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Thomas Blount, Kt.

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Girsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: circa 1468 (40-62)
Milton, Ross, Leicestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Blount, Kt. and Margaret Blount
Husband of Agnes Blount and Catherine Blount
Father of Elizabeth Hansard; Anne Marbury; Robert Blount; Constance Blount and Sir Richard Blount, Kt., of Iver, Sherriff of Buckingham and Bedfordshire
Brother of Sancha Langford; Agnes Wolsey (Blount); Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy; Elizabeth Shirley; Lord Mountjoy Blount and 4 others
Half brother of Elizabeth le Blount

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About Sir Thomas Blount, Kt.

Sir Thomas Blount, II, Knight

In 1462, King Edward IV granted him the manor of Milton Ross, & other estates in Leicester and Lincoln, and appointed him, in the same year, treasurer of Calais. He married first Agnes, D/O and heir

of Sir John Hawley, KNT. of Canons, Utterby, in Lincolnshire. 
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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 3 By John Burke
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 3 By John Burke
  • Pg. 167
  • SIR THOMAS BLOUNT, treasurer of Normandy, who was then seated at Elwaston, in Derbyshire, and to whom the Duke of Exeter gave one thousand marks (L666. 6s. 8d.) to found a charity at Leicester. Sir Thomas m. first, Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Greseley, knt. of Greseley, in the county of Derby, and dying in 1456, left two sons and three daughters, viz.
    • I. WALTER (Sir), lord high treasurer of England, created, in 1464, by patent, BARON MONTJOY, a dignity which expired with his descendant, Charles Blount, Earl of Devonshire, in 1606. (See BURKE'S Extinct and Dormant Peerage.)
    • II. THOMAS (Sir), of whom presently.
  • Upon the extinction of the Lords Mountjoy, the representation of the family devolved upon the descendant of the second son, the above named
  • SIR THOMAS BLOUNT: preceed we therefore with his line. In 1462, King EDWARD IV. granted him the manor of Milton Ross, and other estates in the counties of Leicester and Lincoln, and appointed him, in the same year, treasurer of Calais. He married first, Agnes, daughter and heir of Sir John Hawley, knt. of Canons Utterby, in Lincolnshire, and had issue,
    • I. ROBERT, born in 1459, who died in 1514.
    • II. Elizabeth, m. to Richard Hausard.
  • Sir Thomas espoused, secondly, Catharine, daughter of Sir Gervase Clifton, of Clifton, Notts. and left by that lady, at his deacease, 8th EDWARD IV. 1468, an only son,
    • RICHARD BLOUNT, who m. ELIZABETH, only daughter and heir of WILLIAM DE LA FORD, of Iver, in the county of Buckingham, by whom he acquired the estate in that place, and purchasing the manor of MAPLE DURHAM GURNEY, in the county of Oxford, on the 1st February, 1489, fixed his permanent abode there. He served the office of sheriff for Bucks and Bedfordshire in the 18th HENRY VII. A.D. 1502. He d. on the 31st November, 1508 (buried at Iver, Bucks), leaving one son and two daughters, viz.
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  • Sir Thomas Blount1
  • M, b. circa 1420, d. 1468
  • Father Sir Thomas Blount b. c 1378, d. 1456
  • Mother Margaret de Gresley b. c 1392, d. a 1430
  • Sir Thomas Blount was born circa 1420 at of Milton Ross, Hereford, England. He married Agnes Hawley, daughter of Sir John Hawley and Margaret, circa 1453. Sir Thomas Blount married Catherine Clifton, daughter of Sir Gervase Clifton, Treasurer of Calais and Alice Neville, circa 1466. Sir Thomas Blount died in 1468.
  • Family Agnes Hawley b. c 1432
  • Children
    • Agnes Blount+ b. c 1456, d. 20 Nov 1537
    • Elizabeth Blount b. c 1458
    • Robert Blount b. c 1460, d. 1514
    • Richard Blount+ b. c 1464, d. 30 Nov 1508
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4225] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 82; The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 350; Stemmata Robertson, p. 203.
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  • Thomas BLOUNT (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1420, Girsby, Lincoln, England
  • Died: 1468
  • Father: Thomas BLOUNT (Sir)
  • Mother: Margery GRESLEY
  • Married: Agnes HAWLEY ABT 1453, Girsby, Burgh-On-Bain, Lincolnshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne BLOUNT
    • 2. Elizabeth BLOUNT
    • 3. Robert BLOUNT
  • Married 2: Margaret (Catherine) CLIFTON (dau. of Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton-upon-Trent and Alice Neville) ABT 1466, Nottingham, England
  • Children:
    • 4. Richard BLOUNT
  • Married 3: Isabella ?
  • From: BLOUNT (Sir)2
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  • Sir Thomas Blount1
  • M, #320177, b. 1414, d. 1468
  • Last Edited=18 Nov 2008
  • Sir Thomas Blount was born in 1414.1 He died in 1468.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Blount and Margaret Gresley.1
  • Child of Sir Thomas Blount
    • 1.Sir James Blount1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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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
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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, 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, .... etc.
  • 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)

Sir Thomas Blount. b. abt 1420 of Derbyshire & Melton Roos Abbey, Lincolnshire ENG. d. in 1468.

abt 1453 Thomas married Agnes Hawley.

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From Extracts from the Family Trees of Charles Blount, 8th Lord Montjoy - Lord Deputy / Lieutenant of Ireland 1600-1604, and Oliver St. John, 1st Viscount Grandison - Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1615-1622:


  • Father: Sir Thomas Blount (d 1456, Treasurer of Normandy) younger brother of Sir John Blount, Governor of Calais
  • Mother: m1. Margaret Gresley (dau of Sir Thomas Gresley of Gresley)

Sibling generation:

  • 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)
  • 2. Sir Thomas Blount of Milton (or Melton) Ross (d 1468),

Spouses of Thomas:

  • m1. Anna Hally (dau of John Hally),
  • m2. Margaret Clifton (dau of Gervase Clifton of Clifton)


  • 1. Richard Blount of Iver, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire (d 30.11.1508) m. Elizabeth (or Dorothy) de la Ford (dau of William de la Ford of Iver)
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Sir Thomas Blount, Kt.'s Timeline

Girsby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 40
Girsby Village, Burgh-on-Bain Parish, Lincolnshire, England
Age 42
Probably Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England
Age 45
Age 53
Mapledurham (near Reading), Oxfordshire, England
Age 54
Milton, Ross, Leicestershire, England
June 13, 1931
Age 54
June 13, 1931
Age 54
October 25, 1932
Age 54