John Blount (died 1531)

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John Blount (by 1471 – 27 February 1531) was an English politician.

He was born the eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount of Kinlet, Shropshire. He succeeded his father c. 1525 and was knighted in 1529.

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Shropshire in 1529.[1]

He served as a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Staffordshire in 1520–1526 and for Shropshire from 1529 to his death. He was appointed High Sheriff of Staffordshire for 1526–27 and High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1530–31 but died in office.

He married Catherine, the daughter and coheiress of Hugh Peshall of Knightley, with whom he had three sons and five daughters. His daughter, Elizabeth, was a Lady-in-Waiting to Catherine of Aragon. She also gave Henry VIII his only recognized, illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond.[1] He was succeeded by his eldest son George, also to be an MP and High Sheriff.

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  1. ^ a b "BLOUNT, John (by 1471-1531), of Knightley, Staffs. And Kinlet, Salop. | History of Parliament Online".