John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester

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John Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
Earl of Wiltshire
Baron St. John
Marquess of Winchester COA.svg
Arms of Paulet, Marquess of Winchester: Sable, three swords pilewise points in base proper pomels and hilts or
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Willoughby
Elizabeth Seymour
Winifred Brydges
Noble family Paulet
Father William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester
Mother Elizabeth Capel
Born c. 1510
Basing, Hampshire
Died 4 November 1576 (aged 65–66)
Chelsea, London
Buried St. Mary's Church, Basing, Hampshire
51°16′17″N 1°02′48″W / 51.271389°N 1.046667°W / 51.271389; -1.046667

John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester (c. 1510 – 4 November 1576) was an English peer. He was the eldest son of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester and Elizabeth Capel.[1][2]


John Paulet was knighted by Henry VIII at Boulogne on 30 September 1544.[3][4] After the death of Edward VI he was (with his father) one of the signatories to the settlement of the Crown on Lady Jane Grey of 16 June 1553, although he later changed his allegiance to Queen Mary. He was styled Lord St. John from 1550 to 1572. He was summoned to Parliament on 3 October 1554 in one of his father's baronies as Lord St John. He was one of the Peers at the trial of the Duke of Norfolk on 16 January 1572. He succeeded his father as Marquess of Winchester on 10 March 1572.[2]

The offices he held during his career included:[2][5]

Marriages and issue[edit]

Paulet was married three times:[2][6]


John Paulet died at Chelsea on 4 June 1576 and was buried in St. Mary's Church, Basing, Hampshire. His widow, Winifred, died at Chelsea in 1586 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.[2]



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Political offices
Preceded by
Governor of the Isle of Wight
Succeeded by
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
Succeeded by
William Paulet
Baron St John of Basing
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