Lord William Powlett

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William Powlett
Lord William Powlett
Born 1666
Died 25 September 1729 (aged 62–63)
Hyde Park, London
Noble family Paulet
Spouse(s) Louisa de Caumont
Anne Egerton
William Powlett
Charles Powlett
Mary Powlett
Jane Powlett
Henrietta Powlett
Father Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton
Mother Mary Scrope

Lord William Powlett (baptized 18 August 1666[1] – 25 September 1729) was an English Member of Parliament.

He was the younger son of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, and his second wife, Mary Scrope.[2]


Lord William held a number of offices, including:[2]

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.[2] Lord William became Father of the House of Commons in 1724, on the demise of Richard Vaughan, the member for Carmarthen.[3]

Marriages and issue

William Powlett married twice:[4][2]

  • He married as his second wife, Anne Egerton[2] (died 1737) in October 1699, by whom he had one daughter:[4]


He died on 25 September 1729, in his 63rd year,[2] through a fall from his horse when riding in Hyde Park, London.[1] Both his sons sat for various Hampshire boroughs as Whigs under George II.[2]


  1. ^ a b Watson & Wynne 2002.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Watson 1983.
  3. ^ The Father of the House, p. 9.
  4. ^ a b c "Charles Powlett, Duke of Bolton". The Peerage. Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 21 December 2013.


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  • "Charles Powlett, Duke of Bolton". Family Search: Community Trees. British Isles. Peerage, Baronetage, and Landed Gentry families with extended lineage. Histfam.familysearch.org. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1912). Gibbs, Vicary, ed. "The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom : extant, extinct, or dormant". London: St Catherine Press. p. 210.
  • "The Father of the House". UK Parliament. Parliament.uk. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  • Helms, M. W.; Watson, Paula (1983). Henning, B. D., ed. "Powlett, (Paulet), Charles I, Lord St. John of Basing (c.1630-99), of Lincoln's Inn Fields, London and Hackwood, Hants". The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1660–1690. Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  • "Lord William Powlett". The Peerage. Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  • Watson, Paula (1983). Henning, B. D., ed. "The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1660–1690". Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 22 December 2013. |chapter= ignored (help)
  • Watson, Paula; Wynne, Sonya (2002). Hayton, D.; Cruickshanks, E., eds. "The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1690–1715". Historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 12 April 2014. |chapter= ignored (help)

External links

  • POWLETT, Lord William (1667-1729), of Chilbolton, Hants and Marrick Priory, Yorks. A biography
  • Lord William Powlett Family tree
  • Charles Paulet, 6th Marquess of Winchester later 1st Duke of Bolton, PC
  • The Father of the House
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Earl of Wiltshire
Viscount Campden
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Earl of Wiltshire
Succeeded by
Earl of Wiltshire
Thomas Jervoise
Preceded by
Roger L'Estrange
Charles Hanses
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: Francis Morley 1689–1690
Frederick Tylney 1690–1701
George Rodney Brydges 1701–1707
Succeeded by
(Parliament of Great Britain)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
(Parliament of England)
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: George Rodney Brydges
Succeeded by
George Rodney Brydges
Thomas Lewis
Preceded by
Paul Burrard
Richard Chaundler
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: Paul Burrard 1710–1713
Sir Joseph Jekyll 1713–1715
Succeeded by
Sir Joseph Jekyll
Richard Chaundler
Preceded by
George Brydges
John Popham
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: George Brydges
Succeeded by
George Brydges
Norton Powlett
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Denbigh
Teller of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Turner, Bt
Preceded by
Richard Vaughan (politician)
Father of the House
Succeeded by
Sir Justinian Isham, 4th Baronet
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