|Lord William Powlett|
|Died||25 September 1729 (aged 62–63)|
Hyde Park, London
|Spouse(s)||Louisa de Caumont|
|Father||Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton|
Lord William held a number of offices, including:
- Freeman, Winchester 1689, Lymington, 1689
- Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire, 1689–1729
- Commissioner for assessment, Hampshire and Yorkshire (West Riding), 1689–90
- Captain of militia foot, Winchester, by 1697
- Recorder, Grimsby, 1699–1729
- Justice of the Peace, Hampshire and Lincolnshire, 1699–1729
- Mayor of Lymington, Hampshire, 1701–5, 1724–5, 1728–1729
- Keeper of Rhinefield walk, New Forest, 1718–1729
- Farmer of green-wax fines, 1690–1706
- Teller of the Exchequer, 1714–1729
He served as Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1689 to 1710, for Lymington from 1710 to 1715 and for Winchester from 1715 until his death in 1729. Lord William became Father of the House of Commons in 1724, on the demise of Richard Vaughan, the member for Carmarthen.
Marriages and issue
- His first wife was Louisa, daughter of Armand-Nompar de Caumont, Marquis de Montpouillon, and granddaughter of Henri-Nompar de Caumont, 3rd Duc de La Force, by whom he had two sons and two daughters:
- He married as his second wife, Anne Egerton (died 1737) in October 1699, by whom he had one daughter:
- Henrietta Powlett (died 1755), married William Townshend (died 1738)
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