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Constance de Hastings (Blount)

Also Known As: "Constantine", "Constance de Sutton", "Sancha Hastings"
Birthplace: Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: September 23, 1432 (47-56)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Walter Blount, Kt., of Barton and Sancha Blount, Lady de Ayala
Wife of Sir John de Sutton, V and Hugh de Hastings, Esq.
Mother of Hamon Sutton; John de Sutton, VI, 1st Baron Dudley; Thomas Sutton, Sr.; Humphrey de Sutton; Jane Sutton and 1 other
Sister of Walter Blount; John Blount, KG; Peter Blount; Ann Griffith; Sir James Blount, Kt. and 1 other

Occupation: Ancestress George Washington, H.R.H Elizabeth II, Casaron en 1401
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About Constance de Hastings

  • Constance Blount1,2,3,4,5
  • F, #11189, d. 23 September 1432
  • Father Sir Walter Blount2,3,4,5 b. 1348, d. 22 Jun 1403
  • Mother Sancha de Ayala2,3,4,5 b. c 1356, d. 1418
  • Constance Blount was born at of Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England. She married Hugh Hastings, 7th Lord Hastings, son of Sir Hugh Hastings and Anne le Despenser, in 1395 at Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England.2,3,5 Constance Blount married Sir John V Sutton, Lord Dudley, son of Sir John de Sutton and Alice le Despenser, before 10 December 1401; They had 2 sons (Sir John, 1st Lord Dudley; & Thomas).2,3,4,5 Constance Blount died on 23 September 1432 at Northamptonshire, England.2,3,5
  • Family 1 Hugh Hastings, 7th Lord Hastings b. c 1377, d. 2 Nov 1396
  • Family 2 Sir John V Sutton, Lord Dudley b. Feb 1380, d. 28 Aug 1406
  • Children
    • Sir John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley, 4th Baron Dudley+6,3,4,5 b. 25 Dec 1400, d. 30 Sep 1487
    • Hamon Sutton+ b. c 1402
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2951] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 479; Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 28; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 90; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 857; Magna Charta by Wurts, p. 1123.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 277.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 153.
  • 4.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 668-669.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 101.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 277-278.
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  • Constance Blount1
  • F, #2648, d. September 1432
  • Last Edited=20 Oct 2009
  • Constance Blount was the daughter of Sir Walter Blount and Sancha de Ayala.1 She married, firstly, Hugh Hastings, son of Sir Hugh Hastings and Anne le Despenser.1 She married, secondly, Sir John de Sutton, son of Sir John de Sutton and Alice le Despencer, before 10 December 1401.1 She died in September 1432.2
  • Her married name became Hastings.1 From before 10 December 1401, her married name became de Sutton.
  • Child of Constance Blount and Sir John de Sutton
    • 1.John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley+2 b. 25 Dec 1400, d. 30 Sep 1487
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1817. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Constance BLOUNT
  • Born: ABT 1380, Barton, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: 23 Sep 1432, Northampton, England
  • Father: Walter BLOUNT (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Sancha De AYALA
  • Married 1: Hugh HASTINGS (7° B. Hastings) 1395, Barton, Derbyshire, England
  • Married 2: John SUTTON ABT 1400, Worcestershire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John SUTTON (1º B. Sutton of Dudley)
    • 2. Thomas SUTTON
    • 3. Humphrey SUTTON
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  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
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  • SIR JOHN LE BLOUNT, then thirty-nine years of age, who was in the service of the Earl of Lancaster, and had obtained from that nobleman a grant for life of the manor of Passingham, co. Northampton. He had also lands from the earl in Holland and Duffield, co Derby, and Tiberton, in Gloucestershire. he had two wives, 1st ISOLDA, dau. and heir of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy, by whom he acquired a large accession of estates, and had issue,
    • JOHN (Sir), who m. twice, 1st, Juliana, dau. of __ Foulhurst, and 2ndly, Isabella, dau. and heir of Sir Bryan Cornwall, of Kinlet, co. Salop, whose heir-general is WILLIAM LACON CHILDE, Esq., of Kinlet. By his 1st wife, Juliana, Sir John had a son,
      • JOHN BLOUNT, of Sodington, ancestor of the BLOUNTS, Baronets of Sodington.
    • Walter, d.s.p.
  • Sir John Blount's 2nd wife was Eleanor, 2nd dau. of John Beauchamp, of Hache, co Somerset, and widow of John Meriet, of Meriet, in the same shire. By this lady he left at his decease, 32nd HENRY III. (1358), a son, the heroic
  • SIR WALTER BLOUNT, so celebrated for his martial prowess in
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  • the warlike times of EDWARD III., RICHARD II., and HENRY IV., and immortalized by the muse of Shakespeare for his devotion, even unto death, to King HENRY. Sir Walter fell at the battle of Shrewsbury, 22 June, 1403, wherein, being standard bearer, he was arrayed in the same armour as his royal master, and was slain, according to the poet, in single combat, by the Earl of Douglas, who had supposed he was contending with the king himself.
  • In 1367 we find Sir Walter accompanying the BLACK PRINCE and his brother, the DUKE OF LANCASTER (John of Gaunt), upon the expedition into Spain to aid PETER THE CRUEL, King of Castle, and assisting on 3 April in that year at the battle of Najore, which restored PETER to his throne. Thenceforward for a series of years, indeed until the prince's decease, he appears to have been immediatley and confidentially attached to the duke, having chosen his wife, whom he m. about the year 1372, from amongst the ladies in the suite of CONSTANTIA OF CASTILE (eldest dau. of PETER, and his successor on the throne, who became the royal consort of JOHN OF GAUNT) when the princess visited England in 1369. In 1398 the duke granted 100 marks a-year to Sir Walter for the good services which had been rendered to him by the knight and his wife, the Lady Sancia. The Lady Sancia's maiden designation was DONNA SANCHA DE AYALA; she was the dau. of DON DIEGO GOMEZ DE TOLEDO, alcalde mahor and chief justice of Toledo, and notario mayor or principal secretary of the kingdom of Castile, by is wife, Inez Alfon de Ayala, on of the most ancient and illustrious houses in Spain. JOHN OF GAUNT, at his decease, appointed Sir Walter one of his executors, and bequeathed him a legacy of 100 points, L6 6s. 8d.
  • In 1374, Sir Walter's half-brother, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, conveyed to him numerous manors, which he had inherited from his mother, Isolda, heiress of the Mountjoy family. In 1381 he became proprietor, by purchase, of the large estates of the BAKEPULS family, in cos. Derby, Stafford, Leicester, and Hertford. In 1385 he obtained a charter for a fair and free warren in his demesne lands at Barton, and other manors in Derbyshire. In 1399 he was ranger of Needwood Forest and knight of the shire for co. Derby. By his wife, Donna Sancha, who survived him, and lived until 1418, he left issue,
    • I. JOHN (Sir), his heir, one of the great warriors who have immortalized the reign and times of HENRY V.
    • II. THOMAS (Sir), successor to his brother.
    • III. James (Sir), who m. Anne, dau. of Roger Parker, Esq., of Lillinghall, and was father of Roger Blount, of Grendon, ancestor of the BLOUNTS of Grendon, Eldersfield, Orleton, &c.; the present male representative of the BLOUNTS of Orleton, co Herefore, is WILLIAM BLOUNT, Esq., of that place.
    • IV. Peter, d.s.p.
    • I. Constantia, m. to John Sutton, Lord Dudley.
    • II. Anne, m. to Thomas Griffith, of Wichnor, co. Salop, living in 1415.
  • Sir Walter was s. by his eldest son,
  • SIR JOHN BLOUNT, K.G., who was governor of Calais, and defeated in Aquitaine, in 1412, a French army commanded by a marshal of France, for which achievement he was created a knight of the Garter the next year. In 1418, when Rouen was besieged by King HENRY V., Sir John Blount assisted at the siege. He d. without issue, and was s. by his brother,
  • SIR THOMAS BLOUNT, treasurer of Normandy, who was then seated at Elwaston, in Derbyshire, and to whom the Duke of Exeter gave 1,000 marks (L666 6s. 8.d.) to found a charity at Leicester. Sir Thomas m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas Greseley, Knt., of Greseley, and dying in 1456, left issue, .... etc.
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  • Sir Walter Blount (died 1403), was a soldier and supporter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. He later supported John's son and heir Henry Bolingbroke in his bid to become king Henry IV and in later battles against his enemies. At the Battle of Shrewsbury he served as the royal standard bearer, was mistaken for the king and killed in combat.
  • He appears as a character in Shakespeare's play Henry IV, part 1, in which he epitomises selfless loyalty and chivalry.
  • Blount was almost certainly the son of Sir John Blount of Sodington, by his second wife, Eleanor Beauchamp, widow of Sir John Meriet.
  • In 1367 Blount participated in Edward, the Black Prince's expedition to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of Leon and Castile. This expedition was successfully terminated by the Battle of Nájera in 1367. Blount returned to England.
  • As a result of his role in the campaign, Blount married Donna Sancha de Ayála, the daughter of Don Diego Gomez, who held high office in Toledo, by his wife, Donna Inez de Ayála. Blount's new wife was also a niece of Pero López de Ayala.
  • Donna Sancha appears to have first come to England in attendance on Constantia, the elder daughter of Peter of Castile, whom John of Gaunt married in 1372. .... etc.
  • Sir Walter had two sons:
    • 1. Sir John, who was at one time governor of Calais; was besieged in a castle of Aquitaine by a great French army, which he defeated with a small force (Walsingham, Ypodigma Neustriæ, Rolls Ser., p. 437); was created knight of the Garter in 1413; and was present at the siege of Rouen in 1418: Sir John died without male issue.
    • 2. Sir Thomas, who was Treasurer of Calais during Henry VI's wars in France (Stevenson's Letters, &c., illustrating the wars in France temp. Henry VI, Rolls Ser., ii. passim), and founded a chantry at Newark in 1422 (at the expense of the Duke of Exeter) in memory of his father and mother. Sir Thomas was the father (by Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Gresley of Gresley, Derbyshire) of Sir Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy.
    • Also a daughter, Constance, who married John de Sutton V. They were the parents of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley.
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  • Sir John de Sutton V (February 1380 – 28 August 1406)[1] was the 4th Baron Sutton of Dudley[2] and heir to Dudley Castle. He was the son of Sir John de Sutton IV, 3rd Baron Sutton, and Joan[3] (d.1408).[2] John married Constance Blount (d.11 October 1432),[4] daughter of Sir Walter le Blount of Barton who was killed at the Battle of Shrewsbury in c.1402, whose death was immortalized by Shakespear.[5]
  • John V is a descendant of the first Lord Dudley, Sir John de Sutton II (c.1310–1359) the first to be summoned to the Parliament of England as Baron Sutton in 1342.[6] From 1397 to 1406, John V held lands derived from the Earls of Powis, upon the death of his great grandmother[2] Isabel de Cherleton. In 1401, during the second year of King Henry IV of England's reign, John V did homage for the lands, including Castle Dudley.[7][4] After John V's death, the Blounts had a stake in Dudley lands when his mother-in-law, Donna Sanchia de Ayala (d.1418),[8] took custody of his first child John VI,[9][10] who was age six, as well as being granted John V's valuable estates.[11] Widowed, Constance was eventually sued by Robert Erghom for her dower in the King's chancery by which she defaulted several times on the King's grant of Dudley manor.[12]
  • John V was succeeded by John Sutton VI, 1st Baron Dudley. By Constance, his other children included Thomas Sutton of Dudley, and Elizabeth Sutton of Dudley.[13] He is also said to have had a child, Humphrey Dudley.[5]
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  • John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, KG (25 December 1400 – 30 September 1487) was an English nobleman. A diplomat and councillor of Henry VI, he fought in several battles during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses, and acted as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1428–1430.
  • Born on 25 December 1400, John Sutton was baptised at Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire,[1] became 1st Baron Dudley and a Knight of the Garter, and died at Stafford, Staffordshire. His father was Sir John de Sutton V and his mother was Constance Blount, daughter of Sir Walter Blount. John 1st Baron Dudley married Elizabeth de Berkeley, of Beverstone (died 1478), widow of Edward Charleton, 5th Baron Cherleton and daughter of Sir John Berkeley, of Beverstone, Gloucestershire (1349–1428) and Elizabeth Bettershorne[2] and sister of Eleanor FitzAlan, wife of John FitzAlan, 6th Earl of Arundel, sometime after 14 March 1420. The sons of Dudley by this marriage were:
    • 1.Sir Edmund Sutton
    • 2.John Sutton Dudley, Knt. of Atherington, whose son was Henry VII's minister Edmund Dudley, and whose grandson was John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland.
    • 3.William Dudley, Bishop of Durham, 1476–1483.
    • 4.Oliver Dudley.
  • Dudley was summoned to Parliament from 15 February 1440, by writs directed to "Johanni de Sutton de Duddeley militi", whereby he obtained a Barony by writ as Lord Dudley. He was the first of his family to adopt the surname of Dudley as an alias for Sutton. "John Dudley, Knyght, Lord Dudley" died testate in his 87th year. His will is dated 17 August 1487. The barony was inherited by his grandson, Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley, son of Sir Edmund Sutton who was the heir but died after 6 July 1483 but before his father.[2] .... etc.
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Constance (Contatine) Blount

Birth about 1380 3020 of, Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England

Marriage 1395 (Age 15)Hugh Hastings - [View Family (F7279)] , Barton Blount, Derby, England

Marriage before 10 December 1401 (Age 21)John Sutton Baron Dudley - [View Family (F7112)] , , Worcestershire, England

Death 23 September 1432 (Age 52) of, , Northampton, England

Family as a Child: Sir Knight Walter Blount + Sanchade de Ayela

Family with John Sutton Baron Dudley - [View Family (F7112)] - Marriage: before 10 December 1401 -- Worcestershire

Husband John Sutton Baron Dudley (I11275) Birth 1380 1816 -- of, Coleshill, Warwick, England Death 29 August 1406 (Age 26) -- , , , England

Son John Sutton Lord Dudley, K.G. (I11119) Birth 25 December 1400 2020 -- Dudley Castle, Staffordshire, England Death 30 September 1487 (Age 86) -- , , Staffordshire, England Son Thomas Sutton (Dudley) (I11277) Birth about 1403 2323 -- of, , Staffordshire, England Son Humphrey (Dudley) Sutton (I11278) Birth about 1405 2525 -- of, Dudley, Staffordshire, England

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Constance de Hastings's Timeline

Barton Blount, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Lincolnshire, , England
December 25, 1400
Dudley Castle, Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Staffordshire, England
Of, Dudley, Staffordshire, England
September 23, 1432
Age 52
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
September 23, 1432
Age 52
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Mapowder, Dorset, , England