BLOUNT, William (c.1514-44 or later).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. c.1514, 2nd s. of (Sir) John Blount, and bro. of Sir George and Henry. prob. unm. Kntd. 30 Sept. 1544.1

Offices Held

Servant of Duke of Richmond in 1536; gent. pens. 1540-45/46.2


Following his father’s death while he was still in his ’teens, William Blount entered the household of his nephew the illegitimate Duke of Richmond. The prospect of advancement thus afforded was dispelled by Richmond’s death in July 1536 and there is no indication that Blount benefited from his mother’s earlier approach to Cromwell for the bestowal on him and his younger brother Henry of some of the monastic lands believed to be marked down for confiscation. Unlike this brother, Blount is