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Families covered: Blunden (Blonden or Blundell) of Bishop's Castle, Blunden of Castle Blunden

William Blundell or Blonden (a 1327)
m. Alice de la Lee (dau of Arnold de la Lee of Bishop's Castle)
1. Roger Blonden (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  A. William Blondon (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  i. Roger Blunden (a 1413)
  m. Margaret (dau of Adam ap Ivan Vaughan)
a. William Blonden (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
  m. Alice Brome (dau of Roger Brome)
  (1) Thomas Blonden (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  m. Ellen Bayley (dau of Thomas Bayley of Bishops Castle)
  (A) William Blonden (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1485-1509)
m. Margaret Forde (dau/heir of John Forde son of Nicholas son of Edmond)
  (i) Richard Blunden 'of Burghfield'
  m. Jane Plowden (dau of Humfrey Plowden of Plowden)
  (a) Andrew Blunden
  m. Mary Jones (dau/coheir of Lewis Jones of Bishop's Castle)
((1)) Richard Blunden of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
  m1. Jane Oteley (dau of Richard Oteley (Ottley) of Pitchford)
  ((A)) William Blunden of Blunden Hall, Bishop's Castle (bpt 30.05.1602, d 1644-5, MP)
  The following comes from HoP ('William Blunden') which reports that William had a daughter by his 1st marriage and a son by his 2nd marriage. His daughter is named in TCB (Charlton) as his heir.
  m1. Dorothy Waring (bur 08.07.1629, dau of Edmund Waring of Humfreston)
  ((i)) Dorothy Blunden (heir)
  m. Sir Job Charlton, 1st Bart of Ludford (b c1615, d 1697)
  m2. (24.09.1631) Susan Herbert (bur 11.01.1635, dau of Charles Herbert of Lydham)
  ((ii)) son (d young?)
  ((B))+ other issue - Andrew (dsp), Humfry (dsp), Sara (dsp), Francis/Frances (dsp), Mary (dsp), Thomas, Ann
  m2. Mary Cornwall (dau of Humfrey Cornwall of Berington)
  ((I))+ other issue - Humfry, Andrew, Priamus, Mary (d infant?), Mary
  ((2)) Mary Blunden
  m. _ Ambrose
  ((3)) Jane Blunden
  m. Thomas Broughton (sb Reignolls or Reynolds?) of Broughton
  ((4)) Elizabeth Blunden
  m. Joan Draper of Bromley
  ((5))+ other issue (a 1623) - Thomas, Robert
  (b) Thomas or Humphry Blunden
  m. Mary Acton (dau of John Acton)
  ((1)) Richard Blunden
2. Richard Blonden (dsp)



Their coat of arms suggests that the following family was connected to the above family.
Overington Blunden, 1st of Blunden's Castle (formerly called Glanmore of Clanmore), co. Kilkenny (a 1667)
m. Elizabeth
1. John Blunden of Castle Blunden (d before 10.05.1717)
  A. John Blunden of Castle Blunden (d 08.01.1752, MP)
  m. Martha Cuffe (d 1726, dau of Agmondesham Cuffe of Castle Inch, sister of John, 1st Lord Desart)
i. Sir John Blunden, 1st Bart of Castle Blunden (d 1783)
  m. (25.02.1775) Lucy Susanna Cuffe (dau of John Cuffe, 1st Lord Desart)
  a. Sir John Blunden, 2nd Bart of Castle Blunden (dsp 01.03.1818)
  m1. (1786) Frances Robbins (d 12.01.1808, dau/heir of John Robbins of Ballyduff)
  m2. (1812) Hester Helsham (dau of John Helsham of Leggetsrath)
  b. William Pitt Blunden (b 22.10.1761, d 17.04.1817) had issue
  m. (29.07.1813) Harriet Pope (dau of Thomas Pope of Popefield, m2. Rev. Henry Herbert)
  c. Ovrington Blunden (b 14.08.1767, d 02.1838, General)
  d. Martha Blunden (d 16.03.1816)
  m. (c1780) James Wemyss of Danesfort
  e. Araminta Blunden
  m. Samuel Waring of Springfield
  f. Sophia Blunden
  m. Abraham White Baker of Bally-Tobin
  g. Charlotte Blunden
  m. Samuel Matthews of Bonnettstown
  h. Dorothea Blunden
  m. William Bolton of The Island
  ii. daughter
  m. Samuel Waring of Springfield
2. Dorothy Blunden
  m. Arthur Brereton
3. Sarah Blunden
  m. Thomas Richards of Gostlingtown
4.+ other issue - Robert in Queen's County, Mary, Lydia

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Blonden or Blunden of Bishops Castle')
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Blunden)
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