'Blois3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Blois of Cockfield Hall, Blois of Grundisburgh Hall

BP1934 started its entry on this family with: "Tradition founds this family in England at the Conquest, and states that the surname was adopted from the city of Blois, in France."
Thomas Blois of Norton, Suffolk (a 1470)
1. ?? Blois
  A. ?? Blois
  i. Richard Blois of Grundisburgh Hall, Suffolk
  a. ?? Blois
(1) William Blois of Grundesburgh
  m. Frances Tye (dau of John Tye of Ipswich)
  (A) William Blois of Grundisburgh Hall (d 1672)
  m. Cecily (not Elizabeth) Wingfield (dau of Sir Thomas Wingfield)
(i) Sir William Blois of Grundisburgh Hall (of Cockfield Hall' (d 1675)
  m1. Martha Brooke (dau of Sir Robert Brooke of Cockfield Hall)
  (a) Sir Charles Blois, 1st Bart of Grundisburgh Hall & Cockfield Hall (bpt 14.09.1657, d 09.04.1738, 4th son)
  m1. (11.05.1680) Mary Kemp (d 18.01.1692-3, dau of Sir Robert Kemp, Bart of Gissing)
  ((1)) Robert Blois (dvpsp 21.03.1728)
  m. Amy Burrough (dau of John Burrough of Ipswich)
  ((2)) William Blois (dvp 24.05.1734)
  m. Jane Kemp (dau of Sir Robert Kemp, 3rd Bart)
((A)) Sir Charles Blois of Grundisburgh Hall & Cockfield Hall, 2nd Bart (bpt 25.06.1733, d unm 26.02.1760)
  ((3)) Sir Charles Blois, 3rd Bart (bpt 03.04.1692, d unm bur 27.12.1761)
  m2. (18.04.1694) Anne Hawtrey (b 1668-9, d 29.11.1727, dau of Ralph Hawtrey of Ruislip by Barbara, dau of Sir Robert De Grey of Merton)
  ((4)) John Blois of Gray's Inn (d unm 1745)
  ((5)) Sir Ralph Blois, 4th Bart (bpt 16.6.1706, d 08.05.1762, Rev.)
  m. (24.10.1738) Elizabeth Rabett (d 07.01.1780, dau of Reginald Rabett of Bramfield, m2. Osborn Fuller)
((A)) Sir John Blois 'of Cockfield Hall', 5th Bart (bpt 21.11.1740, d 17.01.1810)
  m1. (03.02.1762) Sarah Thornhill (d 17.05.1766, dau of George Thornhill of Diddington)
  ((i)) Sir Charles Blois of Grundisburgh Hall & Cockfield Hall, 6th Bart (bpt 04.03.1766, d 20.08.1850)
  m. (19.01.1789) Clara Price (d 22.02.1847, dau of Jocelyn Price of Cambleshworth Hall)
  ((a)) Sir Charles Blois, 7th Bart (b 04.1794, d unm 12.06.1855, Lt. Colonel)
  ((b)) John Ralph Blois (b 1795, d 19.06.1853, Commander RN) had issue
  m. (15.02.1827) Eliza Knox Barrett (d 10.09.1886, dau of Rev. John Barrett of Iniskeel)
  ((c)) Frances Mary Blois (d 12.05.1872)
  m. (14.12.1815) Rev. Eardley Norton
((d)) Clara Blois (d 10.09.1865)
  m. (14.12.1815) William Palmer-Morewood of Ladbrooke (d 23.02.1863)
  ((e)) Lucy Anne Blois (d 03.09.1889)
  m. (06.01.1817) Joshua (Vanneck), Lord Huntingfield (d 10.08.1884)
  ((f))+ other issue - Wiliiam (d 14.11.1866, Colonel), Thomas Francis (d 16.01.1874, Lt. Col)
  ((ii)) Sarah Blois
m2. (21.04.1772) Lucretia Ottley (d 11.07.1808, dau/heir of Thomas Ottley of St. Kitts)
  ((iii)) Ralph John Blois (d 1818)
  ((iv)) Lucretia Grace Blois (d 1826)
  m. (1805) _ Turner (Dr.)
  ((v)) Lucy Anne Blois
  m. (1817) Charles Thomas Johnson (rector of Enborne & Hemsted Marshal)
  ((6)) Anne Blois
  m. Samuel Thompson of Ufford
  (b) Mary Blois (d 30.08.1738, 2nd dau) who apparently married ...
  m1. Sir Neville Catlyn of Kirkby Kane
  m2. (sp) Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bart of Warham (b c1665, d 24.11.1738)
  (c)+ other issue (a 1664) - William (b c1649, dvp), Robert (dvp), John (dvp), Elizabeth, Martha
  m2. Jane Barnardiston (dau of Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston)
  (h) (Jane) Blois (d after 23.01.1710-1)
  m. (10.03.1680-1) Sir St. Andrew St. John, Bart

Main source(s): BP1934 (Blois) with a little support/input from Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, Bloys of Grundesburgh)
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