Here is a list of all the medieval references that we have found for Nicholas Poyntz family, the last Baron Poyntz of Curry Mallet, who died in 1376. His father died in 1337, but he did not inherit his father's possessions until he reached the age of 21, in about 1341. Other Poyntz lands, including Sutton Poyntz, were held as dower by Nicholas's step-grandmother, Matilda; Nicholas inherited these lands when Matilda died in 1361.

There is evidence that Nicholas was rather wild, even by the standards of the time. He seems to have disposed of parts of the family estate; in particular, he sold Sutton Poyntz almost as soon as he re-inherited it, to Guy de Bryan, Lord Bryan.

From evidence below, Nicholas had at least two brothers, Hugh and Henry, and at least one sister, Joan (someone called Petronilla may have been another sister). Their father had distributed some assets before his death; Hugh had an interest in several properties, and Henry, Joan and Petronilla had been granted annual incomes.


From Burke's Peerage, Nicholas married Eleanor, daughter of Sir John Erleigh. They had no sons; his lands were jointly inherited by his two daughters, although the lands he passed on were rather less than what he had inherited. One daughter married John Barry, and had a son William, but she and her son died without further heirs; all the Poyntz lands therefore went to the other daughter, Margaret, who had married John Newburgh of Winfrith and East Lulworth.

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

 

# Document Date Text Notes
[14] Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 138, Entry 110
1330 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. 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 oldest son.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1330-34 page 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. Nicholas and his wife Eleanor are granted half the manor of Hoo by his father Hugh
  Dorset History Centre D.1815/18 1336 Grants and quitclaim for certain pastures in West Cherdone, Sutton Poyntz manor. Sir Nicholas Poynz to Geffrey de Bares Not yet studied.
  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 partly 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 (rector 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.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1334-38 pages 498 & 507
24 Aug 1337 Appintment of John de Bello Monte and the king’s kinswoman, Eleanor, his wife, to the custody of the manor of Cory Malet, co. Somerset, late of Hugh de Poyntz, tenant in chief, to hold during the minority of the heir without rendering anything for it, in recompence of yearly sum of £40 lately given by the king to the said Eleanor, for whose use the issues and profits of the manor are to be applied.

and

Grant to John de Bello Monte and his wife, Eleanor, the king’s kinswoman, of the manor of Cory Malet, co. Somerset, late of Hugh de Poyntz, tenant in chief, extended at £38 17s 6d, to hold with all things belonging to the custody during the minority of the present or other heir, in part satisfaction of the £40 yearly of land out of custodies in the king’s hands or falling in, promised to the said Eleanor, for her use.
 
  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 162
Mar 1339 [An entry for Nicholas le Walissh of Podynton, including the following:]
Dorset. Podynton. Two parts of a messuage, lands and rent, held of Roger de Chaundos and Maud his wife, as of her dower of the manor of Sutton, of the inheritance of Nicholas Poyntz, by knight's service.
Putton, near Chickerell is at this time still held by Roger and Matilda (or Maud) Chaundos, having been granted in dower by Nicholas Poyntz, who was Matilda's step-son.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1338-40 pages 251, 304, 317
1339 [Three entries, dated 16 May, 21 July and 3 October, dealing with filling a vacancy for priest at Curry Mallet, which is in the king's gift because of the minority of Nicholas Poyntz. Initially, John Dwyt is presented, but then he exchanges churches with Geoffrey de Wrokkeshalle, previously at Bekyngton]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 13 page 281
Aug 1340 Inquisition to prove the age of Nicholas, son and heir of Hugh [de Poyntz].
Somerset. John de Reigny, knight, aged 60 years, says that [the said Nicholas was born at Cory]mallet on 24 August, 12 Edw II, [and was baptized] in the parish church there. [This the deponent knows because he had] a son born and baptized the same day, who is now of that age. John de Membury, knight, aged 56 years, agrees and says that ... in the priory of Taunton where the said Hugh sent a letter to the prior of that priory ... for moneys received from hm as a loan, and the letter was dated in 12 Edw II. Thomas de Orchard, aged 42 years, agrees and says that [he had his] firstborn son buried the same day, and his death is entered in a certain calendar under that date. John Aunger, aged 60 years, agrees and says that ... with the aforesaid Henry de Lortie, godfather of the same Nicholas. Thomas de Rydon, aged 50 years, agrees and says that ... of the same Hugh, and there he was born and baptized. John de Cory, aged 50 years, agrees and says that [on the same] day he took to wife Joan sister of Nicholas de Holebrook of Southpederton. William Baldewyne, aged 60 years, Roger Maloisel, aged 40 years, John de Lo... ..., ... aged 64 years, agree and say that they were that day at Somerton before the sheriff on a certain jury ... made ... of the abbot by the men of the lord of Cory Ryvel, and ate there with ... [and were told] that the said Nicholas had been born that day.
Showing the sort of circumstantial evidence that was used as proof of age before such things as baptism registers.
  Close Rolls [f]
1339-1341 page 555
14 Nov
1340
To Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. Order to cause Nicholas Poyntz son and heir of Hugh Poyntz, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his fealty for the said lands and has given him respite for his homage until the Purification next, unless the king return to England in the meantime. Nicholas Poyntz reaches the age of majority, and takes possession of his lands
  Close Rolls [f]
1341-1343 page 71
5 May
1341
To William Pycot, of Pateswyk, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to distrain Nicholas Poyntz son and heir of Hugh Poyntz, tenant in chief for his homage, as the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief at his death.

The like to John de Caneford of Wellop, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1341-1343 page 344
13 Nov
1341
Stephen de Cobham, knight, and Nicholas de Poyntz, clerk, acknowledge that they owe to William Box, citizen of London, £80; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1343-1346 page 364
24 Apr
1344
Nicholas Poyntz, knight, of co. Somerset, acknowledges that he owes to Westminster. John de Stouford £400; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in that county.—R. de Sadyngton, the chancellor, received the acknowledgment.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1343-45 page 464 & 1348-50 page 376
22 May 1345


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4 Aug 1349
Licence for Nicholas de Poyntz, 'chivaler,' to enfeoff John de Grey of Codenore of the manor of Hoo, co. Kent, the advowsons of the churches of that manor excepted, which is held in chief as appears by inquisition taken by John de Vieleston, escheator in the said county, in exchange for the manors of Brodeweye and Estelleworth, co. Dorset.

and

Licence, for 100s. which John de Grey of Codenore will pay to the king, for Nicholas de Poyntz, ‘chivaler’, to grant to the said John and his heirs an acre of land in Hoo and the advowsons of the churches of St. Mary, Hoo, and St. Margaret, Halghstowe in Hoo, held in chief, to which churches it pertains to Nicholas to present alternately.
 
  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 Gloucester. Grymboldesayssh Hundred. Nicholas Poynz holds a half fee in Tokynton and Swelle, that Hugh, his father formerly held; 20s.

Somerset. Abbedik Hundred. Nicholas Poyntz for one fee in Curry Mallet, that Hugh Poyntz formerly held; 40s.
 
  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 8 page 501
1346/7 [An entry for William de la Planke, including the following evidence concerning the age of William's heir:]
Somerset. Walter Corbyn, aged 50 years, John Clyfford, aged 58 years, (and) Robert Martyn, aged 62 years, agree, and they remember because on the abovesaid Wednesday they bought of Nicholas de Poinz, lord [of Cury Malet] . . . great wood in his park of Curymalet, for £220 (?) payable. . . .
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1345-48 page 301
13 Apr 1347 The like [commission of the peace, pursuant to the statutes of Winchester and Northampton. They are to make inquisitions for vagabonds and those who form unlawful assemblies or otherwise disturb the peace and arrest and imprison them, certifying into the chancery the names of any who flee the county and cannot therefore be brought to justice by them and of those arrested] and of array to Robert Fitz Payn, Nicholas de Poyns, John Wake, John de Brideport and John de Mundene, in the county of Dorset.  
  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.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1348-50 page 18
12 Feb 1348 Exemplification, at the request of Nicholas Poyntz, knight, of the record and process of

(1) an inquisition touching the death of William Ferne, as follows:—Delivery of the gaol of Somerton before Hamo de Derworthy and his fellows, justices assigned to deliver that gaol, on Monday the morrow of Hilary, 21 Edward III, Somerset, to wit. Nicholas Pointz, knight, Hugh Pointz, Nicholas Sauntfort, Henry Oldeweye, Walter Goutz, 'couk,' William Bean, John Nyrpred and Thomas atte Watre, indicted before William Pillaund the king's coroner in that county, of the death of the said William at Hardyngton, on Tuesday before St. Gregory the Pope, 21 Edward III, put themselves upon the country and the jury say on oath that they are not guilty of the felony. Therefore it is adjudged that they be quit thereof: and

(2) an inquisition before the same justices touching the death of John le Clerk of Sutton Pointz at Matto Kestrowe in the tithing of Thornfagon on Sunday, the morrow of St. Matthew the Apostle. The same Nicholas, indicted as above of the death of the, said John, puts himself upon the country and is acquitted.
Nicholas Poyntz and Hugh Poyntz (presumably his brother), and others, are accused of two killings, but acquitted.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1348-50 page 156
22 May 1348 Commission to Nicholas de Pointz, Andrew de Turbervill, John Smedemor and Ralph de Baggeleye setting forth that the king is given to understand that certain persons have entered with armed force upon the king's seisin of the manor of Compton Martyn, co. Somerset, and lands in Hille, co. Dorset, late of John Wake, ‘chivaler,' tenant in chief, now in his custody on account of the death of the said John and the nonage of John son and heir of Hugh Tirel, kinsman and one of the heirs of the said John Wake, and hold the same, collecting the issues and profits and wasting the parks, woods and orchards pertaining to the manor and lands, to the king's great disgrace and the disherison of the heir, and appointing them to cause the manor and lands previously taken into the king's hands by the escheator as aforesaid, with the issues thereof from the time of the death of the said John, to be resumed and delivered to John de Grey of Ruthyn, to whom the king has committed the keeping of all lands late of the deceased until the full age of the heir, and to arrest all such persons as they shall find holding the same and keep them under arrest until the king give further order therein as well to make inquisition in the said counties touching wastes committed in the parks, woods and orchards pertaining to the lands, and the issues and profits of those lands received from the death of John Wake.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1348-50 page 376
4 Aug 1349 Licence, for 100s. which John de Grey of Codenore will pay to the king, for Nicholas de Poyntz, ‘chivaler’, to grant to the said John and his heirs an acre of land in Hoo and the advowsons of the churches of St. Mary, Hoo, and St. Margaret, Halghstowe in Hoo, held in chief, to which churches it pertains to Nicholas to present alternately.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 9 page 378
Nov 1350 [An entry for Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walssh, including the following:]
Dorset. By reason of the death of the said Joan and Elizabeth, there came to the king's hand:- Podyton. A messuage, a curtilage, 60a. arable and 4a. meadow and 3s. 4d. rent held of Nicholas de Poynz as of his manor of Sutton Poynz by knight's service.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1350-54 pages 203, 204, 264, 380






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4 Dec 1352
Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Wilughby, Robert Martyn and William de Notton, on complaint by Walter, abbot of Abbottesbury, that Nicholas de Poyntz, 'chivaler,' John Cobbe, Thomas Hore, Henry Cook, William Rois and others, at Abbottesbury [co. Dorset], took away a horse of his worth 20 marks and depastured his grass with cattle, and afterwards they came armed with others confederate with them and besieged him, his monks and his men and servants, in the abbey so straitly that they dared not leave it to collect the crops, hay and other profits and emoluments of his possessions for their sustenance, and assaulted other of his men and servants there and at Elford and Milton Abbeye, whereby he lost the service of these for a great time; further that they so threaten him, his monks and his men and servants now acting without the abbey in seeking a remedy for the premises that they have not dared to return to celebrate the divine services for the souls of the royal founders of the abbey.

and

Commission to Thomas de Cary, sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, and Walter Deveroys to arrest Nicholas de Poyntz [and] John Cobbe, Thomas Hore, Henry Cok and William Roys, his servants, as sufficient evidence has been given before the king and council of felonies, trespasses, conspiracies, extortions and excesses done by them in the county of Dorset, and to bring them to the king's prison of Dorcestre to be kept therein in the keeping of the sheriff until the coming of the aforesaid justices.

and

Whereas Nicholas de Poyntz, 'chivaler,' is indicted before Richard de Wilughby and his fellows, late justices of oyer and terminer in the county of Dorset, of receiving a horse, worth 10 marks, stolen by his order by Robert Lucas of Milton from Walter, abbot of Abbotisbury, at Abbotisbury, and retaining it, well knowing that it had been stolen, and of coming with the said Robert and a multitude of bowbearers [architenentium] and armed men to the abbey and besieging the abbot to have a ransom from him at the will of the felons aforesaid, so that his servants dared not seek for victuals and other necessaries for the sustenance of him and his convent or go outside the gates of the abbey, until through fear the abbot released to Robert Cobbe, bowbearer of the said Nicholas, then with him there, a debt of 100s. due for a fine for entry into tenements to be held of the abbot according to the custom of the manor of Abbotisbury, also of having had a horse worth 100s. from the said Robert Lucas, which he and other felons had stolen from the abbot at the town of Abbotisbury, and receiving the said Robert and others there, knowing them to be felons, of having received at Elleworth the said Robert Lucas, Thomas Baret and Nicholas Sampford, who against the peace took a horse of the abbot, worth 100s. from a groom who was riding it at Abbotisbury and brought it thence to Elleworth, and of having with Robert Lucas trodden down and consumed by horses and divers animals 12 acres of the abbot's meadow at Abbotisbury and carried away all the profit thereof, as by the tenour of the indictments sent before the king in the chancery by his order has been found; the king willing to do the said Nicholas special grace in this behalf has pardoned him the suit of the peace and whatever pertains to the king for the said felonies and trespasses, and any consequent outlawries.

and

Pardon of special grace to Ralph Bussh of the suit of the peace and whatever else pertains to the king for the larceny of a horse taken by him by stealth from the abbot of Abbotesbury, by confederacy with Nicholas Pointz, 'chivaler,' into whose hands the said horse came, as is said, whereof he is indicted or appealed, and of any consequent outlawry.
Evidence of criminality by Nicholas Poyntz and others, for which he was eventually pardoned
  Patent Rolls [g]
1350-54 page 249
28 Apr 1352 Protection with clause nolumus, during pleasure, for the abbey of Bynedon, which is at the present time so depressed by debts, by frequent attacks of the king's alien enemies and by the coming there of mariners passing to foreign parts that its goods no longer suffice for payment of the debts of the abbot and convent; and appointment of Nicholas de Pointz and Robert Martyn, knights, and John de Novo Burgo to the keeping the abbey.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1350-54 page 517
26 Sep 1353 Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Wylughby, Thomas de Sancto Mauro, John de la Roche and Walter atte Berwe, on complaint by John de Whitfeld, ‘chivaler’, that Nicholas de Poyntz, ‘chivaler’, and others ravished his wife Eva at Shirburn, co. Dorset, abducted her with his goods and still detain these from him. More criminality
  Patent Rolls [g]
1350-54 page 493
5 Oct 1353 Revocation of the protection with clause volumus granted to Nicholas de Poyntz, 'chivaler,' who was going to Brittany in the king's service, he having withdrawn from that service and returned to England.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 10 page 148
26 Mar 1354 Entry for Robert de Somerton, including land at Long Sutton, Somerset, held of the heir of John Bossard, who is in the wardship of Nicholas de Poyntz  
  Close Rolls [f]
1354-1360 page 185
1 Feb
1355
Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Ela late the wife of Sir Robert Pitzpayn granted to Nicholas de Poins, knight, John Brune and Sir John Gogh, archdeacon of St. Davids, a yearly rent of £80 to be received of the manors of Stokcursy, Wyk, Wyndyat, Lud and Brighampton, for the term of her life, the said Nicholas and John Brune have granted the said rent, so far as it pertains to them, to Sir Robert Fitzpayn of Codenore and Elizabeth his wife, for Ela's life.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1354-1360 page 184
12 Mar
1355
Enrolment of grant by Ela late the wife of Sir Robert Fitz Payn to Sir John Gogh, archdeacon of St. Davids, Sir Nicholas de Poins and John Brune of a yearly rent of £80 of her manors of Stoke Cursy, Wyk, Wyndyat, Lude and Brighampton for her life, with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear. In name of possession of the rent she has paid 6d. to them of the rent, in proof of attornment.
Memorandum that on 24 February Ela came before William de Burstall, clerk, at London, by virtue of a writ to him on the files of this year, and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Enrolment of indenture made at London on 22 February, 29 Edward III, between Ela late the wife of Sir Robert Fitz Payn, of the one part, and Sir John Gogh, Sir Nicholas Poins and John Brune, of the other part, witnessing that whereas Ela has granted to John, Nicholas and John a yearly rent of £80 issuing from the manors contained in her letters patent to them thereupon they grant that if she pay to John Gogh £40 on the octaves of Easter next in the cathedral church of Salisbury, the said annuity shall be null.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1354-1360 page 188
1 Apr
1355
Enrolment of release by Hugh de Poyntz, brother of Sir Nicholas de Poyntz, lord of Corymalet, to Robert Kynebell of Berkhampstead and to Christiana his wife of all his right and claim in the manor of Dullyngham, co. Cambridge, which he had for life of the grant of the said B, for £10 yearly. Hugh has also made a general release to Robert and Cristiana by this deed. Witnesses: Richard Smelt, then sheriff of London, Robert de Reynham, Nicholas Turk, citizens and fishmongers of London, John Gogh, William Gysne, John de Loundres, John de Kirkeby.  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 1 page 408
2 Apr
1355
Grant by Stephen de Delham to Sir Nicholas Poyntz, rector of the church of St. Mary in Hoo, of a curtilage by a place called 'Skotlondishole.' Hoo St. Mary's, 2 April, 29 Edward III.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1354-58 page 362
16 Apr 1356 Licence, for 40 marks paid to the king by Matthew de Gourney, for Nicholas de Poyntz, 'chivaler,' to enfeoff the said Matthew of the manor of Cory Malet, co. Somerset, and the advowson of the church of that manor, said to be held in chief.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 7 page 10
28 Jul
1356
Whereas by letters patent dated 28 April last 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 [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1354-1358, p370], and by an inquisition taken by the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset it has been found that the said Matthew had at Halewetre on the same day £8 3s 3d of rent receivable yearly from divers tenants of the manor of Halewetre, (to wit, from Walter Toukere 18s, from William Webbe 15s 10d, from Roger Toukere 8s, from John Clyve 7s, from Thomas Thomas 7s, from Robert Muleward 7s, from Richard Muleward 2s, from Robert Cook 20d, from Adam Chepman 20d, from John Soutere 4s, from Alice Cardeville 2s, from William Hikkes 4s, from John Walters 7s, from Reynold Cleybrok 6s, from Joyce de Taunton 21s 6d, from John Brok 25s 1d, and from Roger Mulesham 26s, which rent he had of the assignment of Joyce de Baouse, late lord of the said manor; the king orders the said sheriff to take the rent into the king’s hand, answering at the Exchequer therefor until the king be satisfied of the above-mentioned 40 maks, which Matthew has not yet paid, or until further order.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1354-1360 page 448
11 May
1358
To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to restore to Matthew de Gourney any of his lands, rents, goods or chattels taken into the king's hand by reason of any order of the king, for 80 marks which he acknowledged that he owed to Richard de Thoresby, late clerk and keeper of the hanaper, together with the issues and profits thereof, as although Matthew made the said recognisance to Richard, yet he made the same as security for 40 marks by which he lately made fine with the king for licence to acquire the manor of Cory Malet from Nicholas de Poyns, knight, to hold in fee, as appears by inspection of the chancery rolls, and he has now satisfied Richard de Ravensere, the present keeper of the hanaper, for those 40 marks, as Richard has acknowledged in chancery.
The like to John de Sancto Laudo, late sheriff of Somerset.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1358-61 pages 111, 130, 359
1358 -
1360
[Four pardons and licences allowing Nicholas Poyntz to sell land at Curry Mallet to various people, amounting in all to about 160 acres, a water mill and four houses]  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 10 page 450
20 Jan 1360 Entry for Maud Clancy, formerly married to Nicholas le Walssh. She holds land in Podynton [Putton] of Nicholas Poyntz, as of his manor of Sutton Poyntz.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1360-64 page 158
16 Feb
1361
To Thomas de Monyton escheator in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to deliver in dower to Philippa who was wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, tenant in chief deceased, the fees and parts of knights' fees in his baihwick of those which the king has assigned to her of the fees of her said husband, in the king's hand by reason of his death and of the nonage of his heir, namely [long list, including] ... the moiety of one knight's fee in Elworthe held by Nicholas de Poyntz (at 50s.), ... in Dorset ...  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 7 page 198
10 Nov
1361
The like order [to take into the king’s hand the lands of the late person, and to make inquisition] concerning Maud late the wife of Roger de Chaundos; Hereford. The death of Matilda, widow of Nicholas Poyntz, who had held Sutton in dower, with her second husband Roger de Chaundos
  Close Rolls [f]
1360-64 page 236
30 Nov
1361
To the same [escheator in Gloucestershire]. Order to take the fealty of Katherine late the wife Westminster, of Thomas de Berkele late lord of Berkele according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the castle, manors, messuages and land hereinafter mentioned, taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas, delivering to Katherine any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at Ms death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any other in his demesne as of fee, but held [list, including] ... the manor of Tokynton of the gift of Nicholas Poyntz parson of Hoo ...  
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 100, Entry 250
1361 At Westminster, in one month from Easter day. Between Guy de Bryene "chivaler", Martin Moulissh clerk, and John Seys clerk, querents, and Nicholas Poyntz clerk, deforciant, of the manor of Sutton Poyntz. Plea of covenant was summoned. Nicholas acknowledged the manor to be the right of Guy, and remised and quit claimed the same for himself and his heirs to Guy, Martin and John, and the heirs of Guy for ever, and will warrant it against all men for ever. For this, Guy Martin and John gave to Nicholas one hundred marcs of silver. Sale of Sutton Poyntz, by Nicholas Poyntz to Guy de Bryene and two others.
This calls Nicholas Poyntz "clerk" in error.
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 102, Entry 255
1361 At Westminster, in fifteen days from Easter day. Between Guy de Bryene "chivaler", Martin Moulissh clerk, and John Seys clerk, querents, and Nicholas Poyntz "chivaler", deforciant, of the manor of Sutton Poyntz. Plea of covenant was summoned. Nicholas acknowledged the manor to be the right of Guy, and rendered the same to Guy, Martin and John at the court. To have and to hold to them and the heirs of Guy of the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong to the manor for ever. Nicholas and his heirs will warrant the manor to Guy Martin and John and the heirs of Guy against all men for ever. For this, they gave to Nicholas one hundred marcs of silver. Second stage of sale of Sutton Poyntz
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 11 page 258
May 1362 [An entry for Joan late the wife of Henry le Frere, including the following:]
Dorset. Podyngton. A fourth part of 2 carucates of land, held of Nicholas Poyntz by knight's service, as of his manor of Sotton Poyntz.
 A daughter of John Walsh
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 11 page 344
May 1362 [An entry for Rose late the wife of John le Walssh, including the following:]
Dorset. Podyngton. 60a. land, held by knight's service of Nicholas Poyntz, as of his manor of Sotton Poyntz.
 The wife of John Walsh
  Patent Rolls [g]
1361-64 page 289
12 Nov 1362 Commission to Nicholas de Poyns and Thomas de Bridport, sheriff of Dorset, to make inquisition in that county touching an information that a ship of Richard de Preston, called la Michel of London, laden with goods of the king's son Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and his household, was broken by the violence of the sea by the coast of Waymouth and that many men of Waymouth, Melcombe and other parts entered the ship, carried away the said goods, with the goods of the said Richard and his servants and the tackling of the ship, and burned the ship, to arrest the goods so carried away and cause the goods of Richard and his servants to be delivered to them and the goods of the prince and his household kept safely until the king give further order, certifying him in the chancery of the nature and value of these.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1364-68 page 164
15 Feb
1365
[Quitclaim by William de Wynterbourne to Roger de Manyngford, witnessed at Dorchester by Nicholas Poyntz and others] Showing Nicholas Poyntz at Dorchester
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 12 page 23
Oct 1365 [An entry for Elizabeth late the wife of Robert Salmon, including the following:]
Dorset. Podyngton. An eighth part of an eighth part of a messuage and the moiety of a curtilage, 40a. land, 2a. Ir. meadow, l½r. pasture and 2s. 4d. rent, held of Nicholas Poyntz, as of the manor of Sutton Poyntz, by a twentieth part of a knight's fee.
A grand-daughter of John Walsh
  Patent Rolls [g]
1364-67 page 179
6 Nov 1365 Pardon, for 5 marks paid to the king by Nicholas Poyntz, knight, to him for acquiring in fee from Hawise late the wife of Thomas son of Robert de Neuburgh, for her life, the manor of Wynfred Neuburgh, held in chief, and entering therein without licence; and restitution to him of the manor.  
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 112, Entry 282
1366 At Westminster, one month after Easter day, 35 Edward III, and afterwards fifteen days after the day of St Hilary, 40 Edward III. Between Guy de Bryene chivaler, Martin Moulissh clerk, and John Seys clerk, querents, and Nicholas Poyntz chivaler, deforciant, of five knights' fees in Sutton Poyntz, Hoyford, Brodeweygh, Rodeweygh, Westchikerel, Poditon, Estchikerel, Staforde, Byngham, Wigred, Langeton, Southbrodeweygh, Cranforde and Wynterburn. Plea of covenant was summoned. Nicholas acknowledged the fees to be the right of Guy and granted them to Guy Martin and John with the homages and services of Geoffrey de Bares, John de Warmwelle, John de Roges, Roger le Walishe, Rose de Poditon, Alice de Poditon, Joan de Poditon, Matilda de Midelneygh, John Mautravers, Robert de Byngham, Robert Nyweman, Raymon Heryng, Michael Criket, John Frelond and William de From and their heirs in respect of all the tenements which they before held of the said Nicholas in the said vills. To have and to hold to Guy Martin and John and the heirs of Guy from the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong to those fees for ever. For this the querents gave to Nicholas two hundred marcs of silver. Final stage of sale of Sutton Poyntz to Guy de Bryene
  Patent Rolls [g]
1364-67 page 430
10 Feb 1367 The like [commission of array] to the following in the counties named: Nicholas de Poyntes, John Chidyok, Robert Fitz Payn, Thomas de Brideport and the sheriff; in the county of Dorset  
  Close Rolls [f]
1364-68 page 375
7 May
1367
Charter of John de Whitefeld knight, giving with warranty to Guy de Briene knight, Thomas Don and William Phissh clerks, and to the heirs of the said Guy, his manor of Wirdesford Belet and 3 acres of meadow in Mourton, with the rents and services of free men and villeins to the said manor belonging, and the bailiwick of keeping the rivers and Stoure [custodiendi ripas aquarum et Stoure] in Dorset.
Witnesses : Nicholas Poyntz knight, Adam atte Moure, Walter Belet, John de Warmwell, John Shuard, Robert Shirard.
Dated Wyrdesford, Wednesday in Easter week 41 Edward III.
A charter granting Woodsford (near Dorchester) to Guy Bryan, witnessed at Woodsford by Nicholas Poyntz.
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 117, Entry 297
1368 At Westminster, fifteen days after the day of St Martin, 33 Edward III, and afterward in the octaves of St Hilary, 42 Edward III, between Edmund de Arundell and Sibil his wife, querents, and Richard de Acton, knight, deforciant, of the manor of Stokwod de Seint Edwold, and one messuage and two carucates of land in Badcombe. Plea of covenant was summoned. Edmund acknowledged the manor and tenements to be the right of Richard. For this Richard granted for himselves and his heirs that the said manor and tenements which Nicholas Poyntz and Eva de Stokes held for term of life of the inheritance of the said Richard in the said vill on the day this concord was made, and which after the deaths of Nicholas and Eva ought to revert to Richard and his heirs, should then remain to Edmund and Sibil and the heirs of Sibil, to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong to the said manor and tenements for ever. In passing, it is fun to see Stockwood here called "Stokwod de Seint Edwold", since Stockwood is itself a corruption of Stoke St Edwald.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 13 page 14
10 Nov 1369 Entry for William Cayle or Caille or Keil or Keyle, including land at Worth in Dorset, held of Nicholas Poyntz who was then guardian for William's heir  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 16 page 29
2 May 1384 Coming of age of Nicholas Toner. One of the witnesses remembers that Nicholas Toner was born 2 May, 36 Edw III, and baptized in Wotton Glanvyll church, and that Nicholas Poyntz, knight, and Henry Wyllys were his godfathers. He remembers that the two godfathers carried Nicholas Poyntz’s sword together.  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 17 page 102
14 Jul 1393 Entry for Thomas earl of Stafford, including Tokynton and Swell, six knights’ fees, formerly held by Nicholas Poyntz  
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
1-5 Hen VI page 431
19 Jan 1425 Long entry for Edmund earl of March, including "Elworth, ½ knight's fee which Robert son of Pain and afterwards Nicholas Pointz held, 50s." Elworth is near Abbotsbury
  Book of Aids [e] 1428 Somerset. Abbedyk Hundred. JohnTiptofte, kniht, holds one fee in Cury Malet that Nicholas Poyntz formerly held; 6s. 8d.  
  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.