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about the year 1729. This gentleman m.
28th May, 1750, Jane, only child of Wil-
liam Rowan,* esq. barrister-at-law, and
widow of Tichborne Aston, esq. of Beaulieu,
in the county of Louth, by whom he had,
Archibald, his heir.
Sidney, m. to the Rev. Benjamin Be-
Mr. Hamilton died on the 9th April, 1805,
and was s. by his only son, the present Ar-
chibald Hamilton-Rowan, esq.

Arms — Gules three cinquefoils erm.on a
chief or, a heart.

Estates — In the countiesof Dublin, Down,
and Kildare.

Town Residence — Great Marlborough
Street, Dublin.

Seat— Castle of Killyleagh, Downshire,
Rathcoffey, in the county of Kildare.

* William Rowan married Elizabeth, daughter
of Edward Eyre, esq. of the county of Galway, and
had an only daughter, the above mentioned Jane
Rowan. He was bred to the bar, and was twice
elected one of the Fellows of Trinity College,
Dublin. The first election was void, as he re-
fused to subscribe the oaths then required ; before
his second election, a law fellowship was insti-
tuted, and he was chosen to fill it. He resided
chiefly at Richmond, in Surrey, and in the church
there the following epitaph, from the pen of the
Rev. Doctor Brett, is inscribed under his bust.
Hie jacet Gulielmus Rowan Arm.
Nuper e conciliariis Regis
Quondam Collegii S. T. juxta Dublin
In Hibernia Socius.
Qualis erat in Moribus Doctrina
Si siliant lama vel literas
Testantur contemporanei
Et in Academia literati
Et in Foro juridicii
Ingenii acumine clarum
In tota fere artium disciplina eximium
Libertatis publicae strenue assertorem
Fidum, Probum, et Integrum
Omnes, etiam invidi agnoscunt.
Vite Academico cito fessu
Prorsus pro tribunali agere
Curam adhibebat.
Elizabetham e clar& Eyreum
Familia uxorem sibi adjungebat
Ex qua unam solummodo

Lites in foro ut assuevit dicere iniquas
Indigne ferens
Otium Philosophicum
Et libertatem ampliorem, quam in Hibernia
Frui liceat in Angliu quresivit.
Vixit annos, 71.
Obiit Londini, die Junii 27
A.D. 1767.
Et hie requiescit in pace.



PYE HENRY- JOHN, esq. b. 26th September, 1802, m. 25th May, 1825, Mary-
Anne, third daughter of William Walker, esq. of Everley Lodge, in the county of
Herts, and has had issue,

Hampden-Watkins, who d. 13th March, 1827.

Henry-John, b. 30th January, 1827.



Mr Pye succeeds in remainder to the Clifton and Haughton estates, in Staffordshire,
under the will of Charles Watkins, esq. of Clifton Hall, by which the present Reverend
John Watkins, (uncle of that gentleman) has a life interest.


Thomas Pye, whose son, (by Jane Brom-
wich, his wife),

John Pye, was retained temp. Henry
VI. to serve in the French Wars. He was
seated on his patrimonial estate of Sadle-
bow, in Herefordshire, and espoused Eliza-
beth, daughter of Sir John Scudamore, knt.
by whom he had a son,*

John Pye, of the Mynde, in Hereford-
shire, who wedded Anne, daughter and
co-heir of Roger Andrews, of Hereford,
and was s. by his son,

John Pye, of the Mynde, who espoused
first, Anne, daughter of Sir Richard de la
Beare, knt. secondly, Elizabeth, daughter
of Sir Robert Whitney, of Whitney, and
thirdly, Anne Bridges. He d. in 1550, and
was interred in the parish of Dewchurch,
near Kevernol, under the following inscrip-
tion : " Here lyeth the Body of John Pye,
of Minde, a travailer in far countreyes "his
life ended ; he left behind him Walter, his
son, heire of Minde ; a hundred and six
yeares he was truly and had sons and
daughters, two and forty." His eldest son,
by his first wife,

Walter Pye, esq. of the Mynde, m.
Margaret, eldest daughter and co-heiress of
Philip Price, esq. of Orcop, in the county of
Hereford, and was father of

Roger Pye, esq. of the Mynde, possessor
of the ancient castle of Kilpec, who wedded
Bridget, daughter of Thomas or Walter
Kyrle, and dying in 1591, left a son,

William Pye, esq. of the Mynde, who d.
20th August, 1611, leaving five sons, viz.
I. Walter (Sir), of the Mynde, at-
torney-general of the court of wards
to King Charles I. from which prince
he received the honor of knighthood,
20th June, 1640. He sate in parlia-
ment, and was high-steward of Leo-

The family of Pye, one of most honor-
able and ancient extraction, was originally
Ap High, the letter U in the Welch lan-
guage, bearing the sound of Y.

Hugh Pye, or Aphugh, (presumed to
have been a son of the William Ap Hugh,
who accompanied the Norman in his con-
quest of England) was lord of Kilpec Castle,
in the Mynde Parke, in Herefordshire.
He had two sons, viz.

1. Thomas, whose only child, Marga-
ret, wedded Stephen de le Beare,
and had an only daughter, the wife
of Sir John Plunket, from whom
maternally descended Richard Fitz-
Alan, Earl of Arundel, whose
daughter, Jane, marrying Hum-
phrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford, was
mother of

Eleanor Bohun, who m. to Thomas,
of Woodstock, son of King Ed-
ward III.
MaryBohun, m. toA'm//HENRYlV.
2. John.
From the second son,
John Pye, descended in a direct male line,

* Harl. MSS.



minster, until deprived, on account
of his attachment to the king. Sir
Walter in. Joan, daughter of William
Rudshall, esq. of Rudshall, and had,
inter alios,

Walter (Sir), of Mynde. This
gentleman m. in 1628, Elizabeth,
daughter of John Sanders, esq. of
Dinton, and had three children,
Walter, Robert, and Catherine,
all of whom adhering to the
tenets of the church of Rome,
never swerved from their alle-
giance to the illfated house of
Stuart, but disposing of Kilpec
Castle, retired to the continent,
and obtained from the son of the
exiled monarch the title of Lord

II. Robert (Sir), of whom presently.

III. John. iv. William. v. Thomas.
The second son,

Sir Robert Pye, knt. was auditor of the
receipt of the exchequer of King James I.
and Charles I. but was deprived of his
office, in consequence of his staunch and
devoted adhesion to the latter monarch.
Sir Robert purchased of the Untons, the
manor and estate of Faringdon, in Berks,
and during the civil wars, garrisoned his
mansion there, for the royalists, when it
was stoutly besieged, by his own son, Sir
Robert Pye. He espoused Mary, second
daughter and co-heir of John Croker, esq.
of Baltisford, in Gloucestershire, and dying
in 1662, left issue,

i. Robert (Sir), his heir.

II. John (Sir), of Hone, in Derbyshire,

who was created a baronet, and left

one son and two daughters, viz.

Charles (Sir), second baronet, of

Hone, who purchased Clifton

and Haughton, in Staffordshire.

Sir Charles m. first, Philippa,

daughter of Sir John Hobart,

bart. of Bleckling, ancestor of

the Earls of Buckinghamshire,

but had no issue to survive. He

wedded secondly, Ann, daughter

of Richard Stevens, esq. and

left at his decease, in 1721, two

sons and three daughters, viz.

1. Richard,) successive ba-

2. Robert, ) ronets, who
both d. s. p. the elder in
1724, the younger in 1734.

3. Rebecca, d. issueless, in

4. Philippa, also d.s.p. in 1769.

5. Mary,* who d. without is-
sue, in 1774.

* Mary Pye being the last heiress of this
line, devised her estates to General Severne, her
cousin, for life, with remainder to her first cousin
(once removed) Richard Watkins, whose son,

Elizabeth, who m. Thomas Severne,
esq. of Wallop Hall, in Shrop-
shire, and of Rhosgoch, in the
county of Montgomery, gentle-
man of the bed-chamber to King
William III. and had a son,
General Severne, devisee of
his cousin Mary Pye, for life.
He d. in 1787, aged eighty-nine.

Anne, who espoused Charles Wat-
kins, esq. of Aynho, in North-
amptonshire, and had a son and

The Reverend Richard Wat-
kins, rector of Clifton,whowj.
Miss Meysey, and had issue,

1. Charles, who assumed
the surname of Mey-
sey, upon succeeding to
Shakenhurst, in Wor-
cestershire. He d.s.p. m.

2. Richard, in holy or-
ders, rector of Rock,
in Worcestershire, de-
visee intail male of
Mary Pye. He left
an only son and heir,
Charles, who d. un-
married, in 1812, having
cut off the entail, and
left his estates to his
uncle for life, with the
remainder to the pre-
sent Mr. Pye.

3. John, in holy orders,
devisee for life, of his
nephew, Charles. This
gentleman has no male
issue, and is far ad-
vanced in life.

Sir Robert Pye, auditor of the Exchequer,
was s. by his elder son,

Sir Robert Pye, knt. of Faringdon, who
represented Woodstock in the long parlia-
ment. Sir Robert, upon the breaking out
of the civil wars, attached himself to the
side of the people, and became colonel of
Horse in General Fairfax's regiment. Dur-
ing the Protectorate, he enjoyed many
high trusts, and was twice returned for the
county of Berks. He nevertheless engaged
in an attempt to restore King Charles II.
and was appointed one of the treasurers to
apply such money as was transmitted for
that purpose. Sir Robert was subsequently
committed to the Tower for a breach of
privilege, in presenting a petition from the
county of Berks, complaining of the want
of a settled form of government. He had,
however, the courage to move for an Habeas

Charles, inheriting in tail and having no issue,
cut off the entail, and after giving bis uncle, John,
a life interest, left the remainder to the present
Henry-John Pye, esq. representative of the senior
branch of the Pyes.



Corpus, but judge Newdigate decided that
the court of King's Bench, an inferior one,
had not the power of discharging him.
Upon General Monk's coming to London,
the secluded members passed a vote to re-
lieve Pye from prison, who upon the resto-
ration was nominated equerry to the king.
He wedded Ann, eldest daughter of John
Hampden the patriot, and had issue,

Hampden, who predeceased his father
in 1647, being killed in an engage-
ment upon the coast of South America.
Edmund, heir.
Richard, d. young.
Sir Robert d. in 1701, and was s. by his

Edmund Pye, M.D. of Faringdon, who

married Anne, daughter of Lord Crewe of

Stene, and widow of Sir Henry Wright,

hart, by whom he had issue,

Henry, his heir.

John, an officer in the army, who had

two daughters.
Isabella, m. to — Nash, esq. of Wal-

Jemima, m. to Edward Mainwaring,

esq. of Whitmore.
Elizabeth, m. to — Chace, esq.
Dr. Pye was s. by his elder son,

Henry Pye, esq. of Faringdon, b. 23rd
August, 1683. He m. first, in 1707, Jane,
daughter of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, bart. by
whom (who d. within the year), he had an
only child, who d. in infancy. He wedded
secondly Anne, only daughter of Sir Ben-
jamin Bathurst, knt. and had surviving

Henry, his successor.
Thomas (Sir), admiral of the White,
and lieut.-general of Marines, who
d. s. p. in 1785.
Robert, LL.D. in holy orders, pre-
bendary of Rochester, who m. Anne,
daughter of Sir Rowland Alston, bart.
and had an only daughter, Ann.
Charles, of Wadley, who m. Ann, daugh-
ter of the Rev. Mr. Mainwaring.
Anthony, who m. Ann, daughter of
John Blackstone, esq. first cousin of
the eminent lawyer of that name, and
had issue, Henry and Charlotte.
Benjamin, LL.D. in holy orders, a
poet of some note, who m. Elizabeth,
daughter of John Sleigh, esq. and
relict of — Whitby, esq. by whom
he had Bathurst, in the army, and
Elizabeth, m. to — Watson, esq.
William, an officer in the army, shot
at the battle of Plassy, in the East In-
dies, while acting as aid-de-camp to
Lord Clive. He wedded Elizabeth,
daughter of Governor Saunders, by
whom he left a daughter Elizabeth,
m. to Dr. Walker.
Frances, m. to Thomas Mainwaring,
esq. of Whitmore.

Henrietta, m. to the Rev. John Baker,
D.D. and had two daughters,
Henrietta Baker, who wedded

Governor Roger Drake.
Sarah Baker.
Anne, m. first, in 1734, to Lionel Rich,
esq. and secondly, to James Mollov,
Elizabeth, m. to Sir Willoughby Aston,

Finetta, m. first, to George Cruick-
shank, an eminent Dutch merchant,
and secondly, to — Moubray, esq.
Arabella, m. to — Southwell, esq.
Mr. Pye, who wedded thirdly, Miss Isabella
Warren, but had no further issue, died in
1748-9, and was s. by his eldest son,

Henry Pye, esq. of Faringdon, b. in
1709, representative in four parliaments for
the county of Berks. This gentleman es-
poused Mary, daughter of the Rev. David
James, rector of Woofton, and dying in
1766, left issue,

Henry-James, his heir.
Robert-Hampden, an officer of rank
in the army, who married in 1766
Joel-Henrietta, relict of — Campbell,
esq. and left an only child,

Allen-Hampden, a major-general
in the army, who m. his cousin,
Mary, daughter of Captain Gor-
don, R.N. and sister to General
Sir Willoughby Gordon.
Walter, barrister-at-law, d. unmarried.
Anne, twin with Walter, d. unmarried.
Mr. Pye was s. by his eldest son,

Henry-James Pye, esq. of Faringdon, b.
10th February, 1744-5, member of parlia-
ment for the county of Berks, and Poet
Laureate ; author of "Faringdon Hill," and
other admired poems. He m. first, in 1766,
Mary, daughter of Lieutenant-colonel Wil-
liam Hook, and had issue,

1. Mary, m. to Captain Jones, of the
35th regiment, by whom (who d. in
Egypt, in 1807) she has an only

2. Matilda, m. to Samuel- James Arnold,
esq. of Stanmore, and has two sons
and a daughter.

The Laureate wedded secondly, in Novem-
ber, 1801, and had,

3. Henry-John, present representative
of the family.

4. Jane-Anne, wi. to Francis Willington,
esq. and has two sons, viz.

Francis-Pye Willington.
Waldyve-Henry Willington.
Mr. Pye d. 11th August, 1813.

Arms — Erm. a bend fusilly gu.

Crest — -A cross crosslet fitchee gu. be-
tween two wings displayed, arg.

Motto — In cruce glorier.

Seats — Chacombe Priory, Northampton-
shire, and Pinner, in the county of Middle-



VAWDREY, DANIEL, esq. of Tushingham Hall, in the county of Chester, b. 5th
October, 1771, m. 7th February, 1804, Anne, daughter of Benjamin Wyatt, esq. and
niece of the late surveyor-general James Wyatt, by whom he has surviving issue,

Daniel, b. in 1807, a fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford.
William-Seaman, of Queen's College, Cambridge.
Benj amin- Llewelyn.

Mr. Vawdrey inherited the estates at the decease of his father. He served the office
of sheriff of Carnarvonshire, in 1829, and is in the commission of the peace for the
counties of Chester, Salop, and Carnarvon.



The house of Vavvdray was one of dis-
tinction in Franche Comte, and records* of
many of its members are in possession of
its present representative. The Chateau
Vawdrey is still to be seen in going from
Dole to Salins. Its founder in England
was a follower of Hugh Kevilioc, Earl of
Chester, from whom he obtained lands in
tbe parish of Boden, in Cheshire.

Thomas Vawdrey, of Bowdon, in Che-
shire, purchased the Riddings, Altrincham,

* In the " Reserche de la Noblesse de Cham-
pagne'' is the pedigree of Charles Louis Anne de
Vaudrey, Marquiss de St. Phalle, with proofs
from deeds commencing in 1440.

In " La Vrave et parfaite Science des Armo-
ries, par Louvan Gilliot, augmente par Pierre
Pailliot, fol. Paris, 1664," it is stated that
"Guillaume de Vaudrey, Lord of Motte, a gen-
tleman of Franche Comte, was created a knight
by letters, 'donnees,' at Aranjuez, 3d May, 1586."
In page 266 of the same work we find a passage
beginning thus : " The ancient house of Vaudrey,
of Comte de Bourgoyne, of which some were
Lords of St. Fallen Champagne, &c.''

&c. in the same county. He m. Anne, dau.
of Richard Newton, of Pownall, and was s.
by his son,

RobertVawd R ey , of Bowdon , who wedded ,
first, Alice, widow of Ralph Brereton, of
Wetenal, and bad issue,
i. Thomas, his heir.
H. John, who m. the dau. of — Reddish,
of Bugulegh, and dying 3rd March,
1625, left

1. Richard.

2. Henry.

3. William, who espoused, first,
one of the daughters and co-
heirs of Massey, of Hale, and
had, with two sons (who both
died issueless), three daughters,
namely, Mary, wife of John
Turbott ; Anne, of — Harrison,
ofTatton; and Frances. Mr.
William Vawdrey m. secondly,
Alice, dau. of Sir Edward More,
of Kirtington, and had two sons,


John, a priest at Rome.
hi. Richard,
iv. Robert.
He m. secondly, Alice, dau. of Ralph Bar-
ton, and had, inter alios,

v. Thomas, of Bowdon, who m. Anne
Bulkeley, and was father of

George, of Bowdon, who wedded
Cicely, dau. of Alexander Sor-
racol, of Manchester, and had,
with other issue,

Parnel, m. to John Brock.
Emma, m. to Richard Colten-



vi. Robert, b. in the 1st of Henry VIII.
m. first, Elizabeth, dau. of Oliver
Hill, esq. of Manchester, and had
three sons, with several daughters.
He wedded, secondly, Alice, daugh-
ter of Randle Brereton, of Eccleston.
The eldest son (of the first marriage),

Thomas Vawdrey, of the Biddings, es-
poused, first, Agnes, dau. and co-heiress of
Ralph Worsley, esq. of Birkenhead. He m.
secondly, the dau. of Humphrey Davenport,
esq. ; and, thirdly, the daughter of John
Shakerley, esq. He was s. by his son,

Edward Vawdrey, esq. of the Biddings.
This gentleman wedded Jane, dau. of Bobert
Hyde, esq. of Norbury, and dying in 1622,
was s. by his son,

Bobert Vawdrey, esq. of the Biddings, b.
in 1595 ; who in. Margaret, dau. of Oswald
Moseley, esq. of Garrat, and was father of

Samuel Vawdrey, esq. of the Biddings,
living about the middle of the 17th century.
He wedded Katherine, dau. of Richard
Pierson, esq. of Bowdon, and was s. by his

Edward Vawdrey, esq. of the Biddings,
who sold that property to Mr. Gerrard, and
settled at Millgate, in Cranage. This gen-
tleman wedded Sarah, dau. of John Whit-
tingham, esq. of Mooresbarrow, and Hulme
Street Halls ; and had, with several other
children, a son and successor,

Thomas Vawdrey, esq. whose son,

Daniel Vawdrey, esq., who espoused
Hannah Sambach, of Henbury, and had,
with other issue that died, s. p.

Thomas, who m. Mary Stanway, of
Bidnal, and left an only daughter,
Hannah, the wife of James Eyton
Mainwaring, esq., of Whitmore,
near Newcastle.
The youngest son,

Daniel Vawdrey, esq., espoused, first,
Miss Mary Seaman, and had issue,
Gilbert, who died young.
Daniel, his heir.
Mr. Vawdrey m. secondly, a lady bearing
the same name as his first wife, and had
surviving issue,

Gilbert, in holy orders, of Wrenbury.
William, also in holy orders, of Hart-
hill, in Cheshire, in. and has issue.
Thomas, of the Brookfields, in Cheshire,

m. but has no issue,
He was s. at his decease by his eldest son,
the present Daniel Vawdrey, esq. of
Tushingham Hall.

Arms — Party per fesse, or and ar. a fesse
sa. in chief, a lion passant, gules, holding in
his dexter paw a cross patte, fitchy of the
third, and in base, a cross between four
ermine spots.

Estates — Moresbarrow Hall, Cheshire ;
Plas-gwynant, in the county of Carnarvon ;
Manor of Tushingham, Cheshire. The last
was purchased by Mr. Vawdrey about the
year 1814, having sold Bavenscroft Hall
and Manor, property in Stanthorne and
elsewhere in Cheshire, for that purpose.
Seat — Tushingham Hall.


CROKE, SIR ALEXANDER, knt. LL.D. of Studley Priory, in the county of Ox-
ford, b. 22nd July, 1758, m. in 1796, Miss Alice Blake,
and has had issue,

Alexander, b. in 1798, a young man of great promise,
who d. in 1818, deeply lamented.

y Wentworth.


Le Blount, who d. unmarried in 1827.



Jane-Sarah-Elizabeth, in. 28th December, 1826, to her
cousin Sir Charles Wetherell, knt. then attorney-
general, and d. without surviving issue, 21st April,


Charlotte, who d. unmarried, in 1815.

Frances-Mary- Jerritt, who d. in 1829.



This gentleman, by profession a barrister, was constituted judge of one of the vice
admiralty courts in North America, and retiring in 1816, received then the honour of
knighthood. In 1823, he was elected a bencher of the Inner Temple, and appointed in
1 829, treasurer of that society. He succeeded to his paternal inheritance at the decease
of his father in 1777.


The surname of this family was originally
Le Blount, and Sir Alexander Croke states
that he is now the representative of the se-
nior branch of that ancient house, which had
its own origin from the Blondi or Brondi, of
Italy. Its patriarchs, the Counts of Guisnes,
claimed alliance with most of the royal
families of Europe, and counted amongst
their progenitors, the Emperors and Kings
of France, the Kings of Denmark, the
Counts of Flanders, and the Guelphs, Dukes
of Bavaria.

Rodolph, third Count of Guisnes, (whose
grandfather was Sigefred, the Dane, first
Count, grandson of Harold V., King of
Denmark) espoused Rosetta, daughter of
Hugh, second Count St. Pol, and had three
sons, who accompanied the Conqueror into
England, one of whom returned into Nor-
mandy, while the other two,

~) remained, and participated

Sir Robert | largely in the spoils of con-

and >• quest — Sir William obtain-

Sir William, ! ing several lordships in Lin-

J colnshire, and

Sir Robert le Blound, no less than thir-
teen lordships in the county of Suffolk, of
which Ixworth was the head of the feudal
barony. The great grandson and lineal
descendant of this Sir Robert,

Gilbert le Blound, Lord of Ixworth, m.
Agnes de Lisle, and had two sons,

1. William, whosucceeded to thefeudal
barony, and marrying Cicely de Vere,
had issue,

William, Baron of Ixworth, stan-
dard-bearer to the army of the
insurgent barons, under Simon
Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and
slain at the battle of Lewes, temp.
Henry III., when leaving no
issue, the male line of the Barons
of Ixworth ceased, and his sis-
ters became his co-heirs.

Agnes, m. to Sir Wil-"
liam de Cricketot,

Rohese, m. to Robert
de Valoines,

2. Stephen.
The second son,

Stephen le Blound, living in 1189, m.
Maria, only daughter and heiress of Sir
William le Blound, of Saxlingham, (fourth



in direct line from Sir William, brother of
Sir Robert), and had a son and successor,

Sir Robert le Blount, who wedded
Isabel, daughter of the Lord of Odinsells,
and acquired with that lady the manor of
Belton, in Rutlandshire. He had issue,

1. Ralph (Sir).

2. William (Sir), who m. Isabel, sup-
posed to be a daughter of William
Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and
had (with another son Peter, who
d. s. p.)

Walter (Sir), of Rock, who es-
poused Johanna, sister and co-
heir of William de Sodington,
and dying before 1331, was s.
by his only surviving son,
John (Sir), of Sodington,
~i who m. first, Isolda, dau.

and heir of Sir Thomas de
Mountjoy, and by her (who
d. in 1347) had a son,
John ^Sir), from whom,
by his first wife, Ju-
— liana Foulhurst, de-

scend the Blounts of
Sodington, now re-
presented by Sir Ed-
ward Blount, bait. ;
and by his second wife,
Isabella, daughter and
heiress of Sir Bryan
Cornwall, the Blounts
of Bromyard, repre-
sentedby John Blount,
esq., of Lea Hall, in
Worcestershire, and
the Blounts, of Burton
upon Trent. He was
also ancestor of the ex-
tinct family of Blounts,
of Kinlet.
Sir John Blount, the elder,
m. secondly, Eleanor, dau.
of John Beauchamp, of
Hache, and dying in 1358,
left another son,

Walter (Sir), who ac-
quired from his brother
Sir John, the Mountjoy
estate, in 1374. He
was father of

Thomas (Sir), trea-



surer of Norman-
dy, in the 1st of
Henry V., who
left issue, Sir Wal-
ter Blount, cre-
ated Lord Mount-
joy, (See Burke's
Extinct Peerage, )
and Sir Thomas,
ancestor of the
Blounts of Iver
and Maple, Dur-
ham, now repre-
sented by Michael
Henry Blount,
esq. high sheriff
for Oxfordshire, in
Sir Robert le Blount d. in 1288, and was s.
by his elder son,

Sir Ralph le Blount, Lord of Belton,
in the County of Rutland, who recovered
lands in Saxlingham, in the reign of Edward
I. He espoused Cecilia or Alicia, daughter
and co-heir of Sir John Lovet, of Hampton
Lovet, in Worcestershire, and was s. by his

Sir Thomas le Blount, Lord of Belton
and Hampton-Lovet, who married twice,
and had issue,

1. William (Sir), Lord of Belton, &c.
whose only son,

Sir John Blount, Lord of Belton,
custos of the City of London,
and constable of the Tower, in
the time of Edward HI. was
summoned to parliament in the
first year of that reign, as Lord
Blount, of Belton. He m. first
— , and had one son,

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