John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Religion: Catholicism
Date of Birth: 1598
Date of Death: 1675
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Nobleman, Soldier
Parents: William Paulet (father)
Children: Charles Paulet (son)
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette XV
Type of Appearance: Direct
John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester (c. 1598 – 5 March 1675) was 3rd but eldest surviving son of William Paulet and his successor as 5th Marquess of Winchester. He kept terms at Exeter College, Oxford, but as a Roman Catholic could not matriculate. His chief seat, Basing House, was the great resort of Queen Henrietta Maria's friends in south-west England. On the outbreak of the English Civil War he fortified and garrisoned Basing House and held it for Charles I during 1643 and 1644, until it was stormed by Oliver Cromwell in October 1645. He was committed to the Tower of London on a charge of high treason, 1645, where he remained a long time, and his property sequestered and partially sold. He regained his lands at the Restoration.

To the Royalist side, he was known as "the Great Loyalist."

John Paulet in 1632Edit

In October 1630, Robert Weasenham had sent a letter to his friend John Paulet, and his wife Jane, to congratulate the news of Paulet's son Charles.