Anthony Paulet

Sir Anthony Paulet (1562–1600) of Hinton St George, Somerset, was Governor of Jersey from 1588 until his death in 1600.


He was born at Hinton St George, Somerset the eldest son of Sir Amias Paulet (1532–1588) by his wife Margaret Hervey.


Anthony accompanied his father to Paris where Amyas was Ambassador. In 1579 Amyas took into his household as a tutor, Jean Hotman (1552–1636), (later Marquis de Villers-St-Paul) son of the famous author and professor of law Francis Hotman, to instruct his two sons Anthony and George. When Amias was recalled in November 1579, Hotman accompanied the family back to England and lived with his two pupils at Oxford.


He graduated as a Master of Arts at Oxford and eventually succeeded his father as Governor of Jersey.[1]

Marriage & progeny

In 1583 Anthony married Catherine Norris, daughter of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys,[2] by whom he had three children:


He held the manor of East Lydford.[5]

Death & burial

Anthony died on 22 July 1600 and was buried in St George's Church, Hinton St George.[6]


  1. "jersey". World Statesmen. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. "Jacobean List". The Miscellany. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  3. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.621, pedigree of Prideaux
  4. Burke, John, A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England, 1838, p. 517, pedigree of Sydenham of Combe.
  5. "Parishes: East Lydford". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 3 (1974), pp. 120-129. British History Online. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  6. "Sir Amyas Paulet (1536?-1588)". Luminarium. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  • Posthumus Meyjes, G.H.M., Jean Hotman's English Connection. 1990. 62 pp. ISBN 0-444-85719-2
Political offices
Preceded by
Amias Paulet
Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
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