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Nicholas  Poyntz, KB, MP

Nicholas Poyntz, KB, MP[1]

Male 1535 - 1585  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Poyntz  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Pedigree of Poyntz of Iron Acton
    Pedigree of Poyntz of Iron Acton
    McClean, John, Pedigree of Poyntz of Iron Acton Memoir of the Family of Poyntz (Exeter, UK: William Pollard & Co., 1886)(2 parts)
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Suffix KB, MP 
    Born ca. 1535  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Acton Court
    Acton Court
    Gender Male 
    Church Affiliation Roman Catholic 
    Civil 1569  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Sheriff 
    Civil 1571  Knight of the Shire Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Will 22 Jun 1585 
    Died 1 Sep 1585  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Probate 15 Feb 1586/87 
    Notes 
    • Poyntz was knighted in 1559 and held the office at court of Esquire of the Body by 1560. (The Esquire of the Body was responsible for conducting the affairs of the Royal household.) He retired to Gloucester, however--it was said he would as soon go to hell as go to court. His Catholic sympathies were known but were not such as would disqualify him from government service.
    Person ID I1970  Dickinson
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Nicholas Poyntz,   b. 1510, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef. 8 Jul 1557, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Joan Berkeley,   b. 1510, Hovingham, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1563, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Jun 1527  Yate, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • "Sir Nicholas Poyntz made his will 26th Feb., 1555-6. He names his son and heir Nicholas and his younger sons Francis, Anthony, Edmund, and John, but not his two daughters Frances and Anne, To his wife Dame Johan he gives his new house at Osilworth that standeth on the hill and the parke during her life, remainder to his second son Prancis for life. The will was proved by Johan Poyntz relict and executrix, 3rd July, 1557."
      [16]
    Family ID F0597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Verney,   b. ca. 1538, Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1575  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 12 May 1555  Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21
    • "The marriage of Sir Nicholas Poyntz with one of the two daughters of Sir Ralph Verney is recorded on a monument in the middle of Clayton Church, co. Bucks. The other daughter married Sir Francis Hynde, of Madingby, co. Cambridge, Knt. (Topographer, vol. ii, p. 366.) Two of these ladies' brothers were tried for their share in Dudley's conspiracy. (Verney Papers, Camden Society.)"
      [19]
    Children 
    +1. Mary Poyntz,   b. 1558, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1591, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ursula Poyntz  [Birth]
    +3. John Poyntz,   b. ca. 1560, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1633, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F0596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Stanley,   d. 1586, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [23
    • "A similar phrase ("juxta usitatam ecclesise Anglican* computationem" ["the use of the Church of England reckoning"]) occurs on the next slab, that of Hugh Poyntz, who died as a young man in March 1604. * * * The three here named, Edward, Hugh, and Robert, were sons of Sir Nicholas Poyntz of Iron Acton, by his second wife, the Lady Margaret Stanley, daughter of Edward, 3rd Earl of Derby." [22]
    Children 
    +1. Edward Poyntz of Caerleon,   b. 1575, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1613  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     2. Hugh Poyntz of Tockington Park,   b. 1578, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1604/5  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     3. Robert Poyntz,   b. 1580, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. St. James the Less Church, Iron Acton, Glouchestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1535 - Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1555 - Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Sheriff - 1569 - Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1585 - Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336467] History of Parliament Online, published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993, (The History of Parliament Trust ), http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/poyntz-sir-nicholas-1528-85.

    2. [S057838] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extincy and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland, 2nd Ed., Burke, John, (Londo: John Russell Smith, 1844; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), 545.

    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), 1: 580.

    4. [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), 79-82.

    5. [S057424] History of Parliament, 3: 243.

    6. [S057435] Lists and Indexes, Public Record Office, London, 9: 51.

    7. [S057353] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Wills: 42 Brudenell.

    8. [S057448] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Paget, Gerald, (London: Charles Skilton, 1977), 2: 115.

    9. [S057856] The Visitation of Buckinghamshire in 1634, Rylands, W. Harry, ed., (London: Ye Wardour Presss, 1909), 123.

    10. [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), 1: 79.

    11. [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, 580.

    12. [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, 579.

    13. [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), 1: 80, 96.

    14. [S336467] History of Parliament Online, published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993, (The History of Parliament Trust ).

    15. [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.

    16. [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), 1: 75.

    17. [S336375] Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas and Kimball G. Everingham, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004), 595.

    18. [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), 1: 72.
      "On Midsummer Day 1528 [Nicholas Poyntz] married Joan youngest daughter of Thomas V, Lord Berkeley at her father's house at Yate. This was the alliance which was intended to heal all animosities between the two families to which we have before alluded (ante p. 65), but it failed of having that effect."

    19. [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), 1: 75 FN 1.

    20. [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), 1: 74-75.
      At the 1557 inquisition post mortem for Nicholas Poyntz (d. 1556) "the jurors say that the said Anthony had issue the said Nicholas Poyntz, Knt., who had issue Nicholas Poyntz, and recites the marriage contract dated 12th May, 1st and 2nd Philip and Mary (1555), between the said Nicholas, son and heir apparent of the aforesaid Nicholas and Johanna his wife, and Anne Yerney, one of the daughters of Sir Ealph Verney...."

    21. [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, 579.

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

    23. [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), 1: 82.
      "Sir Nicholas Poyntz married secondly Margaret Stanley, daughter by his second wife of Edward third Earl of Derby, whose splendour and eminent services are eulogised by Camden and other his contemporaries. She was the relict of John Jermyn of Eushbrook, co. Somerset, by whom she had no issue. By this lady Sir Nicholas Poyntz had issue :?1, Edward, born in 1575; 2, Hugh, born 1578; 3, Robert, born 1580."