John Flamank

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John Flamank
Flamock of Boscarne Arms.jpg
Flamank of Boscarne:- argent, a cross between four mullets pierced gules [1]
M.P. for Bodmin
In office
5 Feb 1515 – 22 Dec 1515
Monarch Henry VIII
Personal details
Born bef.1486
Died 1540
Spouse(s) Jane Nanfan
Children Gilbert Flamank
John Flamank
Henry Flamank
Roger Flamank
Parents Richard Flamank
Jane Luccombe

John Flamank or Flamoke (by 1486-1535/1541), of Boscarne, near Bodmin, Cornwall, was an English politician.


He was the son of Richard Flamank[2] and Jane, daughter of Thomas Luccombe of Bodmin. His elder brother was Thomas Flamank, co-leader of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497.

Career and Life[edit]

John served as a man-at-arms at Calais in 1507.[3] before acting as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodmin in 1515.[4]

He was a Commissioner of Subsidy for Cornwall in 1523 and was appointed Mayor of Bodmin in 1525 and 1534.[3]

In 1526 he served as a Yeoman Usher in the Royal Household and as Usher of the Kings Chamber in 1538.[3]

John died in 1540.[3]

Family and descendants[edit]

John married Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Nanfan, Deputy Lieutenant of Calais and Esquire of the King's Body. They had the following issue:

  • Gilbert Flamank, MP for Bodmin in 1529
  • John Flamank
  • Henry Flamank
  • Roger Flamank


  1. ^ Bernard Burke (1884), Burkes General Armoury, London: Burkes, p. 660 
  2. ^ Cf. Visitation of Cornwall, 1620, (Harleian Society; 71)
  3. ^ a b c d The Flamank Family, London: British Library, ADD MS 52510 
  4. ^