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Category Archives: Blounts and Cannings

Robert Canning of Hartpury

Robert Canning (1773-1843)  lived at Hartpury, near Gloucester. He was the second son of an ancient family whose seat was at Foxcote, near to Ilmington, situated on the Gloucestershire and … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

The original collection of fourteen Family Portraits once hung in the drawing room belonging to the solicitor, Alfred Francis Blount (elder brother of the architect Gilbert Blount) who died at … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gilbert Blount: A Victorian Architect through his diaries

BY PHILIPPA HUNTER An overshadowed architect, seen through the pages of his diaries … Press on the tab below to download this document: For permission to use these family photographs … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mary Blount, nee Canning

Mary Blount, nee Canning, and her family of Cheltenham by Philippa Hunter (Should you wish to reproduce these  family photographs please apply to the webmaster at or use the … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blount Gravestones at Kemerton

Blount Gravestones at St Benet’s Church, Kemerton by Richard Barton and Philippa Hunter Please also see the article entitled ‘Mary Blount nee Canning’: Hidden in the earth, often away … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 4 Comments