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Robert Blund was a Norman nobleman and Sheriff of Norfolk after the Norman Conquest of England.

Robert Blund
Sheriff of Norfolk
In office
before 1086 – unknown
Personal details
ChildrenGilbert

Blund was named in Domesday Book as the Sheriff of Norfolk, so he held that office sometime before 1086, when Domesday was compiled.[1] Blund was also the lord of Ashfield in Suffolk, and is considered to have been the feudal baron of Ashfield.[2]

Domesday Book states that Blund inherited his lands in Suffolk from his brother, who was named Ralph.[3]

Blund's heir was his son Gilbert, who had inherited the fiefs by sometime in the reign of King Henry I of England. Besides his son, Blund had at least two daughters, who were married to William of Audley and Robert de Albamara. Another possible relative was Gilbert Blund, who held lands from Robert Malet.[3]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Green English Sheriffs p. 60
  2. ^ Sanders English Baronies p. 3
  3. ^ a b Keats-Rohan Domesday People p. 370

ReferencesEdit

  • Green, Judith A. (1990). English Sheriffs to 1154. Public Record Office Handbooks Number 24. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-440236-1.
  • Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (1999). Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066–1166: Domesday Book. Ipswich, UK: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-722-X.
  • Sanders, I. J. (1960). English Baronies: A Study of Their Origin and Descent 1086–1327. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press. OCLC 931660.