1307, Nicholas Poinz born in England, 2nd s/o 1250120. Nicholas Poyntz & 1250121. Elizabeth la Zouche.
Bef. 7/12/1311, Nicholas’ father died; his older brother Hugh the heir. [Father: Nicholas de Pointz alias Poyntz, de Poynz: Kent, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.]
10/9/1311, Sale by the king to Hugh le Despenser of the custody of the lands of Nicholas Poyntz, tenant in chief, together with knight’s fees … to hold during the minority of the heirs, together with their marriages. Hugh le Despenser to pay 500 marks. Vacated because surrendered and cancelled. (S) CPRs. [Reassigned 11/28/1312.]
1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
2/4/1330, “…Bristol. Premises: Tenement in the Market between tenements of John Hendybody and Nicholas Poyntz, …”. (S) UKNA.
1343, Nicholas’ older brother Sir Hugh Poinz, died, leaving a son Nicholas [born 1318] as his heir.
3/27/1341, “… Sir Henry de Haddon, knight, Nicholas Poyntz, Richard de Acton, …” (S) UKNA.
11/13/1341, Stephen de Cobbham, knight, and Nicholas de Poyntz, clerk ... to be levied in co. Kent. (S) CCRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
11/10/1351, Commission to Thomas de Cary, sheriff ... Somerset and Dorset ... to arrest Nicholas de Poyntz and his servants, ... trespasses ... in the county of Dorset. (S) CPRs.
4/28/1356, The king, for 40 marks to be paid by Matthew de Gourney, granted licence for Nicholas de Poyntz to enfeoff him of the manor of Cory Malet, co. Somerset. (S) CFRs, 7/28/1356.
1372, Nicholas died in North Ockendon, Essex.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P44, P906. (S) Visitations of Essex, Hawley.
· Sir Nicholas, knight, s/o Hugh of Somerset, brother to this Nicholas is very identifiable. The other persons named Nicholas are not as easy to identify. The records of this Nicholas are likely his, but may not be.
Children of Nicholas and Eleanor:
i. Pontius Poyntz, born ? in England. [Heir]
Pontius married Eleanor Baldwin.
4/21/1369, Made at Dagelyngworth' …, between William Poyntz and Poncius, son of Nicholas Poyntz: All grantor's lands, tens., rents, services and reversions in Whitleye in the Manor of Tokynton'. (S) Bristol Records Office.
1373, Thomas Belhous, … Poncius son of Nicholas Poyns of Tokynton. co. Gloucester, and Eleanor his wife, daughter and heir of William Baudewyne. (S) Feet of Fines.
7/3/1376, To escheator in Gloucestershire. Order of the issues of the manor of Irenacton to pay to Poncius son of Nicholas Poyntz the arrears since the death of John Poyntz knight tenant in chief of 100s. a year, and henceforward to pay him that sum every year for life. (S) CCRs.
1393, Pontius living.
ii. Edward Poyntz (312530), born ~1350 in Essex, England.