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Eldest (illegitimate) Son of Charles Blount, First Earl of Devonshire (see DCHQ200562) and Penelope Deveraux.
Created Baron Mountjoy in the Irish peerage (1617), baron Mountjoy of Thurveston (Thurvaston, Derbyshire) in the English peerage (1627) and Earl of Newport (1628) was appointed master of ordnance to Charles I of England (1634) and played an ambiguous part in the early years of the English Civil War.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.