Sir Francis Blundell, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Francis Blundell, 3rd Baronet (30 January 1643 – 1707)[1] was an Irish baronet and politician.

He was the son of Sir George Blundell, 2nd Baronet and his wife Sarah Colley, daughter of Sir William Colley.[2] In 1675, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] The year before he and his two brothers killed the 3rd Viscount Tara, but were pardoned by the king.[3] Following the Glorious Revolution in 1689, he was attainted by the Parliament of King James II of England.[2] In 1692, Blundell was returned to the Irish House of Commons for King's County, and represented the constituency until his death in 1707.[4]

On 1 December 1671, Blundell married firstly Ursula Davys, daughter of Sir Paul Davys.[2] She died two years later, and he married secondly Anne Ingoldsby, only daughter of Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet in 1675.[2] By his second wife, Blundell had nine children, including Montague, who succeeded to the baronetcy and was later elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Viscount Blundell, and Anne, who married the prominent Jacobite General Robert Echlin.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage - Sir Francis Blundell, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 529. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 600. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for King's County
1692 – 1707
With: Sir William Parsons
Succeeded by
Sir William Parsons, 2nd Bt
William Purefoy
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Blundell
Baronet
(of Edendeny)
1675 – 1707
Succeeded by
Montague Blundell