DYMOKE, Charles (d.1611), of Howell, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

2nd s. of Sir Edward Dymoke (d.1567) by Anne, da. of Sir George Tailboys. educ. I. Temple 1565. m. Margaret, da. and h. of Morris Wogan of Bloxham, Oxon., and wid. of Anthony Butler of Coates, Lincs., s.p. Kntd. 1603.

Offices Held

Commr. sewers, Lincs. by 1592; freeman, Lincoln by 1593; j.p. Lincs. (Kesteven and Lindsey) from c.1583, j.p.q. (Kesteven) by 1593, j.p. (Holland) from c.1601.


Little is known about Dymoke: he may have practised as a lawyer. He was on a list of Inner Temple Catholics in 1577, though he presumably conformed before being returned to Parliament for Lincoln in 1593 through the influence of his nephew Sir Edward Dymoke, the hereditary champion. He promised to look after the corporation’s interests and agreed not to claim burgess money. Seemingly through the malice of Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, he became involved in the Earl’s quarrels with Sir Edward Dymoke, and, about 1595, was sued by the Earl in the Star Chamber. In Parliament, Dymoke appears as serving on the committee for the relief of the poor and the punishment of rogues and sturdy beggars on 12 Mar. 1593. He died in 1611. In his will, dated 3 Mar. of that year, he asked to be buried in the church of St. Andrew, Howell. Sir Edward Dymoke was executor.

Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. 1), 319; S. Lodge, Scrivelsby, 172-3; Recs. Commrs. Sewers (Lincoln Rec. Soc. liv), p. lix.; J. W. F. Hill, Tudor and Stuart Lincoln, 74; SP12/118/69; D’Ewes, 499; HMC Hatfield, vi. 40-1; PCC 26 Wood.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N.M.S.