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  • ID: I35495
  • Name: Thomas Rempstone
  • Suffix: KG
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 31 OCT 1406 in River Thames 1
  • Burial: Chancel, Bingham church, Notts
  • Occupation: Constable of the Tower of London
  • Cause: Drowned through the upsetting of a boat in the Thames at high tide, due to his own impetousity 1
  • Note: 2

    Robert de Rempston is mentioned in the 1377 Paganus de Vilers deed. Paganus de Vilers? daughter Margaret married Sir Thomas de Rempston. He was appointed Admiral, and also the Constable of the Tower of London. For his assistance to Henry IV in overthrowing Richard II he was awarded the highest award of chivalry, the Knight of the Garter.
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    Bingham came into the hands of Sir Thomas Rempston from the Bingham family.
    Rempston is the name of a village in the county where the family who acquired Bingham had long been seated. Having landed with Henry, Earl of Hereford, at Ravenspur [4 July 1399], Sir Thomas Rempston was made Constable of the Tower, and an Admiral of the Fleet when his master gained the throne. The Order of the Garter was conferred upon him, and he was entrusted with many diplomatic missions. His death was untimely, for he was drowned through the upsetting of a boat in the Thames in 1406. On the recovery of the body it was conveyed to Bingham, and there buried in the chancel.
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    (d. 1406),
    Constable of the Tower, son of John Rempston, was bom at Kempaton, Nottinghamshire, where the family had long been settled. In 1381 he was knight of the shire of Nottingham, which Be also represented in the parliaments of 1382, 1393, and 139u. In 1398 he adopted the cause of Henry, earl of Derby, who had been exiled by Kicbard II,: and in the following year made bis way to France to join the earl
    He was one of the fifteen Uncea who embarked with Henrv at Boulogne and landed at Ravenspur in July 1380. In Shakespeare's RichardII ' (act ii. scene i. 298) his name is pvea as Sir John Banuton, probably to suit the metre.
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  • Change Date: 16 NOV 2011



    Father: John Rempston

    Marriage 1 Margaret De Villers b: 1352
    • Married: 1398
    • Note: 21 Rich. 2 3

    Marriage 2 Margaret Leeke b: ABT 1371
    • Married: AFT 1388
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Rempston b: 1389

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The History of Parliament
      Author: J S Roskell
      URL: http://www.history.ac.uk/hop/
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: A History of Nottinghamshire
      Author: Cornelius Brown
      Date: 1896
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Yorkshire Pedigrees
      Author: Foster
      Date: 1874
      Page: Foljambe
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