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Baron Mountjoy Walter Blount
20 generations from the origin. Great x 18 grandfather.
Birth: c. 1420, Derbyshire, England;
Death: Aug 1, 1474; England;
Age: 54

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Titles:
  • 1st Baron Mountjoy - Dates: 1465-1474
  • Lord Treasurer of England - Dates: 1465-1474
  • Treasurer of Calais

Notes:

Note from citation #211:
"Walter Blount, was made treasurer of Calais, 89th [sic] of Henry VI., and had the same office confirmed to him upon the accession of King Edward IV. In the 4th year of which 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 so staunch 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 Care, 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:
I. William, m. Margaret, dau. and heir of Sir Thomas Echingham, d. before his father in 1471, leaving issue: 1. John, d. s. p.; 2. Edward, 2nd Lord Mountjoy; 1. Elizabeth, m. to Andrews, Lord Windsor; 2. Anne, m. 1st, Sir Thomas Oxenbridge, and 2ndly Sir David Owen.
II. John, 3rd Lord Mountjoy, s. his nephew.
III. James (Sir), knighted by Henry VII. on his landing at Milford Haven, and made knight banneret 2nd Henry VII., after the battle of Newark.

His lordship, who m. secondly, Anne, dau. of Ralph Nevil, Earl of Westmoreland, and relict of Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, d. 1 August, 1474, and was s. by his grandson, Edward Blount, 2nd baron."

Children:
William BLOUNT Knt., MP
John BLOUNT 3rd Lord Mountjoy
James BLOUNT Knt.


Sources:

Birth:
212 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Mountjoy
Marriage:
211 - Notable British Families 1600s-1900s from Burke's Peerage,
CD # 367; Broderbund Software Company, 1999; Burke's Dromant, Abeyant, Forgeited, and Extinct Peerages, p. 55

Death:
211 - Notable British Families 1600s-1900s from Burke's Peerage,
CD # 367; Broderbund Software Company, 1999; Burke's Dromant, Abeyant, Forgeited, and Extinct Peerages, p. 55

Family

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Father
Thomas Blount
c. 1395 - 1456
Mother
No information for the mother yet
Issue
Sir William Blount
Great x 17 grandfather
c. 1440 - Apr 14, 1471
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