Sir Edward Poynings
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Sir Edward Poynings

1459-1521

Nominated by April 1499 (under Henry VII)

A supporter of Henry Tudor, who knighted him in 1485. Appointed Deputy to the Lieutenant of Ireland in 1494. Comptroller of the Household to Henry VIII, for whom he undertook diplomatic missions. Appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter in 1517 and Treasurer of the Household in 1519, both posts held until his death in 1521.