Sir Thomas Blount, 1st Baronet

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Thomas Blount was the son of Henry and Hester Blount (pictured).

Sir Thomas Pope Blount, 1st Baronet (12 September 1649 - 27 January 1697) was an English baronet.[1]

Thomas Pope Blount was born on 12 September 1649 in Islington, London, son of Sir Henry Blount and Hester Wane. He married on 22 July 1669 Jane Caesar, the daughter of Sir Henry Caesar.

He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 1 December 1668. In December 1678 he succeeded to the estate of Tittenhanger in Hertfordshire from his mother. He was the Member of Parliament for St Albans between 1679 and 1681 and for Hertfordshire between 1689 and 1697. He was a Commissioner of Public Accounts between 1694 and 1697.

His Essays on Several Subjects have been described as openly deistic. He also published a remarkable biographical dictionary and other works.[2]

He was created a baronet, of Tittenhanger on 27 January 1679. On his death in Tittenhanger the title passed to his son, Sir Thomas Pope Blount, 2nd Baronet.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 3) [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Thomas Pope Blount in A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists
Baronetage of England
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New Creation
Blount baronets
Succeeded by
Thomas Pope Blount