POULETT, Hon. Peregrine (1708-52), of Hinton St. George, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 May 1737 - 1741
1747 - 28 Aug. 1752

Family and Education

b. 10 Dec. 1708, 2nd s. of John Poulett, M.P., 1st Earl Poulett, by Bridget, da. and coh. of Hon. Peregrine Bertie of Waldershare, Kent; twin bro. of John, 2nd Earl Poulett, and bro. of Hon. Vere Poulett. unm.

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Peregrine Poulett was the son of the 1st Earl Poulett, ‘a man of grest estate’, who had been lord steward in Anne’s last Tory Government but had gone over to the Court in 1733 on his eldest son’s being made a lord of the bedchamber and raised to the Lords. Returned after a contest for Bossiney in 1737, he voted with the Government on the Spanish convention in 1739 and the place bill in 1740. He did not stand again till 1747, when he was brought in for Bridgwater as a government supporter by his elder brother, Lord Poulett, in place of his younger brother, Vere, who had gone over to the Opposition. He died 28 Aug. 1752.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Hervey, Mems. 242.