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.
Marriage & progeny
In 1583 Anthony married Catherine Norris, daughter of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys, by whom he had three children:
- John Poulett, 1st Baron Poulett (born c. 1585), only surviving son, elevated to the peerage in 1627.
- Susan Poulett (d.1673), wife of Sir Peter Prideaux, 2nd Baronet (1596–1682) of Netherton, Farway in Devon.
- Margery Poulett, wife of John Sydenham of Combe, Dulverton, Somerset, by whom she had 4 daughters.
He held the manor of East Lydford.
Death & burial
Anthony died on 22 July 1600 and was buried in St George's Church, Hinton St George.
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