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A group of researchers and descendants
carry on the great work left to us by
(PMP) Philip M. Poynter
and (WLP) Wm. Lee Poynter
that began some eighty (8o) years ago.
(see Philip M. Poynter & Wm. Lee Poynter
photo by clicking on page 2 above)
Poynter Genealogy Network
is a focal point
for researcher's to
share and exchange info.
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books, magazines, video, photos, family tree info,
copies of wills, deeds, marriage & Bible records and all other documents & items.
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the Poynter Genealogy Group/ PGG
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Currently there are approximately +7o members and still growing.
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possible descendants from
the name appears to be
occupational in origin.
an English meaning ...
someone who produced the laces used to fasten cloth.
another meaning is the
speciality of medieval craft.
the metal tag
"POINTS" or "POINTE"
that hose and doublet were joined.
another name orgin maybe a building term
in roofing, layers of tiles overlapping were
pointed and or rendered with mortar.
This was called
slaters were called pointers.
(((NEW))) 13th & 14th Century England Poynter
-Poynetteau (French Immigrant)/ Pembrokenshire
-Richard le Puintur OR Pointur/ Berkshire
Richard le Pointur/ Cambridgeshire
-Bartholomew le Pointer/ Oxon - Oxford
12oo - 13oo
-John le Poyntour
-Robert le Poynter
Vincent Poynter/ London
Geo Poynter/ London
Grysel Poynter/ London
Henricus Punder/ Yorksire
Mykhael Punder/ Yorkshire
Thomas Poynter/ London
-James Donald Poynter/ Middlesex
ENGLAND to AMERICA CONNECTION
*Thomas Poynter 1608-1665 / London England
sp)Ellinor Banester 1612-1653 m. abt 1634
John,*Thomas, Jeremiah, Rachel, Frances, John, Sara, Wm, Francis (1634-1651)
Thomas Pointer & Marg Coke m 1606 Devon England
Ann 1617-1692 (Hung at Salem Trials?)
sp1) T Greensleet/slade sp2) J Pudeator
Bay Colony of Salem Mass.
approx 19 were hung and many others put in prison
by Oct. court was dissolved
families of those hung were paid
those in prison were pardoned
*Thomas Poynter abt 1635 - d. 1705 (Northampton VA, Somerset MA)
sp) Francis Innis abt 1640 m abt 1660
Thomas, *Wm, Abigail, Jeremiah, Edward, Argualus, Ellinaor, Rachel, Parthenia, Rachel, Frances, Mary
Nathaniel Poynter 1720-1780 Sussex Deleware
Eliz m) Richard Mullinex
Radclif, *Nathaniel 1742, *Wm 1744, Tho 1746, Penniah , Edy (Parks), Mary (Parmore-Palmore)
more DELEWARE POYNTER's
Wm Poynter sp) Ruth - daug. Sophiah 1762 m. Coverdill C Cole
Thomas Poynter sp) Nancy - children: Sarah 1791 & Nancy 1794
FRENCH variation of the name Poynter.
A Poynter branch
that exiled to England from France
were known to be
French Protestant Huguenots (FPH).
Many (FPH) were wealthy merchants who emigrated
rather than giving up their religous freedom.
the Huguenots were excluded from the
commercial guilds, financial posts
and from the house of the King.
Open religious warfare between
Catholics and Huguenots
took place in the 1560's.
Many (FPH) left France after the
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
Ambrose Poyner/ VA
Thomas Poynter/ VA
Robert Poynter/ VA
Robert Pointer/ VA
Susan Pointer/ VA
William Poynter/ VA
Thomas Poynter/ VA
Edward Poynter/ VA
Ann Poyner/ Barbados
Eliz. Poyner/ MD
Francis Pointer/ MD
Thomas Poynter/ Maryland wife: Frances & children
Eliz Pointer/ MD
John Poynter/ Barbados
Thomas Pointer/ VA or MD
John Pointer/ America
Poynter Immigrants Bondage
1678- William Poynter
1733- Thomas Pointer
1741- John Pointer
1755- John Pointer
NOTE: many British Immigrants to
colonial MA may have been convicts or servants
(((NEW))) Scotland PUNTER - POINTER
Alisun Punter/ Midlothian
Alex Punter/ Roxburgh
Geo Punter/ Ayr
Marg Punter/ Fife
Jos Punter/ Midlothian
William Punter daug Marg / Kinros
William Punter son Tho/ Kinros
John Pointer/ Perth
Robert Pointer s/o John / Perth
(((NEW))) Germany Pointer
Thomas Pointer / Bayern
Anna Pointer/ Bayern
some FAMOUS POYNTER's
Pointer of Canterbury/ Physician King Henry VII
Sir Edward John Poynter/ English painter
William Amos Poynter/ Governor of Nebraska
William Poynter/ highranking Cleryman
Chas.Wm. McCorkle Poynter/ Dean Univ.Neb.
Paul Poynter/ Florida newspaper publisher
Clara Martin Poynter/ American educator
the story told by most Poynter descendants
is that three (3) Poynter brothers came
from England and settled in VA./KY. and
they fought in the
Militia and Revolutionary War.
1929 Philip M. Poynter letter states
John & Thomas Pointer were in KY abt. 178o
their brother Wm. Pointer arrived 16yrs later from VA.
our late Father Robert D. Poynter
once told me that our ancestors were
Penn. Dutch and German.
(Note: a variation of Poynter is Painter/Bender).
a descendant from the Thomas Poynter or
Montgomery co. KY Pointer branch
state their ancestor Edmond ? came from Scotland.
another descendant claims their Wm. Pointer was of German descent.
another descendant states Poynter brothers came
from England by boat to America before Rev. War
one of these Pointer men were killed in
War of Independence
an unknown source states Thomas Pointer came to
Lincoln KY abt. 178o with William and ? Pointer
from Loudon & Fairfax co. VA and were possible
grandsons of Thomas Poynter & Frances Innes of
Northampton co. VA
descendants of the
Pulaski co. KY. Pointer branch
show their ancestor John Pointer was from England
and settled near Crab Orchard, Lincoln co. KY.
descendants of the
Barren co. Ky. Pointer branch
a grandson of Wm. & Caty Pointer states
William Pointer settled in Garrard co. KY
and was from North Carolina
another grandson of Wm. Pointer & Sally Chapman
wrote Wm. Pointer settled Penn.
in 1735 from England.
another states that the Wm. Pointer of Barren co. KY was from Maryland.
a daug. of Wm. Pointer & Sally Chapman
recorded a Scotch Ancestory.
descendants of the Samuel Pointer of Halifax co. VA
show English descent and came with a brother to America
settling in VA.
Samuel Pointer is said to have been a large land owner
in Granville NC.
simular findings of a Seth Pointer migrating from
England abt. 173o's to Norfolk VA who had a son
Samuel Pointer serving in the Rev. War.
descendants of Samuel Potts Pointer or
Fleming & Nicholas co. KY Pointer branch show him being
born abt. 1770 in Loudon co. VA.
His Father moved to KY leaving him to be raised by
grandparents in Brownsville PA.
some ALLIED FAMILY SURNAMES
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info on our family & the battle with I.H.S.S.
Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
Click on HCMA Cardiac Info site above
Our Poynter family has a strong history of this heart condition
It has claimed our late
father Robert (age55 -1987) and
brother Mike (age 41-1993).
My brother and I wish to thank all of the
specialists and our Cardiologists for their assistance and care.
Our Aunt Mary
Please keep our Aunt in Your Thoughts and Prayers
Mary We Love You and send You Hugs and Kisses!!!
to all of the Family, Cousins, Descendants & Reasearches
who have come together to make this all possible!!!
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