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The Honourable Berkeley Thomas Paget (2 January 1780 – 26 October 1842) was a British politician.

BackgroundEdit

Paget was the sixth son of Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and Jane, daughter of the Very Reverend Arthur Champagné. He was the younger brother of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, Sir Arthur Paget, Sir Edward Paget and Sir Charles Paget.[1]

Political careerEdit

Paget succeeded his elder brother Sir Arthur Paget as Member of Parliament for Anglesey in 1807.[2] In 1810 he was appointed a lord of the treasury by Spencer Perceval, a post he retained when Lord Liverpool became prime minister in 1812 after Perceval's assassination. In 1820 he became Member of Parliament for Milborne Port, succeeding another brother, Sir Edward Paget.[3] He continued to represent this constituency and remained a lord of the treasury until in 1826.

DeathEdit

Paget died on 28 October 1842, aged 62, at Hampton Court Palace. He left his property to his wife.[4]

FamilyEdit

 
Psyche: Sophia Askell Bucknall, before her marriage to Berkeley Paget

Berkeley married in 1804 Sophia, daughter of the Hon. William Bucknall (earlier William Grimston, MP) and granddaughter of James Grimston, 2nd Viscount Grimston. She survived him by 17 years, and died in February 1859. They had four sons and three daughters.[1][4][5] The children were:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c thepeerage.com Hon. Berkeley Thomas Paget
  2. ^ "leighrayment.com House of Commons: Andover to Armagh South". Archived from the original on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "leighrayment.com House of Commons: Mayo to Minehead". Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Paget, Hon. Berkeley Thomas (1780–1842), of 15 Portman Street, Mdx., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Grimston, Hon. William (1750–1814), History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f The Gentleman's Magazine. W. Pickering. 1843. p. 425.
  7. ^ a b "Kindred Britain, Hon. Berkeley Thomas Paget". Stanford University. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  8. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1873). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Hurst and Blackett, limited. p. 17. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

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