Nicholas Poyntz
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Nicholas Poyntz (1528 - 1585)

Nicholas Poyntz
Born in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in of, Penley, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1575 [location unknown]
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Died at about age 57 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Sir Nicholas Poyntz (c.1528-85), was an English politician. He was born the eldest son of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, courtier and Knight of the Shire for Gloucestershire. He succeeded his father in 1566 and was knighted (KB) in 1559.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Totnes in 1559 and for Gloucestershire in 1571, and High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1569-70.

He married twice: firstly Anne, the daughter of Sir Ralph Verney of Penley, Hertfordshire with whom he had a son, John Pointz and two daughters and secondly Margaret, the daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, and widow of John Jermyn of Rushbrooke, Suffolk, with whom he had a further three sons.

His will, which described him as Sir Nicholas Poyntz of Iron Acton, Gloucestershire was dated 22 June 1585 and probated on 23 Sep 1585. [1]


  1. England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 68 Ancestry Record 5111 #933461
  • Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004.), pp. 596, 739, Family History Library, 942 D5rd.
  • Smyth, John, The Berkeley Manuscripts: The Lives of the Berkeleys... (Gloucester: J. Bellows, 1883-85.), 2:236, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 B512.
  • Chitting, Henry, The Visitation of the County of Gloucester Taken in the Year 1623 (London: Harleian Society Publications, 1885.), p. 135, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 942.005 H284 v. 21.
  • History of Parliament online [1]

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