PAULET, George (1553-1608), of Crondall, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1553, s. of Sir George Paulet of Crondall, bro. of 1st Mq. of Winchester by his 3rd w. Elizabeth, da. of William Windsor, 2nd Lord Windsor; half-bro. of Hampden Paulet. educ. Eton 1564-72, KS 1564; King’s, Camb. 1572-5. m. bef. 1586, Joan, da. and coh. of Richard Kyme of Lewes, Suss., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1558. Kntd. 1607.

Offices Held

J.p. Hants 1593-1602, capt. musters 1600; gov. Derry 1606.


The identification of this 1589 MP is conjectural. Sir George Paulet may have had two sons named George, by different wives, and there were two other namesakes, a son of Lord Thomas Paulet of Melplash, Dorset, and a George Paulet who worked in Jersey, brother of Amias Paulet. Whoever he was, the 1589 Member may be assumed to have owed his return at Bridport to the 3rd Marquess of Winchester, to whom he was servant. The man whose particulars are given above went to Ireland in about 1602, became governor of Derry, was knighted by the lord deputy at Slane, and died in action in 1608, administration of his estate being granted to his widow on 27 Aug.

VCH Hants, iv. 13; Suss. Arch. Coll. c. 120-1; CSP Ire. 1603-6, p. 259; 1606-8, passim; Dorset Nat. Hist. Antiq. Field Club Procs. 1934, p. 127 et passim; A. J. Eagleston, Channel Islands under Tudor Govt. passim; Bodl. Tanner 115, ff. 3, 31; 283, ff. 15, 172; Rawl. D754, f. 54; APC, xxxi. 153-4; PCC admon. act bk. 1608, f. 126.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler