Here is a list of all the medieval references that we have found for Hugh Poyntz, the 3rd Baron Poyntz of Curry Mallet. Hugh was a minor when his father died in 1311, but inherited his father's estates when he reached age 21 in 1317. Some of the family estates, including Sutton Poyntz, were held as dower by his step-mother Matilda de Acton, who had re-married after his father's death. Hugh died before Matilda, so her dower lands were not reunited with other Poyntz possessions during his lifetime.
 
From Burke's Peerage, Hugh married Margaret, daughter of Sir Walter Paynel. Hugh died in 1337, and was succeeded by his oldest son, Nicholas, who was also a minor at his father's death.

From a reference below, Hugh had at least five sons, Nicholas, Hugh, Walter, Henry and Thomas. Around this time, there seems to have been a confusion of Nicholas Pontz's - a note below tries to lend some clarity.

The references here are listed in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

 

# Document Date Text Notes
[6] Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 5 page 194
1311 Nicholas Pointz.
Kent. Hoo. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of ½ knight's fee. Lollynggeston. The manor (extent given), jointly held by the said Nicholas with Maud his wife, by purchase from Reymund Heryng, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by fine made in the king's court, of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of 1 knight's fee.
Cambridge. Dolyngham. 28l, yearly rent to be received from the manor of Dolyngham, which the said Nicholas gave three years ago to John Knyht the elder, citizen of London, and his heirs for ever by that service ; and 60a. woods in places called 'Le- Park .' and ' Ahssebed '; all held of the abbot of St. Wandrille's by service of 1¼d. yearly.
Dorset. Sutton. The manor with the hundred of Culfardestre, together with other lands at Stoke St. Edwald (extent given), held of the earl of Gloucester by service of 2 knights' fee.
Somerset. Cory Malet. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief for a moiety of the barony of Cory Malet by service of 1 knight's fee.
Dorset. Stoke St. Edwald. The manor (extent given), jointly held by the said Nicholas and Elizabeth sometime his wife, by the gift of Milicent de Monte Alto to them in free marriage, of the earl of Gloucester as member of the manor of Sutton. Batecombe. 40s. yearly rent jointly held, as above, by the gift of the said Milicent, of her heirs by service of a chaplet of roses.
Gloucester. Tokynton. The manor (extent given), held of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, by service of 1 knight's fee.
Kent. Halstowe and Ho St. Mary. Presentations to the churches, made alternately with Richard de Grey.
Dorset and Wilts. Knights' fees :— Wollecombe [alias Wellecombe] Byngeham. ½ knight's fee held by Richard de Byngeham. Podyton and Estchykerel. Three parts of 1 knight's fee held by John le Waleys of Podyton. Langeton, Brodeweye, and Radeslo. 1 knight's fee held by Reymund Harang, William de Cruket, and Geoffrey de Warmewell. Wynterborn Regis. 1/8 knight's fee held by William de Stoke. Wurgrode [alias Worgrode]. 1/12 knight's fee held by Robert le Nyweman [alias le Newman]. Craweford: 1/12 knight's fee held by John de Monte Alto. Bovyngton. Three parts of 1 knight's fee, held by the abbot of Bynedon in frank almoin.
Wilts. Fisscherton and Babyngton. ½ knight's fee held by James de Norton and William Saffray.
Dorset. Radeweye. 1/12 knight's fee held by Robert de Farendon.
Somerset. Knights' fees :— Corscombe. 1 knight's fee held by Elias Cotel. Schepham, Standerwik, and Cheddern. 2 knights' fees held by William Malerbe. Ludeforde. 1 knight's fee held by William de Reyny [alias de Reygny]. Ychestock. 1/20 knight's fee held by William de Wigeburg. Worth, Cnolle, and Hillegh. 1 knight's fee held by Matthew de Esse. Stawelle. 2 knights' fees held by the heirs of Ivo de Rocheforde. Lopene. 1/5 knight's fee held by the heir of John de Meriet. Langesutton. 1/5 knight's fee held by William Bossard. Chilton and Cock. 3 knights' fees held by William Trivet. Cory Malet. 1/20 knight's fee held by Walter le Kam. Cory Malet. The advowson of the church.
Hugh his son, aged 18, is his next heir.
This entry marks the death of Sir Nicholas Poyntz in July 1311, just 3 years after his father's death. It lists his heir as Hugh Poyntz, his son, and shows him still to be a minor.

The entry marks the peak of the Poyntz's wealth; it shows Sir Nicholas holding the manors of Curry Mallet in Somerset, Hoo and Lullingstone Castle in Kent, Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, Sutton Poyntz with Culliford Tree Hundred, Stockwood and Batcombe in Dorset, and Tockington in Gloucester, as well as other lands in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset (including Putton and East Chickerell, Langton Herring, and Broadwey).
  Close Rolls [f]
1307-1313 page 365
28 Jul 1311 To Roger de Wellesworth, escheator beyond [sic] Trent. Order to deliver to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, the custody of the lands that belonged to Nicholas de Pointz, a tenant in chief of the king, in the king’s hands by reason of the minority of his heir, to be received by the said earl in part satisfaction of 5,000 marks granted to him by the king, which the king granted that he should receive of the wardships and marriages first coming to the king’s hands, and the king commanded the treasurer and barons to cause such wardships and marriages to be delivered to the said earl. He is to cause an extent of the lands aforesaid to be made, and is to certify the treasurer and barons of the same.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 380
3 Aug 1311 Grant to William le Latymer of the custody of the lands of Nicholas Pointz, tenant in chief, during the minority of the heirs, with knights' fees, advowsons of churches, reversions of dowers and of lands held for life of his inheritance, when the same shall fall in, together with the marriage of the heir.
Mandate in pursuance to Roger de Wellesworthe, escheator beyond Trent, to deliver to him the custody of the lands, together with the body of the heir.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 393
9 Oct 1311 Sale by the king to Hugh le Despenser of the custody of the lands of Nicholas Poyntz, tenant in chief, together with knights' fees and advowsons of churches, to hold during the minority of the heirs, together with their marriages.
Memorandum.—Hugh le Despenser is to pay 500 marks for the custody.
Vacated because surrendered and cancelled.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
Various Chancery Rolls page 101
11 Oct
1311
Order to Roger Wellesworth, escheator this side Trent, to resume into the king’s hand all lands and rents, wardships and marriages ganted or committed by the king to any persons whatsoever after 16 March in the third year of the reign, which [are listed] in a schedule under the half seal that the king sends to them, as the prelates earls and barons lately elected to ordain concerning the estate of the king’s household and realm have ordained (among other ordinances made by them and approved by the king) that all such grants made by the king after the said date shall be revoked and that the lands, rents, wardships and marriages shall be resumed into his hands. [The schedule includes the following entry, dated 3 Aug] To William Latimer the wardship of the lands that belonged to Nicholas de Pointz, with the knight’s fees, advowsons, reversions of dower and of other lands that are held for life of that inheritance, together with the marriage of the heir, etc.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 396
21 Oct 1311 Sale by the king to William Rydel for 700 marks, payable at the Exchequer in two instalments at Martinmas and Christmas, of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands of Nicholas Poynz, tenant in chief, with the knights' fees and advowsons of churches, and the marriage of his heirs.
Mandate in pursuance to Roger de Wellesworthe, escheator on this side Trent, to resume the custody of the above lands, which had been sold and delivered to Hugh le Despenser, and to deliver the same to William Rydel.
 
[12] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 2 page 120
18 Dec
1311
Grant, for 700 marks, to William le Latimer of the wardship of the lands late of Nicholas Poyntz, tenant in chief, in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of his heir, to hold with the issues thereof from the death of Nicholas and with knight’s fees, advowsons of churches, reversions of dowers and other lands held for life of the said inheritance and all other appurtenances until the full age of the heirs, with the marriage of the heir, and if the latter die before he be married, William shall have the marriage of the second nearest heir of Nicholas, and so from heir to heir. Order for wardship of Hugh Poyntz, son of Nicholas, while he is still a minor
  Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 408
19 Dec 1311 Remission to William le Latymer of payment of 400 marks out of a fine of 700 marks which he made with the king for the custody of the lands of Nicholas de Pointz, tenant in chief, during the minority of Nicholas the heir, together with the marriage of the heir. The heir's name wrongly given as Nicholas
  Close Rolls [f]
1307-1313 page 534






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Patent Rolls [g]
1307-13 page 512
28 Nov 1312 To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to Hugh le Despenser, the elder, the wardships and marriages now in the king’s hands and that shall next come to his hands by appraisement until he have been satisfied for £2,086 2s 5d, due to him from the king, to wit £1,508 4s 11d, the arrears of £2,433 6s8d for divers debts due to him from the late and the present kings’ time, for which the king lately assigned him the custodies and wardships on both sides the Trent, and £200 that he paid into the treasury at Michaelmas term, in the fifth year of the king’s reign, for the custody of the lands of Nicholas de Poyntz, tenant in chief, during the minority of his heir, and the marriage of his heir, which custody was resued into the king’s hands, and £37 17s 6d for eleven tuns of wine bought from him for the king’s use in the second year of the reign by Henry de Say, then king’s butler, and £100 paid by him into the wardrobe to Ingelarde de Warle, keeper thereof, for the king’s use on November 5 last, and £40 similarly paid on November 13, and £200 similarly paid on November 25. The king has ordered the escheators to certify them of the value of such wardships and marriages when required so to do by the said Hugh.

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Assignment to Hugh le Despenser the elder of all custodies and marriages on both sides of the Trent which are in the king's hand, or which shall first fall in, at the appraisement of the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer, until he shall be satisfied in the sum of £2,086 2s. 5d., in which the king is bound to him, viz. in £1,508 4s. 11d. arrears of a sum of £2,544 6s. 8d. due to him for divers causes as well in the time of king Edward I as of the present king, in discharge of which a like assignment has been made to him; in £200 paid by him into the Treasury in the term of Michaelmas in the fifth year of the king's reign for the custody of the lands of Nicholas de Poyntz, tenant in chief, during the minority and with the marriage of his heir, which custody and marriage were sold to him in the king's name but were subsequently resumed; in £37 17s. 6d. for 11 tuns of wine bought from him for the king's use, in the second year of his reign, by Henry de Say, the butler; and in the sums of £100, £40  and £200, delivered by him in the Wardrobe to Ingelard de Warle, king's clerk, keeper of the Wardrobe, on 5 November last, 13 November and 25 November respectively, for the king's business, as is contained in a certificate of the Exchequer made to him in the king's Chancery.
Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer to appraise and deliver to him all such custodies and marriages.
The like to Roger de Wellesworth, escheator on this side Trent, to assist the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer therein and to make delivery to him.
The like to Robert de Wodehous, escheator beyond Trent.
From this, it appears that Hugh le Despenser had paid a sum of £200 to the king for the wardship of Hugh Poyntz, which was then awarded to William le Latimer.
  Close Rolls [f]
1307-1313 page 521
15 Mar 1313 To John Abel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Matilda, late the wife of John Huse, £10 yearly rent at Est Ringsted, to be received from Hugh Poins and Elizabeth his wife for the lifetime of the said Hugh and Elizabeth, taken into the king’s hand with the said John’s lands, as it appears by inquisition taken by Roger de Welesworth, late escheator this side Trent, that Matilda and John were jointly enfeoffed of the above rent of the heirs of Hugh de Gonys by the service of half a knight’s fee, and that Margaret continued the joint-seisin thereof until her husband’s death.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 5 page 254
Aug 1313 [An entry for William of Cricket including the following:]
Dorset. Waye Rywaud. A water-mill held of the heirs of Nicholas Poyntz, who are in the king's wardship, by service of a third part of ¼ knight's fee.
 
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 2 page 179
24 Sep
1313
Order to the same to deliver to Michael de Cruket, son and heir of William de Cruket, tenant in chief and of the heirs of Nicholas de Poyntz, tenant in chief, minors in the king's ward, the lands late of his said father, he having done fealty.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1313-1318 page 74-75
7 Oct
1313
William le Latymer, to whom the king granted the custody of the land and heir of Hugh de Poynz and the marriage of the heir, came into chancery at Westminster, on October 8, and offered marriage to Nicholas son and heir of the said Hugh, to wit Joan daughter of John le Latymer, in the presence of Henry de Bello Monte, Nicholas de Segrave, Ralph son of William, John de Crumbwell, Gerard Salvain, John de Evre, William de Ferariis, John de Creppingges, knights, and others.

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Memorandum, that William le Latymer, to whom the king granted the custody of the land and heir of Hugh de Pointz, deceased, tenant in chief, together with the heir's marriage, came into chancery at Westminster, on October 8, and offered marriage to Nicholas son and heir of the said Hugh, to wit, Joan daughter of John le Latymer, in the presence of Henry de Bello Monte, Nicholas de Segrave, Ralph son of William, John de Crumbwell, Gerard Salvayn, John de Evre, William de Ferariis, and John de Creppingg'.
This entry seems to muddle the names - it should be Hugh, son and heir of Nicholas rather than the other way round. In any case, there does not seem to be any evidence of the marriage having happened.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 5 page 341
Sep 1314 [Another very long entry, for the second Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. The entry includes the following:]
Dorset. Knight’s fees:- Pentrich and Sutton Poinz. 1 carucate land held by Hamo son of Richard by service of ½ fee.
Gloucester. Knight’s fees:- Tokynton and Swell. 6 fees held by Hugh le Poinz.
Compared with his father's entry in 1295, a number of manors held by the Poyntz family seem to be missing.
This has another reference to "Hamo son of Richard" (see the 1218 entries)
  Patent Rolls [g]
1313-17 page 228
28 Jul 1314 Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Foxle, John de Batesford and William de Burne, on representation on behalf of John le Latymer, to whom the custody of the manors of Stokwode [and] Batecumbe, co. Dorset, and of Cury Malet, co. Somerset, late of Nicholas de Poynz, tenant in chief, appertains, until Hugh son and heir of the said Nicholas de Poynz shall obtain his full age, by reason of a demise made to him by William le Latymer, to whom the king demised the said manors, that Nicholas de Poynz, parson of the church of Cury Malet, John Bedel, John, parson of the church of Stokwode, and Hugh Payn, together with others, ejected him from the said custody, the heir being still a minor and in his custody, and carried away his goods found in the said manors. The guardian of Hugh Poyntz has been ejected from Curry Mallet and Stockwood by a number of people including Nicholas Poyntz, parson at Curry Mallet.

The relationship of this Nicholas Poyntz is not known - it does not seem plausible that it could be Hugh's younger brother Nicholas, who was later rector of Hoo.

See also the entry for 22 August 1323 below.
  Close Rolls [f]
Various Chancery Rolls page 119
8 Jun
1315
As Hugh Poyntz, deceased, had his service with the late king for [each of the armies of] the 28th, 31st and 34th years for the service of a kinght’s fee, which he then acknowledged, Hugh, his kinsman and heir, has letters [to supersede the demand for scutage] to the collectors in cos. Lincoln and Nottingham. The first mentioned Hugh, whose military service is recorded here, is grandfather of this Hugh.
  Book of Aids [e] 1316 Cambridge. Radefeld Hundred. Town of Dullingham; Nicholas Poynes, Cecilia de Bello Campo

Gloucester. Langley Hundred. Hugh Poynes is lord of the town of Tokynton.

Somerset. Abbedyk Hundred. Curry Mallet; Hugh Pointz.

Wiltshire. Selkele Hundred. Town of Roucle; Hugh Poyntz.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1313-1318 page 393
12 Feb
1317
To Master John Waleweyn, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Hugh Pointz, son and heir of Nicholas de Pointz, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage for his father's lands. Hugh reaches his majority, and is granted his lands
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 6 page 74
Oct 1317 [An entry for Richard de Byngham, including the following:]
Dorset. Wollecombe Piterych. A capital messuage &c. 120a. arable, [10a.] meadow, 8a. wood, rents &c. held of Hugh Poyns by service of ⅓ knight's fee.
 
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 300, Entry 146
1319/20 At Westminster, in the octaves of Holy Trinity, between Hugh Poyntz and Margaret his wife, querents, by Geoffrey de Shirburn in Margaret's place, and Nicholas Poyntz, deforciant, of a messuage, land and 100s of rent in Stoke St Edwold and Batecombe. Plea of covenant was summoned. Hugh acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Nicholas by his gift. For this, Nicholas granted them to Hugh and Margaret and rendered them at the court. To have and to hold to Hugh and Margaret and the heirs of Hugh, of the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong to those tenements for ever. Grant of land in Stockwood and Batcombe, by Nicholas Poyntz (possibly Hugh's younger brother) to Hugh and Hugh's wife Margaret. This looks rather like a marriage settlement, although in this case Hugh looks quite old to be marrying for the first time.
  Close Rolls [f]
Various Chancery Rolls page 126
11 Apr
1320
As Nicholas de Pointz, deceased, had his service in the said army for his service of one knight’s fee, which he acknowledged to the king in that army [the king’s army of Scotland in the fourth year of his reign], the collectors in cos. Somerset and Dorset are ordered to supersede the demand upon Hugh de Pointz, son and heir of Nicholas, for scutage; provided etc. [provided that scutage shall be levied for the king’s use from the knight’s fees that Nicholas held of the king at that time by reason of honours, escheats or purchase and also by reason of inheritances then in the king’s hands]. Relief from tax because of military service in Scotland
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 3 page 112
21 Mar
1322
Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to restore to Hugh Pointz his lands with the goods and chattels found therein by indenture thereon to be made between them, if he will find security for answering to the king on the cause for which his lands were taken by the sheriff into the king’s hand; and to certify the king of that cause, returning this writ. Return of lands forfeited by Hugh Poyntz. It is not stated here why the lands were forfeited.
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 3 pages 203, 209 & 232
6 Apr
1323

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25 May
1323

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27 Jul
1323
Commitment to Hugh Pointz of the keeping of the manors of Cheuton, co. Somerset, and Hynton and Mayne, co. Dorset, late of Peter son of Reynold, tenant in chief, and in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the heir, to hold until the full age of the heir, rendering yearly at the Exchequer the true value thereof according to an extent to be made thereof.

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Commitment to Hugh Poyntz of the keeping of two parts of the manor of Cheuton, co. Somerset, late of Peter son of Reynold, tenant in chief, and in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of his heir, and extended at £16 3s 4¾d a year, to hold with the issues thereof from Easter last until the full age of the heir, rendering yearly at the Exchequer 35 marks, to wit, the said extent and 10 marks, 9s 11¾d of increment, in moieties at Michaelmas and Easter.

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Commitment to Hugh Pointz of the keeping of a moiety of the manors of Hyneton and Mayne, co. Dorset, late of Peter son of Reynold, tenant in chief, and in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the heir, and extended at 11 marks, 10s 10d a year, to hold with the issues thereof from Easter last until the full age of the heir, rendering 20 marks a year at the Exchequer, to wit, the said extent and 8 marks, 2s 6d of increment, in moieties at Michaelmas and Easter.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1321-24 page 374
22 Aug 1323 The like [commission of oyer and terminer] to William de Bourne, John de Clyvedon and Thomas de Marlebergh on complaint by Hugh Poyntz that John de Meriet, 'chevaler,' Nicholas Poyntz, William Benet, and Richard Cokard, and others, broke his park at Cory Malet, co. Somerset, hunted therein and carried away deer. See also the entry for 28 July 1314, above
  Close Rolls [f]
1323-1327 page 197
2 Jul
1324
Hugh de Poyntz of Curimalet acknowledges that he owes to John de Olneye £100; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Kent, Somerset, and Gloucester.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 6 page 361
May 1325 An entry for William de Rude, including the following:
Wilts. Fisscherton by Wyly. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of Sir Hugh de Poyntz by service of 1/9 knight's fee, by the courtesy (libertatem) of England as in right of Margery his wife.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1323-1327 page 358
 
16 Mar
1325
Walter, bishop of Exeter, Edmund, earl of Arundel, Thomas Tregoz, Hugh de Poyntz, and Ralph de Cammoys acknowledge that they owe to Hugh le Despenser, lord of Grlammorgan and Morgannok, £6,000; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Devon and Sussex.—The chancellor received the acknowledgment.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1323-1327 page 280
10 Apr
1325
To Hugh Poinz. Order to pay to the prior and convent of Christ Church, Twynham, the arrears of ten bushels of wheat and 63s. yearly from the time when he received the custody of a moiety of the manor of Hyneton, and to pay them the same yearly for so long as he shall have the custody of the same, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John Everard, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, that Ivo Martel, sometime lord of Hyneton, granted to Christ Church and the canons thereof in frankalmoin two quarters of wheat yearly to be received in his court of Hyneton, and that Roger Martel, afterwards lord of the same, likewise granted to them in frankalmoin 7 marks 9s. 8d. of yearly rent to be received in the same court, and that the prior and his predecessors were seised of the said rent from time out of mind until the death of Peter son of Reginald, who held a moiety of the manor in chief, after whose death the moiety came to the king's hands by reason of the minority of Peter's heir, and the king committed the custody of the moiety to the said Hugh during the heir's minority, and that Peter was charged whilst he lived with ten bushels of wheat and 63s. yearly for that moiety, and that he paid the same all his time, and that Hugh has detained the said ten bushels and 63s. from the prior and convent from the time when he received the custody of the said moiety, and it appears by the charters of Ivo and Roger, which were shewn in chancery, that the grants were made in form aforesaid.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1324-27 page 220
24 Jan 1326 The like [appointment as supervisors of the array, and they are to proceed from hundred to hundred, punish all persons who shall be in default, and act as leaders of the levies] to the following in the following counties: John de Bello Campo of Somerset, John de Moun, Hugh de Poinz, Somerset and Dorset [The name of John de Moun is cancelled and that of Philip de Columbariis substituted].  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1324-27 page 254
26 Mar 1326 Licence for William la Zousche of Haryngworth to enfeoff Ralph Cosyn of the castle of Totteneys and the manor of Cornworthi, co. Devon, and of the manor of Caleston and the hundred of Calne, co. Wilts, the manor of Moelbraci, co. Salop, and the manor of Heygrave and two parts of the manor of Briggewater, co. Somerset, held in chief, and for the latter to regrant the same to the said William for life, with successive remainders in fee tail to his sons William, John, Roger, Thomas, John and Edmund, William Dayncourt and Millicent his wife, daughter of the said William la Zousche, Isabel her sister, and Thomasina her sister, and in fee simple to Hugh de Poynz, knight. Hugh Poyntz's mother was a la Zouche.
  Close Rolls [f]
1323-1327 page 636
20 Jul
1326
Hugh Pointz of Corymalet puts in his place John de Briggewauter, clerk, and Thomas de Rydon to defend the execution of a recognisance for £66 13s. 4d. made by him in chancery to John de Olney.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1324-27 page 309
15 Aug 1326 The like [commission to select 150 armed footmen and 400 archers, so that they are at Portsmuth on Sunday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist] to the following: John de Bello Campo of Somerset, Philip de Columbariis, Hugh de Poyntz, co. Dorset.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1327-30 page 90
14 Jun 1327 The like [Commission of the Peace, in accordance with the Act] to John de Beauchamp, of Somerset, and Hugh Pointz for the county of Somerset.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1327-30 page 284
22 Feb 1328 Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh Poynz, John de Annesle and John de la Fosse, on complaint by John de Acton that John de Lortye, Clement de Mere, John Say, Geoffrey Cnap, Robert de Aston, Henry de Aston, Richard de Lortye, John atte Slo, William de Pillonde, clerk, William de Saunforde, Roger le Gudene, Ralph de Shepton, William de Kyngeston, Richard de Thikkethorn of Asshull, Matthew de Crauthorn, Thomas atte Slo, and others, broke his houses at Alre and Bere, co. Somerset, and took away sixteen oxen, two mares and twenty cows, worth £32, felled his trees, and carried them away with other goods.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 172
Mar 1329 [An entry for Thomas de Farndon including the following:]
Dorset. Radeweye. A messuage, 2 carucates of land and 8a. meadow, held of Hugh Poynz by homage and fealty, and by service of doing suit at his court of Sutton every three weeks.
'Radeweye', meaning 'Reedy place on the River Wey', is not a name that has survived.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1327-30 page 391
21 May 1329 Appointment, during pleasure, of the abbot of Beaulieu, Hugh de Curtenay and Hugh Poynz to the custody of the king's abbey of Bynedon, lately taken into his hands in consequence of a grievous dissension which has arisen on the question of the removal or change of the abbot, resulting in the carrying away of the goods of the abbey by a large mob, the withdrawal from the abbey of many of the monks and the cessation of the divine offices and alms founded there by the king's ancestors. They are to recover the goods so carried away, to collect the issues and profits of the abbey, and, after reserving a reasonable sum for the maintenance of the abbey, to apply the residue in the discharge of its debts and to the best interests of the house. And see the entry dated 23 January  and 16 February 1331 below
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 163
Jan 1330 [An entry for James de Nortone including the following:]
Wilts. Fissherton by Wily. A third part of the manor (extent given) , held for his life, as of the right and inheritance of Elizabeth, sometime his wife, by the courtesy of England, of Hugh de Poyntz in chief, by service of a third part of a knight's fee.
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 241
Jan 1330 [An entry for Joan, late the wife of Hugh Wake, including the following:]
Wilts. Babeton and Fissherton by Wily. Five virgates of land, held of Hugh Poyntz, by service of making a perch of hedge round the said Hugh's park of Stokwode Poyntz, co. Dorset.
 
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 138, Entry 110
1330 At Westminster in the octaves of St Michael, 4 Edward III. Between Hugh Poyntz of Corymalet, querent, and Nicholas Poyntz, parson of the church of St Mary de Hoo, and Huygh de Meliplash, parson of the church of Corymalet, deforciants, of the manor of Sutton Poyntz [and a manor in Wiltshire]. And afterwards in the octaves of St Hilary, 5 Edward III. Plea of covenant was summoned. Hugh Poyntz acknowledged the manors to be the right of Nicholas. For this, the deforciants granted for themselves and the heirs of Nicholas that the manor of Sutton Poyntz which Roger de Chaundos and Matilda his wife held as Matilda's dower of the inheritance of the said Nicholas [and the manor in Wiltshire which John Godhyve held for life] on the day this concord was made and which after the deaths of John and Matilda ought to revert to the deforciants and the heirs of Nicholas, should then wholly remain to Hugh Poyntz. To hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong to the said manors, for the life of the said Hugh Poyntz, with remainder after his death to Nicholas his son and heirs of his body, to hold as aforesaid; with remainder in default of such heirs to Hugh brother of Nicholas and heirs of his body, to hold as aforesaid; with remainder in default of such heirs to Walter brother of Hugh and heirs of his body, to hold as aforesaid; with remainder in default of such heirs to Henry brother of Walter and heirs of his body, to hold as aforesaid; with remainder in default of such heirs to Thomas brother of Henry and heirs of his body to hold as aforesaid; with remainder in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the aforesaid Hugh Poyntz, to hold as aforesaid for ever. Here, we learn clearly that Matilda (who was the second wife of Nicholas Poyntz, and who then married Roger de Chaundos after Nicholas's death in 1311), held Sutton Poyntz as part of her dower.

The purpose of this entry is to make sure the inheritance of Sutton Poyntz and another manor, after they return to the Poyntz family after the death of Hugh's step-mother Matilda; they are granted to Hugh for life, and then to whichever of Hugh's five sons leaves direct heirs.

The first-mentioned Nicholas Poyntz (parson of Hoo in Kent) is, probably, the younger brother of Hugh. The Nicholas mentioned later is Hugh's son.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1330-34 pages 63 & 131
23 Jan 1331






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16 Feb 1331
Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courteneye the younger, Hugh de Poinz, Ingelram de Berenger and Peter Colsweyn on complaint by the abbot of Bynedon that, whereas the king lately took the abbey into hs protection and appointed certain persons to the custody thereof, brother John de Monte Acuto, bearing himself as a monk of the house, Richard [should this be Robert?] de Novo Burgo, knight, Thomas de Wynterbourne, John Deverel, John de Leycestre, John de Novo Burgo, Walter, prior of Holme, William Oostecombe, William de Stoke of Weregrede and Richard Calsale, with a multitude of others, entered the abbey by night, drove away 100 oxen and 7,000 sheep of his worth £700, carried away books, chalices, vestments, writings obligatory and muniments, broke open a coffer containing the seal of the abbey, and carried away the seal with which they have sealed divers bonds and other documents prejudicial to the house.

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Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, John de Bello Campo of Somersete, Hugh Poyntz, Ingelram Berenger and Peter Colsweyn on complaint by the abbot of Bynedon that, while the abbey was in the custody of persons appointed by the king, brother John de Monte Acuto, feigning himself to be the abbot, Robert de Novo Burgo, knight, Thomas de Wynterbourne, John Deverel, John de Leycestre, John de Novo Burgo, Walter, prior of Holne, William Corscoumbe, William de Stoke of Weregrede, Richard Caleshale, William de Whytefeld, knight, John Belet, William Fitz Payn of Dorcestre, John de Pederton, John Uppenheye, Nicholas Posseger of La Pole, John Gygour of Welle and many others entered it by night, took away 100 oxen and 7,000 sheep, worth £700, at Bynedone, Bromyate, Chalvedon, Bovynton, Hethfelton, and Wodesterte, co. Dorset, carried away books, chalices, vestments and ornaments from the abbey church with other goods, broke a coffer containing the common seal of the abbey, carried away the seal with such charters, deeds and muniments as were in the coffer, made leases of manors belonging to the abbey and appended the seal thereto and to other deeds prejudicial to the abbey, imprisoned Walter de Mulebourne, John de Rishton and Henry de Shirebourne, monks, took them to Dorcestre, and there detained them for a long time.
And see the entry dated 21 May 1329 above
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 361
Oct 1333 Entry for John le Walsshe of Podington [Putton, near Chickerell], including "Dorset. Podynton. A capital messuage, lands, and rent, held of Roger Chaundos, knight, and Maud his wife, as of her dower of the inheritance of Hugh Poyns, knight, by service of three parts of a knight's fee"  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1330-34 pages 472
13 Oct 1333 Licence for Hugh Poyntz to grant to Nicholas Poyntz, Eleanor his wife, and his heirs begotten of the body of Eleanor, a moiety of the manor of Hoo, held in chief; with remainder in default of such heirs to the grantor and his heirs. By fine of £10. Granting the manor of Hoo to Hugh's son Nicholas.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 7 page 460
Jul 1335 [An entry for William de Granissono, including the following:]
Wilts. Rookle. Certain lands and tenements, held of the said William by Hugh Poynz, by service of three knights' fees, and by rendering to him 13s. 4d. yearly for the ward of the castle of Ewyas.
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 8 page 14
Jan 1336 [An entry for John de Bello Campo, including the following:]
Somerset. Murifeld. Certain lands &c. held of the abbot of Athelyngnye, the abbot of Muchelnye, John de Molton, Franco de Scolonde, and Hugh Poyntz by service of 28s. 9d. and 1lb of cumin yearly.
 
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 5 page 15
4 May
1337
The like to the same [i.e. order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king’s hands] touching the lands late of Hugh Poyntz. The like to the escheator in the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. The death of Hugh Poyntz
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 8 page 72
May 1337 Hugh Poyntz.
Nicholas his son, aged 17 years and more, is his next heir.
Dorset. Stoke St. Edwald and Badecombe. The manor (extent given), including two parks, held of Elizabeth de Burgh by service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee; and £10 ought to be paid yearly to Joan the said Hugh's daughter.
Kent. Hoo. He held no lands &c. in the county in his demesne as of fee on the day he died, for on 13 October, 7 Edward III, with the king's licence, he demised to Nicholas Poyntz and Eleanor his wife a moiety of the manor of Hoo, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the king and his heirs by the accustomed services, with reversion to the said Hugh and his heirs. The said moiety is held of the king in chief by service of half a knight's fee.
Gloucester. Tokynton. The manor (extent given) held for his life by the gift of Nicholas Poyntz, parson of St. Mary's, Hoo, and Hugh de Meliplash, parson of the church of Corymalot, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to the said Hugh Poyntz of the chief lords of that fee by the service thereto appertaining, with remainder to Nicholas Poyntz his son, and the heirs of his body. The said manor is held of Hugh Daudele, as of his manor of Thornburi which is parcel of the earldom of Gloucester, by service of half a knight's fee.
Dorset. Stoke St. Edwald. The manor (extent given) held of Elizabeth de Burgh by service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee; and it is charged with £10 yearly to Joan, daughter of the said Hugh Poyntz, and with 49s. 2d. yearly to Hugh Meleplash.
Somerset. Corimalet. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by service of a knight's fee. Ile Abbots. A messuage, land and rent, held for his life, of the grant of Nicholas Poyntz, parson of St. Mary's, Hoo, and Hugh de Meleplash, parson of the church of Corymalet, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services thereto belonging, with remainder to Nicholas his son, and the heirs of his body. The said tenements are held of John de Staunton in chief, by service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee, and are charged with 40s. yearly to Petronilla de Northom, and 100s. yearly to Henry, son of Hugh Poyntz.
Dorset. On 1 April, 10 Edward III, the said Hugh granted to Joan his daughter £10 of yearly pension, to be received for her life from his manor of Stoke St. Edwald, and Batecombe which is parcel thereof; and he granted for himself and his heirs that the said Joan could distrain in the said manor for the said rent, whenever it should be in arrear; by virtue whereof she was seised of the said rent at Easter following the date of the said writing, and she never remitted her claim thereto to any one.
Writ to the escheator to enquire touching the aforesaid rent of 49s. 2d. to Hugh de Meleplash, 10 November, 11 Edward III.
Dorset. On Sunday next after St. Valentine, 10 Edward II, Hugh de Poyntz gave to Hugh de Meleplash 49s. 2d. of yearly pension, to be received, for the lifetime of the said Hugh de Meleplash, from his manor of Stoke St. Edwald, co. Dorset, viz. 22s. 6d. at the feast of All Saints, for a robe with fur, and 26s. 8d. at Michaelmas and Easter in equal portions; and he was seised of the same until the death of the said Hugh de Poyntz, and never quitclaimed his right therein to any one.
This entry marks the death of Hugh Poyntz, in May 1337. Hugh's heir is Nicholas, who is still a minor but is already married.

Hugh's holdings are shown as Stockwood and Batcombe in Dorset, from which Hugh's daughter Joan (or Johanna) receives an income; Curry Malet in Somerset, along with land at Isle Abbots.

Hoo in Kent is shown as having been gifted to Hugh's son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Eleanor. Tockington in Gloucestershire and land at Isle Abbots in Somerset are shown as having been devised to Hugh for life by his brother Nicholas (parson of Hoo), and now pass to Hugh's son Nicholas. Hugh's younger son Henry receives an income from the land at Isle Abbots. The relationship of Petronilla is not stated.

Hugh also held Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, but this was not recorded until later.

N.B. Although this entry is very repetitive about the holdings at Stockwood and Batcombe, absolutely NO mention is made of Sutton Poyntz. From other evidence, this is beacause it had been granted as dower for life to Nicholas's step-mother Maud when she married Roger de Chaundos. From the Walsh family series of entries, Sutton Poyntz seems to have been back in the possession of Nicholas Poyntz by 1350.
  Close Rolls [f]
1337-1339 page 156
14 Aug
1337
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Tokynton, co. Gloucester, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh Poyntz held the manor at his death of the gift and enfeoffment of Nicholas Poyntz, parson of St. Mary's church, Hoo, and of Hugh de Melsplash, parson of Corymalet church, by a fine levied in the king's court, to hold for life, with remainder to Nicholas Poyntz, Hugh's son, and the heirs of his body; and that the manor is held of Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester.
To Ralph de Middilnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, a carucate of land, 27 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, and 40s. of rent in Ile Abbatis, co. Somerset, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Hugh Poyntz, at his death, held the said tenements by the grant of Nicholas Poyntz, parson of St. Mary's church, Hoo, and of Hugh de Melsplash, parson of Corymalet church, by a fine levied in the king's court, for life, with remainder to Nicholas Poyntz, Hugh's son, and the heirs of his body, and that they are held of John de Staunton.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1337-1339 page 125
6 Dec
1337
To Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Order to deliver to Hugh de Meleplash the arrears of 49s. 2d. from the manor of Stoke St. Edwald, co. Dorset, from the time when the manor was taken into the king's hands, and to pay it henceforth, as long as the manor is in the king's hands and in Ralph's custody, as it being lately found by inquisition post mortem, that Hugh de Poyntz, tenant in chief, held that manor in his demesne as of fee of Elizabeth de Burgo by the service of a 20th part of a knight's fee, and that the manor is charged with 49s. 2d. to Hugh de Meleplash, who has besought the king to cause that sum to be delivered to him, of that manor, which was taken into the king's hands at the death of Hugh de Poyntz and is in his hands by reason of the minority of his heir, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Hugh de Poyntz granted to Hugh 49s. 2d. of yearly pension from that manor on Sunday after St. Valentine, 10 Edward II, for life, to wit, at All Saints' 22s. 6d. for his robe, with fur, and 26s. 8d. at Michaelmas and Easter.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1337-1339 page 348
28 Mar
1338
To Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Order to pay to Joan daughter of Hugh de Poyntz, tenant in chief, the arrears of £10 yearly for the manor of Stoke St. Edward, from the time when it was taken into the king's hands, and to pay that sum henceforth so long as the manor shall remain in the king's hands, as on it being found by the inquisition post mortem on Hugh, that the manor, which is held of Elizabeth de Burgh by the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee, and not of the king, is charged to Joan in £10, at her suit, beseeching the king to cause the £10 to be delivered to her, the manor being in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Hugh's heir, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Hugh, on 1 April, in the 10th year of the reign, granted by his deed to Joan a yearly pension of £10 to be received from his said manor of Stoke and Batecombe, which is parcel of that manor, for her life.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 8 page 459
Apr 1346 Hugh Poinz
Cambridge. Dullyngham. A messuage and 38a. land held of the abbot of St. Wandregesil's, in socage, by service of 1d. yearly.
He died about the feast of the Annunciation, 13 Edward III. Nicholas his son, aged 26 years and more, is his next heir.
News travelled slowly to Cambridge. Hugh Poyntz actually died in 1337.
  Book of Aids [e] 1346 Dorset. Culvardestre Hundred. Roger Chaundos for one fee in Sutton with its members, that Hugh Poynz formerly held; 40s.

Gloucester. Grymboldesayssh Hundred. Nicholas Poynz holds a half fee in Tokynton and Swelle, that Hugh, his father formerly held; 20s.

Kent. Hoo Hundred. Lady Joan de Grey holds half a fee in the town of Wereburge from the lord king, that Hugh de Poyntz held; 20s. Codeshethe Hundred. Roger de Chaundos, knight, for 1 fee in Lullyngeston, that Hugh de Poyntz held, from the Archbishop of Canterbury; 40s.

Somerset. Abbedik Hundred. Nicholas Poyntz for one fee in Cury Malet, that Hugh Poyntz formerly held; 40s. Hondesburgh Hundred. Hugh Poyntz and his wife Johanna hold a third part of one fee in West Chynnok that Ralph Marsch formerly held 1 mark.
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 8 page 467
May 1346 [An entry for Thomas de Norton, including the following:]
Wilts. Fischerton. A third part of the manor (extent given) held of Nicholas Poyns, pertaining to his manor of Corymalet, by service of closing up one perch of hedge around his park of Corymalet aforesaid.
Somerset. Abbedik Hundred. Nicholas Poyntz for one fee in Curry Mallet that Hugh Poyntz formerly held; 40s. Hondesburgh Hundred. Hugh Poyntz and Joan his wife, for a third part of a fee in West Chynnok that Ralph Marsh formerly held; 1 mark.
 
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 9 page 61
Nov 1347 [An entry for Hugh de Audele, Earl of Gloucester, including the following:]
Gloucester. Tokynton and Swelle. Six knight’s fees which Hugh de Peyns holds.
 
  Book of Aids [e] 1428 Somerset. Hundesburgh Hundred. Humphrey Stafford holds a third part of a fee in West Chynnok, that Hugh Poyntes and his wife Johanna formerly held; 2s. 3d.  
  Dorset History Centre D/WLC/T 157 16 Oct 1428 16 Edward III. Writ. Cites final concord of 1330 in which Hugh Poyntz of Corymalet (Curry Mallet, Somerset) querent, and Nicholas Poyntz, parson of the Church of the Blessed Mary of Hoo (Kent) and Hugh de Melyplassh, parson of the church of Corymalet, deforciants, agreed concerning the manor of Rocklegh in Wiltshire (held by John Godhyve ? for his life), and the manor of Sutton Poyntz, (held by Roger de Chaundos and wife Matilda as her dowry from said Nicholas). Remainder to Hugh's sons Nicholas, Hugh, Walter, Henry, Thomas. Writ states that Matilda and Hugh Poyntz are now dead, also their son Nicholas, and that certain men called Richd. Neuton, Robt. Caundyssh, Robt. Corf, clerk, Peter Dormun (?), clerk, and William Ketyll now hold the manor. They are to appear at Westminster to state why John Neuburg senior, kin and heir of Nicholas Poyntz, should not have the manor of Sutton Poyntz The Dorset History Centre index dates this to 1342 (16 Edw III), but this date does not make sense in the context (Nicholas Poyntz had not died, and John Newburgh junior had not yet been born). The description of John Newburgh as "senior" makes it is almost certain that this dates to 1428 (16 Hen V). The document itself is not clear.

This references the agreement dated 1330 (see above), whereby the manors of Sutton Poyntz and Rockley in Wiltshire are granted eventually to the next heir of Hugh Poyntz. At this stage, Hugh and his son Nicholas have both died. The writ concludes that the manor of Sutton Poyntz should therefore go to Nicholas's grandson John Newburgh.
  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.  

 

Around this time, there was a surfeit of Nicholas Poyntz's, and it is still not clear who they all were. The people who seem to have been distinct Nicholas's are listed here:

  • Nicholas Poyntz, second Baron Poyntz of Curry Mallet, father of Hugh. This Nicholas died in 1311.
  • Nicholas Poyntz, parson of Curry Mallet. He is named in a reference dated 1314, and seems to have been involved in a dispute about the guardianship of Hugh, or some other sort of contretemps.
  • Nicholas Poyntz, parson at Hoo in Kent. He is named in a number of references dated 1330 and 1337, and seems to have acted as a trustee in deeds dealing with the entailment and inheritance of Poyntz lands. It is quite likely that this Nicholas had previously been parson of Curry Mallet (a different person is named in 1330 as parson of Curry Mallet). Whether there were one or two parsons of the same name, we have found no information showing how he/they were related to Hugh.
  • A Nicholas Poyntz is a party to a grant of land to Hugh and his wife Margaret in 1319/20 - although this reference is not explicit, it could perhaps be another reference to Nicholas Poyntz parson.
  • Another unspecified Nicholas Poyntz was involved in illegal hunting at Curry Mallet in 1323.
  • The last Nicholas referred to above is Hugh's son, the fourth Baron Poyntz of Curry Mallet. From a reference listed above, we know the names of five sons of Hugh.

Burkes Peerage has a Nicholas Poyntz of Hoo, a younger brother of Hugh, shown as the ancestor of the Poyntz family of North Ockenden in Essex. If this is true, then this is yet another Nicholas Poyntz, not named in any of the references we have found.