CONSTABLE OF SKIRPENBECK
AND MARKET WEIGHTON,
EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
Oswald Constable, Blacksmith of Skirpenbeck in the East Riding of Yorkshire, was buried on the 3rd April 1700. He married Ann who survived him, dying in March 1717/18 and was buried on the 16 March. He left a Will.
I have not found as of yet his parents names, but I have a theory that his grandfather could have been Leonard Constable of Beverley, Gentleman, who was buried at St Mary's, Beverley, 22 September 1631. In his Will Leonard Constable mentions his son Benjamin and this name was used frequently in the male line descendants of Oswald Constable. There was a Constable family at Flambrough, and the Church is called St Oswald. Leonard claimed descent from the Flambrough branch of the family. More research will be done on this family in time.
I also need to know the maiden name of his widow Ann.
I have two descents from Oswald Constable, through his daughter Rachel Mosey.
Recently I found the Administration of John Constable of Gate Helmsley, near York dated 1672 (Osbaldwick Wills at York). One person who is found as working on the Inventory was Oswald Constable. Gate Helmsley is not far from Skirpenbeck. He left young children, only the daughter Jane survived and she married when she was in her very late thirties to a George Bradley of Youlthorpe. I think that John Constable was the same age as Oswald as they were fathering children at the same time.
In ye name of Amen [sic]. I Oswald Constable of Skirpenbeck in ye County of York Blacksmith being weak in body but God be blessed perfect in memory and understanding do make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following.
First I give my soule into the hand of Almighty God my maker & my body to buryed [sic] with Christian buryall In certain hope of resurection to Eternall life through Jesus Christ my blessed Lord & Saviour.
I give to my son Joseph & his children the sum of ten shillings in full of all demands whatsoever, out of my Estait.
I give to my Daughter Elizabeth wife of Matthew Brown and her children ten shillings in full of all demands whatsoever out of my [sic].
I give Rachill my Daughter wife of Ric. Mosey ten shillings alsoe in full all demands whatsoever out of my Estait.
I give to my son William ten pounds in full of all demands out of my Estait only. I would have him to have my working tooles belonging to my traid as a Smith.
The Rest of my goods not disposed of my debts payd & funerall expenses discharged I give to Ann my wife whom I make the sole executrix of this my last Will & Testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the first of August in ye year of our Lord God 1699.
Wit: Simon Pulkeld, Thomas Mason, Tho: Greason. Marked by Oswald Constable.
Proved 21 April 1700.
1.1 Elizabeth Constable, first mentioned daughter in father's Will, probably born before 1662, and married by 1699 to Matthew Brown with issue.
1.2 Joseph Constable of Market Weighton, first mentioned son in his father's Will, who was probably born before 1662 and buried on the 29 September 1713 at Market Weighton. He married on the 29 September 1683 at Market Weighton, Christiana Smith who was buried on the 4 November 1725. They had issue:
1.21 Rachel Constable, baptised at Market Weighton 20 November 1692 and married at Brantingham, East Yorkshire, 11 November 1725 Cornelius Hunsby, a son of Dorcus Hunsby and baptised at Burton Fleming 18 October 1686.
1.22 Christiana Constable, baptised at Market Weighton 26 September 1703 and married to Enock Bairllah of Bishop Burton.
1.23 Ann Constable, baptised at Market Weighton 20 February 1706.
1.24 Joseph Constable, Yeoman of Market Weighton, baptised Market Weighton, 9 May 1695. He married and left Issue:
1.241 Joseph Constable, of Market Weighton.
1.25 Benjamin Constable of Market Weighton, Yeoman, baptised 16 December 1687 and died in 1752.
1.26 Jane Constable of Market Weighton, married to Thomas Burrill of North Cave.
1.27 Elizabeth Constable, baptised 13 June 1697, and died young.
1.3 Rachel Constable, born before 1662. and was buried at Skirpenbeck on the 16 November 1736. She married at Skirpenbeck 7 Dec 1682 Richard Mosey and had issue:
1.31 Jane Mosey of Skirpenbeck, baptised 8 November 1685 and married to William Cooper of Skirpenbeck, and had issue.
1.32 John Mosey of Skirpenbeck, baptised 4 December 1691 and died 16 and buried 18 August 1777. He married Elizabeth Johnson of Scrayingham in 1715 at St Olive's Church, York, and had issue. She was the daughter of William Johnson and his wife Bridget.
1.33 Other Issue.
1.4 John Constable, who died young, baptised 20 July 1662.
1.5 Benjamin Constable, baptised 4 June 1665 and was buried 14 Jun 1673.
1.6 Sarah Constable, baptised 20 September 1668 and was buried 14 June 1668/9.
1.7 William Constable of Skirpenbeck, baptised 28 May 1671 and was buried 6 May 1752. He married on the 18 September 1719 Catherine Archer who was buried on the 14 May 1728.