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Anthony  Poyntz

Anthony Poyntz

Male 1480 - 1533  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Anthony Poyntz  [1, 2
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Born ca. 1480  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • 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 1620. 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 her majesty the queen({Cat. Tudor Exhib. 1S90, Nos. 70, 493, 500). Another, which is anonymous, belonged in I860 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. Mug.); 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 Uloucestorshire (Harl. Soc.); Wood's Athens, iii. 715-16; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500-1714; Lit. Remains of Edward VI (Roxburghe Club); Chron. of Calais (Camden Soc.); Rymer's Feeder, orig. ed. xiv. 404; Brewer's Hist, of Henry VIII, ii. 149; Sandford's Genealog. Hist, p. 434; Cluttorbuck's Hertfordshire; Cough's Sepulchral Mon.] A. F. P. [3]
    Gender Male 
    Civil 1507  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sheriff 
    Civil 1513  [3
    Knighted 
    Civil Apr 1521  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poyntz and his brother Thomas were two of the 17 members of the jury that convicted Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, of Treason. 
    Died 1533  Shillingford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Death 1535  Shillingford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I1974  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Robert Poyntz,   b. ca. 1450, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1520, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Wydeville,   d. Bef 1520, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Y  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F2557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Children 
     1. Gyles Poyntz,   b. 1503, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ferdinando Poyntz,   b. 1505, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Poyntz,   b. 1507, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1520, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     4. Thomas Poyntz,   b. 1509, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1520, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +5. Margaret Poyntz,   b. Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1568, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Mary Poyntz,   b. Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1565  [Birth]
    +7. 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)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F0602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Guidford 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F5625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S057118] Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Gale Research Company. Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Detroit, MI, USA: Gale Research Company, 2005.

    2. [S336352] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, George Edward Cokayne , vol. X, 283.

    3. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., vol. 46, 277.

    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. [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: 67.

    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, 581.

    7. [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: 69, 95.

    8. [S336450] The History of Wales, Caradoc of Llancarvan, Sir John Price, William Wynne , (London: T. Edwards, 1774), 40.

    9. [S336451] An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Francis Blomefield, Charles Parkin, (London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1808), vol. 9, 26.

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

    11. [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: 65-66.
      "Sir Robert Poyntz married Margaret illegitimate daughter of Sir Anthony Wydville, Baron Scales, jure uxoris and Earl Rivers, beheaded at Pontefract, 25th June 1483. Her mother was Gwentlian daughter of Sir William Stradling and Isabella his wife. On the occasion of this marriage her father settled upon his daughter 800 marks, 200 whereof were to be paid on the sealing of the deed on certain days appointed. He also settled upon her lands to the yearly value of one hundred marks. Nevertheless there is no evidence whatever of a marriage having taken place between the parties. There is an old letter in the possession of the present Mr. Stradling of Clevedon Court, co. Som., from Sir Nicholas Poyntz of Tockington, co. Glouc, to the Eight Worshipful Sir Edward Stradling, Knt., dated at Tockington Lodge 13th June 1584, asking Sir Edward Stradling to furnish him with proofs of the legitimacy of Margaret Rivers, who married my 'Great Grand fauther, from whom I descende, knowing that you can therein certifye me the troeth, because she was a daughter to your ancestor.' It is also stated that Wentlian was the wife of Anthony Widville Earl Eivers. Their daughter Margaret married Sir Robert Poyntz. Earl Rivers made his will in Pontefract Castle just before his execution, whereof he appointed Sir Robert Poyntz one of his executors."