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Dunbar, Viscount of (S, 1620 - 1718)

 

Creation: let.pat. 14 Nov 1620

 

Dormant: 15 Aug 1718

 

Family name: Constable

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Arms:

Or three Bars Azure

Crest:

A Dragon's Head Argent with three Collars Argent each charged with as many Lozenges Gules

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Bull Argent horned collared and chained Or;  Sinister:  A Lion Gules ducally crowned Or

Motto:

 Sans mauvais désir

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Henry [Constable], 1st Viscount of Dunbar

1st son and heir of Sir Henry Constable, of Burton Constable, co. York, by his wife Margaret Dormer, dau. of Sir William Dormer, of Wing, co. Buckingham

born

c. Jun 1588

mar.

c. 1612 Mary Tufton (d. betw. 8 Apr and 14 Jun 1659; bur. at Halsham, co. York), sister of Nicholas [Tufton], 1st Earl of Thanet, and 2nd dau. of Sir John Tufton, 1st Bt., of Hothfield, co. Kent, by his second wife Christian Browne, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Humphrey Browne, of Ridley Hall, co. Essex, a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 1542-62, by his wife Hon Anne Hussey, 3rd dau. of John [Hussey], 1st Baron Hussey, by his second wife Lady Anne Grey, only dau. by his second wife of George [Grey], 2nd Earl of Kent

children

1. Hon John Constable, later 2nd Viscount of Dunbar

2. Hon Matthew Constable (dsp. 14 Aug 1667)

3. Hon Henry Constable (dsp. after 1659)

1. Hon Mary Constable, mar. as his first wife Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Constable, mar. William Middleton, of Stockeld, co. York (d. 22 Dec 1658), 1st son and heir of Sir Peter Middleton, of Stockeld, co. York, by his wife Mary Ingleby, 1st dau. and cohrss. of David Ingleby, of Ripley Castle, co. York, by his wife Lady Anne Nevill, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Nevill], 6th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Constable (d. after 1659)

died

1645

created

14 Nov 1620 Lord Constable and Viscount of Dunbar, with remainder to his heirs male bearing the name and arms of Constable

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1603/4; died of wounds received at the siege of Scarborough Castle

 

John [Constable], 2nd Viscount of Dunbar

born

c. 1615

mar.

prob. bef. Jan 1636/7 Lady Mary Brudenell (mar. (2) John Dalton, of Swine, co. York; d. bef. 13 Nov 1685), dau. of Thomas [Brudenell], 1st Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Mary Tresham, dau. of Sir Thomas Tresham, of Rushton, co. Northampton

children

1. Hon John Constable (b. c. 1649 ; dvp. after 15 Dec 1667)

2. Hon Robert Constable, later 3rd Viscount of Dunbar

3. Hon William Constable, later 4th Viscount of Dunbar

1. Hon Mary Constable (d. an infant)

2. Hon Cecilia Constable, mar. Francis Tunstall, of Scargill, co. York, and had issue

3. Hon Catherine Constable. mar. John Moore, of Kirklington, co. Nottingham, and had issue

died

c. 1668 (bur. at Halsham, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Constable], 3rd Viscount of Dunbar

born

c. 1651

mar. (1)

c. 1672 Hon Mary Belasyse (d. after 21 Jul 1687), 2nd dau. of John [Belasyse], 1st Baron Belasyse, by his first wife Jane Boteler, dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Robert Boteler, of Watton Woodhall, co. Hertford

only child by first wife

1. Hon Anne Constable (bapt. 1 Sep 1672; bur. sp. 15 Feb 1694/5), mar. Simon Scrope, of Danby, co. York

mar. (2)

c. 1 Aug 1697 Lady Dorothy Fane (widow of Charles [Fane], 3rd Earl of Westmorland; d. 26 Jan 1739/40; bur. in Westminster Abbey), 3rd dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, by his second wife Lady Anne Savage, 4th dau. of Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Darcy, suo jure Countess Rivers for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers

died

s.p.m. 23 Nov 1714 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

brother

note

already having received the King's pardon, he pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey 3 May 1671 to the killing of Peter Varnall with a rapier

 

William [Constable], 4th Viscount of Dunbar

born

c. 1654

mar.

Hon Elizabeth Clifford (b. 6 Apr 1689; mar. (2) 17 Nov 1719 as his first wife Charles Gregory [Fairfax], 9th Viscount Fairfax; dsp. 27 Apr 1721; bur. in Bath Abbey), 1st dau. of Hugh [Clifford], 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, by his wife Anne Preston, 2nd dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster

died

s.p.legit. 15 Aug 1718

note

 

On the death of the 4th Viscount of Dunbar the Viscountcy of Dunbar became dormant and the family estates passed to his nephew, Cuthbert Tunstall. There are probably numerous male descendants of the ancestors of the grantee, one of whom would be entitled to this Viscountcy.

 

 Last updated 8 July 2008

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