Charles Paulet
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Charles Paulet (abt. 1630 - 1699)

Charles "1st Duke of Bolton" Paulet aka Powlett
Born about in Winchester, Hampshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 28 Feb 1651 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Feb 1655 in St Dionis Backchurch, Londonmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 69 in Amport, Hampshire, Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Charles Paulet was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Charles, Lord St John of Basing, born about 1630 was the child of John Paulet and Jane Savage. [1] On 28 February 1652 he married Christian, daughter of John Frescheville who brought him £10,000 and died in childbirth on 22 May 1654. Never a Papist like his father he was still arrested in 1655 as a suspected cavalier but only briefly imprisoned.

His second wife was Mary illegitimate daughter of Emmanuel Scrope, Earl of Sunderland and widow of Henry, Lord Leppington. She bore him two sons and three daughters.

With the restoration he was elected MP for Winchester in 1660, and for Hampshire in 1661.

29 November 1666 Samuel Pepys wrote "And to show how mad we are at home and unfit for any troubles: my Lord St John did, a day or two since, openly pull a gentleman in Westminster Hall by the nose, one Sir Andrew Henley, while the judges were upon their benches, and the other gentleman did give him a rap over the pate with his cane, of which fray the Judges, they say, will make a great matter: men are only sorry the gentleman did proceed to return a blow; for, otherwise, my Lord would have been soundly fined for the affront, and may be yet for his affront to the Judges." [2]

His father died on 5 March 1675 and Charles succeeded as 6th Marquess of Winchester. He became an exclusionist and was one of those pressing the charge of popery against Samuel Pepys. With the death of Charles II he sent to Holland expressing his support for the Prince of Orange should he decide to take the English throne and was rewarded with the Dukedom of Bolton on 9th April 1689 after the revolution. (He was among those excepted from pardon in the declaration of King James II on 20 April 1692). Charles died on 27 February 1699 and was buried at Basing in Hampshire on 23 March.

His will (dated 9 April 1694) was proven (by probate) on 14 June 1699.

Other Appointments

  • Warden of the New Forest between 1668 and 1675.
  • Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire between 1668 and 1675.
  • Keeper of the King's Lodge at Petersham in 1671.
  • Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 22 April 1679.
  • Commissioner of Claims in 1689.
  • Colonel of the Regiment of Foot between 1689 and 1698.
  • Warden of the New Forest between 1689 and 1699.


  • Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 5:579a
  • Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica (London: J.B. Nichols, 1834-1843. FHL BRITISH Film #496,953 Item 3.), 4:5
  • G,E Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs, H.A Doubleday, Geoffrey H, White, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.. 13 volumes in 14. 1910-1959. Reprint in 6 volumes (Name: Name: Alan Sutton Publishing; Location: Gloucester, U,K; Date: 2000;;), volume II, page 210.
  • History of Parliament online [1]
  • The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 210


  1. Entered by James Allen, Monday, December 16, 2013.
  2. "The Diary of Samuel Pepys MA FRS" Bohn's Standard Library. Edited by Henry B Wheatley. George Bell and Sons, London 1913. Transcribed by Rev Mynors Bright, MA. Originally published 1893-1899. 8 volumes.


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I was doing some Wikipedia work on Tobias Jenkins MP for York in the late 17th century and noted that he married a Lady Mary Paulet, said to be the daughter of Charles Paulet, Duke of Bolton. The source was Dugdales Visititation of York ( They had two daughters, ELizabeth and Mary. Mary married Sir Henry Goodricke on 26 Apr 1707 in York Minster. Hope this is of use.
posted by John Bardy
His property at Hooke was excavated by Time Team during Series 14, Episode 3, "School Diggers, Hooke Court, Dorset"
posted by DK Clews

Rejected matches › John Paulet (abt.1598-1675)