Robert Dymoke (1531 - 1580)

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Birthplace: Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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About Robert Dymoke

Robert Dymoke

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Robert Dymoke (born 1531; died at Lincoln, England, 11 September 1580) was Queen's Champion of England and a Catholic recusant.

[edit]Life

In 1579 Dymoke received the Catholic priest, Richard Kirkman, at his manor of Scrivelsby, and maintained him as schoolmaster to his sons. He was himself, at the time, an occasional conformist to the Anglican state religion. He was reconciled to the Catholic Church in 1580, either by Kirkman or by Edmund Campion.

In July, 1580, Dymoke and his wife, were indicted for hearing Mass and for recusancy. He was by then quite helpless owing to paralysis.

Dymoke was ordered by Thomas Cooper, Bishop of Lincoln, to be carried off to gaol in Lincoln. He was visited in his last hours by Protestant ministers, while he was dying there.

[edit]Family

He was the son of Sir Edward Dymoke (d. 1566) of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, hereditary King's Champion. The office ran in the Dymoke family, for many centuries.

His wife, the Lady Bridget, was eldest daughter and coheiress of Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln and Elizabeth Blount.

Confessor of the Faith, he was the son of Sir Edward Dymoke of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, hereditary King's Champion. In 1579 Dymoke received the martyr-priest, blessed Richard Kirkman, at Scrivelsby, and maintained him as schoolmaster to his sons. He was himself, at the time, an occasional conformist to the State-religion but was reconciled in 1580 either by Kirkman or by blessed Edmund Campion. In Jul, 1580, Dymoke and his wife, the Lady Bridget, eldest daughter and coheiress of Edward Clinton, Earl of Lincoln and Elizabeth Blount, the famous mistress of Henry VIII, were indicted for hearing Mass and for recusancy. Though he was quite helpless owing to paralysis, Dymoke was ordered by Bishop Cooper of Lincoln to be carried off to gaol, where he died, faithful to the end. He was much tormented in his last hours by the Protestant ministers who endeavoured to pervert him, and who, even when the dying man was half-unconscious, refused to leave him in peace. He left several children, his eldest son, Edward, being more than twenty-one years of age at the time of his father's death.

Robert DYMOKE of Scrivelsby

Born: 1531, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 12 Sep 1580, Lincoln, England

Buried: 26 Sep 1580, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward DYMOKE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne TALBOYS

Married: Bridget CLINTON FIENNES ABT 1556, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

1. Edward DYMOKE (Sir)

2. Nicholas DYMOKE

3. Robert DYMOKE

4. John DYMOKE

5. Anne DYMOKE

6. Margaret DYMOKE

7. Mary DYMOKE

8. Charles DYMOKE

9. Vide DYMOKE

10. Talboys DYMOKE

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Robert Dymoke's Timeline

1531
1531
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1556
1556
Age 25
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1558
January 11, 1558
Age 27
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1563
1563
Age 32
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1570
1570
Age 39
1580
September 12, 1580
Age 49
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
September 26, 1580
Age 49
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England