Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton
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Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton

The Duke of Bolton

Lord Chamberlain of the Household

MonarchGeorge I
The Duke of Shrewsbury
The Duke of Newcastle
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

27 April 1717 - 18 June 1720
MonarchGeorge I
The Viscount Townshend
The Duke of Grafton
Governor of the Isle of Wight

MonarchQueen Anne
The Lord Cutts
John Richmond Webb
Member of Parliament for Hampshire

Serving with
MonarchCharles II (until 1685)
James II (1685-1688)
Mary II and William III (1688-1694)
William III (1694-1702)
Thomas Jervoise
Thomas Jervoise
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire

11 June 1699 - 15 September 1710
MonarchWilliam III (until 1702)
Anne (from 1702)
The Duke of Bolton
The Duke of Beaufort

5 August 1714 - 21 January 1722
MonarchGeorge I
The Duke of Beaufort
The Duke of Bolton
Lord Lieutenant of Dorset

9 June 1699 - 21 January 1722
MonarchWilliam III (until 1702)
Anne (1702-1714)
George I (from 1714)
The Duke of Bolton
The Earl of Shaftesbury
18th Vice-Admiral of Hampshire

MonarchGeorge I
John Richmond Webb
The Duke of Bolton
Personal details
Charles Paulet

DiedJanuary 21, 1722(1722-01-21) (aged 60-61)
NationalityEnglish (until 1707)
British (from 1707)
Spouse(s)Margaret Coventry (10 July 1679 - 7 February 1682)
Frances Ramsden (8 February 1683 - 22 November 1696)
Henrietta Crofts (1697 - 27 February 1730)
ChildrenWith Frances Ramsden:
Lady Frances Powlett, Viscountess Mordaunt
Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton
Harry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton
Lady Mary Powlett
With Henrietta Crofts:
Lord Nassau Powlett
ParentsCharles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton (father)
Mary Scrope (mother)
EducationWinchester College
AwardsKnight of the Order of the Garter
Privy Counsellor
The 2nd Duke of Bolton
Title2nd Duke of Bolton
Other titles7th Marquess of Winchester
7th Earl of Wiltshire
7th Baron St John
Quartered arms of Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, KG, PC

Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton (1661 - 21 January 1722) was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of Parliament for Hampshire and a supporter of William III of Orange.


He was the son of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, and Mary Scrope, daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland. From 1675 (when his father succeeded as Marquess of Winchester) until April 1689 (when his father was created 1st Duke of Bolton), he was styled Earl of Wiltshire. From 1689 until his succession to the Dukedom in 1699 he was styled Marquess of Winchester.[2]

He was Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Dorset, a commissioner to arrange the union of England and Scotland, and was twice a lord justice of the kingdom. He was also lord chamberlain of the royal household and Governor of the Isle of Wight.

In Jonathan Swift's tract Remarks on the Characters of the Court of Queen Anne, a commentary on the book Memoirs of the Secret Services by John Macky, in response to Macky's statement that the Duke "Does not now make any figure at court", Swift's dismissive reply was, "Nor anywhere else. A great booby".

Marriages and Children

Charles married three times:


  • Cokayne, George Edward; Gibbs, Vicary; Doubleday, Herbert Arthur; White, Geoffrey Henllan; Walden, Lord Howard de, Thomas Scott-Ellis (2000) [1910]. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed. 2. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing.


  1. ^ Cokayne et al. 2000, p. 211
  2. ^ Kilburn, Matthew. "Paulet, Charles". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21614.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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