John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett

John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett KG (c. 1668 28 May 1743) was an English peer.


Poulett was the son of John Poulett, 3rd Baron Poulett and his second wife, Susan Herbert, daughter of Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke. He was the most constant patron of Thomas Gibson, a leading 18th-century artist.

Marriage & children

On 14 April 1702 he married Bridget Bertie, a granddaughter of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, by whom he had several children:


  • Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Poulett, John (1663-1743)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
    Political offices
    Preceded by
    The Duke of Marlborough
    First Lord of the Treasury
    Succeeded by
    The Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
    Preceded by
    The Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
    Lord Steward
    Succeeded by
    The Duke of Devonshire
    Honorary titles
    Preceded by
    The Earl of Stamford
    Lord Lieutenant of Devon
    Succeeded by
    Sir William Courtenay, Bt
    Custos Rotulorum of Devon
    Preceded by
    The Viscount Fitzhardinge
    Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
    Succeeded by
    The Earl of Orrery
    Peerage of England
    New creation Earl Poulett
    Succeeded by
    John Poulett
    Preceded by
    John Poulett
    Baron Poulett
    (descended by acceleration)


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