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Nicknames: "Humphry", "Sir Knight"
Birthplace: Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Kinlet, Shropshire, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Sheriff
Managed by: James Michael McCullough, Jr.
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About Humphrey Blount

http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I93344&tree=00

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Humphrey BLOUNT of Kinlet

Elizabeth WINNINGTON

Husband: Humphrey BLOUNT

  • Birth: 1422
  • Death: 1477
  • Father: John BLOUNT of Kinlet
  • Mother: Alicia DE LA BERE

Marriage:

  • Wife: Elizabeth WINNINGTON
  • Father: Robert WINNINGTON

Other Spouse: m1. John DELVES of Cheshire

Children:

  • 1. Thomas BLOUNT, b. 1456, of Kinlet, Shropshire
  • 2. John BLOUNT, of Eye, Herefordshire
  • 3. William BLOUNT, s.p.
  • 4. Edward BLOUNT, s.p.
  • 5. Walter BLOUNT, s.p.
  • 6. Charles BLOUNT
  • 7. Joan BLOUNT
  • 8. Margaret BLOUNT

Source:

1. Helen M. Blount Prescott. 1902. Blount and Blunt. Press of W.F. Roberts, Washington, DC. [This is not a book, but a one-page pedigree chart.] Elizabeth Winnington is "daughter of Robert Winnington and widow of John Delves of County Cheshire. Will dated 1502."

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Born abt 1422 In 1444 received his fathers land at coming of age. writ. d.c.e 12 Oct 1477 (d.c.e.= writ of diem clausit extremum ("he has closed his last days"))

Shropshire Visitation 1623 names only John as a son by another wife Juliana Foulshurst/Fowleshurst

Gives only three sons and no daughters to second wife Mary Otely

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  • 'Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire1,2
  • 'M, d. 12 October 1477
  • Father Sir John II Blount1 b. c 1385, d. bt 1442 - 1443
  • Mother Alice (Alicia) de la Bere1 b. c 1404
  • ' Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire was born at of Dodington, England.1 He married Elizabeth Winnington, daughter of Sir Robert Winnington, circa 1450.1 Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire died on 12 October 1477 at of Kinlet, Shropshire, England.1
  • 'Family Elizabeth Winnington
  • Child
    • Sir Thomas Blount+1 b. c 1456, d. 4 Jun 1524
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11571] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, by John Burke, Esq., p. 199.
  • 2.[S11588] Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 30.
  • From: http://www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2573.htm#i77312
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  • The Blounts of Kinlet were already in possession of considerable estates in Staffordshire, which were first acquired by Sir William Blount, of Sodington, co.Worcester, the eldest son of Sir Walter le Blount, of Rock, and Joanna the heiress of Sodington. Sir William Blount married Margaret, one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Theobald de Verdon, who had for her portion the castle and manor of Weobley, in Herefordshire, Hethe, in Oxfordshire, a moiety of the manor of Balterley and other lands in Staffordshire, of which Sir William had livery in 1328. In the 6th of Edward III., 1332, Margaret joined with her husband in conveying her estates to a trustee for the use of her husband's heirs. As they were held of the King in capite, a fine of £10 was paid for his licence, and Nicholas de Coleshall, Chaplain, was enfeoffed of the Castle and manor of Webbeley, in the county of Hereford, the manor of Balterderley, and six marks 5s. and 7d. rent in Bydulf, Rammesore, and Fenton Culvers, in the county of Stafford, which were settled upon Sir William Blount and his heirs. Sir William Blount died in 1337, seised of the Castle of Webbeley, in Herefordshire, and the said estates in Staffordshire. He had an only daughter Alice, or Isabel, who died before him without issue, and his brother Sir John Blount was found to be his heir. After the death of Sir William, his widow Margaret married first, Mark Husee, and afterwards Sir John Crophull, of Sutton Borington, co. Notts, who died in 1383, and by whom she had issue, who were her rightful heirs, and afterwards inherited the manor and Castle of Weobly. And here a compromise appears to have been made; for by deed dated at Leicester in 1348, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, released to Margaret, the wife of Sir John Crophull, Knight, late wife of Sir William le Blount, and her heirs, all right and claim in the manor and castle of Webly. But the manor of Balterderley, and the rents at Fenton, Bydulf, and Romesore, passed to Sir John Blount and his family. The said Sir John died in 1358, seised of two bovates of land in Balterderley, 41s. 1d. of rent in Fenton; 13s. 4d. in Bydulf; 19s. 2d. in Romesore, and one messuage and one carucate of land in Denston, in the county of Stafford. These estates descended to his son Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, who on his marriage with his second wife, Isabella, daughter and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet, in 1382,settled them upon her and her heirs by him, together with all his lands in Denston, Glaston, Wyshall, and Waterfall, in the same county of Stafford. The said Sir John Blount died in 1424, when it was found by inquisition that Thomas Farnot, late Parson of the Church of Newton, and William Drelyn, Clerk, were lately seised of a messuage &c., in Balterderley, Fenton Culward, Remson (Ramesore), and Bysuf (Bydulf), in the county of Stafford, which they held of the King in capite, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's fee; and that they afterwards granted the said messuage &c., to John Blount and Isabel his wife, and their heirs, whereof the said John and Isabel were seised; and that the said John held nothing else of the King in the county of Stafford on the day of his death. The said Thomas Farnot and William Drelyn were likewise seised of nine messuages and 120 acres of land, &c., in Denston, Watershall, and Glaston, in the same county, and granted the same to the said John Blount and Isabel, and their heirs, of which they were seised, and which John Blount held at his death of the Abbot of Rowcester. The said John and Isabel had a son John, now living, of thirty years of age and more. Isabel died, and afterwards the said John the father; and the said John son of John and Isabel was their heir. John Blount, of Kinlet, Esq., the son of John and Isabel, married Alice, the daughter of Kynard de la Bere, and died seised of these estates in 1442, 'leaving Humphrey his son and heir, then twenty years of age. The said Humphrey, being a minor at his father's death, the King granted his wardship and marriage to John, Lord Dudley, and Humphrey did homage to the King for his lands in Staffordshire. He was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1461 and 1467, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Winnington; by whom, according to the figures portrayed on his monument in Kinlet Church, he had six sons and four daughters, of whom the youngest died an infant. The names only of five sons and one of the daughters have escaped oblivion. The said Humphrey died in 1477, when it was found that he held the manor of Astal-Lye in fee from Edward Prince of Wales, as part of the Honour of Wallingford, for his homage and fealty only. He was succeeded by his eldest son' Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, Knight, who in 1479 was found to have held lands in Balterderley, Fenton Culvard, Romesore and Bydulf. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Crofts, who lived at Eldersfield, and died in 1509. By his said wife he is said to have had twenty children, whose names are not all known, and of whom probably many died infants. Their eldest son, John Blount, married Katherine Peshall, as stated in the text. (Genealogical History of the Croke Family.)
  • From: 'The parish of Church Eaton: Little Onn', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 4 (1883), pp. 64-102. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52410 Date accessed: 21 December 2012.
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  • 'The parliamentary history of the county of Worcester : including the city of Worcester, and the boroughs of Bewdley, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the earliest times to the present day, 1213-1897, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members (1897)
  • http://archive.org/details/cu31924030495141
  • http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030495141#page/n48/mode/1up
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  • Thomas Blount, of Kidderminster, sat for co. Worc. Jan. to May 1559, and 1562-7, and bought the Manor and advowson of Kidderminster for £454 9s. od. from Queen Elizabeth, 1 Feb. 1560. His kinsman Walter Blount, of Kidderminster, was H.S. 1579. This line was founded by John, son of Sir John B., of Sodington, by his 2nd wife Isabella dau. and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet. The Member seems to have been Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, 'son of Sir Humphrey B. by Elizabeth dau. of Robert Winnington', and m. Anne dau. of Sir Richard Croftes.
    • 1562. Dec. Thomas Blount.
    • Ralph Sheldon.
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  • John Blount of Kynlet (Visitation mentions a possible additional marriage for John, to a daughter (& co-heir) of Brian Brampton.) m. Alice Delabere (dau of Kinard Delabere of Cheshire)
  • '1. Humphrey Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1477) m. Elizabeth Winnington (dau of Robert Winnington of Cheshire)
    • A. Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (b. by 1456, d. 1525) m. Ann Croft (dau of Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle) .....
  • From: http://stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4fz/blount05.php
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-------------------- About Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire The Blounts of Kinlet were already in possession of considerable estates in Staffordshire, which were first acquired by Sir William Blount, of Sodington, co.Worcester, the eldest son of Sir Walter le Blount, of Rock, and Joanna the heiress of Sodington. Sir William Blount married Margaret, one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Theobald de Verdon, who had for her portion the castle and manor of Weobley, in Herefordshire, Hethe, in Oxfordshire, a moiety of the manor of Balterley and other lands in Staffordshire, of which Sir William had livery in 1328. In the 6th of Edward III., 1332, Margaret joined with her husband in conveying her estates to a trustee for the use of her husband's heirs. As they were held of the King in capite, a fine of £10 was paid for his licence, and Nicholas de Coleshall, Chaplain, was enfeoffed of the Castle and manor of Webbeley, in the county of Hereford, the manor of Balterderley, and six marks 5s. and 7d. rent in Bydulf, Rammesore, and Fenton Culvers, in the county of Stafford, which were settled upon Sir William Blount and his heirs. Sir William Blount died in 1337, seised of the Castle of Webbeley, in Herefordshire, and the said estates in Staffordshire. He had an only daughter Alice, or Isabel, who died before him without issue, and his brother Sir John Blount was found to be his heir. After the death of Sir William, his widow Margaret married first, Mark Husee, and afterwards Sir John Crophull, of Sutton Borington, co. Notts, who died in 1383, and by whom she had issue, who were her rightful heirs, and afterwards inherited the manor and Castle of Weobly. And here a compromise appears to have been made; for by deed dated at Leicester in 1348, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, released to Margaret, the wife of Sir John Crophull, Knight, late wife of Sir William le Blount, and her heirs, all right and claim in the manor and castle of Webly. But the manor of Balterderley, and the rents at Fenton, Bydulf, and Romesore, passed to Sir John Blount and his family. The said Sir John died in 1358, seised of two bovates of land in Balterderley, 41s. 1d. of rent in Fenton; 13s. 4d. in Bydulf; 19s. 2d. in Romesore, and one messuage and one carucate of land in Denston, in the county of Stafford. These estates descended to his son Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, who on his marriage with his second wife, Isabella, daughter and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet, in 1382,settled them upon her and her heirs by him, together with all his lands in Denston, Glaston, Wyshall, and Waterfall, in the same county of Stafford. The said Sir John Blount died in 1424, when it was found by inquisition that Thomas Farnot, late Parson of the Church of Newton, and William Drelyn, Clerk, were lately seised of a messuage &c., in Balterderley, Fenton Culward, Remson (Ramesore), and Bysuf (Bydulf), in the county of Stafford, which they held of the King in capite, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's fee; and that they afterwards granted the said messuage &c., to John Blount and Isabel his wife, and their heirs, whereof the said John and Isabel were seised; and that the said John held nothing else of the King in the county of Stafford on the day of his death. The said Thomas Farnot and William Drelyn were likewise seised of nine messuages and 120 acres of land, &c., in Denston, Watershall, and Glaston, in the same county, and granted the same to the said John Blount and Isabel, and their heirs, of which they were seised, and which John Blount held at his death of the Abbot of Rowcester. The said John and Isabel had a son John, now living, of thirty years of age and more. Isabel died, and afterwards the said John the father; and the said John son of John and Isabel was their heir. John Blount, of Kinlet, Esq., the son of John and Isabel, married Alice, the daughter of Kynard de la Bere, and died seised of these estates in 1442, 'leaving Humphrey his son and heir, then twenty years of age. The said Humphrey, being a minor at his father's death, the King granted his wardship and marriage to John, Lord Dudley, and Humphrey did homage to the King for his lands in Staffordshire. He was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1461 and 1467, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Winnington; by whom, according to the figures portrayed on his monument in Kinlet Church, he had six sons and four daughters, of whom the youngest died an infant. The names only of five sons and one of the daughters have escaped oblivion. The said Humphrey died in 1477, when it was found that he held the manor of Astal-Lye in fee from Edward Prince of Wales, as part of the Honour of Wallingford, for his homage and fealty only. He was succeeded by his eldest son' Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, Knight, who in 1479 was found to have held lands in Balterderley, Fenton Culvard, Romesore and Bydulf. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Crofts, who lived at Eldersfield, and died in 1509. By his said wife he is said to have had twenty children, whose names are not all known, and of whom probably many died infants.

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Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire's Timeline

1421
1421
Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
1447
1447
Age 26
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, (Present UK)
1450
1450
Age 29
1454
1454
Age 33
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1455
1455
Age 34
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, (Present UK)
1457
1457
Age 36
Eye, Herefordshire, , England
1459
1459
Age 38
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1461
1461
Age 40
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1463
1463
Age 42
Kinlet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1463
Age 42
Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)