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Lord Henry Paget

Lord Henry Paget

A carte-de-visite portrait of a sitter identified as 'Lord Henry Paget'.

Probably Henry William George Paget, the eldest son of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey and his first wife, Eleonora Campbell. Born on 9 December 1821, he married Sophia Eversfield, daughter of James Eversfield and Mary Crew, on 7 June 1845 at Horsham, Sussex. He was Liberal M.P. for South Staffordshire from 1854 to 1857 and succeeded to the title 3rd Marquess of Anglesey on 6 February 1869. He died without issue at the age of 58 on 30 January 1880 at Albert Mansions, Victoria Street, Westminster.

Alternatively, this could be the half-brother of the above, confusingly also called Henry Paget, the son of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey and his second wife, Henrietta Maria Bagot. Born on 25 December 1835 he married firstly Elizabeth Norman, daughter of Joseph Norman, on 24 August 1858. He married secondly Blanche Mary Boyd, daughter of John Christian Curwen Boyd, on 2 February 1874 at the British Embassy in Paris. He married thirdly Mary Livingstone King, daughter of John P. King on 26 June 1880 at the British Embassy in Paris. He died on 13 October 1898 at the age of 62 at Plas Newydd, Denbighshire, Wales, after a long illness and was buried at Llanedwen, Anglesey, Wales. He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Anglesey on 30 January 1880 at the death of his half-brother.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 23 July 1861.


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