Having treated of the original of this family in that of the Marquis of Winchester, Vol. IT. p. 367, I shall begin with Sir Thomas Paulett, or Poulett, eldest son of Sir John Paulett, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Creedy of Creedy, in com. Devon. Knight. Which Sir Thomas Paulett, married Margaret, daughter and heir of Henry Boniton, Esq. by Alice his wife, daughter and heir of John de Boys, and had issue two sons, Sir William Paulett, and John Paulett of Gothurst, in com. Somers.; also a daughter, Elizabeth, married to Robert Burton, and secondly to William Bigberye, Esquires.
His eldest son, Sir William Paulett (knighted by Henry VI for his valiant behavior in the wars of France) married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Deneband of Henton (commonly Hinton) St. George, in the county of Somerset, Esq. by whom he became possessed of that lordship, which came by the Giffards, who had it by the heir of Poutrals and the Denebauds were of Pescayth in Monmouthshire (John and George Powtrell owned Hinton St. George, in the reign of Rich. I. and K. John. The latter devised it to his only daughter and heir, married to John Giffard. His daughter and heir, Alice, married Sir Philip Deneband, whose son, William, gave a moiety of this manor, in 29 Henry III. to his brother Hamon)
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