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Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton

Death: Died
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Son of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton and Mary Scrope
Husband of Frances Powlett and Henrietta Crofts
Father of Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton; Harry Paulet, 4th Duke of Bolton; Mary Powlett; Frances Powlett and Lord Nassau Powlett
Brother of Jane Egerton, Countess of Bridgwater and Lord William Powlett
Half brother of John Paulet

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About Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton,_2nd_Duke_of_Bolton

Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton KG PC (1661 – 21 January 1722) was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of Parliament for Hampshire and a supporter of William III of Orange.

He was son to Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton and Mary Scrope, daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland. From 1675 (when his father acceded as Marquess of Winchetster) until April 1689 (when his father was created 1st Duke of Bolton), he was styled Earl of Wiltshire. From 1689 until his accession to the Dukedom he was styled Marquess of Winchester.

He was Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Dorset, a commissioner to arrange the union of England and Scotland; and was twice a lord justice of the kingdom. He was also lord chamberlain of the royal household and governor of the Isle of Wight.

In Jonathan Swift's tract Remarks on the Characters of the Court of Queen Anne, a commentary on the book Memoirs of the Secret Services by John Macky, in response to Macky's statement that the Duke "Does not now make any figure at court", Swift's dismissive reply is "Nor anywhere else. A great booby".

Marriages and Children

Charles married three times:

First, on 10 July 1679 to Margaret Coventry (14 September 1657 – 7 February 1681/1682), daughter to George Coventry, 3rd Baron Coventry and Margaret Tufton. No children resulted from this marriage.
Second on 8 February 1682/1683 to Frances Ramsden (baptised 14 June 1661 – 22 November 1696), daughter of William Ramsden and Elizabeth Palmes. They had four children: 
 Lady Frances Powlett (d. 1715), married John Mordaunt, Viscount Mordaunt (d. 1710) in 1708.
Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton (3 September 1685 – 26 August 1754).
Harry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton (24 July 1691 – 9 October 1759). He married Catherine Parry (d. 25 April 1744). The marriage resulted in the birth of Charles Paulet, 5th Duke of Bolton, Harry Paulet, 6th Duke of Bolton and daughters Catherine Paulett and Henrietta Paulett.
Lady Mary Powlett.

Third, around 1697 to Henrietta Crofts (d. 27 February 1729/1730), a natural daughter of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth and Eleanor Needham. They had a son:

Lord Nassau Powlett (d. 1741). He married Isabella Tufton, daughter of Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet and Lady Catherine Cavendish.

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Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton's Timeline

September 3, 1685
Age 24
Chawton, East Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
July 24, 1691
Age 30
Age 36
June 23, 1698
Age 37
January 21, 1722
Age 61