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Joan Berkeley, Lady

Also Known As: "Joan Poyntz", "Joan Dyer"
Birthplace: Of, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Yate, Gloucestershire, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley and Eleanor Berkeley
Wife of Edward Dyer and Sir Nicholas Poyntz
Mother of Anne Heneage (Poyntz); Sir Nicholas Poyntz 2nd Husband, Sheriff of Gloucestershire; Edmund Poyntz; Jane Heneage; John Poyntz and 2 others
Sister of Thomas Berkeley, 6th Baron Berkeley; Maurice de Berkeley and Muriel Throckmorton
Half sister of Henry Berkeley; Sir William Ingleby, Kt.; Ranulph Ingleby and John Ingleby

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About Joan de Berkeley, Lady

  • Joan Berkeley1
  • F, #250350
  • Last Edited=13 Nov 2007
  • Joan Berkeley is the daughter of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley.2 She married, firstly, Sir Nicholas Poyntz, son of Sir Anthony Poyntz and Elizabeth Huddersfield.1 She married, secondly, Sir Edward Dwyer.2
  • Her married name became Dwyer.2 Her married name became Poyntz.
  • Children of Joan Berkeley and Sir Nicholas Poyntz
    • Francis Poyntz3
    • Anthony Poyntz3
    • Edmund Poyntz3 d. 1568
    • John Poyntz3
    • William Poyntz3 d. c Feb 1607/8
    • Jane Poyntz3
    • Frances Poyntz3 d. Aug 1576
    • Anne Poyntz3 d. 30 Nov 1592
    • Sir Nicholas Poyntz+3 b. c 1535, d. 1 Sep 1585
  • Citations
  • [S35] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th edition, 3 volumes (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), volume 1, page 579. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • [S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed., volume 1, page 580.
  • [S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
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  • Joan Berkeley1,2,3,4
  • F, #30581, b. circa 1507, d. 31 March 1563
  • Father Sir Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley, Mowbray, & Segrave1,2,3,4 b. 1472, d. 22 Jan 1533
  • Mother Eleanor Constable1,2,3,4 d. 1525
  • Joan Berkeley was born circa 1507 at of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.1 She married Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, son of Sir Anthony Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Elizabeth Huddersfield, on 24 June 1527 at Yate, Gloucestershire, England; They had 6 sons (Sir Nicholas; Francis; Anthony; Edmund; John; & William) and 3 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir John Heneage; Jane/Joan, wife of Sir John Seymour; and Frances, wife of Sir John Berkeley).1,2,3,4 Joan Berkeley died on 31 March 1563.1,3
  • Family Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire b. c 1507
  • Child
    • Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Burgess of Totnes+5,3 b. c 1530, d. 1 Sep 1585
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 595-596.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 185.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 397.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 341.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 596.
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  • Born: BEF 1525
  • Died: 31 Mar 1563, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
  • Father: Thomas BERKELEY (5° B. Berkeley)
  • Mother: Eleanor CONSTABLE (B. Berkeley)
  • Married: Nicholas POYNTZ (Sir Knight) 24 Jun 1527, Yate, Gloucestershire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Nicholas POYNTZ (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Anne POYNTZ
    • 3. Anthony POYNTZ (b. ABT 1540)
    • 4. Edmund POYNTZ (b. ABT 1542 - d. 1568)
    • 5. John POYNTZ (b. ABT 1545)
    • 6. William POYNTZ
    • 7. Jane (Joan) POYNTZ
    • 8. Frances POYNTZ
    • 9. Francis POYNTZ
  • From: BERKELEY2
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  • Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510 – 1557) was a prominent English courtier during the latter part of Henry VIII's reign. There is a portrait drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger in the Royal Collection and an oil portrait after the same artist based on the drawing in the National Portrait Gallery, London. One further portrait also exists after Holbein.
  • He was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Poyntz (1480?–1533), vice-admiral, and his first wife Elizabeth Huddefield.[1]
  • On Saturday 21 August 1535, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited Nicholas Poyntz at Acton Court, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire. Poyntz had built a special new lodging for his royal guests which still survives. It contained three first floor state rooms and one of these still has painted decoration by an artist of the Tudor court. These state rooms connected to the older house by a covered walkway called a 'pentice.' Archaeological excavations found fragments of precious Venetian glass and maiolica which Nicholas probably bought for the visit. The evidence of lengthy preparations by Nicholas at Acton shows that Henry's progress in the west of England was planned in advance.[2]
  • In 1539 and 1545 he served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and in 1547 represented Gloucestershire in Parliament as a Knight of the Shire.
  • Between 1544 and 1556 Poyntz built as a hunting lodge Newark Park, near the village of Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. This was built at about the same time as nearby Siston Court was being built by Sir Maurice Denys (d.1563), first cousin of Poyntz's wife Jane Berkeley. He was elected MP for Cricklade in 1555.[3]
  • During the war of the Rough Wooing (1543–1550), Nicholas commanded the warship the Great Galley.[4] In May 1544, the Earl of Hertford sent Nicolas to burn Kinghorn and other towns in Fife.[5]
  • He had married Joan, daughter of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley (d.1533).[6] with whom he had five or six sons and three daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Nicholas.
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Joan de Berkeley, Lady's Timeline

Of, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
June 24, 1528
Age 20
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire
Age 26
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
Age 28
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Age 32
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 38
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 40
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 42
Beaverstone, Gloucestershire, , England
March 31, 1563
Age 55
Yate, Gloucestershire, , England
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England