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Joan (Berkeley) Dyer (abt. 1503 - 1563)

Joan Dyer formerly Berkeley aka Poyntz
Born about [location unknown]
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Wife of — married 24 Jun 1527 in Yate, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Wife of — married after 1556 [location unknown]
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Died at about age 60 in Yate, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Joan was born about 1510, the youngest daughter of Thomas Berkeley and his wife, Eleanor. On 24 June 1527 she married, at Yate, Nicholas Poyntz, son of Sir Anthony Poyntz of Iron Acton in Gloucestershire. She bore him nine children, Sir Nicholas, Francis, Edmond, Anthony, William, John, Anne, Jane and Frances. Her husband made his will on 26 February 1556 and died on 27 or 28 November.

Joan took as her second husband Sir Thomas Dyer and bore him three sons. It is said that his ill-treatment of her caused her death.

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  • Smyth, usually reliable when working from legal documents, lists the issue of Joan and Nicholas Poyntz in some detail. However, regarding her second husband, he merely remarks that ' her Elder years marryed to S' Edward Dyer, and dyed in the fixth of Queen Elizabeth.' but without providing a source.


  • 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; by Smyth, John, 1567-1640. Published 1883-85. Gloucester, Printed by J. Bellows. Pages 235-239. The Berkeley Manuscripts
  • History of Parliament online entry for her first husband, Nicholas Poyntz [1]


  • This person was created through the import of Weaver.ged on 03 January 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Berkeley-255 created through the import of Steele Family Tree.ged on Jun 7, 2011 by Jeff Steele. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jeff and others.
  • Thank you to Kevin Mullen for creating Berkeley-424 on 3 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Kevin and others.

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Source: Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2013), Vol. IV. page 428.

Nicholas Poyntz, married 24 June 1527 Joan Berkeley. They had six sons, and three daughters.

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