Sir Thomas Blount, 1st Baronet
Thomas Pope Blount was born on 12 September 1649 in Upper Holloway, Islington, London, son of Sir Henry Blount and Hester Wane. Thomas was the brother of Charles Blount. Thomas 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.
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.
- Censura celebrorum authorum sive tractatus in quo varia virorum doctorum de clarissimis cujusque seculi scriptoribus judicia traduntur (1690)
- Essays on Several Occasions (1692)
- A Natural History, containing many not common observations extracted out of the best modern writers (1693)
- De re poetica, or remarks upon Poetry, with Characters and Censures of the most considerable Poets (1694)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blount, Sir Thomas Pope". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 3) [self-published source][better source needed]
- Thomas Pope Blount in A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists
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