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Margaret Blount (Gresley)

Also Known As: "Grizly", "de Gresley"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Rock, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Rock, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Thomas Gresley, Kt., MP and Margaret Gresley
Wife of Sir Thomas Blount, Kt.
Mother of Sir Thomas Blount, Kt.; Sancha Langford; Agnes Wolsey (Blount); Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy; Elizabeth Shirley and 5 others
Sister of John Gresley, Sir; Joan Astley; Geoffrey Gresley and Innocentia Or Senecha (Sarah) Curzon

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About Margaret Blount

  • Margaret de Gresley1,2,3
  • F, #15561, b. circa 1392, d. after 1430
  • Father Sir Thomas Gresley2,3 b. bt 1365 - 1367, d. c 1445
  • Mother Margaret Walsh d. a 1421
  • Margaret de Gresley was born circa 1392 at of Drakelow, Derbyshire, England. She married Sir Thomas Blount, Sheriff of Derbyshire, Treasurer of Normandy, son of Sir Walter Blount and Sancha de Ayala, circa 1415.2,3 Margaret de Gresley died after 1430.
  • Family Sir Thomas Blount, Sheriff of Derbyshire, Treasurer of Normandy b. c 1378, d. 1456
  • Children
    • Sanche Blount+ b. c 1418
    • Sir Thomas Blount+ b. c 1420, d. 1468
    • Sir Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer+4,2,3 b. c 1420, d. 1 Aug 1474
    • Agnes Blount b. c 1424
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4256] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 82; Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 28; Stemmata Robertson, p. 203.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 77-78.
  • 3.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 15-16.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 334.
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  • Margaret Gresley1
  • F, #211930, b. 1393
  • Last Edited=18 Nov 2008
  • Margaret Gresley was born in 1393.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Gresley and Margaret Walsh.1 She married Thomas Blount, son of Sir Walter Blount and Sancha de Ayala.1
  • Her married name became Blount.1
  • Children of Margaret Gresley and Thomas Blount
    • 1. Sir Thomas Blount+ b. 1414, d. 14681
    • 2. Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy+ b. c 1420, d. 1 Aug 14741
  • Citations
  • [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".
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  • Thomas BLOUNT (Sir)
  • Born: 1378, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: 1456, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • Notes: Treasurer of Normandy.
  • Father: Walter BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Sancha De AYALA
  • Married: Margery GRESLEY (b. 1393) ABT 1413, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Walter BLOUNT (1° B. Mountjoy)
    • 2. Richard BLOUNT
    • 3. Thomas BLOUNT (Sir)
    • 4. Elizabeth BLOUNT
    • 5. Agnes BLOUNT
    • 6. Sancha BLOUNT
  • From: BLOUNT (Sir)1
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  • BLOUNT, Thomas II (c.1383-1456), of Barton Blount, Derbys.
  • b.c. 1383, 3rd s. and event. h. of Sir Walter Blount*. m. (1) Margaret, da. of Sir Thomas Gresley*, 2s. Walter† and Thomas†, 3da.; (2) by Jan. 1436, Elizabeth (d.c.1466), wid. of Sir John Wilcotes (d.c.1429), 2nd s. and event. h. of William Wilcotes*. Kntd. between July 1423 and July 1424.1
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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 .... 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.
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  • 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]
  • From:,_1st_Baron_Mountjoy
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  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • Pg.54
  • SIR WALTER BLOUNT, so celebrated for his martial prowess in
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  • 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, .... etc.
  • .... 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,
    • I. WALTER (Sir), Lord High Treasurer of England, of Whose line we treat.
    • II. THOMAS (Sir), of Milton Ross, co. Leicester, ancestor of the BLOUNTS of Maple Durham, co. Oxford, still resident at that seat. (See BURKE'S Landed Gentry.)
    • I. Elizabeth, m. to Ralph Shirley, of West Heston, in Sussex.
    • II. Sanchia, m. to Edward Langford.
    • III. Agnes, m. to __ Wolseley.
  • The eldest son,
  • WALTER BLOUNT, was made treasurer of Calais, 39th of HENRY VI., and had the same office confirmed to him upon the accession of King EDWARD IV. In the 4th year of with latter monarch's reign, he was constituted, by letters patent, dated 24 November, LORD TREASURER OF ENGLAND, and the next year, advanced, by charter, dated 20 June, to the peerage, by the title of BARON MOUNTJOY, of Thurveston, co Derby. This nobleman became to stanch an adherent of the House of York, that he shared largely in the confiscated estates of the leading Lancastrians--particularly in those of Sir William Carey, Sir William Vaux, and Thomas Courtenay, Earl of Devon. obtaining thereby extensive territorial possessions in the counties of Devon, Cornwall, and Worcester. He was also honoured with the Garter. His lordship m. 1st, Helena, dau. of Sir John Byron, of Clayton, Lancashire; and by her (who was buried at Grey Friars, London) he had three sons; .... etc.
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The Marbury Ancestry by Meredith Bright Colket (The Magee Press, Philadelphia, 1936)

Margaret Gresley. b. of Drakelove, Derbyshire ENG.

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Margaret Blount's Timeline

Rock, Worcestershire, England
December 25, 1400
Age 8
Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Girsby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 23
Rock, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
Age 25
Rock, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
February 1, 1420
Age 27
Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 29
Probably Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
Age 63
Rock, Worcestershire, England
April 1, 1930
Age 63