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John Blount, Kt.

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Son of Sir Walter Blount, Kt., of Barton and Sancha Blount, Lady de Ayala
Husband of Alice Blount
Brother of Walter Blount; Constance de Sutton (Blount); Peter Blount; Sir James Blount, Kt.; Sir Thomas Blount, Kt. and 4 others

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About Sir John Blount, Kt.

  • Sir John Blount1
  • M, #44836, b. circa 1376, d. after 1418
  • Father Sir Walter Blount b. 1348, d. 22 Jun 1403
  • Mother Sancha de Ayala1 b. c 1356, d. 1418
  • Sir John Blount was born circa 1376.2 He died after 1418; d.s.p.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11581] Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages, p. 55.
  • 2.[S11588] Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 28.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1492.htm#i44836
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  • John BLOUNT (Sir)
  • Born: 1389 / 1399, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: 1414
  • Father: Walter BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Sancha De AYALA
  • Married: Alice De La BERE ABT 1401, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BLOUNT1.htm#John BLOUNT (Sir)2
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  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • http://archive.org/details/agenealogicalhi00burkgoog
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=1ysWkXKSrpIC&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&dq=Thomas+LEIGH+1509&source=bl&ots=K8gUSCKlcI&sig=eL9fXqb38lIHsWmx_nK8bu_77j8&hl=en&ei=h60CTuXdMYP4sAOg38mIBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAzgU#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20LEIGH%201509&f=false
  • http://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00burkgoog#page/n74/mode/1up
  • Pg.54
  • SIR JOHN LE BLOUNT, then thirty-nine years of age, who was in the service of the Earl of Lancaster, and had obtained from that nobleman a grant for life of the manor of Passingham, co. Northampton. He had also lands from the earl in Holland and Duffield, co Derby, and Tiberton, in Gloucestershire. he had two wives, 1st ISOLDA, dau. and heir of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy, by whom he acquired a large accession of estates, and had issue,
    • JOHN (Sir), who m. twice, 1st, Juliana, dau. of __ Foulhurst, and 2ndly, Isabella, dau. and heir of Sir Bryan Cornwall, of Kinlet, co. Salop, whose heir-general is WILLIAM LACON CHILDE, Esq., of Kinlet. By his 1st wife, Juliana, Sir John had a son,
      • JOHN BLOUNT, of Sodington, ancestor of the BLOUNTS, Baronets of Sodington.
    • Walter, d.s.p.
  • Sir John Blount's 2nd wife was Eleanor, 2nd dau. of John Beauchamp, of Hache, co Somerset, and widow of John Meriet, of Meriet, in the same shire. By this lady he left at his decease, 32nd HENRY III. (1358), a son, the heroic
  • SIR WALTER BLOUNT, so celebrated for his martial prowess in
  • http://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00burkgoog#page/n75/mode/1up
  • Pg. 55
  • the warlike times of EDWARD III., RICHARD II., and HENRY IV., and immortalized by the muse of Shakespeare for his devotion, even unto death, to King HENRY. Sir Walter fell at the battle of Shrewsbury, 22 June, 1403, wherein, being standard bearer, he was arrayed in the same armour as his royal master, and was slain, according to the poet, in single combat, by the Earl of Douglas, who had supposed he was contending with the king himself.
  • In 1367 we find Sir Walter accompanying the BLACK PRINCE and his brother, the DUKE OF LANCASTER (John of Gaunt), upon the expedition into Spain to aid PETER THE CRUEL, King of Castle, and assisting on 3 April in that year at the battle of Najore, which restored PETER to his throne. Thenceforward for a series of years, indeed until the prince's decease, he appears to have been immediatley and confidentially attached to the duke, having chosen his wife, whom he m. about the year 1372, from amongst the ladies in the suite of CONSTANTIA OF CASTILE (eldest dau. of PETER, and his successor on the throne, who became the royal consort of JOHN OF GAUNT) when the princess visited England in 1369. In 1398 the duke granted 100 marks a-year to Sir Walter for the good services which had been rendered to him by the knight and his wife, the Lady Sancia. The Lady Sancia's maiden designation was DONNA SANCHA DE AYALA; she was the dau. of DON DIEGO GOMEZ DE TOLEDO, alcalde mahor and chief justice of Toledo, and notario mayor or principal secretary of the kingdom of Castile, by is wife, Inez Alfon de Ayala, on of the most ancient and illustrious houses in Spain. JOHN OF GAUNT, at his decease, appointed Sir Walter one of his executors, and bequeathed him a legacy of 100 points, L6 6s. 8d.
  • In 1374, Sir Walter's half-brother, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, conveyed to him numerous manors, which he had inherited from his mother, Isolda, heiress of the Mountjoy family. In 1381 he became proprietor, by purchase, of the large estates of the BAKEPULS family, in cos. Derby, Stafford, Leicester, and Hertford. In 1385 he obtained a charter for a fair and free warren in his demesne lands at Barton, and other manors in Derbyshire. In 1399 he was ranger of Needwood Forest and knight of the shire for co. Derby. By his wife, Donna Sancha, who survived him, and lived until 1418, he left issue,
    • I. JOHN (Sir), his heir, one of the great warriors who have immortalized the reign and times of HENRY V.
    • II. THOMAS (Sir), successor to his brother.
    • III. James (Sir), who m. Anne, dau. of Roger Parker, Esq., of Lillinghall, and was father of Roger Blount, of Grendon, ancestor of the BLOUNTS of Grendon, Eldersfield, Orleton, &c.; the present male representative of the BLOUNTS of Orleton, co Herefore, is WILLIAM BLOUNT, Esq., of that place.
    • IV. Peter, d.s.p.
    • I. Constantia, m. to John Sutton, Lord Dudley.
    • II. Anne, m. to Thomas Griffith, of Wichnor, co. Salop, living in 1415.
  • Sir Walter was s. by his eldest son,
  • SIR JOHN BLOUNT, K.G., who was governor of Calais, and defeated in Aquitaine, in 1412, a French army commanded by a marshal of France, for which achievement he was created a knight of the Garter the next year. In 1418, when Rouen was besieged by King HENRY V., Sir John Blount assisted at the siege. He d. without issue, and was s. by his brother,
  • SIR THOMAS BLOUNT, treasurer of Normandy, who was then seated at Elwaston, in Derbyshire, and to whom the Duke of Exeter gave 1,000 marks (L666 6s. 8.d.) to found a charity at Leicester. Sir Thomas m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas Greseley, Knt., of Greseley, and dying in 1456, left issue, .... etc.
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  • Sir Walter Blount (died 1403), was a soldier and supporter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. He later supported John's son and heir Henry Bolingbroke in his bid to become king Henry IV and in later battles against his enemies. At the Battle of Shrewsbury he served as the royal standard bearer, was mistaken for the king and killed in combat.
  • He appears as a character in Shakespeare's play Henry IV, part 1, in which he epitomises selfless loyalty and chivalry.
  • Blount was almost certainly the son of Sir John Blount of Sodington, by his second wife, Eleanor Beauchamp, widow of Sir John Meriet.
  • In 1367 Blount participated in Edward, the Black Prince's expedition to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of Leon and Castile. This expedition was successfully terminated by the Battle of Nájera in 1367. Blount returned to England.
  • As a result of his role in the campaign, Blount married Donna Sancha de Ayála, the daughter of Don Diego Gomez, who held high office in Toledo, by his wife, Donna Inez de Ayála. Blount's new wife was also a niece of Pero López de Ayala.
  • Donna Sancha appears to have first come to England in attendance on Constantia, the elder daughter of Peter of Castile, whom John of Gaunt married in 1372. .... etc.
  • Sir Walter had two sons:
    • 1. Sir John, who was at one time governor of Calais; was besieged in a castle of Aquitaine by a great French army, which he defeated with a small force (Walsingham, Ypodigma Neustriæ, Rolls Ser., p. 437); was created knight of the Garter in 1413; and was present at the siege of Rouen in 1418: Sir John died without male issue.
    • 2. Sir Thomas, who was Treasurer of Calais during Henry VI's wars in France (Stevenson's Letters, &c., illustrating the wars in France temp. Henry VI, Rolls Ser., ii. passim), and founded a chantry at Newark in 1422 (at the expense of the Duke of Exeter) in memory of his father and mother. Sir Thomas was the father (by Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Gresley of Gresley, Derbyshire) of Sir Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy.
    • Also a daughter, Constance, who married John de Sutton V. They were the parents of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Blount_(soldier)
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  • Links
  • http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/blount-sir-walter-1403
  • http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wjhonson&id=I149117
  • http://dgmweb.net/Resources/GenLin/Gen-BeauchamEleanor-inPrescott1902.html*
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Knights_and_Ladies_of_the_Garter
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