Sir Walter Blount, KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy

Sir Walter Blount, KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy

Male 1420 - 1474  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Walter Blount 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy 
    Born 0___ 1420  Barton Blount, Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Lord High Treasurer of England  [1
    Died 1 Aug 1474  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Greyfriars, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I37711  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2017 

    Father Thomas Blount, I, Knight,   b. 0___ 1378, Rock, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1456, Elvaston, Shardlow, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Gresley,   b. 0___ 1393, Gresley, Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1456, Rock, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1415  Elvaston, Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F13895  Group Sheet

    Family Ellen Byron,   b. Abt 1416, Clayton le Woods, Leyland, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1467, (London, Middlesex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1440  Barton Blount, Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. William Harrison Blount,   b. Abt 1442, Rock, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1471  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. James Blount,   b. 0___ 1445,   d. 24 Jul 1492  (Age ~ 47 years)
     3. John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy,   b. 0___ 1450, Rock, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1485  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. Edward Blount,   b. 0___ 1454,   d. 0___ 1473  (Age ~ 19 years)
     5. Anne Blount,   b. 0___ 1456,   d. 20 Nov 1537  (Age ~ 81 years)
     6. Elizabeth Blount,   b. 0___ 1458
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F13976  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1420 - Barton Blount, Derby, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1440 - Barton Blount, Derby, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1474 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greyfriars, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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    Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy KG (c.?1416 - 1 August 1474)
    Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy KG (c.?1416 - 1 August 1474)
    was an English politician and a forefather of the issue of Thomas & Patrick Hennessee, sons of James, oldest son of the progenitor, Patrick...

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

      Early life and family

      Walter Blount was born about 1416, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount (1378–1456) and Margery Gresley and grandson of Sir Walter Blount.

      Career

      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.

      Marriages and children

      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 (nâee Neville), widow of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (d.1460), and daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[2]

      Notes

      Jump up ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mountjoy, Barons and Viscounts". Encyclopµdia Britannica 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 941.
      ^ Jump up to: a b c Horrox 2004.

      References

      Carley, James P. (2004). "Blount, William, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c.1478–1534)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2702. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
      Horrox, Rosemary (2004). "Blount, Walter, first Baron Mountjoy (d. 1474)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2700. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
      "Blount, Walter (d.1474)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S47196] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I16637&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=8.

    2. [S8751] "Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy", biography, abstracted December 17, 2015 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikipedia.

    3. [S51749] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I7279&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=5.

    4. [S7300] "Sir Walter Blount (died 21 July 1403)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Blount_(soldier).