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Capt. Newdigate  Poyntz

Capt. Newdigate Poyntz

Male 1608 - 1643  (35 years)

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  • Name Newdigate Poyntz  [2, 3
    • The progenitor of the Benefield and Hexton branch and the Midgham and Cowdray branch. [1]
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1608  Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 08 Nov 1608  Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth 16 Nov 1608  [6
    Will 26 Mar 1639  [7
    Died 4 Aug 1643  Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Poyntz was killed in action while serving under King Charles I as Cromwell was raising the siege of Gainesborough.
    Person ID I1713  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2014 

    Father John Poyntz,   b. 1577, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Oct 1617, Reigate, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anne Sydenham,   b. 5 Jan 1581, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Jul 1598  Mells, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Divorced 31 Oct 1613 
    Family ID F0535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married Abt 1627  [6, 9
    • "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." [1]
    Children 
     1. Thomas Poyntz,   b. Abt 1628/29, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1677, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     2. John Poyntz,   b. 1629/30, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1712  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Dorothea Poyntz,   b. Abt 1631, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1705, Glooston, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [Birth]
     4. Francis Poyntz,   b. 1632/3, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1684
     5. Mary Poyntz,   b. 1633/34, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Poyntz,   b. 1633/34, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1635  (Age 1 years)
     7. Elizabeth Poyntz,   b. 1635, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1635, Benefield, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F0534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Parkyns,   d. Dec 1662 
    Married 21 Dec 1637  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The Midgham/Cowdray Branch.
    Notes 
    • "Major Genl. Poyntz in the army of the Parliament is well known, but most of his kinsmen were fighting for the King. Captn. Newdigate Poyntz was killed at Gainsborough; and as he had assigned his property before the Civil War began, his estate was nominal: yet a fine of 30 was imposed on his widow, who lodged this short petition:

      30 Apl. 1646. The humble petition of Mary Poyntz widdowe late wife of Newdigate Poyntz deceased. Sheweth that yor petnr' husband was Captain of a troope of horse under the command of Colonel Candish in the garrison of Newark and at the Seige of Gainsborough he was slaine.

      The widow's case was urged by Speaker Lenthall, who wrote thus on her behalf to the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall:

      'Gentlemen, This bearer's late husband Captain Newdigate Poynes haveinge beene in armes about three yeares since, and he now being dead and she lefte with five younge children, her case hath been specially recommended to mee by her brother Major Gen1 Poynes now at ye seige at Newarke, that you and the house might be acquainted therewith, hee makeing it his request that she might receive favor for his sake; wheh I am confident ye house will doe; nevertheles she desires herewith to present herselfe and her case unto you wch I shall upon sight according to ye desire of Gen1. Poyntz acquaint you withall and the house when it shall come thither, ever resting

      Yor assured friend
      Wm. Lenthall
      30 April 1646" [10]
    Children 
    +1. William Poyntz,   b. Aft 1637,   d. 1720, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1608 - Reigate, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 08 Nov 1608 - Reigate, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1637 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1643 - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucester Archaelogical Society, "The Poyntz Family," Rev. H. L. Thompson, M. A. (1879).

    2. [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), I: 581.

    3. [S057222] Historical and Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Poyntz; or, Eight centuries of an English house (2 parts), Sir John McClean, (Exeter, UK: William Pollard & Co. 1886), 185-187, 198.

    4. [S336443] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2011), 288.

    5. [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.

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

    7. [S057353] Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

    8. [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.

    9. [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.

    10. [S336376] Fenland Notes and Queries: A Quarterly Antiquarian Journal for the Fenland, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Cambridge, Lincoln, Northampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk, , Sweeting, Rev. W. D., ed., (Peterborough, U.K.: George Caster, 1900), vol. 4, 374-375.