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Walter Blount

Also Known As: "Walter Blount", "1st Baron Mountjoy"
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,_1st_Baron_Mountjoy

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.


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


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


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 Lord Mountjoy1

'M, #107424, b. circa 1420, d. 1 August 1474

Last Edited=24 Nov 2006

'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 Sir Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Lady Joan de Beaufort, before 25 November 1467.3 He died on 1 August 1474. He gained the title of 1st Lord Mountjoy, and lived at Thurveston, Derbyshire, England.

Children of Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy and Helena Byron

Charles Blount and William Blount b. b 1447, d. 14 Apr 1471.


[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 109. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family".

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 17. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

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

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.,_1st_Baron_Mountjoy

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Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy's Timeline

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