Lord Clarence Paget

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Lord Clarence Paget
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Lord Charles Paget, by Carlo Pellegrini, 1875
Born 17 June 1811
Died 22 March 1895
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1827 - 1876
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Pearl
HMS Howe
HMS Aigle
HMS Princess Royal
Mediterranean Fleet
Battles/wars Greek War of Independence
Crimean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Lord Clarence Edward Paget KCB (17 June 1811 – 22 March 1895) was a British sailor, politician and sculptor.

Naval career[edit]

Born the younger son of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, Paget like many younger sons of nobility entered the Royal Navy in 1827 as a midshipman on the battleship HMS Asia and took part in the Battle of Navarino in 1827.[1] Promoted to Commander in 1834, he took charge of HMS Pearl and, promoted to Captain in 1839, he commanded HMS Howe and then HMS Aigle.[1]

He attempted to enter Parliament as a Liberal for Southampton in 1837, but was returned as a member for Sandwich in 1847, retaining the seat until July 1852.[1]

He served as secretary to the Master-General of the Ordnance from 1846 to 1853.[1] He commanded HMS Princess Royal in the expedition to the Baltic for the Crimean War in 1854.[1] Again MP for Southampton from March 1857, he was appointed Secretary to the Admiralty in June 1859 but accepted the Chiltern Hundreds (i.e. resigned) in March 1866.[1] He was promoted to Vice Admiral in 1865 and was Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet from 1866 to 1869.[1] Lord Clarence Paget retired in 1876 and died in 1895 at the age of 83.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1852 he married Martha Stuart, the youngest daughter of Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway, Bt.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hugh Hamilton Lindsay
Sir Edward Troubridge
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
1847 - 1852
With: Charles Grenfell
Lord Charles Clinton
Succeeded by
James Macgregor
Lord Charles Clinton
Preceded by
Lord Charles Clinton
James Macgregor
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
1857 - 1866
With: Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
Succeeded by
Charles Capper
Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry
First Secretary of the Admiralty
1859–1866
Succeeded by
Thomas Baring
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Smart
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
1866–1869
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Milne