Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton

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The Duke of Bolton
Born 1661
Died 21 January 1722
Spouse(s) Margaret Coventry, Frances Ramsden, Henrietta Crofts
Children

Lady Frances Powlett (d. 1715) Charles Powlett (3 September 1685 – 26 August 1754). Harry Powlett (24 July 1691 – 9 October 1759). Lady Mary Powlett.

Lord Nassau Powlett (d. 1741).
Parents Charles Paulet (1st Duke of Bolton) and Mary Scrope

Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton KG PC (1661 – 21 January 1722) was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of Parliament for Hampshire and a supporter of William III of Orange.

He was son to Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton and Mary Scrope, daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland. From 1675 (when his father acceded as Marquess of Winchetster) until April 1689 (when his father was created 1st Duke of Bolton), he was styled Earl of Wiltshire. From 1689 until his accession to the Dukedom he was styled Marquess of Winchester.[1]

He was Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Dorset, a commissioner to arrange the union of England and Scotland; and was twice a lord justice of the kingdom. He was also lord chamberlain of the royal household and governor of the Isle of Wight.

In Jonathan Swift's tract Remarks on the Characters of the Court of Queen Anne, a commentary on the book Memoirs of the Secret Services by John Macky, in response to Macky's statement that the Duke "Does not now make any figure at court", Swift's dismissive reply is "Nor anywhere else. A great booby".

Marriages and Children[edit]

Charles married three times:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 43, p. 153. Oxford University Press, 2004
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Jervoise
Sir Francis Rolle
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
with Sir Francis Rolle 1679–1685
Viscount Campden 1685–1689
Lord William Powlett 1689
Thomas Jervoise 1689–1690

1681–1698
Succeeded by
Richard Norton
Thomas Jervoise
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Robert Holmes
Vice-Admiral of Hampshire
1692–1710
Succeeded by
John Richmond Webb
Preceded by
The Duke of Bolton
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
1699–1710
Succeeded by
The Duke of Beaufort
Preceded by
The Earl of Bristol
Lord Lieutenant of Dorset
1699–1722
Succeeded by
The Duke of Bolton
Preceded by
The Lord Cutts
Governor of the Isle of Wight
1707–1710
Succeeded by
John Richmond Webb
Preceded by
The Duke of Beaufort
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
1714–1722
Succeeded by
The Duke of Bolton
Preceded by
John Richmond Webb
Vice-Admiral of Hampshire
1714–1722
Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Shrewsbury
Lord Chamberlain
1715–1717
Succeeded by
The Duke of Newcastle
Preceded by
The Viscount Townshend
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1717–1720
Succeeded by
The Duke of Grafton
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Paulet
Duke of Bolton
1699–1722
Succeeded by
Charles Paulet