This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902
Admitted 5 January, 1610-11.
Eldest son of Sir Anthony Paulett (q.v.), Governor of Jersey. In the year of his admission to the Inn he was returned for Somerset, for which county he sat till 1614. In 1620 he represented Lyme Regis. He was raised to the Peerage as Baron Poulett of Hinton St. George by Charles I. in 1627. In 1635 he commanded a ship under Admiral the Earl of Lindsey, by whom he was knighted. In 1640 he was impeached by the Parliament for resisting the Militia Ordinance. In 1643 he raised a force, which he led into Dorset, and besieged Lyme Regis. Being appointed Commissioner of Exeter, he was taken prisoner on the surrender of that city in 1646, and was brought to London, where he died 20 March, 1648-9. He was the grandfather of John, first Earl Poulett.