Biography of Thomas Constable (-1676) and his descendants
Thoroton Hildyard family members
- Robert Thoroton (1601-1673), of Car Colston
- Thomas Thoroton (1636-1695), citizen and salter of London
- Thomas Thoroton (1663-1721), Recorder of Lincoln
- Robert Thoroton (1692-1751), of Screveton
- Thomas Thoroton (1723-1794), of Screveton
- Colonel Thomas Thoroton (1753-1813), of Screveton and Flintham
- Colonel Thomas Blackborne Hildyard (1788-1830), of Flintham Hall
- Thomas Blackborne Thoroton Hildyard (1821-1888), of Flintham Hall
- Thomas Blackborne Thoroton Hildyard (1843-1928), of Flintham Hall
- Gerald Moresby Thoroton Hildyard (1874-1956), of Flintham Hall
- Myles Thoroton Hildyard (1914-2005), of Flintham Hall
Related family members
This family was connected to the Thorotons by the marriage of Thomas Constable's granddaughter Frances Wheeler to Thomas Thoroton (1663-1721).
Thomas Constable was a resident of the parish of St Paul, Covent Garden, London. He died in 1676, and left his estates to trustees for his sons Robert Constable and John Constable. As both died without issue, the trustees then held the estates for his four daughters Jane Fairbanks, Bridget Heames, Frances Wheeler and Mary Bealing during their lifetimes, and then for their children in equal shares. Thomas Constable also directed that the estates were to descend after this point only to his grandchildren's male heirs.
Papers in the Thoroton Hildyard Collection relate to the division of the proceeds of the remaining unsold portion of the estate, the Cardiff Forest [Whitland] estate in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Robert Thoroton of Screveton was one of the beneficiaries. Negotiations concerning this estate continued from the 1730s to the 1760s.