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About Anne Blount (de Crofte)

  • 'Sir Thomas BLOUNT of Kinlet
  • 'Anne CROFT
  • 'Husband: Thomas BLOUNT
  • Birth: 1456, of Kinlet, Shropshire, England
  • Death: 1524
  • Father: Humphrey BLOUNT of Kinlet
  • Mother: Elizabeth (WINNINGTON) DELVES
  • Marriage:
  • 'Wife: Anne CROFT
  • Father: Richard CROFT ( -1509) of Croft Castle
  • Children:
    • 1. Sir John BLOUNT, b. 1484, of Kinlet, Shropshire
    • 2. Walter BLOUNT, of Astley
    • 3. Edward BLOUNT, d. 1556, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire
    • 4. Robert BLOUNT, d. 1580, of Eckington, Worcestershire
    • 5. Thomas BLOUNT
    • 6. Arthur BLOUNT
    • 7. William BLOUNT
    • 8. Margaret BLOUNT
    • 9. Joyce BLOUNT
    • 10. Catherine BLOUNT
    • 11. Agnes BLOUNT
    • 12. Anne BLOUNT
    • 13. Eleanor BLOUNT
    • (and seven more)
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  • 'Anne Croft1
  • 'F, b. circa 1460, d. 27 September 1549
  • Father Sir Richard Croft, Treasurer to Henry VII1 b. c 1427, d. 29 Jul 1509
  • Mother Elinor Barre b. c 1431
  • ' Anne Croft was born circa 1460 at of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, England.1 She married Sir Thomas Blount, son of Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire and Elizabeth Winnington, circa 1480.1 Anne Croft died on 27 September 1549 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England.
  • 'Family Sir Thomas Blount b. c 1456, d. 4 Jun 1524
  • Children
    • ◦Sir John Blount+1 b. 1483, d. 1524
    • ◦Robert Blount+ b. c 1491, d. 1580
    • ◦Walter Blount+ b. c 1500, d. 3 Oct 1561
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11571] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, by John Burke, Esq., p. 199.
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  • 2B) ELEANOR CORNEWALL, born 1430/5, married 1st, Sir Hugh Mortimer, of Kyre Wyard and Martley, Worcestershire, and Tedstone Wafer, Herefordshire, heir of the Tedstone Wafer Mortimers. He was killed at Wakefield in December 1460, and was buried in the Church of St. Peter, Martley. By him she had a son and a daughter. She married 2nd, Sir Richard Croft (d. 29 July 1509), of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, sheriff of Herefordshire 1471-72, 1477, 1486, MP Herefordshire 1477, and had three more sons and five more daughters. The Crofts had occupied Croft Castle since before the Conquest. Eleanor was the governess of Edward IV's sons at Ludlow Castle. She died 23 Dec. 1519, at an advanced age, and was buried with her second husband in the chapel of Croft Castle (tomb now in St. Michael church, Croft). Issue:
    • 2B1) Sir JOHN MORTIMER, of Kyre Wyard, etc., born 1450/5, sheriff of Herefordshire 1477-8, 1481-2, steward of Abberley, Worcestershire during Warwick's minority 15 Aug. 1480, Squire of the Body 1481-5, knighted 1485, Knight of the Body 1485-1504, sheriff of Worcestershire 1485-6, banneret at Stoke 16 June 1487, sheriff of Herefordshire 1493-4, 1501-2, MP Worcestershire 1495. He married, after 1485, Margaret Nevill (c.1466-31 Jan. 1528), third daughter and co-heiress of John Nevill, Marquess of Montagu (d. 1471) by his wife Isabel Ingaldesthorpe. They had no issue, and Margaret went on to marry Charles Brandon, have it annulled the same year (1507), and then marry in 1522, one Robert Downes, in addition to having had an illegitimate daughter. Sir John Mortimer died without issue in October 1504 (writ of d.c.e. 1 Nov. 1504).
    • 2B2) ELIZABETH MORTIMER, LADY DE LA WARR, born 1455/60, married about 1480, Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord De La Warr (c.1457- 11 Oct. 1525), and died 29 June 1502, having had issue at least one son and four daughters.
    • 2B3) Sir EDWARD CROFT, of Croft Castle, born about 1465, sheriff of Herefordshire 1505, married Joyce Scull, said to be daughter of Sir Walter Scull, of Holt Castle, Worcestershire (d. about 1472; buried at Holt Castle church), by his first wife Margaret Beauchamp of Holt (d. 1456; buried at Holt Castle church), but this seems unlikely due to chronology, and she was probably his daughter by his second wife Frances Mulle (d. 1483). Sir Edward died 23 March 1541, having had four sons and seven daughters, and was ancestor of the Crofts of Croft Castle, descendants of whom still occupy the castle today.
    • 2B4) JOHN CROFT, of Holt, Worcestershire, born 1465/70, married Elizabeth Seymour, daughter of John Seymour of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire (d. 1491), by his wife Elizabeth Darrell, and was ancestor of the Crofts of Holt.
    • 2B5) ROBERT CROFT, of Kyre Wyard, Worcestershire, married and had a sole daughter and heiress.
    • '2B6) ANN CROFT, married Sir Thomas Blount (1455- 4 June 1524), of Kinlet, Shropshire, and died 27 Sep. 1549, having had at least five sons and six daughters.
    • 2B7) ELIZABETH CROFT, married John Whittingham, of Pauntley, Gloucestershire.
    • 2B8) JOYCE CROFT, married Thomas Mill, of Avenbury, Herefordshire.
    • 2B9) JANE CROFT, married Sir Edward Darrell (1465/6- 9 Mar. 1530), of Littlecote, Witshire, and died by 1492, having had issue, two sons and two daughters.
    • 2B10) SYBIL CROFT, married Sir George Herbert (c.1463/5- died after 1504), of St Julians, Monmouthshire, third son of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. He was knighted in 1487 at the battle of Stoke. Dame Sybil had two sons and one daughter.
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  • 'Full text of "The visitation of Herefordshire made by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1569"
  • 'The visitation of Herefordshire made by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1569 (1886)
  • Croft Pedigree Chart
  • 1. Sir Hughe Croft, Knight.
    • a. William Croft, maryed (living 1433.) = Margarett, doughter to Walien (Waleyn, Ash. 831) (Walwyn.)
      • i. Sir Richard Crofte, sonne of William (d. 1509.) = Elynor, doughter to Sir John Bare. = Sir Hughe Mertymer, Knight, (Mortimer, Ash. 831.)
        • ' A. Anne, maried to Sir Thomas Blount (of Kinlet.)
        • B. Elizabethe, to John Wetington (Whitington, Ash. 831.)
        • C. John.
        • D. Joys, maried to Thomas Mylles (of Avenbury) (Myll, Ash. 831)
        • E. Jane, to Sir Edwarde Darell (of Littlecote, Wilts.)
        • F. Robart.
        • G. Sir Edwarde Croft, maried (d. 1546.) = Joys, doughter and soule heire to Sir Walter Scoule of the Holte in Wostershir (Skull, Ash. 831)
        • H. Sybill, to Sir George Herbert (of co. Moum.)
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Anne Blount (de Crofte)'s Timeline

Hereford, Herefordshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 11
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 18
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 18
Shropshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 23
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
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Kinlet, Shropshire, England
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Worcestershire, , England
Age 25
Worcestershire, UK
Age 29
Astley, Worchester, England
Age 30
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom