Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
His Grace
The Duke of Bolton
KG PC
Lord Chamberlain of the Household
In office
1715–1717
Monarch George I
Chancellor The Earl Cowper
Preceded by The Duke of Shrewsbury
Succeeded by The Duke of Newcastle
Constituency Hampshire
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
In office
27 April 1717 – 18 June 1720
Monarch George I
Chancellor
  • The Lord Cowper
  • Lord Commissioners of the Great Seal:
Preceded by The Viscount Townshend
Succeeded by The Duke of Grafton
Governor of the Isle of Wight
In office
1707–1710
Monarch Queen Anne
Chancellor The Lord Cowper
Preceded by The Lord Cutts
Succeeded by John Richmond Webb
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
In office
1681–1698
Serving with
Monarch Charles II (until 1685)
James II (1685–1688)
Mary II and William III (1688–1694)
William III (1694–1702)
Preceded by Thomas Jervoise
Succeeded by Thomas Jervoise
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
In office
11 June 1699 – 15 September 1710
Monarch William III (until 1702)
Anne (from 1702)
Chancellor
Preceded by The Duke of Bolton
Succeeded by The Duke of Beaufort
In office
5 August 1714 – 21 January 1722
Monarch George I
Chancellor
  • The Lord Cowper
  • Lord Commissioners of the Great Seal:
Preceded by The Duke of Beaufort
Succeeded by The Duke of Bolton
Lord Lieutenant of Dorset
In office
9 June 1699 – 21 January 1722
Monarch William III (until 1702)
Anne (1702–1714)
George I (from 1714)
Chancellor
Preceded by The Duke of Bolton
Succeeded by The Earl of Shaftesbury
18th Vice-Admiral of Hampshire
In office
1714–1722
Monarch George I
Chancellor
Preceded by John Richmond Webb
Succeeded by The Duke of Bolton
Personal details
Born Charles Paulet
1661
Died January 21, 1722(1722-01-21) (aged 60–61)
Nationality English (until 1707)
British (from 1707)
Spouse(s) Margaret Coventry (10 July 1679 – 7 February 1682)
Frances Ramsden (8 February 1683 – 22 November 1696)
Henrietta Crofts (1697 – 27 February 1730)
Children With Frances Ramsden:
Lady Frances Powlett, Viscountess Mordaunt
Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton
Harry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton
Lady Mary Powlett
With Henrietta Crofts:
Lord Nassau Powlett
Parents Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton (father)
Mary Scrope (mother)
Education Winchester College
Awards Knight of the Order of the Garter
Privy Counsellor
The 2nd Duke of Bolton
Title 2nd Duke of Bolton
Tenure 1699–1722
Other titles 7th Marquess of Winchester
7th Earl of Wiltshire
7th Baron St John
Predecessor Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton
Successor Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton
[1]


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.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton and Mary Scrope, daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland. From 1675 (when his father succeeded as Marquess of Winchester) until April 1689 (when his father was created 1st Duke of Bolton), he was styled Earl of Wiltshire. From 1689 until his succession to the Dukedom he was styled Marquess of Winchester.[2]

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:

Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cokayne et al. 2000, p. 211
  2. ^ Kilburn, Matthew. "Paulet, Charles". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21614.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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