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Mary (Scrope) Paulet (1627 - 1680)

Mary Paulet formerly Scrope
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 12 Feb 1655 in St Dionis Backchurch, Londonmap
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Died at about age 53 [location unknown]
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Birth and Parentage

Mary le Scrope was born before 1630. She was the illegitimate daughter of Emmanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland and Martha Jeanes.

Marriages and Family

She married, firstly, Henry Carey, Lord Leppington, son of Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, before 1649.

While still a widow and termed Lady Leppington, she was the plaintiff in a court case in which the defendant was Edward Chamberlayne. [1]

She is mentioned in the love letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, in which she is cast in no favourable light. [2]

She married, secondly, Charles Powlett, 1st Duke of Bolton, son of John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester and Hon. Jane Savage, on 12 February 1654/55 at St. Dionis Backchurch, Fenchurch Street, London, England.

Death and Burial

She died on 1 November 1680 at Moulins, France. She was buried on 12 November 1680 at Wensley, Yorkshire, England. Her will was proven (by probate) in 1681.


  1. Short title: Lady Leppington v Chamberlayne. Plaintiffs: Mary [Carey] Lady Leppington.... Ref: C 7/452/59. Retrieved from the National Archives (Here) Accessed 23 July 2022.
  2. Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, (1652-54). Ed: Edward Abbott Parry. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. NY: E. P. Dutton & Co. Retrieved from (See letters 19, 22 & 64) Accessed 23 July 2022.
  • 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

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