Castles

Castles is in Constable.

Constable Bamburgh Castle

In 1489 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537 (22) was appointed Constable Bamburgh Castle.

Constable Beaumaris Castle

In 1440 William Bulkeley 1418-1488 (22) was appointed Constable Beaumaris Castle.

Constable Berkeley Castle

In 1544 Maurice Berkeley Standard Bearer 1506-1581 (38) was appointed Constable Berkeley Castle.

Constable Bristol Castle

On 01 Apr 1616 George Chaworth 1st Viscount Chaworth 1554-1639 (62) was appointed Constable Bristol Castle.

Constable Calais

In 1493 Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1472-1534 (21) was appointed Constable Calais.

Anthony Browne 1443-1506 was appointed Constable Calais.

Constable Canterbury Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Canterbury Castle.

Constable Cardigan Castle

On 16 Feb 1470 Roger Vaughan 1410-1471 (60) was appointed Constable Cardigan Castle.

Constable Castle Rising

In 1542 William Sharington 1495-1553 (47) was appointed Constable Castle Rising.

Constable Chinon Castle

Before 1202 Hubert Burgh Count Mortain 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 was appointed Count Mortain Mortagne, and as Constable Dover Castle, Constable Windsor Castle, Constable Chinon Castle.

Constable Corfe Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

On 24 Sep 1329 John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (39) was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 02 Mar 1478. 02 Mar 1478. Grant for life to the king's counsellor John Audeley, lord Audeley (52), of the office of steward of all lordships, manors and lands in the county of Dorset late of George, late duke of Clarence (28), and in the king's hands by his forfeiture, with 20 marks yearly from the issues of the lordship of Halisbere, co. Dorset; grant to him, during minority, of the office of steward of all lordships, manors and lands in the said county in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Edward (3), son of the said George (28), with 10 marks yearly from the issues of the premises; and grant to him for life of the office of constable and the custody of the castle of Warden and the office of constable and the custody of the castle of Corffe, with the accustomed fees from the issues of the king's lordships there and all other profits. By p.s.

Roger Damory 1st Baron Damory -1322 was appointed Constable Corfe Castle.

Constable Denbigh Castle

In 1454 Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (21) was appointed Constable Denbigh Castle.

Constable Devizes Castle

Richard Grey 1202-1271 was appointed Constable Devizes Castle.

Constable Dover Castle

Constable Dublin Castle

After 12 Nov 1555 Jacques Wingfield 1519-1587 was appointed Constable Dublin Castle and Master of the Ordnance.

Constable Dudley Castle

In 1553 John Lyttelton 1519-1590 (33) was appointed Constable Dudley Castle.

Constable Flint Castle

In 1664 Ralph Whitley was appointed Constable Flint Castle.

In 1689 Thomas Whitley of Peel Hall MP 1651-1696 (38) was appointed joint Constable Flint Castle for life.

In Mar 1750 Other Lewis Windsor 4th Earl Plymouth 1731-1771 (18) was appointed Constable Flint Castle.

Constable Gilgerran Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Gilgerran Castle.

Constable Haverfordwest Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Haverfordwest Castle.

Constable Hawarden Castle

John Davies of Broadlane was appointed Constable Hawarden Castle.

Constable Hertford Castle

In 1554 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (46) was appointed Constable Hertford Castle.

Constable Knaresborough Castle

In 1485 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 (25) was appointed Constable Pontefract Castle and Constable Knaresborough Castle.

Constable Launceston Castle

In 1576 William Killigrew 1555-1622 (21) was appointed Constable Launceston Castle.

Constable Leeds Castle

In 1312 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (36) was appointed Constable Leeds Castle.

On 01 Mar 1378 John Devereux 1st Baron Devereux 1337-1393 (41) was appointed Constable Leeds Castle.

Ralph St Leger 1430-1470 was appointed Constable Leeds Castle.

Constable Norham Castle

In 1319 Thomas Grey 1280-1344 (39) was appointed Constable Norham Castle.

Constable Norwich Castle

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1461. 21 Jul 1461. Westminster Palace. The like to John Howard (36), king's knight, the office of the constableship and custody of Norwich Castle from Exeter lats, with the fees as in the times of Edward III and Richard II from the issues of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Thomas Burgh was appointed Constable Norwich Castle.

Constable Nottingham Castle

In Sep 1266 Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (51) was appointed Constable Nottingham Castle.

In 1343 John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Knayth 1280-1347 (63) was appointed Constable Nottingham Castle.

On 11 Mar 1489 Thomas Lovell 1478-1524 (11) was appointed Constable Nottingham Castle.

In Oct 1612 Francis Manners 6th Earl Rutland 1578-1632 (34) was appointed Constable Nottingham Castle.

Constable Pembroke Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Pembroke Castle.

Constable Pevensey Castle

On 07 Dec 1393 John Pelham 1355-1429 (38) was appointed Constable Pevensey Castle for life.

In 1550 Robert Oxenbridge 1508-1574 (42) was appointed Constable Pevensey Castle.

Constable Pontefract Castle

Before Jun 1396 John Savile of Shelley and Golcar 1325-1399 was appointed Constable Pontefract Castle.

In 1399 Robert Waterton Constable 1360-1425 (39) was appointed Constable Pontefract Castle. In Jan 1400 he was given custody of Richard II King England 1367-1400 (31) who died shortly thereafter.

In 1485 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 (25) was appointed Constable Pontefract Castle and Constable Knaresborough Castle.

Constable Queenborough Castle

In 1477 William Cheney 1444-1487 (33) was appointed Constable Queenborough Castle.

Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford Volume 2 Letter 64 To Richard Bentley, Esq. Tunbridge, Friday.
We are returned hither, where we have established our head-quarters. On our way, we had an opportunity of surveying that formidable mountain, Silver Hill, which we had floundered down in the dark: it commands a whole horizon of the richest blue prospect you ever saw. I take it to be the Individual spot to which the Duke of Newcastle carries the smugglers, and, showing them Sussex and Kent, says, "All this will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Indeed one of them, who exceeded the tempter's warrant, hangs in chains on the very spot where they finished the life of that wretched customhouse officer whom they were two days in murdering.
This morning we have been to Penshurst - but, oh! how fallen!(341) The park seems to have never answered its character: at present it is forlorn; and instead of Sacharissa's(342) cipher carved on the beeches, I should sooner have expected to have found the milkwoman's score. Over the gate is an inscription, purporting the manor to have been a boon from Edward VI. to Sir William Sydney (90). The apartments are the grandest I have seen in any of these old palaces, but furnished in tawdry modern taste. There are loads of portraits; but most of them seem christened by chance, like children at a foundling hospital. There is a portrait of Languet, (343) the friend of Sir Philip Sydney (17); and divers of himself and all his great kindred; particularly his sister-in-law, with a vast lute, and Sacharissa, charmingly handsome, But there are really four very great curiosities, I believe as old portraits as any extant in England: they are, Fitzallen, Archbishop of Canterbury, Humphry Stafford, the first Duke of Buckingham; T. Wentworth, and John Foxle; all four with the dates of their commissions as constables of Queenborough Castle, from whence I suppose they were brought. The last is actually receiving his investiture from Edward the Third, and Wentworth is in the dress of Richard the Third's time. They are really not very ill done.(344) There are six more, only heads; and we have found since we came home that Penshurst belonged for a time to that Duke of Buckingham. There are some good tombs in the church, and a very Vandal one. called Sir Stephen of Penchester. When we had seen Penshurst, we borrowed saddles, and, bestriding the horses of our postchaise, set out for Hever,(345) to visit a tomb of Sir Thomas Bullen, Earl of Wiltshire (95), partly with a view to talk of it in Anna Bullen's walk at Strawberry Hill. But the measure of our woes was not full, we could not find our way and were forced to return; and again lost ourselves in coming from Penshurst, having been directed to what they call a better road than the execrable one we had gone.
(341) Evelyn, who visited Penshurst exactly a century before Walpole, gives the Following brief notice of the place:-"July 9, 1652. We went to see Penshurst, the Earl of Leicester's, famous once for its gardens and excellent fruit, and for the noble conversation which Was wont to meet there, celebrated by that illustrious person Sir Philip Sidney, who there composed divers of his pieces. It stands in a park, is finely watered, and was now full of company, on the marriage of my old fellow-collegiate, Mr. Robert Smith, who marries Lady Dorothy Sidney, widow of the Earl of Sunderland."-E.
(342) Lady Dorothy Sidney, daughter of Philip, Earl of Leicester [Note. Mistake. She was a daughterof Richard, Earl of Liecester, she was a sister of Philip Earl of Leicester]; of whom Waller was the unsuccessful suitor, and to whom he addressed those elegant effusions of poetical gallantry, in which she is celebrated under the name of Sacharissa. Walpole here alludes to the lines written at Penshurst-
"Go, boy, and carve this passion on the bark
Of yonder tree, which stands the sacred mark
Of noble Sydney's birth; when such benign,
Such more than mortal-making stars did shine,
That there they cannot but for ever prove
The monument and pledge of humble love;
His humble love, whose hope shall ne'er rise higher,
Than for a pardon that he dares admire."-E.
(343) Hubert Tanguet, who quitted the service of the Elector of Saxony on account of his religion, and attached himself to the Prince of Orange. He died in 1581.-E.
(344) In Harris's History of Kent, he gives from Philpot a list of the constables of Queenborough Castle, p. 376; the last but one of whom, Sir Edward Hobby, is said to have collected all their portraits, of which number most probably were these ten.
(345) Hever Castle was built in the reign of Edward III., by William de Hevre, and subsequently became the property of the Boleyn family. In this castle Henry VIII. passed the time of his courtship to the unfortunate Anne Boleyn; whose father, Sir Thomas Boleyn, was Created Earl of wiltshire and Ormond, 1529 and 1538.-E.

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Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Philip Sidney Poet 1554-1586.Around 1615 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Mary Sidney Lady Wroth 1587-1653 holding a Theorbo.Before 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde 1477-1539.Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 1617-1683.Around 1687. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Edmund Waller Poet 1606-1687.

Constable Raglan Castle

On 22 Jul 1509 Richard Herbert 1442-1510 (67) was appointed Constable Raglan Castle.

Constable Rochester Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Rochester Castle.

In 1304 Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 (44) was appointed Constable Rochester Castle.

John Cobham Chief Baron 1240-1300 was appointed Constable Rochester Castle.

Constable Sandal Castle

Before 05 Jun 1511 Edward Stanhope 1462-1511 was appointed Constable Sandal Castle.

Constable of Scarborough Castle

Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313. 24 Jan 1308 King Edward II of England (23). Westminster Palace. To John Sampson (61), constable of the king's castle of Scardeburgh. Order to permit Henry Percy (34) and his consort and their household to dwell in the houses within the said castle, provided that the castle be safely guarded.

Constable Tenby Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Tenby Castle.

Constable Tonbridge Castle

In 1324 Henry Cobham 1st Baron Cobham 1260-1339 (64) was appointed Constable Tonbridge Castle.

Constable of the Tower of London

Constable Tutbury Castle

On 28 Mar 1484 Marmaduke Constable 1457-1518 (27) was appointed Constable Tutbury Castle.

Constable Southampton Castle

In 1361 Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (41) was appointed Constable Southampton Castle.

Constable Vernon

In Apr 1422 John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (22) was appointed Constable Vernon.

Constable Wallingford Castle

In 1216 Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 (26) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

In 1375 Aubrey Vere 10th Earl Oxford 1338-1400 (37) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

In 1434 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (37) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

Around 1465 John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (22) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

In 1482 Richard Grey 1457-1483 (25) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

Constable Warwick Castle

Richard Cecil 1495-1553 was appointed Constable Warwick Castle.

Constable Wicklow Castle

In 1486 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 (26) was appointed Constable Wicklow Castle and Chief Justice for the Duchy of Lancaster.

Constable Winchester Castle

In 1247 Nicholas Moels 1195-1268 (52) was appointed Constable Winchester Castle.

Constable Windsor Castle

Before 1202 Hubert Burgh Count Mortain 1st Earl Kent 1170-1243 was appointed Count Mortain Mortagne, and as Constable Dover Castle, Constable Windsor Castle, Constable Chinon Castle.

In 1328 Thomas Foxley 1305-1360 (23) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle which position he held for life.

In 1377 Simon Burley 1340-1388 (37) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle.

In 1461 John Bourchier 1st Baron Berners 1416-1474 (45) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle.

In 1628 Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649 (37) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle.

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649.1639. Follower of Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649.

John Evelyn's Diary 23 November 1666. 23 Nov 1666. At London, I heard an extraordinary case before a Committee of the whole House of Commons, in the Commons' House of Parliament, between one Captain Taylor and my Lord Viscount Mordaunt (40), where, after the lawyers had pleaded and the witnesses been examined, such foul and dishonorable things were produced against his Lordship (40), of tyranny during his government of Windsor Castle, of which he was Constable, incontinence, and suborning witnesses (of which last, one Sir Richard Breames was most concerned), that I was exceedingly interested for his Lordship (40), who was my special friend, and husband of the most virtuous lady (34) in the world. We sat till near ten at night, and yet but half the counsel had done on behalf of the plaintiff. The question then was put for bringing in of lights to sit longer. This lasted so long before it was determined, and raised such a confused noise among the members, that a stranger would have been astonished at it. I admire that there is not a rationale to regulate such trifling accidents, which consume much time, and is a reproach to the gravity of so great an assembly of sober men.
Note. John Mordaunt 1st Viscount Mordaunt 1626-1675 (40) was accused by William Taylor, Surveyor of Windsor Castle, of having imprisoned him and raped his daughter. He was subsequently pardoned by Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (36) and left the country.

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John Evelyn's Diary 28 August 1670. 28 Aug 1670. One of the Canons preached; then followed the offering of the Knights of the Order, according to custom; first the poor Knights, in procession, then, the Canons in their formalities, the Dean and Chancellor, then his Majesty (40) (the Sovereign), the Duke of York (36), Prince Rupert (50); and, lastly, the Earl of Oxford (43), being all the Knights that were then at Court.
I dined with the Treasurer (40), and consulted with him what pieces I was to add; in the afternoon the King (40) took me aside into the balcony over the terrace, extremely pleased with what had been told him I had begun, in order to his commands, and enjoining me to proceed vigorously in it. He told me he had ordered the Secretaries of State to give me all necessary assistance of papers and particulars relating to it and enjoining me to make it a LITTLE KEEN, for that the Hollanders had very unhandsomely abused him in their pictures, books, and libels.
Windsor was now going to be repaired, being exceedingly ragged and ruinous. Prince Rupert (50), the Constable, had begun to trim up the keep or high round Tower, and handsomely adorned his hall with furniture of arms, which was very singular, by so disposing the pikes, muskets, pistols, bandoleers, holsters, drums, back, breast, and headpieces, as was very extraordinary. Thus, those huge steep stairs ascending to it had the walls invested with this martial furniture, all new and bright, so disposing the bandoleers, holsters, and drums, as to represent festoons, and that without any confusion, trophy-like. From the hall we went into his bedchamber, and ample rooms hung with tapestry, curious and effeminate pictures, so extremely different from the other, which presented nothing but war and horror.
The King (40) passed most of his time in hunting the stag, and walking in the park, which he was now planting with rows of trees.

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In 1730 Charles Beauclerk 2nd Duke St Albans 1696-1751 (33) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle and Warden of the Windsor Forest.

In 1791 James Brudenell 5th Earl Cardigan 1725-1811 (65) was appointed Constable Windsor Castle.

Constable Wressle Castle

In 1513 William Babthorpe 1489-1555 (24) was appointed Constable Wressle Castle.

Lieutenant-Governor of Banbury Castle

In 1644 William Compton Master of the Ordnance 1625-1663 (19) was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Banbury Castle.

Lieutenant Carisbroke Castle

In 1469 Simon Montfort -1495 was appointed Lieutenant Carisbroke Castle.

Lieutenant Dover Castle

In 1663 Colonel John Strode 1627-1686 (35) was appointed Lieutenant Dover Castle.

In or before 1679. John Hayls Painter 1600-1679. Portrait of Colonel John Strode 1627-1686.

John Evelyn's Diary 06 January 1665. 06 Jan 1665. To Dover, where Colonel Stroode (37), Lieutenant of the Castle, having received the letter I brought him from the Duke of Albemarle (56), made me lodge in it, and I was splendidly treated, assisting me from place to place. Here I settled my first Deputy. The Mayor and officers of the Customs were very civil to me.