Sir Paulet St John, 1st Baronet

Sir Paulet St John, 1st Baronet (7 April 1704 – 8 June 1780) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1734 and 1754.

Dogmersfield House, completed by Paulet St John in 1729

He was born the eldest son of Ellis St John (formerly Mews) of Farley Chamberlayne by his second wife Martha, the daughter and eventually heiress of Edward Goodyear of Dogmersfield Park, Dogmersfield, Hampshire. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford (1722) and inherited his father's estates in 1729.[1] He completed the building, started by his father, of the new house at Dogmersfield.

He was pricked High Sheriff of Hampshire for 1727–28, appointed woodward of the New Forest in 1764 and elected Mayor of Winchester for 1772–73. He was also created a Baronet in 1772.

He was returned to Parliament as the member for Winchester in 1734, sitting until 1741. He was elected to serve Hampshire from 1741 to 1747 and Winchester again from 1751 to 1754.

He died in 1780. He had married 3 times; firstly Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir James Rushout, 2nd Baronet, MP, of Northwick Park, Worcestershire, secondly Mary, the daughter of John Waters of Brecon and the widow of Sir Halswell Tynte, 3rd Baronet, with whom he had 3 sons, and thirdly Jane, the daughter and heiress of R. Harris of Silkstead, Hampshire and widow of William Pescod of Winchester. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Henry.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ST. JOHN, Paulet (1704-80), of Farley Chamberlayne and Dogmersfield Park, Hants". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Brydges
Norton Powlett
Member of Parliament for Winchester
17341741
With: George Brydges
Succeeded by
George Brydges
William Powlett
Preceded by
Lord Harry Powlett
Edward Lisle
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
17411747
With: Lord Harry Powlett
Succeeded by
Lord Harry Powlett
Francis Withed
Preceded by
George Brydges
Henry Penton
Member of Parliament for Winchester
1751–1754
With: Henry Penton
Succeeded by
James Brydges
Henry Penton
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Farley)

1772-1780
Succeeded by
Sir Henry St John, 2nd Baronet