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Ann Griffith (Blount)

Birthplace: Probably Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Wichnor, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Walter Blount, Kt., of Barton and Sancha Blount, Lady de Ayala
Wife of Sir Thomas ap Griffith, Kt.
Mother of Sir John Griffith, Kt., of Abermarlais
Sister of Walter Blount; Constance Blount; Peter Blount; Sir James Blount, Kt.; Sir Thomas Blount, Kt. and 1 other

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About Ann Griffith

  • Anne Blount1,2,3
  • F, #22052, b. circa 1386, d. after 1415
  • Father Sir Walter Blount2,3 b. 1348, d. 22 Jun 1403
  • Mother Sancha de Ayala2,3 b. c 1356, d. 1418
  • Anne Blount was born circa 1386. She married Thomas ap Griffith, Esq., Sheriff of Stafford, son of Sir Rhys ap Rhys ap Griffith, Lord Whichnor and Margaret la Zouche, circa 1399; They had 1 son (Sir John).2,3 Anne Blount died after 1415.
  • Family Thomas ap Griffith, Esq., Sheriff of Stafford b. 19 May 1377 or 24 May 1377, d. 28 Feb 1433
  • Child
    • Sir John Griffith, Sheriff of Stafford+2,3 d. 20 Jun 1471
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6740] Unknown author, Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 28; Wallop Family, p. 391.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 60.
  • 3.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 666-667.
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  • Anne BLOUNT
  • Born: 1396 / 1386, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • Father: Walter BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Sancha De AYALA
  • Married: Thomas GRIFFITH
  • Children:
    • 1. John GRIFFITH (Sir) (m. Catherine Tyrwhitt)
  • From: BLOUNT1
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  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • 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
  • 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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Wichnor, Staffordshire, England
Probably Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
Age 17
Wichnor, Staffordshire, England
February 9, 1951
Age 17
February 9, 1951
Age 17
February 9, 1951
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February 9, 1951
Age 17
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
April 13, 1951
Age 17
April 13, 1951
Age 17