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 & childrenEdit
On 14 April 1702 he married Bridget Bertie, a granddaughter of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, by whom he had several children:
- John Poulett, 2nd Earl Poulett (1708–1764), eldest son and heir.
- Peregrine Poulett (d. 1752) MP for Bridgwater
- Vere Poulett, 3rd Earl Poulett (1710–1788)
- Anne Poulett (1711–1785)
- Bridget (1702–1773), Mrs Pollexfen Bastard
- Catherine Poulett (d. 1758), mother of John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon (1735-1788), of Saltram, Devon.
- Susannah Poulett (d. 1788)
- Rebecca Poulett (d. 1765)
The Duke of Marlborough
| First Lord of the Treasury
The Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
The Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
| Lord Steward
The Duke of Devonshire
The Earl of Stamford
| Lord Lieutenant of Devon
Sir William Courtenay, Bt
| Custos Rotulorum of Devon|
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
| Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
The Earl of Orrery
|Peerage of England|
|New creation|| Earl Poulett
| Baron Poulett|
(descended by acceleration)
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