Thankyou so much for answering my post. I thought for a while that the Richard Blount was also a member of the Blounts of Mapledurham, but my Richard died in 1629 and was a resident of Mixbury in Oxon. His family is very different to Richard Blount of Mapledurham, altho` his son Welsborne was a resident of Bicester and occupied the same house that Charles Blount of the Mapledurhams did in Bicester. I have tried in vain to connect the families, but I feel that my Blounts may be poor cousins of that family, and probably hail from Northants, as there is a large contingent of Blounts/Blunts in that county just over the border.
I am trying to find a marriage for my Richard and I now feel that I probably will look in vain, as the Mixbury records begin in 1645 for marriages.
It is wonderful to hear from someone after all this time, and if you have similar interests in that family, perhaps I have information that may help you.
Thankyou very much again, it is very kind of you to take the time to reply.