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Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey

Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, PC, DL (6 July 1797 – 7 February 1869), styled Lord Paget 1812 and 1815 and Earl of Uxbridge from 1815 to 1854, was a British peer and Whig politician. He served as Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1839 and 1841.


The Marquess of Anglesey

Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey.jpg
Lord Chamberlain of the Household
In office
6 May 1839 – 30 August 1841
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterThe Viscount Melbourne
Preceded byThe Marquess Conyngham
Succeeded byThe Earl De La Warr
Personal details
Born6 July 1797 (1797-07-06)
Died7 February 1869 (1869-02-08) (aged 71)
NationalityBritish
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)1 Eleanora Campbell
(c. 1799–1828)
(2) Henrietta Bagot
(1815–1844)
(3) Ellen Burnand
(d. 1874)

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BackgroundEdit

Anglesey was the eldest son of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and his first wife, Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, third daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey.[1][2] He was the half-brother of Lord Clarence Paget, Lord Alfred Paget and Lord George Paget.[2]

Described as a keen sportsman, who devoted his time to shooting, coursing, racing and cricket,[2] Anglesey helped found Worthing Cricket Club in Sussex in 1855.

Political careerEdit

Anglesey entered the House of Commons for Anglesey in 1820, a seat he held until 1832.[2][3] He was State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1828 and 1829. In 1832 he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title Baron Paget.[1][2] He served under Lord Melbourne as a Lord-in-waiting from 1837 to 1839 and as Lord Chamberlain of the Household from 1839[4] to 1841 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1839.[4] In 1854 he inherited the marquessate on the death of his father and also succeeded his father as Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, an office he held until his death in 1869.[2]

FamilyEdit

 
Plas Newydd, a seat of the Marquesses of Anglesey

Lord Anglesey married, firstly, on 5 August 1819, Eleanora Campbell, second daughter of Colonel John Campbell and the writer Lady Charlotte and granddaughter of John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll. They had three children:

After his first wife's death in July 1828 he married, secondly, Henrietta Bagot, fourth daughter of Charles Bagot, on 27 August 1833. They had four children:

After his second wife's early death in March 1844, aged 28, Lord Anglesey married thirdly, Ellen Burnand, daughter of George Burnand and former wife of J. W. Bell, on 8 March 1860. There were no children from this marriage. He died in Lambeth, London, aged 71, and was succeeded in the marquessate by his only son from his first marriage, Henry. The Marchioness of Anglesey died Worthing, Sussex, in June 1874.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 89.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g thepeerage.com Sir Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey
  3. ^ leighrayment.com House of Commons: Andover to Armagh South
  4. ^ a b "No. 19737". The London Gazette. 28 May 1839. p. 1069.

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