John Paulet, 14th Marquess of Winchester

John Paulet, 14th Marquess of Winchester (3 June 1801 – 4 July 1887), styled Earl of Wiltshire until 1843, was a British peer and soldier.

Born at Amport House in 1801 as the eldest son of the 13th Marquess of Winchester, he was educated at Eton.[1] On 10 April 1817, he was commissioned a cornet in the 10th Light Dragoons,[2] bought a lieutenancy on 16 November 1820,[3] and a captaincy in the 35th Regiment of Foot on 12 June 1823.[4] He exchanged into the 8th Hussars the same year. On 9 June 1826, he bought a majority in the regiment (Lord Brudenell, later Lord Cardigan, got his captaincy),[5] and purchased an unattached lieutenant-colonelcy of infantry on 30 December 1826.[6] On 14 April 1837, he exchanged from unattached half-pay to replace Lord Bingham (later Lord Lucan) as lieutenant-colonel of the 17th Lancers, and then retired from the Army the next day.[7] On 29 June 1842, he was appointed colonel of the North Hampshire Militia[8] after the death of Lord Rodney, much to the chagrin of the regimental lieutenant-colonel, Peter Hawker, who aspired to the post.[9]

Paulet succeeded his father as Marquess of Winchester in 1843. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Hampshire on 31 March 1847,[10] and succeeded the Duke of Wellington as Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire in 1852.[1]

On 29 November 1855, Winchester married Hon. Mary Montagu (1828–1868), daughter of Henry Robinson-Montagu, 6th Baron Rokeby, at St James', Westminster. He died on 4 July 1887 and was succeeded by his eldest son Augustus.[1]


  1. Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1892). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (U to Z). 8 (1st ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 176.
  2. "No. 17247". The London Gazette. 3 May 1817. p. 1057.
  3. "No. 17654". The London Gazette. 25 November 1820. p. 2192.
  4. "No. 17933". The London Gazette. 21 June 1823. p. 1013.
  5. "No. 18256". The London Gazette. 10 June 1826. p. 1397.
  6. "No. 18326". The London Gazette. 19 April 1827. p. 132.
  7. "No. 19484". The London Gazette. 14 April 1837. p. 978.
  8. "No. 20118". The London Gazette. 8 July 1842. p. 1870.
  9. Hawker, Peter (1893). The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853. 2. London: Longmans, Green & Co. p. 230.
  10. "No. 20726". The London Gazette. 23 April 1847. p. 1491.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Wellington
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Carnarvon
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Paulet
Marquess of Winchester
Succeeded by
Augustus Paulet
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