Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510 -- circa 28 November 1556) 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.
On Saturday 21 August 1535, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited Nicholas Poyntz at Acton Court, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire. Poyntz had built a special new lodging for his royal guests which still survives.
In 1539 and 1545 he served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and in 1547 represented Gloucestershire in Parliament as a Knight of the Shire.
He had married Joan, daughter of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley (d.1533) and Eleanor Constable, with whom he had five or six sons and three daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Nicholas.
Nicholas's will passed probate on 3 July 1557.
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