John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett

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John, 1st Earl Poulett, (circle of Godfrey Kneller)

John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett KG (c.1668 – 28 May 1743) was an English peer.


Poulett was the son of John Poulett, 3rd Baron Poulett and his second wife, Susan Herbert, daughter of Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke. He was the most constant patron of Thomas Gibson, a leading 18th-century artist.


On 14 April 1702, he married Bridget Bertie a granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Lindsey and they had these children:


Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Godolphin
First Lord of the Treasury
1710 – 1711
Succeeded by
The Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
Preceded by
The Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
Lord Steward
1711 – 1714
Succeeded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Stamford
Lord Lieutenant of Devon
1702 – 1714
Succeeded by
Sir William Courtenay, Bt
Custos Rotulorum of Devon
1711 – 1714
Preceded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
1713 – 1714
Succeeded by
The Earl of Orrery
Peerage of England
New creation Earl Poulett
1706 – 1743
Succeeded by
John Poulett
Preceded by
John Poulett
Baron Poulett
(descended by acceleration)

1679 – 1734