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Posted 12 May 2008 10:45
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(FROM BILLY - THIS THREAD NOW CONTAINS ALL DISCUSSIONS ON VARIOUS BLUNT/BLOUNT ANCESTORS)


Hello people,

Ok this is a really weird post, especially for my first one!

I am a collector of Second World War uniforms and about 3 years ago I bought a group of items belonging to a high ranking Officer called B.K.Blount. Now I know James's real second name is spelt Blount but pronounced "Blunt" hence his stage name Blunt. I also know that his family comes from a military background and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that these uniforms belong to one of his relatives (possibly grandfather?).


Jack
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Posted 12 May 2008 10:53
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Would it be best to contact his management address listed on the "contact" page?
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Posted 12 May 2008 11:51


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Yes i was just going to suggest that That is amazing, please keep us informed on what you find out x
BTW welcome to the boards x
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Posted 12 May 2008 13:23


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That sounds amazing - please let us know the outcome. Welcome here!

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Posted 12 May 2008 18:54


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That's good news, welcome to the boards! Please keep us informed
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Posted 13 May 2008 17:49
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ooooo thats very interesting - good luck!! 8-D
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Posted 13 May 2008 19:13


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that´s sound great! keep us updated!
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Posted 13 May 2008 20:06
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How about sending a pm to Chuck, his dad?
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Posted 14 May 2008 07:37


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Good idea Hils!
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Posted 16 May 2008 02:01


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Hils -
Indeed, a very good idea. His dad is certainly easier to reach and has more time to take care of this interesting finding.

jrvdr -
Please let us know about your results.

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Posted 16 May 2008 09:19
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Thanks, Jack for this interesting story - and Rebecca for alerting me.
I have scoured the family history but cannot find mention of a B.K. Blount. He will be a kinsman - but not a close cousin or I would know of him. I would be interested to know what regiment he was in and any other detail you may have.
Best wishes
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Posted 16 May 2008 10:58


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Looking forward to hearing more about this hopefully. Great for you to answer Chuck, thank you so much.

Rebecca
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Posted 16 May 2008 20:52
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Hello everyone,

Thanks for your replies.

Chuck, thanks for coming to my rescue! B.K.Blount was in the Intelligence Corps attached to possibly of one of the two Airborne Divisions. I don't have a lot of information on him unfortunately but will definitely post some photographs of the items tomorrow.
All the best
Jack
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Posted 17 May 2008 02:22


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Can't wait to see the photos thank you!
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Posted 17 May 2008 22:55
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wow this is exciting!!! 8-D
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Posted 18 May 2008 15:49
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thats neat! thanks for your help chuck!
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Posted 18 May 2008 19:50
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*bounces up and down* eeeekkkkk chuck is here!!! geez, i am slow, but it is exciting!! i didnt know he had a board membership... coool! thanks chuck!! 8-D
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Posted 17 February 2010 23:58


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Posted: 17 Feb 2010 05:54 pm

Post subject: James` ancestor?
I was at the Tower Of London on Sunday fighting my way through all the tourists as I was showing one around myself. :-)
Anyway we went into and up the Bloody Tower and as we was looking at the writing scrawled on the walls by Prisoners I saw 1 that made me stop and take a double check at the plastic protecting the names and writings of the Prisoners was a name there...."Richard Blount Died 09/07/1553. I thought Wow I wonder if this poor person was related in some way to James as his real surname being Blount.
I wonder if Billy would know if James` family have records going as far back as the 15 hundreds or further back than that.
Is this person related to James, Anyone?
Whatever it is fascinating I think. :-)

Peace,
Andrew.











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Posted: 17 Feb 2010 09:06 pm

Where's Chuck when we need him?








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Posted: 17 Feb 2010 09:54 pm
ah that'll be Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Uncle Richard...

bit of a rogue that one, best forgotten really! lol







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Posted: 17 Feb 2010 10:13 pm

Seriously.... Just doing a bit of a google I found that a Richard Blount was a once a Lieutenant of the Tower of London. He died in 1564, and not a prisoner there. I might be wrong, but I seem to remember James mentioning this particular ancestor somewhere before too.

Edit: I got it slightly wrong. It was actually a later ancestor... who was the Commander of the Tower Of London. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/article-20345460-a-very-ordinary-pop-star.do
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Posted 18 February 2010 11:14
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Fentiger, I googled the name first before I posted here. I just found it intriguing that there should have been a Prisoner in the Tower Of London with the same surname as James as I had never heard of it before I discovered James Blunt in 2004.
As James comes from an (I imagine) Upper Class family I wondered if the Richard was an Ancestor of his.
I bet he could not sing like james does. ;-)

Peace,
Andrew.
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Posted 18 February 2010 13:50


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that's a great article you posted i've neer seen before! i don't understand all exactly but the most! and that's good to learn some more english.. ;-)

next time if i go to the london tower i look for some names there..


I'll never forget your Concerts James...!

-  9. March 2008, Zürich

-  15. July    2008, Locarno

-  1. October 2008, Paris

-  1. November 2008, Basel

..to be continued..

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Posted 23 February 2010 21:53


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and here i've found some interesting article too!

http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Library/Cley%20towermill%20-%20Blount%20history.pdf


I'll never forget your Concerts James...!

-  9. March 2008, Zürich

-  15. July    2008, Locarno

-  1. October 2008, Paris

-  1. November 2008, Basel

..to be continued..

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Peasant Blount Posted Yesterday @ 21:18

Hi

I've been doing some family tree research into James' past(!) and although people always say that his family were all in the army, his great great great uncle Godfrey Blount was a pretty famous artist (he's in the Victoria and Albert Museum), writer and founder of some religious movements. So perhaps that's where James gets some of his talent from?!

http://peasant-arts.blogspot.com/2010/11/godfrey-blount.html

I wonder if James knows anything about his great great great uncle?

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Posted 09 May 2011 18:11


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James' ancestors go back to Herefordshire and Worcestershire, just up the road from me.

The Blunts have been a military family for more than 1,000 years, ever since their Danish ancestors arrived in England in the 10th century. James was born in a military hospital in Tidworth in 1974. His father, Charles, recently retired as a colonel in the Army Air Corps, and both his grandfathers were soldiers.

James and his father, Colonel Charles Blount, are the latest in an unbroken five
generations of military men in the Blount family, starting with John Synge Blount's
grandson, Major Charles Hubert Blount (1855-1900), who served in the Boer War in the Royal Horse Artillery (he died of dysentery at Wynberg, South Africa), through to James's own Army career in the 13th/18th Hussars, in which regiment his father and grandfather also served. James's mother, Jane, has brought to his ancestry more military muscle: her father, Colonel Amos from Wilton, Wiltshire, served in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and his uncle, David Amos, commanded the 13th/18th Hussars. James' paternal grandmother, Polly Barclay, came from two famous Quaker families, the Gurneys, who included prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, and the Barclays, who founded the bank that still bears their name.

The male line of the Blount family is as follows:

JOHN BLOUNT, early 16th century landowner, of Herefordshire. Descended from the
medieval Blounts of Worcestershire GEORGE BLOUNT of Kenswick, Worcestershire
THOMAS BLOUNT of Herefordshire d. 1646
JOHN BLOUNT, gentleman, of Bromyard d. 1678
JAMES BLOUNT of Bromyard d. 1708
JAMES BLOUNT tanner of Bromyard d. 1752
JOHN BLOUNT tanner of Bromyard d. 1790
JOHN BLOUNT of Lea Hall, Yardley, Worcestershire 1755-1834. Married Martha Synge
DR JOHN SYNGE BLOUNT, surgeon, of Edgbaston, Birmingham d. 1856
DR JOHN HILLIER BLOUNT, surgeon and physician, of Bagshot, Surrey 1822-1866
MAJOR CHARLES HUBERT BLOUNT, RHA of The Beeches, Ipswich 1855-1900 BLOUNT - Major Charles Hubert - 20th Battery Royal Field Artillery
Died of dysentry at Wynberg. 23rd Feb. 1900. Aged 44. Born July 1855.
CAPT GREVILLE [HUBERT ROBINS] BLOUNT, RHA of Croydon, Surrey Born 1883. Died in France 1914 [Step-brother of John Hillier Blunt and Charles Hubert Boulby Blunt]
LT COL HUBERT BLOUNT, High Sheriff of Leicestershire 1910-1979 [He owned Cley Mill from 1921]
COL CHARLES BLOUNT b. 1946 Married Jane Amos 1970
JAMES HILLIER BLOUNT, now BLUNT, b. 1974 Sisters Emily and Daisy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3645487/To-be-blunt-James-you-are-a-trooper.html

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Posted 21 May 2011 00:53
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Good grief - this list is detailed!

I had heard James say he is desended from a minor Danish (?) king - he made a joke of it on TV.  I also wondered if his ancestors came over to Britain with William the Conqueror. My particular interest is that my maternal grandmother's ancestors did - and since my most ancient (known) ancestor - Chadwick was a senior officer in the conquest.  As a thank you the family were given lands.  William gave lands to each general in parcels distant from each other to prevent rebellion against him (clever) - so ours were in Cumbria (now Lancashire) and Staffordshire.

So - if the Blounts have a similar pattern of land ownership - that could indicate a 1066 connection to William the Conqueror's army.

Another interesting thing is that the Chadwick's are raised (even us diluted ones) to 'quietly serve society' - and James seems to have a bit of this about him too.

If there is a 1066 connection the Bount family almost certainly know.

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Posted 21 May 2011 09:34


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The Blount family have a long history connected with the military. James' early ancestors were Danish Vikings, who landed in Flanders in 938 and became the first Counts of Guisnes. The surname Blount means "blonde". Bessie Blount was Henry VIII's mistress. The Blount family motto is "Lux Tua Vis Mea" meaning "Your Light Is My Strength" This motto features on the balloon artwork on the album Back To Bedlam.  James is a descendant of Viking Gorm the Old, who ruled Denmark in the middle of the tenth century.

James said: “I’m related to King Gorm the Old — and my ancestors left Denmark in 1066 to fight in the battle of Hastings. Our family name was Blond.”

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Posted 21 May 2011 20:03


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I was watching one adaptation of Henry VIII a while ago and heard the name Blount come up, they were talking about a peasant woman Blount, Henry's mistress, that she had just given birth and i did wonder about it then, so thanks for the info Annmarie, i love all this sort of stuff
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Posted 22 May 2011 15:32
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Hi ladies

What a lot of info, and some really interesting stuff!

I was wondering how to get in touch with the Blount family about the 'peasant Blount' stuff as the Blount I'm trying to find out more about (Godfrey Blount), left his possessions in 1937 to Charles Hubert Boulby Blount OBE MC air commodore RAF (I guess from Annmarie's list above that is Lt Col Hubert Blount!). I sent a message onto James' agent who was supposedly going to pass it on, but I've not heard anything. Any ideas?!

Thanks!


http://peasant-arts.blogspot.com/2010/11/godfrey-blount.html
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Posted 22 May 2011 21:25


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Hi Peasant Blount,

In order to enquire about the Blount history for your research, you will have to see if you get a response after contacting his agent/management.

Alternatively, you could contact Peter Hardy (author of Different Country, Same State) and leave your details with him (he is a family friend).  Good Luck, I hope you get some answers for your Peasant Art blog.

PS: I like 'The Spies' it reminds me of the 2nd verse of Into The Dark

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