William Stephen Poyntz

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William Stephen Poyntz (20 January 1770 – 8 April 1840) was an English Whig and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1800 and 1837.

Early life[edit]

Poyntz was the son of William Poyntz (d.1809) by his wife Isabella (d.1805), daughter and co-heir of Kelland Courtenay. His brothers-in-law and first cousins were Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and Vice-Admiral Sir Courtenay Boyle.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

Career[edit]

In June 1800, Poyntz was elected at a by-election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for St Albans and held the seat until the 1807 general election.[2] He was next elected as MP for Callington at a by-election in April 1810,[3] and held the seat until the 1818 general election.[4] In February 1823 he was elected at a by-election as MP for Chichester,[5] and held the seat until the 1830 general election.[6] In March 1831 Poyntz was elected at a by-election as MP for Ashburton,[7] where he was re-elected in May 1831[8] and held the seat until the 1835 general election,[9][10] when he was elected MP for Midhurst.[11][12] He was re-elected in 1837,[13] and held the seat until his resignation later in 1837 by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.[14]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 September 1794, Poyntz married the Hon. Elizabeth Mary Browne, daughter of Anthony Browne, 7th Viscount Montagu, and sister and heir of her brother the 8th Viscount. They lived at Midgham House in Berkshire and at Cowdray Park in West Sussex. Together, they had several children. Both their sons both drowned at Bognor Regis on 7 July 1815. Only two of their daughters had issue:

Poyntz died at the age of 70.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Stephen Poyntz". The Peerage. 15 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 148. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  3. ^ "No. 16364". The London Gazette. 24 April 1810. p. 614. 
  4. ^ Stooks Smith, page 481
  5. ^ "No. 17898". The London Gazette. 22 February 1823. p. 292. 
  6. ^ Stooks Smith, pages 335-336
  7. ^ "No. 18780". The London Gazette. 1 March 1831. p. 394. 
  8. ^ "No. 18807". The London Gazette. 27 May 1831. p. 1029. 
  9. ^ Stooks Smith, page 64
  10. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  11. ^ "No. 19231". The London Gazette. 20 January 1835. p. 102. 
  12. ^ Stooks Smith, pages 345-346
  13. ^ "No. 19531". The London Gazette. 11 August 1837. p. 2106. 
  14. ^ "No. 19569". The London Gazette. 15 December 1837. p. 3283. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Bingham
Thomas Bucknall
Member of Parliament for St Albans
June 1800 – December 1800
With: Thomas Bucknall
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for St Albans
18011807
With: Thomas Bucknall
Hon. James Grimston
Succeeded by
Joseph Thompson Halsey
Hon. James Grimston
Preceded by
Lord Binning
Thomas Carter
Member of Parliament for Callington
1810 – 1818
With: Lord Binning 1810–1812
Sir John Rogers, 6th Baronet 1812–1813
Hon. Charles Trefusis 1813–1818
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward Pyndar Lygon
Sir Christopher Robinson
Preceded by
Lord John Lennox
William Huskisson
Member of Parliament for Chichester
1823 – 1830
With: Lord John Lennox
Succeeded by
Lord John Lennox
John Smith
Preceded by
Charles Arbuthnot
Sir Lawrence Palk, Bt
Member of Parliament for Ashburton
March 1831 – 1835
With: Sir Lawrence Palk, Bt
Robert Torrens May 1831–1832
Succeeded by
Charles Lushington
Preceded by
Hon. Frederick Spencer
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1835 – 1837
Succeeded by
Hon. Frederick Spencer