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Poulett, Earl (E, 1706 - 1973)

 

Creation: let.pat. 24 Dec 1706

 

Extinct: 1 Mar 1973

 

Family name: Poulett

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Arms:

Sable three Swords in pile their points in base Argent Pommels and hilts Or

Crest:

An Arm embowed in Armour holding in the hand a Sword all proper

Supporters:

Dexter: A Savage Man;  Sinister: A Woman, both proper wreathed about their temples and loins with Leaves Vert

Motto:

 Gardez La Foi

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John [Poulett], 4th Baron Poulett later 1st Earl Poulett, KG PC

only son and heir of John [Poulett], 3rd Baron Poulett, by his second wife Lady Susan Herbert, 1st dau. by his second wife of Philip [Herbert], 5th Earl of Pembroke

born

c. 1668

mar.

after 23 Apr 1702 Bridget Bertie (d. 23 Mar 1747/8), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Hon Peregrine Bertie, of Waldershare, co. Kent (by his wife Susan Monins, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edward Monins, 2nd Bt., of Waldershare, co. Kent), 2nd son of Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey

children

1. Hon John Poulett, later 5th Baron Poulett later 2nd Earl Poulett

2. Hon Peregrine Poulett, Member of Parliament for Bridgwater (d. 26 Aug 1752)

3. Hon Vere Poulett, later 3rd Earl Poulett

4. Hon Anne Poulett, Member of Parliament for Bridgwater (b. 11 Jul 1711; d. 5 Jul 1785)

1. Lady Bridget Poulett (d. 21 Jul 1773), mar. 21 May 1724 Pollexfen Bastard, of Kitley, co. Devon (d. 1733), and had issue

2. Lady Catharine Poulett (d. 16 Aug 1758), mar. 26 Jun 1725 John Parker, of North Molton and Boringdon, co. Devon, and had issue

3. Lady Susannah Poulett (d. 13 Dec 1788)

4. Lady Rebecca Poulett (d. 4 Mar 1765)

died

28 May 1743

created

24 Dec 1706 Viscount Hinton St George, of Hinton St George in the County of Somerset, and Earl Poulett

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father as 4th Baron Poulett 26 Jun 1679; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1702 and 1710/1-14; Privy Councillor 1702-14; a Commissioner for the Union with Scotland 1706; First Lord of the Treasury 1710-11; Lord Steward of the Household 1711-14; Knight of the Garter 1712

 

John [Poulett], 5th Baron Poulett later 2nd Earl Poulett

born

10 Dec 1708

died

5 Nov 1764

suc. by

brother

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber 1731-55; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Poullet 16 Jan 1733/4; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1744-64; Col, 1st Somerset Regiment of Militia 1759; Recorder of Bridgwater

 

Vere [Poulett], 3rd Earl Poulett

born

18 May 1710

mar.

4 Mar 1755 Mary Butt (bapt. 24 Aug 1732; d. 26 Apr 1819), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Butt, of Overton in Arlingham, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hannah Lloyd, of Flaxley, co. Gloucester, and of London. merchant

children

1. Hon John Poulett, later 4th Earl Poulett

2. Lt Gen Hon Vere Poulett, Member of Parliament for Bridgwater (b. 1761; d. 15 Mar 1812), mar. ..... Beecher, and had issue:

1a. John Poulett (b. 1789)

1a. Mary Anne Poulett (d. 11 Oct 1829)

2a. Anne Lucy Poulett (b. 1 Jan 1790; dsp. 18 Apr 1848), mar. 6 Sep 1813 George [Nugent-Grenville], 3rd Baron Nugent

3a. Vera Bridget Poulett (d. 22 Apr 1869), mar. 17 Aug 1834 Dr J N Connel

4a. Harriet Jane Poulett (d. 23 Mar 1811)

5a. Charlotte Anne Poulett (b. 1798)

died

14 Apr 1788

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bridgwater 1741-47; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1771-88

 

John [Poulett], 4th Earl Poulett, KT

born

3 Apr 1756

mar. (1)

22 Jul 1782 Sophia Pocock (d. 24 Jan 1811), dau. and hrss. of Admiral Sir Charles Pocock KB by his wife Sophia Pitt Drake, sister and cohrss. of Dawson Drake, Governor of Madras, and dau. of George Drake, Governor of Madras

children by first wife

1. Hon John Poulett, later 5th Earl Poulett

2. Vice Admiral Hon George Poulett RN (b. 10 May 1786; d. 10 Feb 1854), mar. 9 Dec 1811 Catherine Sophia Dallas (d. 11 Apr 1831), 1st dau. of Sir George Dallas, 1st Bt., of Petsal, co. Stafford, by his wife Hon Margaret Catherine Blackwood, 4th dau. of Sir John Blackwood, 2nd Bt., by his wife Dorcas Stevenson, suo jure Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye, and had issue:

1a. Capt George Poulett (b. 12 Jun 1821; dvp. 5 Oct 1850)

2a. Henry Vane Ashton Poulett, HEICS (b. 2 Apr 1824; dvp. 26 Aug 1846)

3a. William Henry Poulett, later 6th Earl Poulett

4a. John Powell Poulett (b. 10 Dec 1828; dvp. 2 Apr 1829)

1a. Augusta Sophia Margaret Poulett (b. 7 Feb 1820; dvp. 11 Sep 1936)

3. Hon William Poulett (b. 12 Sep 1789; dvp. 28 Nov 1805)

4. Hon Vere Poullet, Ensign, 4th Regiment of Foot Guards (b. 7 Dec 1791; dvp. 11 Mar 1812)

5. Hon Frederic Charles Poulett (b. 6 Jul 1798; dvp. 16 Nov 1808)

1. Lady Sophia Poulett (b. 16 Mar 1785; dsp. 9 Jan 1859), mar. 16 Nov 1809 Henry [Vane], 2nd Duke of Cleveland

2. Lady Mary Poulett (b. 24 Feb 1788 ; d. 11 Jun 1860), mar. 9 Aug 1821 as his second wife Col Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope (b. 12 Dec 1767; d. 18 Feb 1831), 2nd son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue

3. Lady Harriet Bridget Poulett (b. 4 Jul 1793; d. 13 Feb 1862)

4. Lady Catherine Poulett (b. 29 Jul 1796; dvp 22 Mar 1816)

5. Lady Augusta Poulett (b. 27 Dec 1801; d. 11 Dec 1888)

mar. (2)

23 Jul 1816 Margaret Smith-Burgess (widow of Sir John Smith-Burgess, 1st Bt.; dsp. 28 May 1838), only child of Ynyr Burgess, of East Ham, co. Essex, by his wife Margaret Browne

died

14 Jan 1819

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Col, East Devon Militia 1778-1803; Col in the Army 1779 and 1794; Col, Somerset Fencible Cavalry 1794; Col, 1st (East) Somerset Militia, 1803; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1792-1819; Knight of the Thistle 1794; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1795-1819; Recorder of Bridgwater

 

John [Poulett], 5th Earl Poulett

born

5 Jul 1783

mar.

28 Aug 1820 Charlotte Fanny Portman (d. 27 Mar 1877), only dau. and hrss. of Henry Berkeley Portman, of Bryanston, co. Dorset, by his wife Hon Lucy Elizabeth Dormer, 3rd dau. of Charles [Dormer], 8th Baron Dormer

children

1. Hon John Rolle Poulett, styled Viscount Hinton St George (b. 8 Jun 1821; dvp. 18 Aug 1843)

2. Col Hon Vere Poulett, styled Viscount Hinton St George, Col, 1st Somerset Militia 1852 (b. 20 Aug 1822; dvp. 29 Aug 1857)

3. Capt Hon Amias Lucien Poulett (b. 6 Feb 1835; dvp. 20 Feb 1857)

1. Lady Margaret Charlotte Poulett (b. 16 Jul 1830; dvp. 31 May 1834)

died

s.p.s. 20 Jun 1864

suc. by

nephew

note

Capt, 1st Somerset Militia 1801; Col, 2nd Somerset Militia 1804-19; Col, 1st Somerset Militia 1819

 

William Henry [Poulett], 6th Earl Poullet

born

22 Sep 1827

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1849 Elizabeth Lavinia Newman (d. 9 Aug 1871), dau. of Joseph Newman, pilot, of Wingfield Street, Landport

only child by first wife

1. William Turnour Thomas Poulett, self styled Viscount Hinton St George, his claim to the Earldom of Poulett was rejected by the Committee for Privileges 3 Jul 1905 on the ground of bastardy although he was born in wedlock, the Committee refusing to be bound by the legal doctrine that "Pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant" when there was evidence proving that the mother's husband could not have been the father of the child (b. 15 Dec 1849; d. 1909), mar. 6 Dec 1869 Lydia Ann Shippy (d. 1908), dau. of William Shippy, general dealer, and had issue:

1a. William Henry George Poulett, a tea-planter in Ceylon (b. 1 Apr 1870)

1a. Maud Mary Poulett (b. 1879)

mar. (2)

20 Sep 1871 Emma Sophia Johnson (dsp. 16 Sep 1876)

mar. (3)

1 Mar 1879 Rosa Melville (d. 2 Jan 1915), dau. of Alfred Hugh Melville, artist

children by third wife

1. Hon William John Lydston Poulett, later 7th Earl Poulett

1. Lady Eleanor Augusta Rosa Poulett (d. 23 Apr 1944)

2. Lady Violet Nina Poulett (d. 10 Mar 1966), mar. 6 Dec 1904 Capt Cecil John Talbot Rhys Wingfield (b. 25 Jul 1881; d. 29 Apr 1915), 5th son of Edward Rhys Wingfield, of Barrington Park, Burford, co. Oxford, and had issue

died

22 Jan 1899

suc. by

son by third wife

note

Capt, 22nd Regiment of Foot 1852-57, serving in Afghanistan 1854

 

William John Lydston [Poulett], 7th Earl Poulett

born

11 Sep 1883

mar.

2 Sep 1908 Sylvia Lillian Storey, a "Gaiety" girl (d. 20 Jul 1947), dau. of Frederick Storey, comedian and scene-painter

children

1. Hon George Amias Lydston Poulett, later 8th Earl Poulett

1. Lady Bridget Elizabeth Felicia Henrietta Augusta Poulett (b. 29 Jan 1912), mar. 1948 Luis Robledo

died

11 Jul 1918

suc. by

son

note

 

George Amias Fitzwarrine [Poulett], 8th Earl Poulett

born

23 Jun 1909

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1935 (div. 1941) Oriel Ross Swinstead, dau. of John Howard Swinstead

mar. (2)

17 Dec 941 Olga Lorraine Lawrence (d. 18 May 1961), dau. of Waklin Lawrence, of Svendborg, Denmark

mar. (3)

12 Sep 1968 (Margaret) Christine Ball (d. 2018), dau. of Wilfred John Peter Ball, of Reading, co. Berkshire

died

s.p. 1 Mar 1973

note

 

On the death of the 8th Earl Poulett all his peerage titles became extinct

 

 Last updated 13 Jun 2018

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