Dymoke, Edward, Sir -1625)
A sword was the badge of the family of Dymoke of Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire. Sir John Dymoke (d.1381) married Margaret, daughter of Thomas de Ludlow, the only granddaughter of another Thomas de Ludlow and Jane Marmion, daughter of Philip Marmion, last Baron Marmion. He received with her the Manor of Scrivelsby, which is held in grand serjeantry in the service of hereditary Royal Champion, whose picturesque duty is to enter Westminster Hall at the Coronation Feast, in full armour and on horseback, and challenge to combat anyone who disputes the sovereign's title. The arms of the Dymoke family were Sable two lions passant argent crowned or, with the punning crest of two asses ears, and the motto Pro rege dimico. They sometimes quartered Sable a sword in pale point uppermost argent as an honourable augmentation. This would seem to be the stamp of Sir Edward Dymoke, son of Robert Dymoke. He was Champion at James I's coronation. The last representative of the family, Sir Henry Dymoke, was made a Baronet in 1841 and died in 1865.