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Robert Poyntz

Robert Poyntz

Male 1450 - 1520  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Robert Poyntz 
    • Vice Chamberlain and Chancellor, Queen Catherine of Aragon [1]
    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.)
    Arms of Poyntz
    Arms of Poyntz
    Born ca. 1450  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Guardianship 1467  [3
    Ward of Thomas Herbert. 
    Civil 1483 
    Esquire to the Body, Edward IV (1442-1483). 
    Title 22 Aug 1485  Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poyntz fought for Henry VII Tudor (1457-1509) at the Battle of Bosworth Field for which service he was knighted.  
    Title 1469, 1480, 1484, 1494  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheriff 
    Political Jun 1520  Balinghem, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Field of the Cloth of Gold. 
    Died 5 Nov 1520  Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Probate 25 Sep 1521  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inquisition post mortem. 
    Buried St. Mark's Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Robert Poyntz
    Robert Poyntz
    St. Mark's Church, Bristol
    Person ID I9435  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father John Poyntz,   b. ca. 1432,   d. bef. 1467, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alice Cock,   d. 29 Oct 1507 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Wydeville,   d. Bef 1520, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. 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)  [Birth]
    +2. John Poyntz, Lord Alderley,   b. Abt 1485, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1544, Alderley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     3. Francis Poyntz,   d. 25 Jun 1528, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Ann Poyntz  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth Poyntz  [Birth]
     6. Katherine Poyntz  [Birth]
     7. Margaret Poyntz  [Birth]
     8. Nicholas Poyntz  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F2557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336447] Henry VIII: The King and His Court, Allison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2001).

    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), volume 1, page 579-580.

    3. [S21] The Ricardian: Journal of the Richard III Society, (The Richard III Society), Lynda Pidgeon, "Antony Wydevile, Lord Scales and Earl Rivers: Family, Friends and Affinity. Part 2," vol. 16, 9 (2006).

    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), 1: 66.

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

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

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

    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: 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."