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Nicholas  Poyntz

Nicholas Poyntz[1]

Male 1510 - Bef 1557  (47 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Poyntz 
    Pedigree of Poyntz of Iron Acton
    Pedigree of Poyntz of Iron Acton
    McClean, John, Memoir of the Family of Poyntz (Exeter, UK: William Pollard & Co., 18xx)(2 vol.)
    Nicholas Poyntz
    Nicholas Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Born 1510  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Lagniappe Aug 1535  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Visitation of Henry VIII and Queen Anne. 
    Civil 1538  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sheriff 
    Arrival 27 Dec 1539  Deal, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Poyntz was a member of the party (notably the Seymour brothers, Gregory Cromwell and Thomas Culpepper) charged with escorting Anne of Cleves from Calais to England, where she would wed Henry VIII. 
    Civil Groom of the Bedchamber  [4
    Civil 1544  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sheriff 
    Civil 1547  [4
    Knight of the Shire 
    Died bef. 8 Jul 1557  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate 8 Jul 1557  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Inquisition post mortem 
    Residence Acton Court, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acton Court
    Acton Court
    Acton Court
    Acton Court
    Iron Acton, Gloucester
    Residence Newark Park, Ozleworth, Glouchestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Newark Park
    Newark Park
    Ozleworth, Glouchestershire
    Notes 
    • Sir Anthony Poyntz (1480?-1533) inherited Iron Acton, where his descendants were seated for many generations. He was knighted in 1513, when he commanded a ship in Howard's expedition against France. In September 1518 he was sent on an embassy to the French king, and was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in July 1520. In 1521 he was one of the jury at Bristol before whom the Duke of Buckingham was indicted. In 1522 he joined in Surrey's expedition to Francis in command of the Santa Maria. In the following year he became vice-admiral, and was employed in command of some twelve or fourteen sail in preventing the return of Albany to Scotland. In 1523 he was administrator for his father. In 1527 he served as sheriff of Gloucestershire, and in 1530 was on a commission to inquire into Wolsey's possessions. He died in 1533, having married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Huddesfield; and, secondly, Joan, widow of Sir Richard Guilford. His eldest son, Sir Nicholas, born in 1510, was a prominent courtier during the latter part of Henry VIII's reign, and died in 1557. A portrait of Sir Nicholas by Holbein belongs to the Marquis of Bristol, and two drawings, also attributed to Holbein, to King Edward VII (Cat. Tudor Exhib. 1890, Nos. 79, 493, 500). Another, which is anonymous, belonged in 1866 to the Marquis of Ormonde.

      Sir Nicholas's great-grandson, Sir Robert Poyntz (1589?-1665) matriculated from Brasenose College, Oxford, on 15 March 1604-5, was M.P. for Gloucestershire in 1626, 1628-9, and was knighted on 2 Feb. 1626-7 at the coronation of Charles I; he sided with the king during the civil war, and wrote A Vindication of Monarchy, 1661, 4to (Brit. Mus.); he was buried at Iron Acton on 10 Nov. 1665.

      [Authorities quoted; Works in Brit. Mus. Libr.; Sir John Maclean's Memoir of the Poyntz family; Cotton MSS. passim; Letters, &c., of Henry VII (Rolls Ser.), and Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, ed. Brewer and Gairdner, passim; Atkyns's Gloucestershire, p. 104, &c.; Visitation of Gloucestershire (Harl. Soc.); Wood's AthenŠ, iii. 715-16; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500-1714; Lit. Remains of Edward VI (Roxburghe Club); Chron. of Calais (Camden Soc.); Rymer's Foedera, orig. ed. xiv. 404; Brewer's Hist. of Henry VIII, ii. 149; Sandford's Genealog. Hist. p. 434; Clutterbuck's Hertfordshire; Gough's Sepulchral Mon.]

      A. F. P. [2]
    Person ID I1972  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Anthony Poyntz,   b. ca. 1480, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1533, Shillingford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Huddesfield,   b. 1479, Shillingford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1527, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F0602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 24 Jun 1527  Yate, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • "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."
      [8]
    Children 
    +1. Nicholas Poyntz, KB, MP,   b. ca. 1535, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1585, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     2. Francis Poyntz  [Birth]
     3. Anthony Poyntz of Frampton, Gloucester  [Birth]
     4. Edmund Poyntz,   d. 1568
     5. John Poyntz
     6. William Poyntz,   d. 1607  [Birth]
     7. Jane Poyntz
     8. Frances Poyntz,   d. Aug 1576
    +9. Anne Poyntz,   d. 19 Nov 1592, Modsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F0597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1510 - Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1527 - Yate, Gloucester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLagniappe - Visitation of Henry VIII and Queen Anne. - Aug 1535 - Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Sheriff - 1538 - Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Poyntz was a member of the party (notably the Seymour brothers, Gregory Cromwell and Thomas Culpepper) charged with escorting Anne of Cleves from Calais to England, where she would wed Henry VIII. - 27 Dec 1539 - Deal, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Sheriff - 1544 - Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - bef. 8 Jul 1557 - Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Inquisition post mortem - 8 Jul 1557 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Newark Park, Ozleworth, Glouchestershire, 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/1509-1558/member/poyntz-sir-nicholas-1510-56.

    2. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., "Poyntz, Francis" by Albert Frederick Pollard, 46: 278.

    3. [S336447] Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Allison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2001), Chapter 46, "That Thin Old Woman".
      "At Iron Acton [king Henry] stayed at Acton Court, where Sir Nicholas Poyntz had built a lavish new Renaissance-style eastern range especially for the King?s visit. The Poyntzes were a notable courtier family: Nicholas' grandfather, Sir Robert Poyntz, had been Vice Chamberlain to Queen Katherine, while his uncle, Sir John Poyntz, was a member of Queen Anne's household and a friend of Wyatt, who dedicated to him two of his satires on the superficiality of life at court. Nicholas himself was a reformist, a member of Cromwell's circle, and a friend of Richard Rich."


    4. [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.

    5. [S336447] Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Allison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2001), Chapter 53, "Nourishing Love".

    6. [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.
      "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."


    7. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Newark Park" at <http://bit.ly/2nDiFmG>.

    8. [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.

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

    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: 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."