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Anthony Poyntz of Frampton, Gloucester

Anthony Poyntz of Frampton, Gloucester

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  • Name Anthony Poyntz of Frampton, Gloucester  [1
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Gender Male 
    Civil Nov 1567  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Admitted to Inner Temple Bar. 
    Military 1585  The Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poyntz was appointed by Robert Dudley, Earl Leicester, to act as a spy in the "enemies' camp" during his ill-fated campaign in the United Provinces. Correspondence between Leicester and Sir Francis Walsingham allege that Poyntz was diverted to Spain by Walsingham; however, there is no evidence this ever came to pass. By December 1586, Poyntz was in Paris spying on the Throckmorton conspirators, a group of Roman Catholics who were seeking to depose Elizabeth I in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots. 
    Residence Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Anthony Poyntz, third son of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, was admitted to the Inner Temple November 1567. He would seem to have turned out a disreputable character. In 1581 he is described as of Frampton, co. Gloucester, Gent., and received a pardon for divers felonies. He was convicted with others for the crime of having on 1st Nov. 1574 ill-treated and placed in much fear, so that his life was despaired of, on the highway at Frampton Leas, co. Glouc, one John Gurden, and having stolen from him feloniously 100 then on his person of money belonging to a certain John Parsons; also of a similar felony of having stolen from Conan Parsons a like sum of 100 (Pat. Tested at Westminster, 3rd May 1582.)" [2]
    Person ID I3980  Dickinson
    Last Modified 2 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  [4, 5
    • "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."
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    Family ID F0597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Admitted to Inner Temple Bar. - Nov 1567 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Poyntz was appointed by Robert Dudley, Earl Leicester, to act as a spy in the "enemies' camp" during his ill-fated campaign in the United Provinces. Correspondence between Leicester and Sir Francis Walsingham allege that Poyntz was diverted to Spain by Walsingham; however, there is no evidence this ever came to pass. By December 1586, Poyntz was in Paris spying on the Throckmorton conspirators, a group of Roman Catholics who were seeking to depose Elizabeth I in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots. - 1585 - The Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, 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, 579.

    2. [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: 76.

    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), 1: 75.

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

    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: 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."