Blount, James (1533 - 1581)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1533
Death Date: 1581-10-20

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1558
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Leigh, Katherine ( - 1576)

Primary Title

6th Baron Mountjoy

Titles

  • Knight of the Bath
    Assumed 1533
    Vacated 1581-10-20
  • 6th Baron Mountjoy
    Assumed 1544-10-10
    Vacated 1581-10-20

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Lord Lieut, Dorset 1559-5-26 n.d.
JP, Dorset 1561/2 n.d.
JP, Wiltshire 1561/2 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Somerset 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Cornwall 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Southampton 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Devon 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wiltshire 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Dorset 1563/4 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Hampshire 1564 n.d.
JP, Dorset 1564 n.d.
JP, Wiltshire 1564 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

  • London (city-county)
    Source=CP, 342-3.
  • Silver Street, London (city-county)
  • Apethorpe, Northamptonshire
  • Hooke Court, Dorset
    Patrimony; died here
    Divested: 1581-10-20

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1546-1547 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Minstrel
Performance 1558-1558 Poole (Unknown), Poole , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1559-1560 Poole (Unknown), Poole , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1564-1565 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1565-1565 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1565-1566 Guildhall, Wells , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1567-1567 Guildhall, Bristol , Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1567-1567 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1567-1567 Guildhall, Wells , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1567-1567 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1568-1569 Guildhall, Bath , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1568-1569 Boothall, Gloucester , Gloucestershire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1569 Keswick (Unknown), Keswick , Cumberland Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1569 Lyme Regis (Unknown), Lyme Regis , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1569 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1569 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1570 Sprytwell's, Dover , Kent Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1570 Guildhall, Abingdon , Berkshire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1569-1570 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1570-1570 Poole (Unknown), Poole , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1570-1571 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1570-1571 Guildhall (2), Barnstaple , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1571-1571 Town Hall, Grimsby , Lincolnshire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1571-1571 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1571-1571 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1571-1571 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1572-1573 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1573-1573 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1573-1573 Lyme Regis (Unknown), Lyme Regis , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1573-1574 Guildhall, Totnes , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Dismissal 1573-1573 Gloucester (Unknown), Gloucester , Gloucestershire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1573-1574 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1573-1574 Lyme Regis (Unknown), Lyme Regis , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1574-1575 Guildhall, Abingdon , Berkshire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1576-1576 New Romney (Unknown), New Romney , Kent Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1576-1577 Guildhall, Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1577-1577 Guildhall, Bath , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1577-1577 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1577-1578 Guildhall, Bath , Somerset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1577-1578 Boothall, Gloucester , Gloucestershire Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1577-1577 Lyme Regis (Unknown), Lyme Regis , Dorset Lord Mountjoy's Players
Performance 1566-1567 Dartmouth (Unknown), Dartmouth , Devon Lord Mountjoy's Servants

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Mountjoy's Minstrel Blount, James (1533 - 1581) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Mountjoy's Players Blount, James (1533 - 1581) Players 40
Lord Mountjoy's Servants Blount, James (1533 - 1581) Players 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Hooke Court Dorset Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Elizabeth I [1558–78]. 7 vols. London: HMSO, 1939–82.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)