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Elizabeth Poyntz (Huddersfield)

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Shillingford, Devon, England
Death: April 12, 1527 (43-51)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Huddesfield, Kt. and Catherine Huddesfield
Wife of Sir Anthony Poyntz
Mother of Ferdinando Poyntz; Robert Poyntz; Thomas Poyntz; Sir Nicholas Poyntz, 1st; Gyles Poyntz and 2 others
Sister of Katherine Carew
Half sister of Katherine Carew; George Rogers; Elizabeth Essex; Nicholas Rogers; John Rogers and 1 other

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About Elizabeth (Huddersfield) Poyntz

  • Elizabeth Huddersfield1,2,3,4,5
  • F, #85253, b. circa 1483, d. before 20 February 1522
  • Father Sir William Huddersfield, Recorder of Exeter, Attorney General to Kings Edward IV & Henry VII, Justice of the Peace for Devonshire1,6,7 b. c 1441, d. 20 Mar 1499
  • Mother Katherine Courtenay1,6,7 b. c 1440, d. 12 Jan 1515
  • Elizabeth Huddersfield was born circa 1483 at of Shillingford, Farringdon, Widecomb, & Witheridge, Devonshire, England.1 She married Sir Anthony Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, son of Sir Robert Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Seneschal of Berkeley Castle, Constable of St. Briavels Castle and Margaret Wydville, after 14 June 1497; They had 5 sons (Sir Nicholas; Giles; Ferdinando; Robert; & Thomas) and 2 daughters (Margaret, wife of Sir John Newton; & Mary, wife of Sir Edward Gorges).1,8,2,3,4,5 Elizabeth Huddersfield died before 20 February 1522.1,3,5
  • Family Sir Anthony Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire b. c 1480, d. c 24 Dec 1532
  • Children
    • Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Admiral of the Western Seas, Burgess of Cricklade+9,3,5 b. c 1507, d. 27 Nov 1556
    • Margaret Poyntz+1 b. c 1511
    • Mary Poyntz+ b. c 1514, d. b 1565
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 595.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 287.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 396-397.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 291-292.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 425.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 395-396.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 424-425.
  • 8.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 785.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 595-596.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2837.htm#i85253


  • Elizabeth Huddersfield1
  • F, #250348
  • Last Edited=13 Nov 2007
  • Elizabeth Huddersfield is the daughter of Sir William Huddersfield and Katherine Courtenay.2 She married Sir Anthony Poyntz, son of Sir Robert Poyntz and Margaret Woodville.1
  • Her married name became Poyntz.
  • Children of Elizabeth Huddersfield and Sir Anthony Poyntz
    • 1.Margaret Poyntz+2
    • 2.Sir Nicholas Poyntz+2 d. b Jul 1557
    • 3.Giles Poyntz2
    • 4.Ferdinando Poyntz2
    • 5.Robert Poyntz2 d. b 1520
    • 6.Thomas Poyntz2 d. b 1520
    • 7.Mary Poyntz2
  • 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.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • 3.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed., volume 1, page 580.
  • 4.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed., volume 1, page 581.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p25035.htm#i250348


  • Catherine COURTENAY
  • Born: ABT 1438
  • Died: 12 Jan 1515, Shillingford, Devonshire, England
  • Father: Phillip COURTENAY of Powderham and Molland (Sir)
  • Mother: Elizabeth HUNGERFORD
  • Married 1: St. Clare POMEROY (Sir Knight) (d. 31 May 1471) (son of Henry De La Pomeroy and Alice Raleigh)
  • Married 2: William HUDDESFIELD (Sir) ABT 1477
  • Children:
  • 1. Elizabeth HUDDESFIELD ( b. ABT 1479) (m. Sir Anthony Poyntz)
  • Married 3: Thomas ROGERS
  • Children:
    • 2. Thomas (John) ROGERS
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/COURTENAY2.htm#Catherine COURTENAY1


  • Sir Philip II Courtenay (18 January 1404 – 16 December 1463) of Powderham,[a] Devon, was the senior member of a junior branch of the powerful Courtenay family, Earls of Devon.
  • Sir Philip II Courtenay was born on 18 January 1404, the eldest son and heir of Sir John Courtenay (died before 1415) of Powderham, by his wife Joan[2] Champernoun (died 1419),[3] widow and 4th wife of Sir James Chudleigh[4] and daughter of Alexander[5] Champernoun (d.1441) of Beer Ferrers,[6] Devon, by Joan Ferrers, daughter and co-heiress of Martin Ferrers[6] of Beer Ferrers.
  • He was the grandson of Sir Philip Courtenay I and therefore the great-grandson of Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon (d.1377) and Margaret de Bohun (d.1391). He had a brother, Sir Humphrey Courtenay, who died without issue.[7] Philip was heir to his uncle, Richard Courtenay (d.1415), Bishop of Norwich[8] and also to his other uncle Sir William Courtenay (d.1419)[7]
  • Courtenay's seat was Powderham Castle, given to his grandfather Sir Philip I Courtenay (1340-1406), of Powderham, (a younger son of Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon (d.1377)), by his mother Margaret Bohun, whose father had given it to her as her marriage portion.
  • He had been badly treated by his distant cousin Thomas de Courtenay, 5th Earl of Devon (1414–1458), whose seat was at Tiverton Castle, and during the turbulent and lawless era of the Wars of the Roses, he supported the challenge against the earl, for local supremacy in Devon, put up by the Lancastrian courtier, Sir William Bonville (1392–1461), of Shute. Sir Philip's eldest son and heir Sir William Courtenay (d.1485) had married Bonville's daughter Margaret, cementing the alliance between the two men. On 3 November 1455 Thomas de Courtenay, 5th Earl of Devon (1414–1458) at the head of a private army of 1,000 men seized control of Exeter and its royal castle, the stewardship of which was sought by Bonville, and laid siege to nearby Powderham for two months. Lord Bonville attempted to raise the siege and approached from the east, crossing the River Exe, but was unsuccessful and was driven back by the Earl's forces. Sir Philip otherwise played a limited role in the Bonville-Courtenay feud. On 15 December 1455 the Earl of Devon and Lord Bonville met decisively at the Battle of Clyst Heath, where Bonville was defeated and after which the Earl sacked and pillaged Shute.[10]
  • Sir Philip swore fealty to King Edward IV (1461-1483) as an MP at Parliament.
  • In about 1426 Courtenay married Elizabeth Hungerford, daughter of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons, Steward of the Household to KingsHenry V and Henry VI, and Lord High Treasurer. They had seven sons and four daughters: [11] .... etc.
    • Katherine Courtenay (died 12 January 1515), who married thrice:
      • Firstly Sir Seintclere Pomeroy (died 31 May 1471),
      • Secondly Thomas Rogers,
      • Thirdly Sir William Huddesfield (died 20 March 1499).[13] of Shillingford St. George, Attorney General to King Edward IV. His monumental brass exists in Shillingford Church (with a copy rubbing framed in Powderham Castle Chapel) showing him dressed as a knight in armour, with sword and spurs. He is bare-headed, and wears over his armour a tabard, on which is embroidered the arms of Huddesfield: Argent, a fess between three boars passant sable, on the fess a crescent for difference. He kneels before a prie dieu, on which is an open book, and on the floor by his side lie his gauntlets, and helmet with mantling and crest, a boar rampant. Katherine his wife kneels behind the knight. She wears a pedimental head dress and lappets, gown, ornamented girdle, with dependant pomander. Over this she wears a robe of estate, on which is her arms: Or, three torteaux a label of three, for Courtenay. Behind her kneels her only son by her second husband, George Rogers, and following them her two daughters, by Sir William Huddesfield, in similar costume to their mother, Elizabeth Poyntz, and Katherine Carew. Below is this inscription (the abbreviations of the Latin extended): Conditor et Redemptor corporis et et anime Sit michi medicus et custos utriusque. Dame Kateryn ye wife of Sr Willm Huddesfeld & dought of S'r Phil' Courtnay kny'kt. In the centre of the cover-stone of the tomb is a shield with the arms of Huddesfield impaling Courtenay. When Westcote, in 1630, visited the church, he noted this inscription, which was probably on the ledger line round the table of the tomb, and has since disapappeared : "Here lieth Sir William Huddiffeild, knight, Attorney-general to King Edward IV, and of the Council to King Henry VII, and Justice of Oyer and Determiner; which died the l0th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1499. On whose soul Jesus have mercy, Amen. Honor Deo et Gloria" [14]
  • He died on 16 December 1463.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Philip_II_Courtenay


  • Sir Anthony Poyntz (1480? – 1533) was an English diplomat and naval commander.
  • He was knighted in 1513, when he commanded a ship in Thomas 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 1520. In 1521 he was one of the jury at Bristol before whom Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham was indicted.
  • In 1522 he joined in the expedition to France of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk 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 John Stewart, Duke of Albany to Scotland.
  • In 1507, 1522 and 1527 he served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, and in 1530 was on a commission to inquire into Thomas Wolsey's possessions.
  • His parents were Sir Robert Poyntz, and Margaret Woodville, an illegitimate daughter of Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers.[1][2] In 1523 he was administrator for his father. He inherited Iron Acton, where his descendants were seated for many generations.
  • He married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Huddesfield; and, secondly, Joan, widow of Sir Richard Guilford. His eldest son by Elizabeth was Sir Nicholas Poyntz, a prominent courtier who built Acton Court.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Poyntz


  • 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] .... etc.
  • 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.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Nicholas_Poyntz



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Elizabeth (Huddersfield) Poyntz's Timeline

Shillingford, Devon, England
Age 23
Iron Acton,Gloucestershire,England
Age 25
Iron Acton,Gloucestershire,England
Age 27
Iron Acton,Gloucestershire,England
Age 29
Iron Acton,Gloucestershire,England
Age 30
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, , England
Age 30
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
Age 34
Iron Acton,Gloucestershire,England
April 12, 1527
Age 47