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
John Blount(d.1524) of Blount Hall, m.Ellen dau and heir
of John Hall,esq. of Dovebridge, Derbyshire. The probate of his will dated
14th October, 1523, wherein he appoints his body to be buried in the abbey
church of Burton upon Trent, with his wife Ellen, and leave his manor of
Blount's Hall, with other lands, in dafault of his own issue, to the use
of the right heirs of Sir Edward Blount of Sodington, and he makes the Lord
Mountjoy (William Blount) supervisor of his testament.
?? Is this the John Blount of Blount Hall whose daughter Ann Married
Thomas Blackwell (will 1554) son of Richard
Blackwell of Blackwell? Burke has no mention of this.
Ellen Blackwell m. Christopher Hurt of Ashbourne
(see Derbyshire Pedigrees 1569 &1611 page 144 for their
Ann Blackwell mx1545. Stephen Eyre
of Hassop (his 2nd wife)
Walter Blount second son of John Blount. ---> see next.
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:
Mary Blount m. Sir Sydenham, knight.
m1.Anthony Beresford,esq. of Bentley, Derbyshire,
m2.Sir Thomas Pope of Tittenhanger, Hertfordshire,
m3. Sir Hugh Pawlet of Hinton St.George Somersetshire,
but Elizabeth died without issue 7th Octomber 1593.
Sir Thomas Pope (a founder of Trinity College, Oxford) left
his estate at Tittenhanger, to his wife Elizabeth for life and settled it
subsequently upon her brother, William Blount's eldest son Thomas who is
also a descendent of his sister, Alice Pope)
William Blount, esq. who was of Osberston, Leicestershire. Married Frances
daughter and heir of Edward Love, esq. of Eynore, in Oxfordshire, by Alice
Pope, sister of SIr Thomas Pope, second husband of Elizabeth Blount.
Sir Thomas Blount, kight of Tittenhanger, Hertfordshire.Sheriff in 1598,
knighted by James I 1603. Married Frances daughter of Sir Thomas Pigot, knight
of Doddershall,Bucks., and widow of Sir Thomas Nevil, knight of Holt,Leicester.
He died Jan.10th 1638/9 aged 86. They had two surviving sons:
Thomas Pope Blount, m.Mrs. Margaret Pate but died without issue and was succeeded
by his brother Henry.
Henry Blount of Blount Hall and later of Tittenhanger. see next.
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:
Thomas Pope Blount, b.1649 Sept. 12, see
Charles Blount of Blount Hall
Charles Blount of Blount Hall d.s.p. April 1729
Hester Blount m. Sir Harry Tyrrell, bart. and eventually inherited Blount
Hall as heir to her brother (see Tyrrell of Thorton)
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
Thomas Pope Blount, b.1670, his heir, ---->
Charles Blount, b.1683, captain in the Army, killed in a dispute at the King's
Arms Tavern in the Strand, London in July 1714, unmarried.
Caesar Blount, b.1687-8, officer in the Royal Navy, m. Jane dau. of ___ Hodges.
Robert Blount, b.1688/9, was a page of honor to Queen Anne, was lieutenant
of the Scotch regiment of guards, died unmarried 1734.
Elizabeth Blount, b.1673, d. unmarried 1734.
Judith Blount, b.1674.
Susannah Blount, b.1677, m1696 Michael Arnall of Amphill.
Jane Blount, b.1678, d. unmarried 1735.
Frances Blount, b.1680, d. unmarried 1729.
Anne Blount, b.1682, d.1718, m.1712 Rev.James Mashbourne
Mary Blount, b.1685, d. unmarried 1718
Christian Blount, b.1690 Aug. 10.; m.1733 Rev. Rowland Bowen
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:
Harry Pope Blount, b.1702, the heir, see next --->
James Pope Bloun,b.1705 d. unmarried.t
John Pope Blount, b.1707; was of Clare Hall, Cambridge; had taken deacon's
orders; d.unm. 8 Apr.1734.
Katherina Blountb.1704 Apr. 9. m.1730/1 to WIlliam Freeman,esq. of Aspenden
Hall, Hertfordshire, eldest son and heir of Ralph Freeman,esq of Hammels
and had an only daughter and heiress
Katherina Freeman, who m. 1755 the Hon. Charles Yorke, second son of Philip
first El\arl of Hardwicke leaving an only survived child:
Philip Yorke, third Earl of Hardwicke.
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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