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Name Sir Robert Poyntz [5, Vol I, p. 49], [7, No 32, p.15 and No 176, p. 26], [8, His son Francis Poyntz' article], [3, Glos of 1623, pub 1885, p. 133], [3, Essex of 1612, pub Harleian 1878, Poyntz p. 269], 11C3R
Birth ca 1450 [7, p.15]
Death 4 Nov 1520
General Of Iron Acton. Sheriff of Glos (with Sir Wm Berkeley) 6 times between 1468-1501
Father John Poyntz (ca1433-<1467)
Mother Alice Cock or Cox (-1509)
Notes for Sir Robert Poyntz
Refer to Sir John Maclean's memoirs of the Poyntz Family in the British Museum Library.

Knighted at the battle of Bosworth Field on 22 Aug 1485.

Chancellor and Privy Councillor to Catherine of Aragon.

DoNB: "From a brother was descended the Poyntz family of Essex and from his, Robert's, second son John, father of Robert Poyntz, the family of Alderley, Glos."

He was a knight in the queen's retinue at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.

The 1564 Devon Vis'n says that he had a dau. Mary who m. an Edward Gorges; the Gorges were a Somerset family of which one branch seems to have moved to Devon. However Maclean's Memoirs of the Family of Poyntz places Mary as the dau. of Robert's son Anthony (p.95). The dates tend to confirm Maclean's account.
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