A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode
Michael Blount I was born on 26th March 1693 at Mapledurham and married Mary Agnes Tichborne (1695-1777). He died on 2nd November 1739 at Winchester and was buried at Tichborne near Alresford, Hampshire. Michael and Mary Agnes were the Great II Grandparents of Gilbert Blount.
Mary Eugenia Blount the daughter of Michael Blount II (1719-1792) and Mary Eugenia Strickland (1723-1766). She was born on 28th February 1745 in Devonshire Street, London and baptised by Bishop Richard Challoner, the Vicar Apostolic of the London District. In 1765 she married Charles Stonor (1737-1781) of Stonor Park, Oxon, who died at Gravelines after the Gordon Riots in Bath. Secondly she married Thomas Canning (1755-1825). She died on 10th April 1828, probably at Stonor, and is buried with her husband in the Canning vault in Purley churchyard. Mary Eugenia was blind after 1783.
She was Great Aunt of Gilbert Blount, sister-in-law (twice over) of Mary Canning of Cheltenham. and mother of the first Lord Camoys.
Thomas Canning (1755-1825), the husband of Mary Eugenia Blount (above)
Michael Blount III (1743-1821) brother of Mary Eugenia Blount and great uncle of Gilbert Robert Blount. There is a similar portrait of him at Mapledurham House.
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