Monday, 6 November 2006
Sir Walter Blount,of Sodington
Sir Walter Blount, 6th baronet of Blount, of Sodington co. Worcester, (b. bef. 1749- d. 1785)
He was the son of Sir Edward Blount, 4th Bt. and Apollonia Throckmorton, dau. of Sir John or Robert Throckmorton, 3rd Baronet of Coughton, Warwick.
Succeeded his brother Sir Edward Blount, 5th Bart of Sodington (dsp 19.10.1765).
Sir Walter married Hon. Mary Aston (1743-1805), dau. of Sir James Aston, 5th Lord Aston of Forfar and Barbara Maria Talbot, on 21 September 1766. He died in Lisle, France. Thy had three sons, the eldest being Sir Walter Blount, 7th Bt. (1768-1803). His grandson Walter Aston Edward Blount, Esq.,( 1807–1894), FSA was Clarenceux King of Arms, in 1882.
Tha Blounts were an old family settled in Sodington and Mamble, in Worcestershire, of Roman Catholic faith and loyal Royalists having had their manor house at Sodington burnt down by Cromwell's soldiers during the Civil War and estates confiscated.
Arms: Blount quartering Sodington.
Crest: the sun in glory.
Other members of this Family used also bookplates.
sources: http://www.thepeerage.com/p4120.htm#i41197 and http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/bb4fz/blount02.htm