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Walter Blount

Also Known As: "Walter Blount", "1st Baron Mountjoy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Blount, Kt. and Margaret Blount
Husband of Helena Blount and Anne Neville, Duchess of Buckingham
Father of Sir William Blount; John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy; Sir Knight James Blount; Edward Blount; Anne Blount and 2 others
Brother of Sir Thomas Blount, Kt.; Sancha Langford (Blount); Elizabeth Blount; Agnes Wolsey (Blount); Lord Mountjoy Blount and 1 other

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About Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy

Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy

Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy KG (c. 1416 – 1 August 1474) was an English politician.

Walter Blount was born about 1416, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount (1378–1456) and Margery Gresley and grandson of Sir Walter Blount.

He was made Steward of the High Peak in Derbyshire and became a bitter rival of the local Vernon and Longford families, replacing the Vernons in parliament as the near permanent Knight of the Shire (1446–1448, 1450–1468) for Derbyshire. He succeeded his father, Sir Thomas Blount, as Treasurer of Calais in 1460, becoming governor a year later as a reward for service rendered to King Edward IV at the Battle of Towton. Edward conferred on him in 1467 rich estates in Devon forfeited by the Earl of Devon; and in 1465 Blount was made lord high treasurer and created Baron Mountjoy. This creation is noteworthy as one of the earliest examples of a baronial title not being of a territorial character; nor the title of a dignity already existing. Blount's great-grandfather had married Isolda, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy, and the title was probably chosen to commemorate this alliance.[1]

He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1472.

On his death on 1 August 1474 in Greyfriars, London his grandson Edward Blount, 2nd Baron Mountjoy inherited his title. His eldest son (and Edward's father) Sir William Blount had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471.

Mountjoy married firstly Helena Byron, the daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire,[2] by whom he had four sons and two daughters.

  • William Blount, eldest son and heir, who died in 1471 of wounds received at the Battle of Barnet.[2]
  • John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy, second son.
  • James Blount, third son.
  • Edward Blount.
  • Anne Blount.
  • Elizabeth Blount.

By November 1467 Mountjoy married secondly Anne (née Neville), widow of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (d.1460), and daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[2]

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  • Sir Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • M, #48675, b. circa 1420, d. 1 August 1474
  • Father Sir Thomas Blount, Sheriff of Derbyshire, Treasurer of Normandy8,4,7 b. c 1378, d. 1456
  • Mother Margaret de Gresley8,4,7 b. c 1392, d. a 1430
  • Sir Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer was born circa 1420 at of Appletree, Derbyshire, England.8,4,7 He married Ellen Byron, daughter of Sir John Byron and Margaret Booth, circa 1442.9,2,5 Sir Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer married Anne II Neville, daughter of Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl Westmoreland, 4th Baron Neville and Joan Beaufort, before 25 November 1467; No issue.9,1,3,4,6,7 Sir Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer left a will on 8 July 1474.4,7 He died on 1 August 1474; Buried in the Chapel of the Apostles, Church of the Grey Friars, London.9,1,4,7 His estate was probated on 10 February 1475.4,7
  • Family 1 Ellen Byron b. c 1416, d. b 1467
  • Children
    • Sir William Blount, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire+9,10,2,5 b. c 1443, d. 14 Apr 1471
    • Sir John Blount, 3rd Lord Mountjoy+ b. c 1450, d. 12 Oct 1485
  • Family 2 Anne II Neville d. 20 Sep 1480
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 674.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 102-103.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 249.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 77-78.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 484-485.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 236.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 15-16.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 334.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 336.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 282.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1619.htm#i48675

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  • Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy1
  • M, #107424, b. circa 1420, d. 1 August 1474
  • Last Edited=2 Feb 2013
  • Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy was born circa 1420.1 He was the son of Thomas Blount and Margaret Gresley.2 He married, firstly, Helena Byron, daughter of John Byron and Margery Booth, before 1443. He married, secondly, Lady Anne Neville, daughter of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort, before 25 November 1467.3 He died on 1 August 1474.3
  • He gained the title of 1st Lord Mountjoy.1 He lived at Thurveston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Children of Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy and Helena Byron
    • Charles Blount
    • William Blount+ d. 14 Apr 1471
    • John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy+4 d. 1485
  • Citations
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 109. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 17. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • [S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 55. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10743.htm#i107424

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  • Walter BLOUNT (1º B Mountjoy)
  • Born: ABT 1416, Rock, Worcester, England /1420, Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: 1 Aug 1474
  • Buried: 1 Aug 1474, Grey Friars, London, Middlesex, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. Lord High Treasurer. Fought for Edward IV at the battle of Towton.
  • Father: Thomas BLOUNT (Sir)
  • Mother: Margery GRESLEY
  • Married 1: Helena (Ellen) BYRON (b. ABT 1416)
  • Children:
    • 1. William BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
    • 2. James BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
    • 3. John BLOUNT (3° B. Mountjoy)
    • 4. Edward BLOUNT
    • 5. Anne BLOUNT
    • 6. Elizabeth BLOUNT
  • Married 2: Anne NEVILLE (D. Buckingham) 25 Nov 1467, Raby, Durham, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BLOUNT1.htm#Walter BLOUNT (1° B. Mountjoy)

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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 05
  • Blount, Walter (d.1474) by Sidney Lee
  • BLOUNT, WALTER, first Baron Montjoy or Mountjoy (d. 1474), lord high treasurer of England, eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount and grandson of Sir Walter Blount [q. v.], became treasurer of Calais in 1460, apparently in immediate succession to his father; fought bravely with the Yorkists at the decisive battle of Towton (29 March 1461), and was rewarded first by knighthood and afterwards by promotion to the governorship of Calais. In October 1461 he was besieging with a very large force ‘the Castell of Hampnes by side Cales,’ which apparently held out for Henry VI. In 1465 he was nominated lord high treasurer of England, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Montjoy or Mountjoy, on 20 June of the same year. In 1467 he was given the Devonshire estates forfeited to the crown by the attainder of Thomas Courtenay, earl of Devonshire, in 1461. He was directed in 1468 to accompany the king in a projected expedition to aid the Duke of Brittany against Louis XI. In the following year Mountjoy accompanied Edward IV on his public entry into London after his release from the temporary confinement to which Warwick and Clarence had subjected him. He was created a knight of the Garter on 23 April 1472.
  • Lord Mountjoy died late in 1474, and was buried in the church of Grey Friars, London. His piety was as far-famed as his bravery. On 17 Sept. 1469 he and his wife were received into the fraternity of the chapter of the Holy Trinity priory at Canterbury. By his will, dated 8 July 1474, he largely increased the endowment of the hospital of St. Leonards, near Alkmonton, Derbyshire, originally founded by his grandmother, Donna Sancha de Ayála [see under Blount, Sir Walter, (d. 1403)], and established a chapel in the same village. He was twice married: (1) to Helena, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire, and (2), in 1467, to Ann, widow of Humphrey Stafford, duke of Buckingham, and daughter of Ralph Nevill, earl of Westmorland, by Joan Beaufort, only daughter of Catherine Swynford and John of Gaunt. By his second wife, who died in 1479, he had no issue. In 1470 Lord Mountjoy was appointed custodian of the estates of the dukedom of Buckingham during the minority of his stepson Henry Stafford, the heir. By his first marriage he had three sons. William, the eldest, was killed while fighting with Edward IV at Barnet in 1471, and was buried with his father at Grey Friars. William's son Edward succeeded his grandfather as the second Baron Mountjoy in 1474, but died in the following year, and was buried in the Grey Friars' church in London. The second son, Sir John, succeeded his nephew Edward as third Baron Mountjoy in 1475; was appointed captain of Guisnes and Hammes near Calais in 1477; was continued in the office by Richard III in 1483; died in 1485, bequeathing his body to the Grey Friars' church; and was succeeded in his title by his son William [q. v.] The third son, Sir James, became lieutenant of Hammes in 1476; joined in offering the castle of Hammes to Henry, earl of Richmond, in 1484–5; was with Henry VII on his landing at Milford Haven in 1485; was knighted there; became a knight banneret in 1487; and died in 1493 (cf. Polydore Vergil, Camd. Soc. 208, 212).
  • [Sir Alexander Croke's Genealogical History of the Croke Family, surnamed Le Blount, ii. 197–204; Dugdale's Baronage; Rymer's Fœdera, xi. 504, 578, 630, 656–7, 767; Stow's Survey, ed. Strype, bk. iii. 133; Paston Letters, ed. Gairdner, ii. 5, 52, 169, 389; Nichols's Leicestershire, iii. 7, iv. 523, 524.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Blount,_Walter_(d.1474)_(DNB00)
  • https://archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati05stepuoft#page/258/mode/1up

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  • Sir Walter Blount
  • Birth: 1416, England
  • Death: Aug. 1, 1474, England
  • Lord Montjoy, High Treasurer, Steward of the High Peak in Derbyshire, Treasurer of Calais,
  • Eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount and Margery Gresley. Grandson of Sir Walter Blount and Sancha de Ayala, great grandson of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy.
  • Husband of Helena Byron and father of six; Sir William, John, James, Edward, Anne, Elizabeth.
  • Secondly, husband of Ann Neville, widow of Sir Humphrey Stafford Duke of Buckingham.
  • Sir Walter was made a Knight of the Garter in 1472.
  • On his death, his title went to his grandson, Edward, whose father, Sir William, had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471.
  • Family links:
  • Spouses:
  • Ellen Byron Blount*
  • Anne de Neville Stafford (1411 - 1480)*
  • Children:
    • William Blount (____ - 1471)*
    • James Blount (____ - 1492)*
    • John Blount (1450 - 1485)*
  • Burial: Grey Friars London, London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 112200366
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112200366

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Walter Blount

1st Baron Mountjoy[1,2]

1420 - 1474

Occupation 206 Knight of the Garter - 1472

Lived In England

Died 1 Aug 1474

Buried London, Grey Friars

Person ID I00108591 Leo

Father Sir Thomas Blount, b. Abt 1378

Mother Margaret Gresley

Family ID F00091892 Group Sheet

Family 1 Helena Byron

Children

1. Sir William Blount, of Mountjoy

2. John Blount, 3rd Lord Mountjoy, b. Bef 1450

Family ID F00047389 Group Sheet

Family 2 Anne Neville, b. Abt 1406

Family ID F00011515 Group Sheet

REMARKS:

206 Knight of the Garter - 1472

Sources 1. [S00010] A Genealogical History of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited and extinct peerages of the British Empire, London, 1866, Burke, Sir Bernard, Reference: 55

2. [S00120] Cahiers de Saint Louis , Dupont, Jacques and Saillot, Jacques, Reference: 911

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Sir Thomas Blount (d 1456, Treasurer of Normandy)

younger brother of Sir John Blount, Governor of Calais

m1. Margaret Gresley (dau of Sir Thomas Gresley of Gresley)

1. Sir Walter BLOUNT, 1st Lord Mountjoy (b c1420, d 01.08.1474)

m1. (by 1442) Ellen Byron (dau of Sir John Byron of Clayton)

	A.	William Blount (dvp after 1471)

m. Margaret Echingham (d 1481, dau of Sir Thomas Echingham of Etchingham)

	i.	John Blount (dsp)
	ii.	Edward Blount, 2nd Lord Mountjoy (b c1464, d 01.12.1475)

m. (1475) Anne Cobham (d 26.06.1526, dau of Sir Thomas Cobham)

	B.	John Blount, Governor of Guisnes, 3rd Lord Mountjoy (d 12.10.1485)

m. (by 1477) Lora Berkeley (d c12.1501, dau of Sir Edward Berkeley of Beverton Castle)

	i.	William Blount, 4th Lord Mountjoy (b c1478, d 08.11.1534)

m3. (before 15.02.1514/5) Alice Keble (d 08.06.1521, dau of Henry Keble, Lord Mayor of London)

	a.	Charles Blount, 5th Lord Mountjoy (b 28.06.1516, d 10.10.1544)

m. (c08.1530) Anne Willoughby (d 24.12.1582, dau of Robert Willoughby, 2nd Lord de Broke)

	(1)	James Blount, 6th Lord Mountjoy (b c1533, d 20.10.1581)

m. (1558) Catherine Leigh (bur 25.06.1576, dau of Sir Thomas Leigh of St. Oswalds)

	(A)	William Blount, 7th Lord Mountjoy (b c10.1561, d unm bur 23.07.1594)
	(B)	Charles Blount, 8th Lord Mountjoy, Earl of Devonshire b c1562, d 03.04.1606)

Lord Deputy of Ireland from 21JAN1600, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 25APR1603

untill succeeded by Sir Arthur Chichester (Lord Deputy) 15OCT1604

	p/m. (26.12.1605) Penelope Devereux (d 07.07.1607, dau of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex)

The children of this marriage were born whilst Penelope was married to Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick, and so were illegitimate.

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Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy's Timeline

1420
February 1, 1420
Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
1440
1440
Age 19
Probably Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
1442
1442
Age 21
Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
1442
Age 21
1450
1450
Age 29
Probably Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
1452
1452
Age 31
Probably Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England
1454
1454
Age 33
Of, Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England
1456
1456
Age 35
1458
1458
Age 37
Of, Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England
1467
November 24, 1467
Age 47