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Sir Nicholas Poyntz

Birthplace: Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, , England
Place of Burial: Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Poyntz and Elizabeth (Huddersfield) Poyntz
Husband of Joan de Berkeley, Lady
Father of Anne Heneage (Poyntz); Sir Nicholas Poyntz 2nd Husband, Sheriff of Gloucestershire; Edmund Poyntz; Jane Heneage; John Poyntz and 2 others
Brother of Gyles Poyntz; Ferdinando Poyntz; Robert Poyntz; Thomas Poyntz; Margaret Poyntz and 1 other

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About Sir Nicholas Poyntz

Sir Nicholas Poyntz1 M, #250349, d. before July 1557

  • Last Edited=28 Dec 2008
Sir Nicholas Poyntz married Joan Berkeley, daughter of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley.1 He died before July 1557.1 His will was probated on 8 July 1557.4
He was the son of Sir Anthony Poyntz and Elizabeth Huddersfield.3 He was Groom of the Bedchamber.1       He held the office of Sheriff of Glocuestershire in 1538.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Glocuestershire in 1544.1 He was Knight of the Shire in 1547.1 He lived at Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England.1

Children of Sir Nicholas Poyntz and Joan Berkeley

  • *1.Francis Poyntz3
    • 2.Anthony Poyntz3
    • 3.Edmund Poyntz3 d. 1568
    • 4.John Poyntz3
    • 5.William Poyntz3 d. c Feb 1607/8
    • 6.Jane Poyntz3
    • 7.Frances Poyntz3 d. Aug 1576
    • 8.Anne Poyntz3 d. 30 Nov 1592
    • 9.Sir Nicholas Poyntz+3 b. c 1535, d. 1 Sep 1585
  • Citations
  • 1.[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.
  • 2.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • 3.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • 4.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed., volume 1, page 580. _______

Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire1,2 m. b. circa 1507

  • Father Sir Anthony Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire1 b. c 1480, d. 1535
  • Mother Elizabeth Huddersfield1 b. c 1483, d. b 1535

Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire was born circa 1507 at of Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England.1 He married Joan Berkeley, daughter of Sir Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley, Mowbray, & Segrave and Eleanor Constable, on 24 June 1527 at Yate, Gloucestershire, England; They had 6 sons (Nicholas, Francis, Anthony, Edmund, John, & William) and 3 daughters (Anne, Jane/Joan, and Frances).1,2 His estate was probated on 8 July 1557.1

Family Joan Berkeley b. c 1507, d. 31 Mar 1563

  • Child
    • ◦Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Burgess of Totnes+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.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 596.
  • Nicholas POYNTZ (Sir Knight)
  • Born: 1480 / 1501, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: 28 Nov 1556 / 8 Jul 1557
  • Notes:
In 1535, the itinerary for King Henry VIII's summer Progress around the West Country was published. When Nicholas Poyntz saw his name on the list for a royal visit, he spared no effort or expense at the chance to impress his king. For nine months, 350 labourers worked to build a magnificent new East Wing on to the existing moated manor house. The apartments were fashionably and lavishly decorated. King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were obviously impressed, for Nicholas Poyntz was knighted during their stay. Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1538 and 1544. Ozleworth House (now called Newark House) was given by Henry VIII to Nicholas, who rebuilt after the Reformation with loot plundered from the Cistercian Abbey of Kingswood. 
  • Father: Anthony POYNTZ (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth HUDDESFIELD
  • Married: Joan BERKELEY 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 (b. ABT 1547)
    • 7. Jane (Joan) POYNTZ
    • 8. Frances POYNTZ
    • 9. Francis POYNTZ
  • POYNTZ (Sir Knight)1
  • The Berkeley manuscripts.

The lives of the Berkeleys, lords of the honour, castle and manor of Berkeley, in the county of Gloucester, from 1066 to 1618; (1883)

  • 4. Jone Berkeley youngeft daughter of this lord Thomas, was on Midfommer day in the nineteenth year of king Henry the 8th maryed at Yate, her fathers houfe, to Nicholas Poynz, (after knight,) fon and heir of S'r Anthoney Poyntz of Acton, knight, whofe marriage portion was fix hundred marks, whereof one hundred pounds at the marriage, and one hundred marks each year after ; wherein the agreements were further, that if Nicholas dyed before the marriage, then fhee to be marryed to his brother Giles Poynz : . . . . .
  • .. . . the faid Jone and Nicholas had iffue 1 Sr Nicholas, 2 ffrancis, 3 Edmond, 4 Anthony, 5 William, 6 John, 7 Anne, 8 Jane, and 9 ffrances, of each of whom in order : and this Sr Nicholas dyed in the third and fourth years of Phillip and Mary, And Jone furvived, and was in her Elder years marryed to Sr Edward Dyer, and dyed in the fixth of Queen Elizabeth. . . . .
    • 9.. The faid Frances daughter of the faid 'Jone Berkeley', was maryed to S'r John Berkeley of Beverfton caflle, knight, by whom fhee had iffue John Berkeley, Jone, Katharine and Margaret. Which John, by Mary his wife daughter of John Snell Efqr, had iffue, 1 Maurice, 2 John, 3 Henry, 4 William, 5 Edward, 6 Thomas, 7 Mary, 8 ffrances, 9 Elizabeth, and 10 Anne. Whereof the faid Maurice, by Barbara his wife daughter of S'r Walter Longe, hath iffue Edw'd; and others ; And the faid Mary his fifter is marryed to Edward Conway of Gloucefter fhire. The other eight are unmarryed . 1623. As alfo is Jone the eldeft fifler of the faid John Berkeley, leading a Nunnes life at Bruffells, beyond feas ; And now lady Abbeffe there . 1630.
  • The Virginia magazine of history and biography, Volume 26 By William Glover Stanard, Virginia Historical Society
  • The Virginia magazine of history and biography, Volume 26 By William Glover Stanard, Virginia Historical Society
  • Pg. 202
  • William Berkeley had, by his marriage with Margaret Paulet, several daughters, and a son John, who dissipated the family estate, except Beverstone, and died 16 October, 24 Elizabeth. This John married Frances, daughter of 'Sir Nicholas Poynts, of Acton, Gloucestershire', and had issue:
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Sir Nicholas Poyntz's Timeline

Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
June 24, 1528
Age 18
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire
Age 24
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
Age 26
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Age 28
Sheriff, Gloucestershire, England
Age 30
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 36
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 38
Iron Acton, Gloucester, England
Age 40
Beaverstone, Gloucestershire, , England
July 8, 1557
Age 47