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The Marquess of Winchester
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PredecessorRichard Paulet, 17th Marquess of Winchester
BornNigel George Paulet
(1941-12-23) 23 December 1941 (age 80)
Rosemary Hilton
(m. 1967)
  • Christopher Paulet, Earl of Wiltshire
  • Lord Richard Paulet
  • Lady Susan Paulet
ParentsGeorge Cecil Paulet
Hazel Margaret Wheeler

Nigel George Paulet, 18th Marquess of Winchester (born (1941-12-23)23 December 1941) is a British peer and the premier marquess of England. He succeeded a cousin in the title in 1968. Lord Winchester lives in South Africa.[1] He had served as a member of the House of Lords for over thirty years from 5 March 1968 to 11 November 1999.[2]

Early life

Nigel George Paulet was born on 23 December 1941 to George Cecil Paulet (1905–1961) and Hazel Margaret Wheeler. He has two siblings, an older sister, Angela Jane Paulet (b. 1939), and a younger brother, Timothy Guy Paulet (born 1944). After his father's death in 1961, his mother remarried, to George Meyer, in 1962.[3]

Paulet's great-great grandfather was Lord Charles Paulet (1802–1870), the son of Charles Paulet, 13th Marquess of Winchester.[3] Upon the death of his unmarried first cousin once removed, Richard Paulet, 17th Marquess of Winchester, on 5 March 1968, the 26-year-old Nigel became the 18th Marquess of Winchester, the highest-ranking marquess in the United Kingdom.[4] The 17th Marquess's grandfather, Colonel Charles William Paulet (1832–1897), was the great-grandfather of the 18th Marquess.[5]

Personal life

On 25 November 1967, he married Rosemary Anne Hilton, daughter of Major Aubrey John Hilton. They have two sons and one daughter:


  1. ^ "Burke's Peerage". Retrieved 22 November 2006.
  2. ^ "The Marquess of Winchester". UK Parliament.
  3. ^ a b "Hazel Margaret Wheeler". The Peerage. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ Nizinskyj, Paul (21 September 2013). "Marquess & Marchioness". Peers Magazine. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Person Page". Retrieved 1 March 2019.