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Thomas Blount, Sir

Also Known As: "Sir Knight"
Birthplace: Kinlet, Shropshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: June 04, 1524 (68-69)
Astley, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire and Elizabeth Blount
Husband of Private and Anne Croft
Father of Sir John Blount, Kt., MP; Anne Blount; Johanna Blount; Walter Blount, MP; Jocosa Joyce Blount and 12 others
Brother of Jana Otley (Blount); Sir John Blount, III; Mary Blount; Edward Blount; William Blount and 3 others

Occupation: Sheriff of Shropshire
Managed by: Eric Michael Anderson
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About Sir Thomas Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire

  • Sir Thomas Blount1,2
  • M, #77309, b. circa 1456, d. 4 June 1524
  • Father Humphrey Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire1 d. 12 Oct 1477
  • Mother Elizabeth Winnington1
  • Sir Thomas Blount was born circa 1456 at of Kinlet, Shropshire, England; Age 21 in 1477.1 He married Anne Croft, daughter of Sir Richard Croft, Sheriff of Herefordshire, Treasurer to Henry VII and Eleanor Cornwall, circa 1482.1 Sir Thomas Blount died on 4 June 1524 at of Kinlet, Shropshire, England.
  • Family Anne Croft b. c 1463, d. 27 Sep 1549
  • Children
    • Sir John Blount+1 b. 1483, d. 1524
    • Robert Blount+ b. c 1491, d. 1580
    • Walter Blount+ b. c 1500, d. 3 Oct 1561
  • Citations
  • [S11571] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, by John Burke, Esq., p. 199.
  • [S11588] Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 30.
  • From:

Will of Sir Thomas Blount dated 10 March 1523, Names John Blount eldest son, Edward Blount, second son, then Walter, then Arthur, then Robert. Also daughters Joyce, Anne, Elizabeth, Eleanore and Katherine

  • BLOUNT, Walter II (by 1506-61), of Glasshampton in Astley, Worcs.
  • b. by 1506, 2nd s. of Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet and bro. of John and Robert II. educ. ?Oxf. BCnL. m. Isabel, da. of Walter Acton, wid. of Thomas Broughton, 3s. 5da.1
  • From:
  • BLOUNT, John (by 1471-1531), of Knightley, Staffs. and Kinlet, Salop.
  • b. by 1471, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet by Anne, da. of Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle, Herefs.; bro. of Robert II and Walter II. m. 1 Aug. 1492, Catherine, da. and coh. of Hugh Peshall of Knightley, 3s. Sir George, Henry and William 5da. suc. fa. c.1525. Kntd. Nov./Dec. 1529.2
  • From:
  • BLOUNT, Robert II (by 1507-80/81), of Eckington, Derbys.
  • b. by 1507, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet, and bro. of John and Walter II. m. Elizabeth, da. of one Columbell of Darley, Derbys., 3s. 5da.2
  • From:
  • The parliamentary history of the county of Worcester : including the city of Worcester, and the boroughs of Bewdley, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the earliest times to the present day, 1213-1897, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members (1897)
  • Pg. 33
  • Thomas Blount, of Kidderminster, sat for co. Worc. Jan. to May 1559, and 1562-7, and bought the Manor and advowson of Kidderminster for £454 9s. od. from Queen Elizabeth, 1 Feb. 1560. His kinsman Walter Blount, of Kidderminster, was H.S. 1579. This line was founded by John, son of Sir John B., of Sodington, by his 2nd wife Isabella dau. and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet. The Member seems to have been Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, son of Sir Humphrey B. by Elizabeth dau. of Robert Winnington, and m. Anne dau. of Sir Richard Croftes.
    • 1562. Dec. Thomas Blount.
    • Ralph Sheldon.
  • 2B) ELEANOR CORNEWALL, born 1430/5, married 1st, Sir Hugh Mortimer, of Kyre Wyard and Martley, Worcestershire, and Tedstone Wafer, Herefordshire, heir of the Tedstone Wafer Mortimers. He was killed at Wakefield in December 1460, and was buried in the Church of St. Peter, Martley. By him she had a son and a daughter. She married 2nd, Sir Richard Croft (d. 29 July 1509), of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, sheriff of Herefordshire 1471-72, 1477, 1486, MP Herefordshire 1477, and had three more sons and five more daughters. The Crofts had occupied Croft Castle since before the Conquest. Eleanor was the governess of Edward IV's sons at Ludlow Castle. She died 23 Dec. 1519, at an advanced age, and was buried with her second husband in the chapel of Croft Castle (tomb now in St. Michael church, Croft). Issue:
    • 2B1) Sir JOHN MORTIMER, of Kyre Wyard, etc., born 1450/5, sheriff of Herefordshire 1477-8, 1481-2, steward of Abberley, Worcestershire during Warwick's minority 15 Aug. 1480, Squire of the Body 1481-5, knighted 1485, Knight of the Body 1485-1504, sheriff of Worcestershire 1485-6, banneret at Stoke 16 June 1487, sheriff of Herefordshire 1493-4, 1501-2, MP Worcestershire 1495. He married, after 1485, Margaret Nevill (c.1466-31 Jan. 1528), third daughter and co-heiress of John Nevill, Marquess of Montagu (d. 1471) by his wife Isabel Ingaldesthorpe. They had no issue, and Margaret went on to marry Charles Brandon, have it annulled the same year (1507), and then marry in 1522, one Robert Downes, in addition to having had an illegitimate daughter. Sir John Mortimer died without issue in October 1504 (writ of d.c.e. 1 Nov. 1504).
    • 2B2) ELIZABETH MORTIMER, LADY DE LA WARR, born 1455/60, married about 1480, Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord De La Warr (c.1457- 11 Oct. 1525), and died 29 June 1502, having had issue at least one son and four daughters.
    • 2B3) Sir EDWARD CROFT, of Croft Castle, born about 1465, sheriff of Herefordshire 1505, married Joyce Scull, said to be daughter of Sir Walter Scull, of Holt Castle, Worcestershire (d. about 1472; buried at Holt Castle church), by his first wife Margaret Beauchamp of Holt (d. 1456; buried at Holt Castle church), but this seems unlikely due to chronology, and she was probably his daughter by his second wife Frances Mulle (d. 1483). Sir Edward died 23 March 1541, having had four sons and seven daughters, and was ancestor of the Crofts of Croft Castle, descendants of whom still occupy the castle today.
    • 2B4) JOHN CROFT, of Holt, Worcestershire, born 1465/70, married Elizabeth Seymour, daughter of John Seymour of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire (d. 1491), by his wife Elizabeth Darrell, and was ancestor of the Crofts of Holt.
    • 2B5) ROBERT CROFT, of Kyre Wyard, Worcestershire, married and had a sole daughter and heiress.
    • 2B6) ANN CROFT, married Sir Thomas Blount (1455- 4 June 1524), of Kinlet, Shropshire, and died 27 Sep. 1549, having had at least five sons and six daughters.
    • 2B7) ELIZABETH CROFT, married John Whittingham, of Pauntley, Gloucestershire.
    • 2B8) JOYCE CROFT, married Thomas Mill, of Avenbury, Herefordshire.
    • 2B9) JANE CROFT, married Sir Edward Darrell (1465/6- 9 Mar. 1530), of Littlecote, Witshire, and died by 1492, having had issue, two sons and two daughters.
    • 2B10) SYBIL CROFT, married Sir George Herbert (c.1463/5- died after 1504), of St Julians, Monmouthshire, third son of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. He was knighted in 1487 at the battle of Stoke. Dame Sybil had two sons and one daughter.
  • From:
  • The visitation of Herefordshire made by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1569 (1886)
    • Croft Pedigree Chart
  • 1. Sir Hughe Croft, Knight.
    • a. William Croft, maryed (living 1433.) = Margarett, doughter to Walien (Waleyn, Ash. 831) (Walwyn.)
      • i. Sir Richard Crofte, sonne of William (d. 1509.) = Elynor, doughter to Sir John Bare. = Sir Hughe Mertymer, Knight, (Mortimer, Ash. 831.)
        • A. Anne, maried to Sir Thomas Blount (of Kinlet.)
        • B. Elizabethe, to John Wetington (Whitington, Ash. 831.)
        • C. John.
        • D. Joys, maried to Thomas Mylles (of Avenbury) (Myll, Ash. 831)
        • E. Jane, to Sir Edwarde Darell (of Littlecote, Wilts.)
        • F. Robart.
        • G. Sir Edwarde Croft, maried (d. 1546.) = Joys, doughter and soule heire to Sir Walter Scoule of the Holte in Wostershir (Skull, Ash. 831)
        • H. Sybill, to Sir George Herbert (of co. Moum.)
  • The Blounts of Kinlet were already in possession of considerable estates in Staffordshire, which were first acquired by Sir William Blount, of Sodington, co.Worcester, the eldest son of Sir Walter le Blount, of Rock, and Joanna the heiress of Sodington. Sir William Blount married Margaret, one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Theobald de Verdon, who had for her portion the castle and manor of Weobley, in Herefordshire, Hethe, in Oxfordshire, a moiety of the manor of Balterley and other lands in Staffordshire, of which Sir William had livery in 1328. In the 6th of Edward III., 1332, Margaret joined with her husband in conveying her estates to a trustee for the use of her husband's heirs. As they were held of the King in capite, a fine of £10 was paid for his licence, and Nicholas de Coleshall, Chaplain, was enfeoffed of the Castle and manor of Webbeley, in the county of Hereford, the manor of Balterderley, and six marks 5s. and 7d. rent in Bydulf, Rammesore, and Fenton Culvers, in the county of Stafford, which were settled upon Sir William Blount and his heirs. Sir William Blount died in 1337, seised of the Castle of Webbeley, in Herefordshire, and the said estates in Staffordshire. He had an only daughter Alice, or Isabel, who died before him without issue, and his brother Sir John Blount was found to be his heir. After the death of Sir William, his widow Margaret married first, Mark Husee, and afterwards Sir John Crophull, of Sutton Borington, co. Notts, who died in 1383, and by whom she had issue, who were her rightful heirs, and afterwards inherited the manor and Castle of Weobly. And here a compromise appears to have been made; for by deed dated at Leicester in 1348, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, released to Margaret, the wife of Sir John Crophull, Knight, late wife of Sir William le Blount, and her heirs, all right and claim in the manor and castle of Webly. But the manor of Balterderley, and the rents at Fenton, Bydulf, and Romesore, passed to Sir John Blount and his family. The said Sir John died in 1358, seised of two bovates of land in Balterderley, 41s. 1d. of rent in Fenton; 13s. 4d. in Bydulf; 19s. 2d. in Romesore, and one messuage and one carucate of land in Denston, in the county of Stafford. These estates descended to his son Sir John Blount, of Sodington, Knight, who on his marriage with his second wife, Isabella, daughter and heir of Sir Brian Cornewall, of Kinlet, in 1382,settled them upon her and her heirs by him, together with all his lands in Denston, Glaston, Wyshall, and Waterfall, in the same county of Stafford. The said Sir John Blount died in 1424, when it was found by inquisition that Thomas Farnot, late Parson of the Church of Newton, and William Drelyn, Clerk, were lately seised of a messuage &c., in Balterderley, Fenton Culward, Remson (Ramesore), and Bysuf (Bydulf), in the county of Stafford, which they held of the King in capite, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's fee; and that they afterwards granted the said messuage &c., to John Blount and Isabel his wife, and their heirs, whereof the said John and Isabel were seised; and that the said John held nothing else of the King in the county of Stafford on the day of his death. The said Thomas Farnot and William Drelyn were likewise seised of nine messuages and 120 acres of land, &c., in Denston, Watershall, and Glaston, in the same county, and granted the same to the said John Blount and Isabel, and their heirs, of which they were seised, and which John Blount held at his death of the Abbot of Rowcester. The said John and Isabel had a son John, now living, of thirty years of age and more. Isabel died, and afterwards the said John the father; and the said John son of John and Isabel was their heir. John Blount, of Kinlet, Esq., the son of John and Isabel, married Alice, the daughter of Kynard de la Bere, and died seised of these estates in 1442, leaving Humphrey his son and heir, then twenty years of age. The said Humphrey, being a minor at his father's death, the King granted his wardship and marriage to John, Lord Dudley, and Humphrey did homage to the King for his lands in Staffordshire. He was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1461 and 1467, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Winnington; by whom, according to the figures portrayed on his monument in Kinlet Church, he had six sons and four daughters, of whom the youngest died an infant. The names only of five sons and one of the daughters have escaped oblivion. The said Humphrey died in 1477, when it was found that he held the manor of Astal-Lye in fee from Edward Prince of Wales, as part of the Honour of Wallingford, for his homage and fealty only. He was succeeded by his eldest son Sir Thomas Blount, of Kinlet, Knight, who in 1479 was found to have held lands in Balterderley, Fenton Culvard, Romesore and Bydulf. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Crofts, who lived at Eldersfield, and died in 1509. By his said wife he is said to have had twenty children, whose names are not all known, and of whom probably many died infants. Their eldest son, John Blount, married Katherine Peshall, as stated in the text. (Genealogical History of the Croke Family.)
  • From: 'The parish of Church Eaton: Little Onn', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 4 (1883), pp. 64-102. URL: Date accessed: 21 December 2012.
  • 'Blount05'
  • John Blount of Kynlet (Visitation mentions a possible additional marriage for John, to a daughter (& co-heir) of Brian Brampton.)
  • m. Alice Delabere (dau of Kinard Delabere of Cheshire)
    • 1. Humphrey Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1477)
    • m. Elizabeth Winnington (dau of Robert Winnington of Cheshire)
      • A. Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet, Sheriff of Shropshire (b. by 1456, d. 1525)
      • m. Ann Croft (dau of Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle) ..... etc.
  • From:

Sir Thomas BLOUNT of Kinlet


Husband: Thomas BLOUNT

Birth: 1456, of Kinlet, Shropshire, England

Death: 1524

Father: Humphrey BLOUNT of Kinlet

Mother: Elizabeth (WINNINGTON) DELVES


Wife: Anne CROFT

Father: Richard CROFT ( -1509) of Croft Castle


 1.  Sir John BLOUNT, b. 1484, of Kinlet, Shropshire  
 2.  Walter BLOUNT, of Astley  
 3.  Edward BLOUNT, d. 1556, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire 
 4.  Robert BLOUNT, d. 1580, of Eckington, Worcestershire 
 5.  Thomas BLOUNT 
 6.  Arthur BLOUNT 
 7.  William BLOUNT 
 8.  Margaret BLOUNT 
 9.  Joyce BLOUNT 

10. Catherine BLOUNT

11. Agnes BLOUNT

12. Anne BLOUNT

13. Eleanor BLOUNT

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Sir Thomas Blount, Sheriff of Shropshire's Timeline

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