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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Constable family was established in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the 12th century, resided at Burton Constable from the late 15th century, and purchased the seignory of Holderness in 1560. In 1620 Sir Henry Constable was created Viscount Dunbar. On the death of the 4th Viscount in 1718 the peerage became dormant and the Constable estates passed to his nephew Cuthbert Tunstall of Wycliffe (Yorkshire, North Riding), who assumed the name of Constable. His son William died without issue in 1790 and was succeeded by his nephew Edward Sheldon, afterwards Constable, who in turn was succeeded by his brother Francis. Upon the death of the last-named in 1821 the Constable estates descended to his cousin Sir Thomas Clifford, 1st baronet of Tixall (Staffordshire), whose mother had inherited property there from her father Lord Aston of Forfar. Sir Thomas took the name of Constable. His grandson Sir Frederick Constable, 3rd baronet, died in 1894 and was succeeded by his cousin Walter George Raleigh Chichester. The latter, who in turn took the additional name of Constable, was the son of Charles Raleigh Chichester by Mary Balfe of Runnamoat (Co. Roscommon), the grandson of Sir Charles Chichester by Mary Barbara Constable and the great-grandson of Charles Chichester of Calverleigh Court (Devon).

Estates in 1883: Constable: 10,981 acres in Yorkshire (East Riding); 7,685 in Yorkshire (North Riding); 25 acres in Co. Durham; 15 acres in Middlesex; 8 acres in Staffordshire; worth £24,381 a year; Balfe: 6,024 acres in Co. Roscommon and 376 acres in Co. Galway; worth a total of £5,158 a year.

Places:
  • Aston cum Aughton, Yorkshire
  • Barrow-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire
  • Berwick, Sussex
  • Burstwick, Yorkshire
  • Burton Constable, Yorkshire
  • Calverleigh, Devon
  • Colwich, Staffordshire
  • Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Easby, Yorkshire
  • Eastrington, Yorkshire
  • Halsham, Yorkshire
  • Henbury, Gloucestershire
  • Holderness, Yorkshire
  • Milwich, Staffordshire
  • Osbaldeston, Lancashire
  • Runnamoat, County Roscommon
  • Standon, Hertfordshire
  • Templeton, Devon
  • Tixall, Staffordshire
  • Tydd St Mary, Lincolnshire
  • Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
  • Wycliffe, Yorkshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 33.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F88585 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F5742 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Burton Constable, Burstwick, Holderness, Wycliffe, etc) and Lincs (Barrow-upon-Humber, etc) deeds, manorial records, legal papers, rentals, accounts, estate and drainage corresp and papers and Chichester-Constable family papers 12th-20th cent, with misc estate papers for Devon (Calverleigh, etc) 19th cent and Standon (Herts) mid 18th cent, Tixall (Staffs) estate and household papers 17th-19th cent, Berwick (Sussex) manor court roll 1368-72, etc
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
NRA 6491 Chichester-Constable

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21a]
2
18th-20th cent: Yorks (Burton Constable, etc) deeds and estate papers and Chichester-Constable family papers
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
See Annual Return 2008
3
1704-1834: Holderness (Yorks) seignory court records
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
NRA 7611 Iveson

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21b]
4
1741-1840: Holderness (Yorks) seignory accounts
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 10607 Stamp

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21c]
5
19th cent-20th cent: Holderness (Yorks) legal case papers 1879 and related legal papers 19th-20th cent
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 10952 Holderness

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21d]
6
14th cent-18th cent: misc Yorks (Burton Constable, etc) estate papers 14th-18th cent, incl cartulary 14th cent, survey 1578 and papers rel to Burton Constable house and park late 18th cent
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21e]
7
12th cent-17th cent: Yorks (Aston cum Aughton, etc) deeds and papers, with some for Lancs (Osbaldeston, etc), Lincs (Tydd St Mary, etc) and elsewhere (mainly collected rather than archival)
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
NRA 5783 Norton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21g]
8
13th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Eastrington, etc) deeds and papers (mainly collected rather than archival)
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [MD 37]
9
17th cent: Holderness (Yorks) Middle Bailiwick papers
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21j]
10
13th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Aston cum Aughton, etc) deeds and papers (mainly collected rather than archival)
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 19413 Chambers

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21k]
11
13th cent: Easby Abbey (Yorks) cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21p]
12
16th cent-19th cent: Staffs (Tixall, etc) deeds and papers 16th-18th cent, with antiquarian papers of Arthur Clifford (1778-1830)
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 6133 Clifford

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21m]
13
1766, 1833: Tixall (Staffs) valuation 1766 and maps 1833
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 7279 Salt coll

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
14
14th cent-early 19th cent: Staffs (Colwich, Tixall, etc) and misc Gloucs (Henbury, Westbury, etc), Herts (Standon, etc) and Warwicks (Coventry, etc) deeds and papers, incl papers of the Aston and Sadler families, with a few papers rel to other counties
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8253 Aston
15
17th cent-19th cent: misc Aston of Tixall family papers from the Chichester-Constable family archive
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21n]
16
1698-1825: Aston of Tixall family settlements and papers from the Chichester-Constable family archive
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 6133 Clifford

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21f]
17
c1642-1672: misc Aston of Tixall family papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 3516 Salt L misc
18
1613-1703: Aston family corresp and papers, mainly of the 1st Baron Aston of Forfar (1584-1639)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
19
17th cent-18th cent: Chichester-Constable family papers rel to the Roman Catholic controversialist Abraham Woodhead (1609-1678)
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21i]
20
18th cent-20th cent: Chichester and Chichester-Constable family diaries, corresp and papers 18th-20th cent, with Templeton (Devon) estate papers 1847-89 and Co Roscommon (Runnamoat) estate accounts 1867-70
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 6800
21
1554-1585: corresp and papers of Sir Ralph Sadler (1505-1587) from the Chichester-Constable family archive
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21l]
22
Yorks antiquarian papers of John Burton (1710-1771) acquired by the Chichester-Constable family
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 20306 Burton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21o]
23
c1809-1814: journal of Sir TH Clifford Constable
British Library, Manuscript Collections
24
C1635: commonplace book of 1st Lord Aston of Forfar (1584-1639)
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8253 Aston

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