DYMOKE, the name of an English family holding the office of king's champion.
On this occasion the champion was Sir John Dymoke (d.
The right to the championship was disputed with the Dymoke family by Sir Baldwin de Freville, lord of Tamworth, who was descended from an elder daughter of Philip Marmion.
Sir Thomas Dymoke (1428?-1471) joined a Lancastrian rising in 1469, and, with his brother-in-law Richard, Lord Willoughby and Welles, was beheaded in 1471 by order of Edward IV.
The estates were restored to his son Sir Robert Dymoke (d.
Lewis Dymoke (d.
Henry Dymoke was created a baronet; he was succeeded by his brother John, rector of Scrivelsby (1804-1873), whose son Henry Lionel died without issue in 1875, when the baronetcy became extinct, the estate passing to a collateral branch of the family.
Dymoke bore the standard of England in Westminster Abbey.