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Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510-1556), Courtier and Sheriff of Gloucestershire

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As a prominent landowner and courtier, Poyntz was Sheriff of Gloucestershire and elected twice to Parliament. He accompanied Anne of Cleves to England in 1539. A supporter of the dissolution of the monasteries, he promoted religious change under Henry VIII, for which he may have received his knighthood.