Peter Blundell (c. 1520 – 1601) was a prosperous clothier, trading between Tiverton and London. He died in April 1601, never having married and with no known issue. On his death, he left over £32,000 cash to fellow clothiers and their families, his employees, created several charitable trusts, and gave £2400 to build Blundell's School, to be a free grammar school.
Blundell also left £2000 in his will for the endowment of six scholars from The School in Divinity at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; arrangements were made for Blundell Scholars to enter Balliol and Sidney Sussex colleges respectively.
He was buried on the 9th May 1601 at St Michael Paternoster Royal in London.
- Blundell, Joseph Hight; Hight Blundell (1912). The Blundells of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. by subscription of family members.
- Joyce Youings, ‘Blundell, Peter (c. 1520–1601)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 10 Oct 2007
- Donations of Peter Blundell - Reproduction of Will
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