Blount baronets

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There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Blount, both in the Baronetage of England. Both creations are extinct.

The Blount Baronetcy, of Sodington in the County of Worcester, was created in the Baronetage of England on 5 October 1642 for Walter Blount, High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1619 and Member of Parliament for Droitwich from 1624 to 1625. He later fought as a Royalist in the Civil War. He was captured in 1645 and imprisoned in the Tower of London. In 1652 he was convicted of treason and his estates at Sodington Hall, Worcestershire, and at Mawley Hall, Shropshire were sequestered. The family recovered the estates after the Restoration of Charles II.[1]

The title descended in the direct line until the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1717. The late Baronet was succeeded by his nephew, the fourth Baronet. He was succeeded by his elder son, the fifth Baronet. He died childless and was succeeded by his younger brother, the sixth Baronet. His grandson, the eighth Baronet, was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1835. His son, the ninth Baronet, was a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire. His eldest son, the tenth Baronet, died childless and was succeeded by his younger brother, the eleventh Baronet. The title became extinct on the death of the latter's son, the twelfth Baronet, in 2004.

Sir Edward Blount (1809–1905), son of Edward Blount, Member of Parliament for Steyning, second son of the sixth Baronet, was a banker and railway promoter. The Lords Mountjoy were descended from this branch of the Blount family.

The Blount Baronetcy, of Tittenhanger in the County of Hertford, was created in the Baronetage of England on 27 January 1680 for Thomas Pope Blount (b. 1649). In the 16th century Elizabeth Blount, daughter of Sir Walter Blount of Blount Hall, Staffordshire (a descendant of the Sodington Blounts), married Sir Thomas Pope of Tittenhanger, Herefordshire. Her nephew Sir Thomas Pope Blount (d. 1638) inherited the estate at Tittenhanger on her death.[2] The first Baronet was the grandson of Sir Thomas and son of the traveller Sir Henry Blount. He represented St Albans and Hertfordshire in the House of Commons. The title became extinct on the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1757.

Blount baronets, of Sodington (1624)[edit]

  • Sir Walter Blount, 1st Baronet (c. 1594–1654)
  • Sir George Blount, 2nd Baronet (died 1667)
  • Sir Walter Kirkham Blount, 3rd Baronet (died 1717)
  • Sir Edward Blount, 4th Baronet (died 1758)
  • Sir Edward Blount, 5th Baronet (c. 1724–1765)
  • Sir Walter Blount, 6th Baronet (died 1785)
  • Sir Walter Blount, 7th Baronet (1768–1803)
  • Sir Edward Blount, 8th Baronet (1795–1881)
  • Sir Walter de Sodington Blount, 9th Baronet (1833–1915)
  • Sir Walter Aston Blount, 10th Baronet (1876–1958)
  • Sir (Edward) Robert Blount, 11th Baronet (1884–1978)
  • Sir Walter Edward Alpin Blount, 12th Baronet (1917–2004)

Blount baronets, of Tittenhanger (1680)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Parishes: Mamble, A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 285–289 from British History Online
  2. ^ The English Baronetage, Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of all the English Baronets now existing Vol 3 Pt 2. Arthur Collins (1741) pp665-77. Google Books

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