - as a Lancastrian; pardoned by the Yorkists as "of Flamburgh esq", 6 Oct, 1455: on Lancastrian comns, till May 1460, but knighted between 25 Jun 1460 and 10 May 1461 by Yorkists. Sheriff, Yorkshire, and Mayor of York, 1461-2; sheriff, Yorkshire, 1478-9. J.P. Lindsey 16 May 1461 to 7 Sep 1470; steward of all lands in Yorkshire and Lincshire forfeited by the Earl of Northumberland and Lord Roos, Aug 1461; had grant of Hessle and Howden for life; pardoned 18 May 1462. One of an embassy to Scotland, Apr 1464, and negotiating the truce with the Scots at Newcastle, Oct 1466. Sheriff, Lincolnshire, 1466-7; pardoned 1468, and Feb 1469, and again 26 Nov 1471.
He was part-owner of a pirate ship in 1473; elected for Yorkshire in Dec 1477, and on all Richard III's comns. The King appointed, Sir Robert one of those to keep the border, 1484; and pardoned him as of Flamborough, alias of Somerby, Lincolnshire. Sir Robert remained on the Bench through every revolution and was pardoned by the Tudors, 16 Jan 1486.
Robert married Agnes Wentworth, daughter of Sir Roger Wentworth and Margaret Despencer, on 2 Jan 1442 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England.1021 (Agnes Wentworth was born in 1425 in Nettlestead, Suffolk, England 1022 and died on 20 Apr 1496 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England 1021,1022.)