John Poulett, 2nd Earl Poulett

Arms of Poulett: Sable, three swords pilewise points in base proper pomels and hilts or

John Poulett, 2nd Earl Poulett (10 December 1708 5 November 1764), styled Viscount Hinton until 1743 was an English peer.

Poulett was the son of John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett and his wife, Bridget Bertie, daughter of the Honourable Peregrine Bertie, and was educated at Taunton Grammar School.[1] In 1734, he was summoned to Parliament in his father's barony of Poulett by writ of acceleration and was a Lord of the Bedchamber until 1755. He inherited his father's earldom in 1743, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Somerset in 1744, colonel of the 1st Somerset Regiment of Militia from 1759 and was sometime Recorder of Bridgwater.

Poulett died unmarried and childless in 1764 and his titles passed to his brother, Vere.


  1. Nicholas Carlisle, A Concise Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools (1818), p. 432
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Melcombe
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
Succeeded by
The Earl of Thomond
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Poulett
Baron Poulett
(writ of acceleration)

Succeeded by
Vere Poulett
Earl Poulett

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