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Complete Peerage 9 (1936): 341–342 (sub Mountjoy) had a good account of Charles Blount, 5th Lord Mountjoy, died 1544. Regarding his marriage, the following information is given:
"He married, circa August 1530, Anne, daughter and coheir of Robert (Willoughby), Lord Willoughby, of Broke, by the above-named Dorothy, his father's 4th wife. He died 10 October 1544, at Hook, Dorset, and was buried at St. Mary Aldermary, London. Will dated 30 April 1544. His widow married Richard Broke, who died between 24 Nov. 1548 and 5 Jan. 1548/9, and was buried at Westbury, Wiltshire. She died 24 Dec. 1582, at Hook aforesaid." END OF QUOTE.
As we can see above, Anne Willoughby is assigned two marriages, that is, 1stly, to Charles Blount, 5th Lord Mountjoy, and (2nd) Richard Broke. However, it appears that Anne Willoughby actually had four marriages in all, not two.
Anne Willoughby married (1st) a certain John Paulet, Esq. Evidence for this previously unknown marriage is found in Hutchins, History & Antiquities of Dorset 2 (1863): 497. Hutchins records that Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, and Anne his wife, relict of John Paulet, Esq., presented to the church of West Chickerel, Dorset on 22 November 1538.
Care should be take to distinguish Anne Willoughby's 1st husband, John Paulet, Esq., from her sister, Elizabeth's husband, Sir John Paulet, Knt., later 2nd Marquess of Winchester.
As for additional evidence for Anne Willoughby's 3rd marriage to Richard Broke, Esq., I find that in Hilary term 1548 John Paulett/Pawlet, Knt., and Richard Broke, Esq., and Anne his wife sued Humphrey Trevylyan, Esq., of Week St. Mary, Cornwall, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass in Poorstoke, Dorset, and regarding a reasonable account of the time the said Humphrey was receiver of money for John, Richard, and Anne.
References: Court of Common Pleas, CP40/1135, image 101f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/aalt1/E6/CP40no1135/aCP40no1135fronts/IMG_0101.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/1135, image 2603d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/aalt1/E6/CP40no1135/bCP40no1135dorses/IMG_2603.htm).
Sir John Paulet in the 1548 lawsuit above would be the surviving husband of Anne Willoughby's sister, Elizabeth Willoughby. Sir John Paulet evidently held Willoughby properties at Hooke, Dorset, Brook (in Westbury), Wiltshire, and elsewhere in right of his wife, Elizabeth Willoughby, they sharing these properties with Elizabeth's sister, Anne Willoughby, Lady Mountjoy.
As to Anne Willoughby's 4th and final marriage, I find that she married before 1551 John Bonham, Knt., of Hazlebury and Brook (in Westbury), Wiltshire. This marriage is proven by two Chancery Proceedings copied below which are taken from the online Discovery catalog. Both lawsuits appear to be partly mutilated. The lawsuit dated 1553-1555 specifically names John Bonham's wife as "Lady Anne Mountjoye."
A well written biography of Sir John Bonham can be found online at the following weblink. It is taken from Bindoff, House of Commons 1509–1558 1 (1982).
The biography of Sir John Bonham cited above indicates that he died at Brook (in Westbury), Wiltshire 10 January 1555. The biography confirms his marriage to Anne Willoughby, Lady Mountjoy. As indicated by the 1st Chancery item below, John Bonham was evidently a knight, which fact is not included by Bindoff.
In summary, I find that Anne Willoughby married (1st) John Paulet, Esq.; (2nd) Charles Blount, 5th Lord Mountjoy; (3rd) Richard Broke, Esq.; and (4th) John Bonham, Knt., of Hazlebury and Brook (in Westbury), Wiltshire.
Douglas Richardson, Historian and Genealogist
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Chancery Proceeding, Reference: C 1/1377/31
Plaintiffs: Henry RAYE, Denise [his wife, and their child ?].
Defendants: John BONHAM, knight.
Subject: Pasture called `Leyfeld' of the demise of Lady Anne Mountjoye, wife of defendant. Wiltshire
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
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Chancery Proceeding, Reference: C 4/24/424
Walter by the W[?...] v. John Bonham and [?his wife] Anne: bill.
Date of document before 1554
Held by: The National Archives, Kew