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serjeanty,“ to perform the office of cham- the 33rd to the 36th of Henry III.—in the pion at the king's coronation,” (the Mar- latter of which years he was questioned for mions, it is said, were hereditary champions sitting with Richard de Mundevill, and the to the Dukes of Normandy, prior to the con rest of the justices, for gaol delivery at Warquest of England). Robert Marmion was wick, having no commission so to do. The succeeded at his decease by his son and next year he attended the king into Gascony; heir,
upon his return whence he was taken priROBERT DE MARMyon, Lord of Fontney, soner by the French at Pontes, in Poictou, in Normandy, where he possessed a fortified with John de Plessets, then Earl of Warcastle, which was besieged by Geoffrey, of wick, notwithstanding they had letters of Anjou, in the 4th of King Stephen, and de- safe conduct from the king of France. In molished. This Robert having a great enmity the 45th of the same reign this feudal lord to the Earl of Chester, who had a noble seat had summons to be at London with divers of at Coventry, entered the priory there in the the nobility, upon the morrow after Simon 8th of Stephen, and, expelling the monks, and Jude's day; in which year the defection turned it into a fortification, digging at the of many of the barons began further to masame time divers deep ditches in the adjacent nifest itself, by their assuming the royal fields, which he caused to be covered over prerogative, in placing sheriffs throughout with earth, in order to secure the approaches different shires. In this period of difficulty thereto; but the Earl of Chester's forces Philip de Marmion, being of unimpeachable drawing near, as he rode out to reconnoitre, loyalty, had, by special patent from the he fell into one of those very ditches, and king, the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk broke his thigh, so that a common soldier, committed to his custody, with the castles of presently seizing him, cut off his head. He Norwich and Oxford: a well-judged confiwas s. by his son,
dence, for through all the subsequent forRobert De MARMION, who, in the 31st tunes of Henry III. he never once swerved Henry II., being constituted sheriff of Wor- from his allegiance. He was present at the cestershire, continued in that office until the battle of Lewes—and his fidelity was reend of the four-and-thirtieth year of the warded after the royal victory of Evesham, same reign. He was also justice itinerant by some valuable grants for life, and the in Warwickshire, and some other counties, governorship of Kenilworth Castle. He m. and again sheriff of Worcestershire in the Joane, youngest daughter, and eventually Ist of Richard I. In five years afterwards sole heiress of Hugh de Kilpec, of Kilpec he attended that monarch into Normandy, Castle, in Herefordshire, by whom he had and in the 15th of King John he was in the four daughters, his co-heirs, viz. expedition then made into Poictou. This Joane, m. to William Morteyn, and died feudal lord died about the year 1217, leaving
S. p. in 1294. issue, by different mothers,
Margery, m. to Ralph Cromwell, and Robert, his successor.
had an only daughter and heiress, Robert, jun., who had the estate of Wi
Joane,m. to Alexander, Baron Fretringham and Coninsby, in the county
ville, whose grandson, of Lincoln.
Sir BALDWIN DE FREVILLE, William, of Torington.
Lord Freville, claimed the He was s. by his eldest son,
championship in the 1st ROBERT DE MARMION, who appears to have
Richard II. by the tenure sided with the French, when they seized
of Tamworth Castle, but the upon Normandy in the beginning of King
matter was decided against John's reign, for the murder of Arthur, Duke
him, in favour of Sir John of Brittany; but afterwards to have made his
Dymoke. peace, for in the 5th of Henry III. he had Maud, m. to Ralph Botiller, and d. s. p. livery of Tamworth Castle and his father's Joan,* who had the manor of Scrivelsby, other lands. He is supposed to have re
m. Sir Thomas de Ludlow, knt. and turned to Normandy in twelve years after
had issue, wards, and to have died there in 1241, when
John de Ludlow, who d. s. p. he was s. by his son,
PHILIP DE MARMION, who was sheriff for Banks, in his History of Marmyun, says, that the counties of Warwick and Leicester, from this lady was by a second wife, Mary.
MARGARET De Ludlow, sole heiress CHAMPION as deputy to his mother, then liv
of her brother, with whom we ing. And again at the coronation of the reshall proceed as wife of Sir JOHN nowned HENRY V. he executed the duties of DYMOKE.
the same office, in the same manner, on beMARGARET DE Ludlow, upon the decease half of his mother. Sir Thomas m. Elizaof her brother, became sole heiress (Banks beth, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Hebmakes her grandaughter of Sir Thomas de den, knt. (by his wife, the daughter and heir Ludlow and Joan Marmyon), and inherited of Rye) and dying in the last year of HENRY the manor of Scrivelsby, in Lincolnshire; V. was s. by his son, she espoused
Sir Philip DYMMOK, then twenty-two Sir John DYMMOK,* knt. and this gentle- years old and upwards, who officiated as man thus acquired, with that baronial estate, CHAMPION at the coronation of Henry VI. the office of King's CHAMPION. In the 46th Upon this occasion a mandate was made by and 47th of EDWARD III. Sir John Dymoke the King to the keeper of his wardrobe, to represented with William Marmyun, the deliver to the said Philip Dymmok (then not county of Lincoln in parliament, and in the knighted) such furniture, &c. as his ances1st Richard II. he was again one of the tors had been accustomed to have upon these knights for Lincolnshire. Atthe coronation of occasions. This Champion espoused Joane, this monarch he executed the office of King's daughter of Sir Christopher Conyers, of CHAMPION, and was the first person so offi- Stokeburn, and d. in the 33rd HENRY VI. cially employed at the coronation of an Eng- leaving his son, and successor, lish prince.f Sir John d. in the 4th of the Sir Thomas DYMMOK, then twenty-seven same reign, leaving Margaret, his wife, sur
years of age and upwards. This Champion viving, who d. in the 2nd Henry V. at which made a conspicuous figure in the reign of time, Thomas, her son and heir, was sixty EDWARD IV. His connection, however, with years of age and upwards. The said the Lords Welles, and a suspicion that he
Sir Thomas DYMMOK was one of those favoured the Lancastrian interest, led him eminent persons who, immediately prior to
to a premature death upon the scaffold (rethe coronation of King HENRY IV. was made fer to Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peera Knight of the Bath, at the Tower. On the
age, article Welles). Sir Thomas m. Marcoronation day he performed the office of garet, second daughter, and eventually one
of the co-heirs of Lionel, Lord Welles, by * This family acquired its surname, it is pre- Joane, his wife, daughter and heir of Sir sumed, from the manor of Diumok, in the county Robert Waterton,* and had issue, of Gloucester.
Robert (Sır), his successor. HENRY DYmmok, living temp. EDWARD III. m.
Lionel (Sir), who m. Joane, daughter a daughter of Plessetis, and had issue,
and co-heir of Richard Griffith, esq. John DYMMOK, who m. Felicia, daughter of
of Stickford, in the county of Lincoln, Harevill, and had a son,
and had three surviving daughters, Sir John DYMMOK, the husband of Mar
his co-heirs, viz.
2. Alice, m. to Sir William Skipbited before the court of claims his pretensions to
with. be King's Champion, and to the service appertain
3. m. to J. Goodrich, of Boing to that office, by reason of his tenure of Tam
lingbroke. worth Castle, viz.
Sir Lionel was sheriff of the county of “ To ride completely armed upon a barbed horse Lincoln in the 7th HENRY VIII, be d. into Westminster Hall, and there to challenge the
17th August, 1519, and was buried combat with whomsoever should dare to oppose at Horncastle, where a monument the King's title to the crown."
erected to his memory still remains. Which service the Barons Marmyon, his ances
Anne, d. in 1462, tors, Lords of that castle, had theretofore performed. But Sir John Dymoke counter-claimed | The elder son and heir, the same office as Lord of Scrivelsby. Whereupon the constable and marshal of England appointed * The WATERTONS were a Lincolnshire family the said Sir John Dymoke to perform the office at of distinction, and were frequently sheriffs of that that time.
Sir ROBERT DYMOKE was of very tender | Talboys, of Kyme,* by whom (who espoused years at the time of his father's unhappy secondly, Sir Robert Carr) he had issue, death. But he had no sooner arrived at ROBERT, his successor, maturity, than the King, as if to compensate Charles (Sir), of Howell, in the county for the fate of his father, admitted him to of Lincoln, and M.P. for the city of have livery of all his inheritance, as well of Lincoln in 1502, m. Margaret, relict those lands which came through the late of Anthony Butler, of Coats, and left Champion, as of those other estates which
no issue. had devolved upon him through his mother, Edward (Sir), who was sheriff of Linthe co-heiress of Welles and Waterton, with
colnshire in 1584, and member in seout any account to be taken, either as to their veral parliaments for that county. value and extent, or of such fine as the King
He m. Troth, daughter of Thomas might be entitled to claim due to the crown Dymoke, and left two daughters, viz. upon such occasions.* Sir Robert officiated
Margaret, m. to William Marbury. as Champion at the coronations of RICHARD
Frances, m. to Baker.
Sir Edward Dymoke d. in 1566, and was s.
Robert DYMOKE, esq. who m. Bridget, after the surrender of the city, he was con
eldest daughter and co-heir of Edward, Lord stituted King's treasurer. He was a KNIGHT Clinton (afterwards Earl of Lincoln), by EliBanneret, and was sheriff of Lincolnshire zabeth, his first wife, daughter of Sir John in the 2nd Richard III. 18th HENRY VII. Blount, knt. and widow of Gilbert, Lord and ist Henry VIII. This distinguished Talboys. By this lady he had a numerous champion espoused, first, Anne, daughter of
family, of which, the eldest and youngest Alexander Cressnore, by whom he had three daughters. He m. secondly, Jane, daughter and co-heir of John Sparrow, of London, by
EDWARD (Sir), his successor. whom he had a son,
Nicholas, who m. daughter of
Danvers, and had a son,
EDWARD, who succeeded, upon the
death of the honorable champion, Sir Robert d. 13th April, 1544, and was bu
Charles Dymoke, his cousin, to ried at Scrivelsby. He was s. by his son,
the manor of Scrivelsby, with SIR EDWARD DYmoke. This gentleman
the championship. was sheriff of the county of Lincoln, in the The champion d. in 1580, and was s. by his life-time of his father, anno 1536; an office eldest son, which he also filled in the 1st EDWARD VI. and
Sir EDWARD DYMOKE, who claimed and 2nd and 3rd of Philip and Mary, in which exercised the office of champion at the cororeigns, as well as in that of Queen ELIZA-nation of King James I. He m. first, CaBETH, he was repeatedly returned one of the therine, daughter of Sir James Harrington, county representatives to parliament. He by whom he had a son, Charles, who d. officiated as CHAMPION at the coronations of young, and a daughter, Bridget, baptized at EDWARD VI. Queen Mary, and Queen ELIZA- Hackney, 6th November, 1597. He esBETH. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir George poused, secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir Talboys, sister and heir of Gilbert, Lord John Monson, knt. and had another son,
Edward, who also deceased young. Sir
Edward wedded, thirdly, 13th November, The tide of opinion and affairs had now become greatly changed ; inasmuch as King EDWARD had married Cecily, his daughter, to John, the • The children of Gilbert, Lord Talboys, all half-brother of that very Richard, Lord Welles, deceasing without issue, the inheritance came to whom he had beheaded but a few years before ; be divided between the sisters and co-beirs of the and, moreover, created the said John, Viscount said Gilbert; in which division the castle and Welles. Thus the said John, Viscount Welles, was manors of North and South Kyme (the old baronial maternal uncle to the young Dymoke; and he seat of the Kymes) fell to the Dymoke family, who through the same alliance, was become the great possessed the same until the last century, when Dephew of the man who had taken away the life of they were sold by the Honourable Champion, his father. Banks's Hist, of Marmyun.
1610, Mary, daughter of Poulteney, tieth year, and was brought over and esq. of Misterton, and dying in 1625, was s. interred at Scrivelsby, 13th May, 1694. by the only son of this marriage,
CHARLES, his heir. CHARLES DYMOKE, esq. This gentleman
Lewis, successor to his brother. was a zealous supporter of his unhappy so He d. about the year 1688, and was s. by his vereign, King Charles I. He d. unmarried, eldest surviving son, in his majesty's garrison at Oxford, in 1644. Charles DYMOKE, esq. This gentleman By his will, proved in the prerogative court fulfilled the duties of champion at the coroof Canterbury 8th July in the same year, he nation of William and Mary, and likewise ordered that the sum of £300 should be ex at the coronation of Queen ANNE. He repended upon a tomb for him at Scrivelsby, presented the county of Lincoln in parliawhere he desires to be buried; he be- ment, from 1698 to 1701. He m. Jane, queathed to his majesty the sum of £2000 daughter of Robert Snoden, esq. but dying to relieve his necessities, and he charges s. p. 17th January, 1702--3, was s. by his his estates, and the rents in his tenants' brother, hands, with the payment thereof. Dying a LEWIS DYMOKE, esq. who officiated as bachelor, the inheritance of the baronial champion at the coronation of the two first manor of Scrivelsby, with the office of king's monarchs of the line of Brunswick. He champion, devolved, by virtue of a settle was member of parliament for the county ment made by him, upon the next male heir, of Lincoln from 1702 to 1705 inclusive, and his cousin (the son of his uncle, Nicholas from 1710 to 1713. This gentleman lived Dymoke),
to an advanced age, being baptized at ScriSir Edward DYMOKE, who performed the velsby, 14th February, 1669, and being buduties of champion at the coronation of King ried there 25th February, 1760, at which Charles II. having previously received the time he had completed his ninety-first year. honor of knighthood. This gentleman m.
He d. unmarried, and the estates at Scrivels21st June, 1624, Jane, daughter of Nicholas by devolved, under his will, upon his cousin, Cressy, esq. of Fulnetby, and had, with other
EDWARD DYMOKE, esq. who, not living at issue,
the period of a coronation, had no oppor
tunity of performing his official duties as Charles, his successor.
champion. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Welborne, esq. and left a
Segrave, and relict of James Coward,
and dying 12th Sept. 1760, was s. by his son, son, CHARLES, who m. Mary, daughter duties of champion at the coronation of King
John DYMOKE, esq. who performed the of Needham, and had issue, George III. The following paragraph is John-Needham.
taken from the British Chronologist for the EDWARD, who inherited the es- month of September, 1761.
tates and championship un-
“Sept. 18. A colonel's guard mounted the Hon. Champion Lewis
at Whitehall, and were placed at all
the avenues to the abbey, hall, &c.; at Dymoke. Of this Edward
night Westminster Hall was illumimore presently.
nated, and John Dymoke, esq. put on Sir Edward was sheriff of Lincolnshire in
his armour and tried a grey horse 1662. He died soon afterwards, and was
(which his late majesty rode at the buried at Scrivelsby 8th January, 1663--4.
battle of Dettingen) before their Royal He was s. by his eldest son,
Highnesses the Duke of York and SIR CHARLES DYMOKE, who officiated as Prince Henry, the Duke of Devonchampion at the coronation of King JAMES II. shire, &c.; several other horses were This gentleman, by the description of Charles walked and rode up and down the hall; Dymoke, esq. of Scrivelsby, was set down and Earl Talbot also tried the horse he by King Charles II. as one of the projected intended to ride on the coronation day.” knights of the Royal Oak. He espoused This gentleman m. Martha, daughter and Eleanor, daughter of Lewis Watson, Lord heir of Josiah Holmes, esq. and had, with Rockingham, and had issue,
three daughters, two sons, viz. Charles, who d. young.
Lewis, his heir.
He d. 6th March, 1784, and was s. by his navy, and admiral of the Russian fleet, by elder son,
whom he had issue, Lewis DYMOKE, esq. This gentleman HENRY, present champion. claimed before the house of lords the old John. BARONY OF MARMYON,* but unsuccessfully. Charlotte,
these ladies are both dead. He was sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1789. Not Mary, living in the time of a coronation, he had no Maria-Georgiana, m. 21st July, 1832, opportunity of officiating as champion. He to Sir John Mansel, bart. d. unmarried, 12th May, 1820, and was s. He d. 3rd December, 1828, and was sucby his brother,
ceeded in the Manor of Scrivelsby, (by The Rev. John DYMOKE, rector of Scri- which the championship is conferred), and velsby, prebendary of Lincoln, &c. This his other estates, by his elder son. gentleman being called upon to officiate as Arms—Sa. two lions passant, arg. crowned CHAMPION at the coronation of King GEORGE IV. was obliged, owing to his clerical cha- QUARTERINGS. racter, to act by deputy, and he therefore Ludlow. Az, three lions passant, reappointed his elder son, the present HENRY gardaunt, arg. DYMOKE, who fulfilled the duties of the MARMYON. Vairee, az. and arg. a fesse office accordingly. Mr. Dymoke espoused, fretty gules. 19th July, 1799, Amelia-Jane-Alice, daugh KILPECK (so stated in the college books, ter of Captain Elphinstone, of the British but probably borne as the badge of
office of CHAMPION,see Ralph Brooke's
discovery of Camden's errors). Sa. * In July, 1814, Lewis Dymoke, esq. uncle of
a sword erect in pale arg. bilted or. the present champion, presented a petition to the
Hebden. Erm. five fussils in fesse gules. crown, praying to be declared entitled to the BARONY OF MARdion, of Scrivelsby, in virtue of the
Rye. Gules, on a bend arg. three rye seisure of the manor of Scrivelsby ; which peti
stalks and ears, sa. tion was referred to the attorney-general, who
WELLES. Or, a lion rampant, double having reported thereon, the same was referred to queued sa. the House of Lords, where evidence was received WATERTON. Barry of six, erm. and at the bar, and the claimant's counsel summoned gules, over all, three crescents, sa. up, when the attorney-general was heard in reply, ANGAYNE. Gules, a fesse dancettee or, and tendered some documents on the part of the
between six cross crosslets of the last. crown; but the claimant died before the judg SPARROW. Arg. six sparrows, sa. three, ment of the house was given.
two, and one, on a chief indented, gu. “ With respect to this claim," says Nicolas,
two swords in saltier between as many " it is to be observed, that though the manor of
wolves' heads erased or. Serivelsby was held by the service of perform
Talboys. Arg. a saltier gules, on a ing the office of king's champion by Robert de Marmyon, in the reign of William the Conqueror,
chief of the second, three escallop
shells of the first. be was not by seisure thereof a baron, but by seisure of the barony and castle of TAMWORTH,
BAEERDEN. Gules, on a bend arg. three which he held of the king in capite by knights'
cinquefoils sa. Service; so that, if at this period baronies by FITZwith. Gules, two bends, or. tenure were admitted, the possessor of the manor UMFREVILLE. Gules, a cinquefoil ar. and lordship of Tamworth, (which in the division within an orle of eight cross crosslets of his property fell to the share of Joane, his eldest daughter, wife of William Mosteyn, and on her
KYME. Gules, a chevron or, between deaths. p. to Alexander Freville, husband of
nine cross crosslets, arg. Joan, daughter and heir of Ralph Cromwell, by
Crests--First, a sword erect, arg. hilt and Mazera, the next sister of the said Joan de Mos
pommel or. Second, a lion passant arg. teyn,) would possess the claim to the barony enjared by Robert de Marmyon, he having derived crowned or. Third, the scalp of a hare,
ears erect ppr. bis dignity from that barony instead of from the
Motto-Pro Rege Dimico. seisure of the manor of Scrivelsby. Moreover, if Philip Varmyon, the last baron, had died seised Seat-Scrivelsby Court, county of Lincoln. of a barony in fee, Lewis Dymoke was not even The chief part of Scrivelsby Court, the a co-heir of the said Philip, though he was the ancient baronial seat, was destroyed by descendant of one of his daughters and co-beirs.” fire sixty or seventy years ago. In the part