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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lord Nicholas Poyntz & Elizabeth la Zouche

1250120. Lord Nicholas Poyntz & 1250121. Elizabeth la Zouche

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

~1276, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 2500242. Eudes La Zouche & 2500243. Milicent de Cantelowe.

1278, Nicholas Pointz born in England, 2nd s/o 2500240. Sir Hugh Poyntz & 2500241. Margaret Paveley.

[––Nicholas & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 1/20/1287, Nicholas married Elizabeth. Her maritagium included lands in Wiltshire and Dorset.

1297, Elizabeth living.

8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

11/1/1297 in Flanders, Nicholas Pointz one of many knighted by the King. [The others included Philip de Welles, and Philip Paynel.]

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped. Nicholas Pointz with 5 men in his retinue, 4 of which had previously served with him served in his father retinue.

10/29/1302, Order to cause William de Grandisono ... a fee in Rokeleye, Wilts, which Nicholas Pointz holds. (S) CCRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

12/24/1307, Nicholas on a commission of peace in Dorset.

12/1307, Nicholas’ father died.

By 1308, Elizabeth died.


Bef. 2/9/1308, Nicholas married 2nd Maud de Acton.

2/11/1308, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Nicholas Poyntz, son and heir of Hugh Poyntz, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

3/17/1308, Nicholas Poyntz a conservator for peace in co. Dorset. (S) CPRs.

1308, Nicholas age 30 when he succeeded his father as 2nd Lord Poyntz, of Curry-Malet, Somerset, …

6/21/1308, Nicholas summoned to server against the Scots. [Baron’s Revolt deferred action against the Scots.]

3/4/1309, Nicholas summoned to parliament at Westminster.

7/30/1309, Nicholas summoned to a muster at Newcastle-upon-Tyne to perform military service in person against the Scots.

10/26/1309, Nicholas summoned to parlaiment at York.

6/9/1310, Nicholas summoned to attend parliament at Stamford.

8/1310, King Edward left for Scotland with the earls of Gloucester and Surrey. His expedition would last a year.

9/8/1310, Nicholas received letters of protection for service with his tenurial lord Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester.

9/17/1310, Nicholas Pointz found service in Scotland with the Earl of Gloucester. Nicholas a banneret with 2 ‘servientes’ at the muster in the retinue of the Earl.

2/1/1311, Nicholas had papers to go over seas on pilgrimage. (S) CPRs.

5/1311, Nicholas appointed to select foot soliders from Somerset and Dorset to serve in Scotland. [King Edward II was already in the North waging war with Scotland.]

Bef. 7/12/1311, Nicholas died: Nicholas de Pointz alias Poyntz, de Poynz: Kent, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.


7/5/1311 at Berwick-on-Tweed for Wilts, IPM of Nicholas de Poyntz: Extent of knights’ fees ... £22 10s.

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 and advowsons of churches, to hold during the minority of the heirs, together with the marriages. (S) CPRs.

4/12/1315, Maud married Sir Roger de Chaundos. [Order to deliver to Roger de Chaundos and Matilda his wife, late the wife of Nicholas Pointz, ... the following of Nicholas’s knights’ fees assigned in dower ... yearly value of £15. (S) CCRs.

1344, Sir John Acton died; Maud heir to Acton. [Eventually passing to her son John.]

9/24/1353, Sir Roger died.

8/15/1361, Maud died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry: P635. (S) Visitations of Essex, Hawley. (S) English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008.

Children of Nicholas and Elizabeth:

i. Sir Hugh Poyntz, born ~1296 in England.

4/4/1317, Hugh, Lord and Baron of Curry Malet.

5/2/1337, Hugh died, son Sir Nicholas, knight, his heir [born 8/21/1318].

ii. Nicholas Poyntz (625060), born 1307 in England.

Child of Nicholas and Maud:

iii. Sir John Poyntz, born ~1309 in England.

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