Who were the parents of Christopher Blount?

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It is obvious why Wikitree hasn't named them yet. Put simply DNB says the father was James Lord Mountjoy, ODNB says Thomas Blount of Kidderminster. There must be something that has caused scholars to change their minds. Any ideas where to look?
WikiTree profile: Christopher Blount
in Genealogy Help by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (272k points)

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There are 2 different people if you look at the alumni reference.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
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I've been trying to locate the sources cited on the History of Parliament articles for Christopher and the father listed there Thomas Blount but haven't found anything to explain the change in parents yet.

However I would suspect the more recent version is the correct one, that Thomas Blount of Kidderminster is his father, and his mother is Margery Poley.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (482k points)
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The will of Thomas Blount  https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/20990066?h=11d09d  which you discuss on his page does mention his  younger  son Christopher (Xopher) . I agree that some of it is awful to read.

 The first mention is on line 9, starting with... Margery my will is the same lease wholie to remayne to Edward my sonne. Item I gyve and bequeathe to X' fer my younger sonne tenne poundes by the yeare oute of my lands called Dovehouse...

But continued transcription unnecessary,  there is a very good one (using modern English) at http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Probate/PROB_11-51-110.pdf

This paper keeps being referenced A J Perrett, "The Blounts of Kidderminster", Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, new ser, 19 (1942),pp 10-18.  (sorry haven't time to search intensively for it, it might be online somewhere but may still be in copyright)

by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (344k points)
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As ever Helen, Thank You. That should keep me busy for quite a while.

Good find Helen.

The paper by Perrett was also cited in the History of Parliament website, but I haven't been able to find it online anywhere (or anywhere that looks legal and safe).

The Worcestershire Archaeological Society do say they want to put the Transactions online, but not sure when that would be.

There's is a description of the coat of arms held by Thomas Blount and his wife Margaret Poley here but the link to St Mary's, Kidderminster doesn't work anymore.

However there is a picture of the tomb in this website of the church.  The tomb is image 7 of 37 and presumably has images of their 5 children, two sons, two daughters and a child that died young on the back section?

Interestingly the church doesn't appear to know who the tomb is for.

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