Notes for Henry Poole Lord Montagu
Had an Act of Attainder passed against him, later reversed by Queen Mary. (Might this reversal have been promoted by his brother Cardinal Poole, who returned to England in Mary's reign? At least it would have made his nieces no longer to be bastards!)

Executed 1538.

From GEC's Complete Peerage (VG):

The King resolved to destroy the Poles root and branch, and Latimer applauded their destruction in a letter to Cromwell of 13 Dec 1538: "It is long since this King informed me that he meant to exterminate this house of Montague which is of the White Rose." The French Ambassador, Castillon, wrote on learning of their arrest: "I think few Lords in this country are safe." Though the king murdered Lord Montagu and his mother, the Countess of Salisbury, the most dreaded and important of the Poles - viz Reynold [Reginald], the Cardinal - being on the Continent, escaped him, although he used his utmost efforts (to which the poet, Sir Thomas Wyatt [another ancestor], English Minister in Spain, lent himself) to have him assassinated.

Henry is on the list of English martyrs in the Praetermissi section, sub-section Martyrs on the Scaffold.

He was a baron in the king’s retinue at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.
Arms Generally notes for Henry Poole Lord Montagu
(14) Per pale sable and or, a saltire engrailed counterchanged.
(15) Or, a lion rampant gules.

His banner is recorded in the roll of c. 1530, “Banners, Standards and Badges from a Tudor Manuscript in the College of Arms”, edited by Howard de Walden with expert assistncce by Joseph Foster, p.179
On that page the banner is recorded as for:


While the page does not show his achievement of arms, only portraying the banner, the blazon is on the top right of that page:

Arms: Quarterly, of eight pieces:
1. France and England quarterly;
2. Per pale Or and Sable, a saltire engrailed counterchanged;
3. Gule, a saltire Argent, a label of three points Azure;
4. Gules, a fess between six cross crosslets OR;
5. Chequy Or and Azure, a chevron Ermine;
6. Argent, three fusils in fess Gules;
7. Or, an eagle displayed Vert’
8. Quarterly, I and IV. Or three chevrons Gules
II and III. Quarterly, Argent and Gules, in the second a fret
Or, over all a bendlet Sable
“This shield is scratched over and written above,’as a provid trato’ atented of jigh treyson’.”

The nine quarters are for:
1. Clarence, his maternal grandfather, George the duke of,
2. Poole, his personal arms,
3. Neville, his mother’s maternal grandfather, the Kingmaker,
4. Beauchamp, his mother’s maternal gt-grandfather, Richard, earl of Warwick,
5. Warwick earldom,
6. Montacute, his gt-gt-gt-grandfather, Thomas earl of Montacute,
7. Monthermer, his 6-gt-grandfather Thomas lord Monthermer,
8. I and IV: Clare, earls of Gloucester,
II and III, Despenser, his gt-gt-gt-grandfather, Thomas earl of Gloucester.

TFPL, Aug 2012: His second personal coat, in the 1927 achievement of arms for my grandfather, has long perplexed me. But I now wonder if it was indeed a Poole quartering and not anything inherited from his mother. In the “Dictionary of medieval arms, British Ordinary, vol 1, p. 136 there are many bearers of ‘Or, a lion rampant gules’ including:
POLE, Griffith ap Owen de la, Ld of Powis.
In Plaisted’s History of Medmenham there is an unattributed pedigree which includes one or two names that might include this Griffith; see my Notes for Henry’s paternal grandfather, Geoffrey Poole.
Accordingly it might well be that Henry Poole considered Griffith to be his ancestor and quartered his arms.

In Moor’s "Knights of Edward I", vol IV, p. 92 there is a paragraph:
“Pole, Ly Sire de la, kt. Grand Seignor. De or un lion de goul (Parl). These arms, being undifferenced, would seem to be those of the head of the family, but Owen de la P. died in 1293, and it is doubtful to them they refer. For a full account of the Princes of Upper Powys see 'Coll. of Powysland Club, i, 2-3'"

Owen was the father of Griffin, so these are even more likely to be a genuine quartering of the Pooles.
Armorial Blazon notes for Henry Poole Lord Montagu
(14) Per pale sable and or, a saltire engrailed counterchanged.
(15) Or, a lion rampant gules.
Blazon source notes for Henry Poole Lord Montagu
Essex 1612 visitation, p. 146 and the achievement of 1927 for RCLPL by C of A.
Notes for Henry & Jane (Family)
From The National Archive’s site:

Reference: E 41/206
Description: Indenture between Margaret countess of Salisbury and Henry Pole knight, lord Montague, her son and heir of the one part, and George Nevile knight, lord Abergavenny (Bergevenny) of the other part: Agreement to a marriage between Henry Pole aforesaid and Jane Nevile, one of the daughters and heirs of lord Abergavenny, and settlement therefor.
Note: (not sealed)
Date: 8 July 7 Hen VIII (i.e. 8 July 1515)
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Last Modified 23 Mar 2016Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe