Lord William Powlett

Lord William Powlett (baptized 18 August 1666[1] – 25 September 1729) was an English Member of Parliament.

William Powlett
Lord William Powlett
Died25 September 1729 (aged 6263)
Hyde Park, London
Noble familyPaulet
Spouse(s)Louisa de Caumont
Anne Egerton
William Powlett
Charles Powlett
Mary Powlett
Jane Powlett
Henrietta Powlett
FatherCharles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton
MotherMary Scrope

He was the younger son of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, and his second wife, Mary Scrope.[2]


Lord William held a number of offices, including:[2]

He served as Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1689 to 1710, for Lymington from 1710 to 1715 and for Winchester from 1715 until his death in 1729.[2] Lord William became Father of the House of Commons in 1724, on the demise of Richard Vaughan, the member for Carmarthen.[3]

Marriages and issue

William Powlett married twice:[4][2]

  • He married as his second wife, Anne Egerton[2] (died 1737) in October 1699, by whom he had one daughter:[4]


He died on 25 September 1729, in his 63rd year,[2] through a fall from his horse when riding in Hyde Park, London.[1] Both his sons sat for various Hampshire boroughs as Whigs under George II.[2]


  1. Watson & Wynne 2002.
  2. Watson 1983.
  3. The Father of the House, p. 9.
  4. "Charles Powlett, Duke of Bolton". The Peerage. Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 21 December 2013.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Earl of Wiltshire
Viscount Campden
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Earl of Wiltshire
Succeeded by
Earl of Wiltshire
Thomas Jervoise
Preceded by
Roger L'Estrange
Charles Hanses
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: Francis Morley 1689–1690
Frederick Tylney 1690–1701
George Rodney Brydges 1701–1707
Succeeded by
(Parliament of Great Britain)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
(Parliament of England)
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: George Rodney Brydges
Succeeded by
George Rodney Brydges
Thomas Lewis
Preceded by
Paul Burrard
Richard Chaundler
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: Paul Burrard 1710–1713
Sir Joseph Jekyll 1713–1715
Succeeded by
Sir Joseph Jekyll
Richard Chaundler
Preceded by
George Brydges
John Popham
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: George Brydges
Succeeded by
George Brydges
Norton Powlett
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Denbigh
Teller of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Turner, Bt
Preceded by
Richard Vaughan (politician)
Father of the House
Succeeded by
Sir Justinian Isham, 4th Baronet
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