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Capt. James BLOUNT, Progenitor of the Carolina BLOUNTs
Ms. __?__
Anna WILLIX
NOTE:  Capt. James's great-grandfather, Robert BLOUNT of Astley, was first cousin to Elizabeth BLOUNT, consort of Henry VIII, King of England.
Husband:  Capt. James BLOUNT
Birth:  of the Astley BLOUNTs, of Astley, WAR
Death:  between 10 Mar and 17 Jul 1686
Migration:  "in VA by 1655"
Migration:  finally to Chowan Co., NC 
Father:  James BLOUNT
Mother:  Ms. CLARE
Marriage-1:  1665, VA
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Death:  between 27 Sep 1670 and 13 Jun 1683
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Ann / Anna WILLIX / WILLIS
Father:  Belshassar WILLIX of Exeter, NH
Other spouses:  m1. Robert RISCOE / RASCOE / ROSCOE; m3. Seth SOTHEL / SOUTHWELL; m4. John LEAR
Children with Wife-1: 
1.  James BLOUNT
2.  Thomas BLOUNT
Children with Wife-1 or Anna WILLIX:
3.  John BLOUNT
4.  Anne BLOUNT
5.  Elizabeth BLOUNT
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, Worcestershire, Worcs; USA, US, United States, New Hampshire, North Carolina

Images: 

A.  John Hill Wheeler.  1884.  Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians.  Columbus Printing Works, Columbus, OH.  Image of coat of arms


Sources: 

1.  Helen M. Blount Prescott.  1902.  Blount and Blunt.  Press of W.F. Roberts, Washington, DC.  [This is not a book, but a one-page pedigree chart.] 

2.  Virginia Hall.  1914.  The Daughters of Balthazar WILLIX of Exeter.  New England Historical and Genealogical Register 68: 181-182.  Posted under the title, "Anna WILLIX, w/o Capt. James BLOUNT" on the Blount Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

3.  Mattie Erma Edwards Parker.  1979.  "Blount (Blunt), James..."  Pages 178-179 in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography.  Vol. 1. William S. Powell, ed.  University of South Carolina, Chapel Hill, SC.  Parker cites these references:

a.  North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 vols. (1900-1903).
b.  Albemarle Book of Warrants and Surveys, 1681-1706.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
c.  Albemarle County Papers, 1678-1714.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
d.  Council Minutes, Wills, Inventores, 1677-1701.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
e.  Guardian's Bond of Thomas Blount, 1 Feb 1686/7.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
f.  Will of James Blount.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, posted to the BLOUNT Will Board at GenConnect.
g.  Mattie Erma Edwards Parker, ed.  1968.  North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1670-1696.  State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
h.  William S. Powell, ed.  1958.  Ye Countie of Albemarle in Carolina. State Dept. Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
i.  Hugh F. Rankin.  1962.  Upheaval in Albemarle:  the Story of Culpeper's Rebellion, 1675-1679. Carolina Charter Tercentenary Committee, Raleigh, NC.
j.  William L. Saunders, ed.  1886.  Colonial Records of North Carolina.  Vol. 1. P.M. Hale, Raleigh, NC.
4.  J. Bryan Grimes.  1910.  North Carolina Abstract of Wills, 1690-1760.  E.M. Uzzell Publ., Raleigh, NC.  On p. 35:
BLOUNT, JAMES.  Albemarle County.
March 10, 1685.  July, 1686.
Sons: THOS. BLOUNT and JOHN BLOUNT.
Son: JAS. BLOUNT.
Daughters: ANN SLOCUM and ELIZ. HAWKINS.
Grandchildren: JAMES and SARAH BLOUNT and ANN SLOCUM, and JOHN HAWKINS.
Wife: ANN BLOUNT.
Executrix: ANN BLOUNT.
Witnesses: JNO. HALL, JANE MILLER and WM. DOBSON.
Proven before SETH SOTHELL.
The fact that Thomas and John are grouped together, separately from James, suggest that James is Ann's son, not John.

5.  John Hill Wheeler.  1884.  Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians.  Columbus Printing Works, Columbus, OH.  See excerpt on the Blount Biographies board entitled "Wheeler's Genealogy of the Blount Family - The Chowan Blounts" posted on the BLOUNT Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).  Wheeler makes major mistakes in BLOUNT genealogy.

6.  Zella Armstrong.  1918.  "Blount Family."  Pages 32-38 in Notable Southern Families.  Lookout Publ., Chatanooga, TN (1974 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; 1998 as Broderbund CD-191), which is posted on the Blount Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com) under the title, "Armstrong's 'BLOUNT FAMILY' from 'Notable Southern Families'."  Because Armstrong followed Wheeler, she makes the same mistakes.

7.  Marilu Smallwood.  1966.  Related Royal Families.  [appears to be self-published].  See excerpt posted on the Blount Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com), "Parentage of Capt. James BLOUNT ( -1686) from Smallwood's 'Related Royal Families'."

8.  Emails from Kyle VanLandingham.


Comments:

A.  Some writers (Wheeler 1884, Armstrong 1918) consider Capt. James Blount to be the son of Sir Walter Blount of Sodington, Worcestershire.  Others (Prescott 1902, Smallwood 1966, Parker 1979) consider his father to be James BLOUNT of the Astley Blounts.  The latter ancestry is correct.

B.  Some writers (Wheeler 1884, Armstrong 1918) consider Capt. James Blount to be the brother of Capt. Thomas Blount.   See the Will of Capt. James Blount, posted to the Blount Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com), which clearly shows Capt. Thomas to be his son, not his brother.

C.  Prescott (1902) attributes the first two children, James and Thomas, to Capt. James's first wife, the other three to Anna (Willis) Rascoe.  Parker (1979: 178) attributes all five surviving children to the first wife, stating that any children born of Anna died in infancy, though she gives no reason for this statement.

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