The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1221  Wednesday, 14 June 2000.

From:           Sophie Masson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jun 2000 09:12:57 +1000
Subject:        Shakespeare and Blounts

Dear all,

I am looking at the connection between Shakespeare and the Blount family
of Worcestershire. According to a book I read recently, Joyce Blount,
the aunt of Christopher and Edward Blount of Kidderminster, was the
mother of the John Combe who left money to WS in his will; and another
Joyce Blount, this same lady's first cousin, was the grandmother of
William Reynolds to whom WS left money in _his_ will. Sir Christopher
Blount was of course the stepfather of the earl of Essex, and one of the
people who commissioned the performance of Richard II in 1601. The
question is, has any other work been done on this connection at all? And
can anyone on the list point me to anything that has been written about

Thanks and best wishes,
Sophie Masson.
Author site: http://members.xoom.com/sophiecastel/default.htm

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