Poultney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poultney family

The surname Poultney was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Poultney, held by Ralph from the Bishop of Lincoln, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

One of the first records of the family was Sir John de Pulteney or Poultney (died 1349). He was Mayor of London, son of Adam Neale de Clipston of Weston, Sussex, and grandson of Hugh de Pulteney, of Pulteney, Poutenei, or Pultonheith, in Misterton, Leicestershire. "His father succeeded to the estate at Pulteney in 1308, and had married Maud de Napton. John de Pulteney was mainpernor for certain merchants on 9 Nov. 1316, and is mentioned as a citizen of London on 5 May 1322. He was Mayor of London in 1331 and 1332." [1]

Early History of the Poultney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poultney research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1336, 1487, 1527, 1603, 1624, 1691, 1679, 1681, 1684, 1764, 1668, 1726, 1684 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Poultney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poultney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pulteney, Poulteney, Poultney, Poultnay, Poultenay, Pulteney, Pultnay, Pounteney, Pountney, Pounteney and many more.

Early Notables of the Poultney family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Pulteney (1624-1691), an English Member of Parliament for Westminster (1679-1681); William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (1684-1764), an English politician descended from an...
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United States Poultney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poultney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Poultney, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]
Poultney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R.C. Poultney, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Thomas Poultney, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1895
Poultney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maud Poultney, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Worcester, in 1906
  • Wm. Poultney, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Worcester, in 1906
  • Sarah Poultney, aged 27, who landed in America from England, in 1908
  • Albert Poultney, aged 29, who settled in America from England, in 1908
  • Edith Poultney, aged 30, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1909
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Australia Poultney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Poultney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Poultney, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for life , transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Thomas Poultney, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Poultney, English convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Enchantress"on 6th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Poultney (post 1700) +

  • Philip Poultney, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1839-43, 1852-53 [6]
  • Frankie Poultney (b. 1973), professional British adagio ice skater

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Poultney, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Cyril S. Poultney, British Musician with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [8]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 4th March 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/commodore-hayes)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/enchantress
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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