Here is a list of all the medieval references that we have found for Hugh Poyntz family the son of the first Nicholas Poyntz definitely to own Sutton Poyntz. Hugh seems to have died before his father, so never owned Sutton Poyntz, although there are references to him in relation to Sutton Poyntz. Hugh married a Somerset heiress, Helewise Malet, through whom the Poyntz family came to own the manor of Curry Mallet near Taunton. It seems that Sutton Poyntz was part of the dower awarded to Helewise after Hugh's death; she then married Sir Robert Musgrove, and died in about 1237.

The few entries for this Hugh Poyntz are given in date order. Entries for his wife Helewise are listed below. Actual quotes are in italics.
 

# Document Date Text Notes
  Fine Rolls [h]
2 Henry III/58
4 May
1218
Hamo son of Richard gives the king a palfrey for having a writ to summon Hugh Poinz before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of Trinity, concerning two carucates of land with appurtenances in Sutton, into which he has no entry except by the intrusion that he made in the same land after the death of Grecia, who was the wife of Robert son of Hamo, who had the land in dower by the inheritance of Hamo, and which land, after Grecia’s death, ought to descend to him. He has the writ. Order to the sheriff of Dorset to take security from Hamo for rendering this palfrey to the king. Witness as above. Meaning not very clear, but it appears that Hugh Poyntz was obstructing Hamo's access to land in Sutton Poyntz.

Click here for a note on the family of Hamo, who seem for several generations to have held part of Sutton Poyntz independent of the Poyntz's.
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 20, Entry 4
1218/19 At Sireburn, Sunday next after the octave of St Andrew the Apostle, between Hamo, son of Richard, plaintiff, and Hugh Pointz, tenet, of two carucates of land in Sutton. Hugh acknowledged the same to be the right of Hamo. For this, Hamo granted it to Hugh, to have and to hold to Hugh and his heirs from Hamo and his heirs, for ten pounds, to be rendered yearly at the Abbey of Cerne to Hamo and his heirs or their attorney at two terms, namely half at Easter and half at Michaelmas next. For this Hugh gave to Hamo twenty marcs of silver, and will acquit the land against the chief lords for foreign service. If Hugh or his heirs do not observe the aforesaid terms it shall be lawful for Hamo and his heirs to take that land and other land with the issues therefrom which Hugh has in that will, into his hands and to hold it until he shall be satisfied of the arrears. This concord was made in the presence of Margery de Boun, mother of Hamo who agreed to it. A second reference to Hamo (son of Richard and, we learn here, daughter of Margery de Bohun), who now leases the land in question to Hugh Poyntz.
  Fine Rolls [h]
4 Henry III/125 & 126
4 Apr
1220
Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to the sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk that since Hugh Poinz is dead, he is to take into the king’s hand without delay all lands with appurtenances that Hugh held of the king in his bailiwick and to keep them safely, so that nothing is removed until he receives further order.
It is written in the same manner to the sheriffs of Surrey, Kent , and Somerset and Dorset.
The death of Hugh Poyntz. This was the standard procedure followed on the death of land-holders; their lands were taken into the king's possession, while the inheritance was investigated.
  Close Rolls [f]
1231-34 page 169
1232 For Ralph son of Nicholas – For 100s. per year, (previously rendered by Robert de Muscegros G., the former earl of Gloucester, as dower of his wife for land in Sutton), the king grants to Ralph son of Nicholas custody of the land and heir of Hugh Poinz that is the inheritance of Nicholas Poinz, son and heir of the said Hugh, and then of Hubert de Burgo, as long as custody of the land and heir is in the hand of the foresaid earl, to hold until the foresaid Nicholas de Poinz is of age, to whom the foresaid 100s. should revert when he is of full age. P de Rival is ordered that for the foresaid 100s., Ralph should be made to have seisin as stated above.
And the same Robert de Muscegos is ordered that the said Ralph stands auditable and responsible for the foresaid 100s., as stated above.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1231-34 page 501
1234 For Ralph son of Nicholas – The king greets the sheriff of Gloucester. We pray you that the request for 30 marcs, made to the beloved and faithful Ralph son of Nicholas by Exchequer in a summons to Hugh Poinz, whose heir in in the guardianship of the said Ralph, should be placed in respite until fifteen days from the feast of St Michael, in the 18th year of our reign. Relief of a debt incurred by Hugh Poyntz
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
21-25 Hen VI page 49
31 Jan 1443 A very long entry for John Tiptoft, lord Tiptoft & Powys, provides in passing a long exposition on the Poyntz family inheritance. The relevant part is listed in full elsewhere.  


The following entries, in date order, relate to Hugh's wife Helewise. 

 

Ref# Document Date Text Notes
  Fine Rolls [h]
5 Henry III/21 & 88 &221
18 Nov
1220

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11 Feb
1221

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2 Jul 1221
Somerset and Dorset. Order to the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset to take into the king’s hand without delay all land of Helewise who was the wife of Hugh Poinz in his bailiwick, because Helewise has married without the king’s licence, as is said, and he is to keep them safely until the king orders otherwise. It is written in the same manner to the sheriffs of Kent and Suffolk .

And later:

To the sheriff of Somerset. Robert de Muscegros has made fine with the king by 300 m. for having his benevolence and a release from the excess that he made towards him in that he took to wife Helewise who was the wife of Hugh Poinz, who was of the king’s gift, without the king’s licence, so that Robert is to render 200 m. of that fine at the below-written terms, namely 50 m. at Easter next forthcoming in the fifth year, 50 m. at St. John the Baptist in the same year, 50 m. at Michaelmas in the same year, and 50 m. at Hilary next following in the sixth year, and he is to render the rest of the same fine, namely 100 m., at the aforesaid terms in the sixth year. Order that, having taken security from Robert for rendering the aforesaid 300 m. to the king, as aforesaid, he is to cause him to have full seisin without delay of all lands, fees and tenements of Helewise in his bailiwick, and once he has taken that security he is to cause the sheriffs of Kent and Suffolk to know, by his letters, whom the king has signified by his letters that they are to cause Robert to have full seisin of all lands of Helewise in their bailiwicks when it is established by his letters that he has accepted the aforesaid security from Robert for the aforesaid fine. It is written in the same manner to the sheriffs of Kent and Suffolk , as within the letters mentioned above.

And

Somerset and Dorset. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Robert de Muscegros has found the king pledges for rendering 100 m. to him at Michaelmas in the fifth year, which he ought to have paid at the Close of Easter in the same year, of the 300 m. by which he made fine with the king for having to wife Helewise who was the wife of Hugh Poinz , for which reason the lands of the same Robert and the lands of the same Helewise were taken into the king’s hand, because Robert had not observed the term for the aforesaid payment. Order to cause Robert and Helewise to have full seisin without delay of all their lands in his bailiwick taken into the king’s hand for this reason, and if he has taken anything from the aforesaid lands by the aforesaid reason, he is to render this to them without delay.
The pledges of Robert de Muscegros are enrolled on the dorse of this roll.
The first entry orders county sheriffs to take into administration the lands of Helewise (or Hawise), the widow of Hugh Poyntz who had died recently. It seems that Helewise had re-married, to Robert Musgrove, without the king's permission that was required for landed widows.

This is then sorted out, on payment of a (hefty) fine by Robert. From later entries (5/221 and 5/255), payment has been late, and sureties have been requested for payment of the fine.

Helewise was born Helewise Malet, daughter of William Malet. William had no son, which allowed his lands to be inherited by his daughters; hence some of his lands, including Curry Malet, came to the Poyntz family.
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1226 Somerset - Abbedic Hundred. Curi Malet valued at £10. Robert de Mucegros holds it from the lord king with the daughter of William Malet.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1231-34 page 169
1232 For Ralph son of Nicholas – For 100s. per year, (previously rendered by Robert de Muscegros G., the former earl of Gloucester, as dower of his wife for land in Sutton), the king grants to Ralph son of Nicholas custody of the land and heir of Hugh Poinz that is the inheritance of Sources - Nicholas Poyntz (died 1273), son and heir of the said Hugh, and then of Hubert de Burgo, as long as custody of the land and heir is in the hand of the foresaid earl, to hold until the foresaid Nicholas de Poinz is of age, to whom the foresaid 100s. should revert when he is of full age. P de Rival is ordered that for the foresaid 100s., Ralph should be made to have seisin as stated above.
And the same Robert de Muscegos is ordered that the said Ralph stands auditable and responsible for the foresaid 100s., as stated above.
Grant of land in Sutton Poyntz to the guardian of Nicholas Poyntz, that was held by Robert and Helewise Musgrove as dower.
  Fine Rolls [h]
21 Henry III/139
9 Jun
1237
Order to the sheriff of Dorset to take into the king’s hand the land that Helewise, who was the wife of Robert de Muscegros, held in dower in Sutton and to keep it safely until the king orders otherwise. This entry shows that Helewise kept at least part of Sutton Poyntz as her dowry when she remarried, after Hugh Poyntz, her first husband, had died