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Frances Berkeley (Poyntz)

Birthplace: Beaverstone, Gloucestershire, , England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Poyntz, 1st, Sir and Joan Poyntz, Lady de Berkeley
Wife of Jane Stanter, and John Berkeley
Mother of Joan Berkeley; Edward Berkeley; John Berkeley, Jr.; Katherine Symonds; Margaret Merricke and 1 other
Sister of Anne Heneage (Poyntz); Sir Nicholas Poyntz, Sheriff of Gloucestershire; Edmund Poyntz; Jane Heneage; John Poyntz and 1 other

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About Frances Poyntz

  • 'Frances Poyntz1
  • 'F, #250433, d. August 1576
  • Last Edited=13 Nov 2007
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  • ' Frances Poyntz married Sir John Berkeley.1 She died in August 1576.1 She was buried on 27 August 1576.1
  • ' She was the daughter of Sir Nicholas Poyntz and Joan Berkeley.2 Her married name became Berkeley.
  • 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 581. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
  • 2.[S35] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.
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  • 'Frances POYNTZ
  • 'Born: 27 Aug 1550, Beaverstone, Gloucestershire, England
  • 'Died: 27 Aug 1576
  • Father: Nicholas POYNTZ (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Joan BERKELEY
  • 'Married: John BERKELEY of Beverstone (Sir)
  • Children:
    • 1. John BERKELEY (Esq.)
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  • '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:
    • 1. John2, sold Beverstone Castle to Sir John Poyntz 1597, appointed to take charge of iron works in Virginia, May 11, 1621, vice Mr. Blewett, dead; killed in the Indian Massacre of 1622. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir John Snell; 2. Joan, Abbess at Brussels; 3. Katherine, married Thomas Symonds, a minister; 4. Margaret married Jasper Merricke, of Bevington.
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  • '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. Where of 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.
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Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Beaverstone, Gloucestershire, , England
Age 21
Age 23
Beverstone, Gloucestershire, , England
August 27, 1576
Age 26