Name: Walter Blount
Sex: M 1
Birth: ABT 1350 in Elvaston, Derbyshire
Death: 23 JUL 1403 in Shrewsbury
Burial: St. Mary's, Newark, Leics
Residence: Barton Blount, Derbyshire
Cause: Killed in battle, by Earl Douglas who believed he was in combat with the king
BATT: Marjara, Spain, 1367. Shrewsbury 1403 (killed).
Change Date: 24 MAR 2009
Immortalized by Shakespeare. Burke states "the heroic Sir Walter Blount, so celebrated for his martial prowess in the warlike times of Edward III. and Henry IV." Sir Walter fell at the battle of Shrewsbury, June 22, 1403, wherein, being standard bearer, he was arrayed in the same style of armour as his royal master and was slain in single combat by Earl Douglas who believed he was in combat with the king himself.
In 1367, Sir Walter accompanied the Black Prince and the Duke of Lancaster (John of Gaunt) upon the expedition into Spain to aid Peter the Cruel, King of Castile, and was at the battle of Marjara on April 3, 1367 which restored Peter to his throne.
He married, about 1372, the Donna Sancha de Ayala, daughter of Don Diego Gomez de Toledo, alcalde mayor and chief justice of Toledo, and notario mayor, or principal secretary of the kingdom of Castile, by his wife Inez Alfon de Ayala, one of the most ancient and illustrious houses of Spain. The Donna Sancha was one of the ladies in waiting in the suite of Constantia of Castile, eldest daughter of Peter the Cruel, later Queen, succeeding her father, and still later consort of John of Gaunt.
Sir Walter was one of the executors of the estate of John of Gaunt and a beneficiary to the amount of £66: 6: 8
In 1374, Sir Walter's half-brother, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, conveyed to him numerous manors, which he had inherited from his (John's) mother, Isolde, heiress of the Mountjoys.
By his wife, Sancha, who lived until 1418, his second son was Sir Thomas Blount.
Father: John Blount b: ABT 1298 in of, Sodington, Worcestershire
Mother: Eleanor Beauchamp b: ABT 1307 in of Hatch, Somersetshire
Sancha De Ayala b: ABT 1360 in Toledo, Spain
in Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
- Thomas Blount
- Constance Blount b: ABT 1380 in Barton Blount, Derbyshire
- Anne Blount
- Type: Web Site
Author: Greg Martin
- Title: Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages
Author: Burke, John & Burke, Sir Bernard
Publication: Harrison, London, 1844, 1883, reprinted 1969
Text: Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire