William Paulet, 4th Marquess of Winchester

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William Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
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) Lucy Cecil
William Paulet
Thomas Paulet
John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester
Henry Paulet
Charles Paulet
Noble family Paulet
Father William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester
Mother Anne Howard
Born Before 1560
Died 4 February 1629 (aged 68–69)
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

William Paulet, 4th Marquess of Winchester (bef. 1560[1] – 4 February 1629) was an English nobleman, the son of William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester and Anne or Agnes Howard.[2] He was styled Lord St. John from 1576 to 1598. He was summoned to Parliament on 16 January 1581 in his father's barony as Lord St. John.[1] On 24 November 1598, he succeeded his father as 4th Marquess of Winchester. Paulet experienced great financial difficulties arising from his magnificent style of living and his lavish entertainment of Elizabeth I at Basing House.[1][3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married on 28 February 1587 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Lady Lucy Cecil, daughter of Sir Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter and his first wife, Dorothy Neville.[1] Lucy and William had six children:[4]

  • Henry Paulet, of Amport, married Lucy Philpot, daughter of Sir George Philpot of Thruxton
  • Charles Paulet, died c.1654, had issue
  • Edward Paulet

His wife, Lucy, died 1 October 1614 and was buried a month later in the Cecil vault in Westminster Abbey.[1]


William Paulet died at Hackwood, near Basingstoke, on 4 February 1629, and was buried at Basing, Hampshire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Cokayne 1898, p. 174.
  2. ^ Cokayne 1898, p. 174 footnote (a).
  3. ^ Lodge 1859, p. 580.
  4. ^ "William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester". Family Search: Community Trees. British Isles. Peerage, Baronetage, and Landed Gentry families with extended lineage. Histfam.familysearch.org. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 


External links[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
Succeeded by
John Paulet
Baron St John of Basing
(descended by acceleration)