BLOUNT Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsBlount, Blunt, Bluntt, Croke, Crooke, Cruke, le Blount
The Blount family has been pronounced the oldest in North Carolina and this means, of course, in Tennessee also. No family, according to Governor Henry T. Clark, genealogist and historian, came to the Province earlier than James Blount, who settled in Chowan, North Carolina in 1664. [Notable Southern Families]
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[1563-1606] – English nobleman
Eighth Baron of Mountjoy, created Earl of Devonshire (1603). He was a favorite of ¤Queen Elizabeth, and a friend and supporter of Essex, whom he succeeded in Ireland. He defeated Hugh O'Neill, 2° Earl of Tyrone and, with Sir George Carew, obtained military possession of nearly the whole of Ireland. NCCN
[1654-1693] – English deist and pamphleteer
He wrote against the censorship of the press, and, having fallen in love with his deceased wife's sister, published a defense of marriage between persons so connected (at that time proscribed in England). He wrote Anima mundi (1679), Two books of Philostratus or the Life of Apollonius of Tyanaeus, from the Greek (1680), and others. NCCN
|BLOUNT, James [?-1686] – American colonial ::> Firsts, superlatives and onlys (current records only) ::> first (non aboriginal) settler in North Carolina BLNT1445 8C12|
[1690-1762] – Englishwoman of letters
An initmate friend of Alexander Pope. He left her by his will £1000, many books, all his household goods, and made her residuary legatee. He had previously dedicated to her his Epistle on Women. NCCN
|BLOUNT, Thomas [1618-1679] – English antiquarian and lexicographer BLNT1186 7C12|
|BLOUNT, Thomas Pope, Sir [1649-1697] – English statesman, MP, critic and essayist BLNT707 7C12|
|BLOUNT, Walter, Sir [~1350-1403] – English soldier BLNT317 18GGFa|
[1749-1800] – American politician
[~1478-1534] – English nobleman and patron of learning
4th Baron Mountjoy. Studied (~1496) under Erasmus at Paris; brought Erasmus to England (1498). An intimate of Henry Tudor, later ¤Henry VIII of England, he fought against Perkin Warbeck (1497), was bailif of Tournai (1514-17), and served as an attendant of Henry VIII at the meeting of the Field of the Cloth of Gold (1520), and at a meeting with Charles V at Dover (1522). Erasmus lamented his patron's death in his dedications to Ecclesiastes (1535) and to adagia (1536 edition). Blount also befriended Richard Whytforde and Richard Sampson.
BLOUNT, Willie (Wiley)
[1767-1835] – American politician, Governor of Tennessee
[1516-1544] – English nobleman
5th Baron Mountjoy. He was noted as a patron of learning. NCCN
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- Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (Research at the Getty) Place names
- Mapledurham House Ancestral Blount homestead from the end of the 15th century
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