Berkeley Paget

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


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 career[edit]

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.


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


Pysche: 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:


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Sir Arthur Paget
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
Earl of Uxbridge
Preceded by
Hon. Sir Edward Paget
Robert Casberd
Member of Parliament for Milborne Port
With: The Lord Graves
Succeeded by
The Lord Graves
Arthur Chichester