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Name  Anthony Paulet

Died  1600
Anthony Paulet
Children  John Poulett, 1st Baron Poulett
Grandchildren  Margaret Poulet, Florence Poulett
Great grandchildren  Florence Rolle, Dennis II Rolle
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Sir Anthony Paulet (1562–1600) of Hinton St George, Somerset, was Governor of Jersey from 1588 until his death in 1600.


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He was born at Hinton St George, Somerset the eldest son of Sir Amias Paulet (c.1533-1588) by his wife Margaret Hervey.


Anthony accompanied his father to Paris where Amyas was Ambassador. In 1579 Amyas took into his household as a tutor, Jean Hotman (1552–1636), (later Marquis de Villers-St-Paul) son of the famous author and professor of law Francis Hotman, to instruct his two sons Anthony and George. When Amias was recalled in November 1579, Hotman accompanied the family back to England and lived with his two pupils at Oxford.


He graduated as a Master of Arts at Oxford and eventually succeeded his father as Governor of Jersey.

Marriage & progeny

In 1583 Anthony married Catherine Norris, daughter of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys, by whom he had three children:

  • John Poulett, 1st Baron Poulett (born c. 1585), only surviving son, elevated to the peerage in 1627.
  • Susan Poulett (d.1673), wife of Sir Peter Prideaux, 2nd Baronet (1596–1682) of Netherton, Farway in Devon.
  • Margery Poulett, wife of John Sydenham of Combe, Dulverton, Somerset, by whom she had 4 daughters.
  • Landholdings

    He held the manor of East Lydford.

    Death & burial

    Anthony died on 22 July 1600 and was buried in St George's Church, Hinton St George.


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