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  • ID: I4232
  • Name: Walter Blount
  • Prefix: Sir
  • 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).
  • Note: 2

    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.
  • _UID: CA42D01C3E944C5EB4F7F655FEEC7DC4951C
  • Change Date: 24 MAR 2009



    Father: John Blount b: ABT 1298 in of, Sodington, Worcestershire
    Mother: Eleanor Beauchamp b: ABT 1307 in of Hatch, Somersetshire

    Marriage 1 Sancha De Ayala b: ABT 1360 in Toledo, Spain
    • Married: 1371 in Elvaston, Derbyshire, England
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Blount
    2. Has Children Constance Blount b: ABT 1380 in Barton Blount, Derbyshire
    3. Has Children Anne Blount

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Greg Martin
      URL: rootsweb.com
    2. 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
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