John Poyntz
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John Poyntz (abt. 1560 - bef. 1633)

John Poyntz
Born about in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Brother of , [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 1578 (to about 1582) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1582 [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 1595 [location unknown]
Husband of — married Jun 1600 (to before 29 Nov 1633) [location unknown]
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Died before before about age 73 in Walesmap
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From his father, a man ‘greatly friended and allied’ in Gloucestershire, Poyntz inherited considerable estates and in 1588 he obtained a grant of the forest of Exmoor, at an annual rent of £46 13s.4d. In 1593 he was elected knight of the shire, as his father had been before him. He was appointed to the subsidy committee (26 Feb.) and to take the Commons’ answer to the Lords on this matter (3 Mar.). His other committees were on a legal matter (9 Mar.), the poor law (12 Mar.) and cloth (15 Mar.). In 1597 he bought Beverstone from the Berkeleys, but his financial affairs were deteriorating, and he was forced to sell the estate almost at once. On three separate occasions, in 1601, 1609 and 1619, he was outlawed or imprisoned for debt. In 1609 he sold the manor of Tockington, part of his patrimony, for £2,700, but only three years later he was said to owe more than £10,000, an immense sum at the time, and too large, one would think, to have been caused by his father’s suspect religious views or the Chancery case resulting from his father’s will. Whatever the cause, Poyntz died insolvent and intestate in 1633, and was buried at Iron Acton on 29 Nov.


GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1593 Family and Education

b. c.1560, 1st s. of Sir Nicholas Poyntz of Iron Acton by his 1st w. Anne, daughter of Sir Ralph Verney of Penley, Herts. m.

(1) 1578, Ursula, daughter of Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton, Som., s.p.;

(2) 1582, Elizabeth (d.1595), daughter of Alexander Sydenham of Luxborough, Som., children with Elizabeth,4 sons. 3 daughters;

(3) Frances (d.1599), da. of John Newton, s.p.;

(4) June 1600, Grissell (d.1648), da. of Walter Roberts of Glassenbury, Kent, wid. of Gregory Price of Hereford, Herefs., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1585. Kntd. by Nov. 1588. Offices Held

J.p. Glos. from c.1582, sheriff 1591-2, custos rot. from 1602; j.p. Som. from c.1584; surveyor, south parts, duchy of Lancaster 1591; member, council in marches of Wales 1603; chamberlain of the Exchequer 1613.

Death: 29 NOV 1633 Burial: abt 29 NOV 1633


  • Vis. Glos. (Harl. Soc. xxi), 135; J. Maclean, Hist. Fam. Poyntz, 81 seq.; Bristol and Glos. Arch Soc. Trans. xi. 206; xii. 136-56; CSP Dom. 1591-4, pp. 124, 203, 397; Somerville, Duchy, i. 448; PRO Index 4208; HMC Hatfield, iv. 295; xv. 392; D’Ewes, 474, 486, 496, 499, 501; APC, xix. 350; xxxii. 367.
  • History of Parliament Online entry for Sir John Poyntz 1560-1633
  • Maclean, John. Historical and genealogical memoir of the family of Poyntz: or, eight centuries of an English house. Pt. 1. Exeter, 1886. Pages 94 - 97. Internet Archive

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