Sir James Blount, KB, 6th Baron Mountjoy

Male 1533 - 1582  (49 years)


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  • Name James Blount 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix KB, 6th Baron Mountjoy 
    Born 1533  Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1533  Newport, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 Oct 1582  Hook, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I46649  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2019 

    Father Charles Blount, 5th Baron Mountjoy,   b. 28 Jun 1516, Tourna, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1544, Hooke, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Anne Willoughby,   b. Aft 1514,   d. ~ 1545  (Age < 29 years) 
    Married 0Aug 1530  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Family ID F17087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Leigh,   b. 1539, St. Oswalds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1577, Shoreditch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 17 May 1558  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. William Blount, 7th Baron Mountjoy,   b. 1561,   d. 1594  (Age 33 years)
     2. Charles Blount, Knight,   b. 1563, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1606, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Christopher Blount
     4. Ann Blount
     5. Edward Blount
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F17084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1533 - Derby, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1533 - Newport, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1582 - Hook, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Blount, 6th Baron Mountjoy, (c. 1533 - 1582) was an English peer.

      Life

      James Blount was born circa 1533 in Newport, Devon, the eldest son of Charles Blount, 5th Baron Mountjoy (15161544) and Ann Willoughby. He inherited his title on the death of his father. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Queen Mary (29 September 1553); and was Lord Lieutenant of Dorset in 1559.[1]

      He was one of the commissioners who tried the Duke of Norfolk (1572), and spent the fortune of his family in the pursuit of alchemy. Sir William Cecil encouraged him in the manufacture of alum and copperas between 1566 and 1572.[1]

      Blount also had a reputation as a supporter of Protestantism, in line with that of his father and grandfather. Henry Bennet lauded him in 1561, mentioning also his patronage of Eliseus Bomelius, and the same year Jean Veron dedicated to him an anti-papal tract.[2][3]

      Family

      He married on 17 May 1558 Catherine Leigh, daughter of Thomas Leigh of St. Oswalds. They had 5 children, William, Charles, Christopher, Ann and Edward.[1]

      On his death on 10 October 1582 in Hook, Dorset the title passed to his eldest son William Blount, 7th Baron Mountjoy.[1] [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9938] "Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Charles Blount", pedigree, accessed November 14th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https:.

    2. [S13689] Robert Willoughby KG (1452 - 1502), Ancestors, Descendant & Profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Willoughby-296, abstr.

    3. [S10195] "James Blount, 6th Baron Mountjoy" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Davi.

    4. [S10459] "Charles Blount, 5th Baron Mountjoy" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February 23rd,.

    5. [S10193] "Catherine Leigh (1539 - 1577)" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by David A.

    6. [S10528] "Thomas Lee, MP" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by David A. Hennes.