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Dorothea  Poyntz

Dorothea Poyntz

Female Abt 1631 - 1705  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Dorothea Poyntz 
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Born Abt 1631  Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Y  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence Stogursey, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Aug 1705  Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Glooston Church, Glooston, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dorothea Poyntz
    Dorothea Poyntz
    Glooston Church
    Glooston Church
    Glooston Church
    Notes 
    Person ID I1712  Dickinson
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2014 

    Father Newdigate Poyntz,   b. 1608, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1643, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Foxley,   b. Abt 1610, Harringworth, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1636, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1627  [3, 4
    • "Newdigate Poyntz...had eight children by Sarah Foxley, four sons and four daughters, and from this marriage descend the Poyntzes of Hexton, Herts, allied by two marriages to the ancient family of Taverner, and for two generations Lords of the manor of Hexton. Fifth in direct descent from Newdigate came the Rev. Newdigate Poyntz, Rector of Tormarton, Gloucestershire. His eldest son, the Rev. Nathaniel Poyntz, had one son, Newdigate, who died at Winchester College, aged 18, in the lifetime of his father, and on the very day of his grandfather's funeral at Tormarton. The succession, in consequence of the death of this only son, passed to a nephew, the Rev. Newdigate Poyntz, son of Newdigate Poyntz, Commander, R.N., who was second son of the Rector of Tormarton, and this Rev. Newdigate Poyntz, Vicar of Little Drayton, Salop, is father to the child whose birth occurred in 1875." [2]
    Family ID F0534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Owsley,   b. 1630,   d. 25 Dec 1687, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1659  [1, 6
    • The marriage date reported by Burke is erroneous.

    • Hallaton, Leicestershire, Jan. 2nd, 1796.

      Major William Ouseley,

      Sir:

      The letter you was pleased to honor me with Dec. 24th (inst.) was greatly to my surprise. The name Owsley, I grant, is very rare from my own inquiries, but whether I am of the same family with yourself I will not pretend to say. At your request I send you some particulars relating to my family, humbly requesting that you will be as explicit as possible respecting yours, in order to lead us as to the discovery of this new alliance.

      I was born at Glooston, in the County of Leicester, and there registered. My father's Christian name was John, my grandfather's name William, and great grandfather's John Owsley, all rectors of Glooston, the aforesaid parish, and there interred. My family consists of two sons and two daughters. My eldest son is a clergyman (John Owsley, B. A., rector of Blaston); the other son, Charles Owsley, a surgeon, settled in Hallaton. My great grandfather, John Owsley, had six sons and four daughters. Sons, Newdigate, Thomas, Charles, William, John and Poyntz. Daughters, Sarah, Edith, Mary and Dorothea.

      Newdigate Owsley was a Russian merchant and Paymaster General in Queen Anne's reign.

      Thomas married and died in Jamaica. [This is an error. Thomas referred to may, and probably did, marry in Jamaica, but died in Virginia in the year 1700.]

      Charles died in the army in the place of Captain.

      William and John both died at college.

      Poyntz married a Miss Mary David, of the County Leicester.

      John Owsley, my great grandfather, married Dorothea Poyntz, and the Right Honorable Stephen Poyntz, father of the present Dowager Lady, was my trustee during my minority. The afore named Owsleys are all dead but myself.

      Respecting my arms, it differs from yours in some measure, which, I presume, was changed through the aforesaid Newdigate Owsley's position in the army. The seal with which I seal this letter was given me by his son, John Owsley, who spent most of his time in Italy and other foreign parts.

      Charles Owsley, the youngest son of the aforesaid Newdigate, was educated at Cambridge; has been dead many years; is interred at Lowlaton [Low Leyton?] church, Essex; where there is a monument of marble erected to his father's memory. Thereon are the arms.

      The family house upon Epping Forest, near Lowlaton, but not now in the family, cannot be described within the compass of a letter.

      The explanation of my arms is as follows; The chief lion erect, holding three holly leaves, or holly branch, between his paws.

      At the receipt of this may I presume to request of you the satisfactory particulars, and by what means you obtained my name and place of abode?

      Sir, I have the honor to be,

      Your obedient humble servant,

      John Owsley. [5]
    Children 
     1. Sarah Owsley,   b. 8 Mar 1651, Whittlebury, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. John Owsley,   b. 6 Mar 1654, Stogursey, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. College Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. William Owsley,   b. 9 Apr 1656, Stogursey, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. College Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. Thomas Owsley, I,   b. 1658, Stogursey, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1700, Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Newdigate Owsley,   b. 1660, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1714, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Edith Owsley,   b. 14 Dec 1662, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1714, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     7. Poyntz Owsley,   b. 11 Apr 1667, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1731, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     8. Charles Owsley,   b. 03 Sep 1669, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Military Service Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Mary Owsley,   b. 01 Nov 1671, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Dorothea Owsley,   b. 23 Dec 1673, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F0531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1631 - Benefield, Northampton, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Stogursey, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1705 - Glooston, Leicester, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S057357] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th ed., Townsend, Peter and Montgomery-Massingbred, Hugh, ed., (London: Burke's Peerage 1965-1972), Vol. 1, 582.

    2. [S25] Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucester Archaelogical Society, "The Poyntz Family," Rev. H. L. Thompson, M. A. (1879).

    3. [S057357] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th ed., Townsend, Peter and Montgomery-Massingbred, Hugh, ed., (London: Burke's Peerage 1965-1972), vol. 1, 581.

    4. [S336375] Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas and Kimball G. Everingham, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004), 560.

    5. [S3] Genealogical Facts of the Owsley Family in England and America, Harry Bryan Owsley, (Chicago: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1890), 31-32.

    6. [S336378] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; but Univested with Heritable Honors, Burke, John, (London, U.K.: 1837), vol. 3, 674.