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Blounts of Blount Hall, Staffs and Tittenhanger, Hertfordshire

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerages and Baronages has the following

Peter Blount 4th son of Sir Walter Blount(1403)

Walter Blount second son of John Blount,esq. of Burton Upon Trent and Blount Hall in Staffordshire. Married Mary elder daughter and co-heir of John Sutton,esq. of Osberston Leicestershire. Their children are:

Sir Henry Blount of Blount Hall and later of Tittenhanger. born 1602 Dec.15. Educated at St.Albans entered Trinity College Oxford at age 14, studied law at Gray's Inn, travelled in France, Italy, SPain and embarked in 1634 at Venice for Constantinople in order to make a voyage to the Levant. On his return he became one the gentlemen pensioners to King Charles I and was knighted March 21 1638/9. He was sheriff in 1660. He died 1682 age 80. He ois author of "A Voyage into the Levant". He married in 1647 to Hester (d.1678) elder daughter of co-heir of Christopher Wase, esq. of Upper Holloway in Middlesex and widow of Sir William Mainwaring, knight of Chester, (who was slain on the king's side in the civil wars, in defence of Chester). Henry and Hester had the following surviving issue:

Sir Thomas Pope Blount, b.1649 Sept. 12. Created Baronet by King Charles II on Jan.27th, 1679. He served for St.Alban in the two last parliaments of King Charles II and after the revolution was knight of the shire for the county of Hertford for three parliaments, the first of which was the convention parliament. He was chosen by the House of Commons three successive years a commissioner of public accounts; and dying 1697 June 30 was buried 8th July in the vault at Ridge. He was succeeded by his eldest son. He married in St.Olave's church London1669 Jane only dau. of Sir Henry Caesar, knight (see Burke's Commoners, v.ii,p.20) and had the surviving issue:

Sir Thomas Pope Blount, b.1670, m.1695 Nov.8. Catherine eldest dau. of Jame Butler,esq. of Amberley Castle, in Sussex and had issue:

Sir Harry Pope Blount, b.1702 m.1728 Anne younger dau. and co-heir of Charles Cornwallis, esq. of Medlow, in Huntingdonshire but died 1757 without issue 1757 when the Baronetcy became extinct. and the estates passed to the noble family of Hardwicke.

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