John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester

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The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Winchester
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Arms of Paulet, Marquess of Winchester: Sable, three swords pilewise points in base proper pomels and hilts or
Governor of the Isle of Wight
In office
1558–1565
Monarch Elizabeth I
Chancellor Sir Nicholas Bacon
(as Lord Keeper)
Preceded by The Lord Cromwell
Succeeded by Sir Edward Horsey
High Sheriff of Hampshire
In office
1533–1534
Monarch Henry VIII
Chancellor Sir Thomas Audley
Preceded by John Kaleway
Succeeded by Anthony Winsore
High Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset
In office
1543–1544
Monarch Henry VIII
Chancellor Sir Thomas Audley
Preceded by Hugh Paulet
Succeeded by John Horsey
Personal details
Born John Paulet
c. 1510
Died 4 November 1576(1576-11-04) (aged 65–66)
Chelsea, London
Resting place St Mary's Church, Basing, Hampshire
51°16′17″N 1°02′48″W / 51.271389°N 1.046667°W / 51.271389; -1.046667
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Willoughby (before 1536)
Elizabeth Seymour (1554-1568)
Winifred Brydges
Children William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester
Mary Paulet
George Paulet
Thomas Paulet
Richard Paulet
Elizabeth Paulet
Parents William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester (father)
Elizabeth Capel (mother)
The 2nd Marquess of Winchester
Title 2nd Marquess of Winchester
Tenure 1572-1576
Other titles 2nd Earl of Wiltshire
2nd Baron St John
Predecessor William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester
Successor William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester

John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester (c. 1510 – 4 November 1576), styled The Honourable John Paulet between 1539 and 1550, Lord St John between 1550 and 1551 and Earl of Wiltshire between 1551 and 1555, was an English peer. He was the eldest son of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester and Elizabeth Capel.[1][2]

Career[edit]

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]

Death[edit]

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
Unknown
Governor of the Isle of Wight
1558–1576
Succeeded by
Unknown
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
1572–1576
Succeeded by
William Paulet
Baron St John of Basing
(writ in acceleration)
(descended by acceleration)

1544–1572