Nicholas Poyntz
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Nicholas Poyntz (1536 - 1585)

Nicholas Poyntz
Born in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in of, Penley, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1575 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 49 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010 | Last significant change: 3 Aug 2022
16:27: Maggie N. merged Nicholas Poyntz (abt.1536-1585) into Nicholas Poyntz (1536-1585). (Poyntz-370 into Poyntz-2: Clear duplicate.) [Thank Maggie for this]
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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
  • History of Parliament online [1]

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Poyntz-370 and Poyntz-2 appear to represent the same person because: Name and dates are the same
posted by Kevin Cowan