- Michael Blount
Sir Michael Blount (c. 1530–1610) was a Tudor and Jacobean royal official.
He succeeded Sir Owen Hopton of Cockfield Hall in Suffolk as Lieutenant of the Tower of London in 1590 and held the post for five years until 1595, in December of which year he was briefly imprisoned in the Tower himself. He and his father are buried at St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower, with a fine monument.
He married Mary Moore (d 23.12.1592, sister of Thomas Moore of Bicester), and they had 11 children:
- Sir Richard Blount of Maple Durham (b 28.06.1564, d 22.11.1619)
- Catherine Blount (b 11.04.1563) who married Sir John Croke, Speaker of the English House of Commons
- Thomas (b 27.04.1567)
- Charles (b 05.11.1568 - d.1600)
- Henry (b 17.08.1572)
- Robert (b 03.02.1573)
- Maria (b 15.11.1565)
- Elizabeth (dsp)
- Anna (dsp)
- Frances (b 23.02.1569)
- Elizabeth (b 28.07.1574)
- ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/blount-michael-1529-1609.
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