Sir Walter Blount, 1st Baronet

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Sir Walter Blount, 1st Baronet (1594 – 27 August 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1624. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

Blount was the eldest son of Sir George Blount of Sodington, Worcestershire and his wife Eleanor Norwood, daughter of William Norwood of Leckhampton, Gloucestershire.[1] He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford on 12 October 1610 aged 16 and entered Inner Temple in 1611. He was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1620. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Droitwich.[2] He was created a baronet on 5 October 1642. In the Civil War, he supported the King. He was taken prisoner at Hereford in December 1645, and was imprisoned at Oxford and in the Tower of London. His house at Sodington was burnt down by Parliamentarian soldiers and his estates were confiscated on 2 November 1652 and sold in 1655.[1]

Blount died at Blagdon in the parish of Paignton in Devon, aged 60 and was buried at Paignton on 29 August 1654.[1]

Blount married Elizabeth (~1591-1656) daughter of George Wylde and Frances Huddleston.[1][3] Blount had 13 children, including George, his heir, and Eleanor, who married firstly Robert Knightley, and secondly Walter Aston, 3rd Lord Aston of Forfar.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Coventry
John Wilde
Member of Parliament for Droitwich
1624
With: John Wilde
Succeeded by
Thomas Coventry
John Wilde