1420 - 1474 (~ 54 years)
||Walter Blount |
||KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy |
||Barton Blount, Derby, England 
||Lord High Treasurer of England  |
||1 Aug 1474
||London, Middlesex, England [1, 2]
||Greyfriars, London, Middlesex, England [1, 2]
||The Hennessee Family
||25 Feb 2017 |
||Thomas Blount, I, Knight, b. 0___ 1378, Rock, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England , d. 0___ 1456, Elvaston, Shardlow, Derbyshire, England (Age ~ 78 years) |
||Margaret Gresley, b. 0___ 1393, Gresley, Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire, England , d. 0___ 1456, Rock, Worcester, England (Age ~ 63 years) |
||Elvaston, Derby, England [3, 4]
||Ellen Byron, b. Abt 1416, Clayton le Woods, Leyland, Lancashire, England , d. Bef 1467, (London, Middlesex, England) (Age ~ 50 years) |
||Barton Blount, Derby, England [1, 2]
| ||1. William Harrison Blount, b. Abt 1442, Rock, Worcester, England , 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 , 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|
||27 Apr 2017 |
- 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.
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.
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, 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.
John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy, second son.
James Blount, third son.
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.
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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.)
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