Edith Starr Miller

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Edith Starr Miller, Lady Queenborough (July 16, 1887 - January 16, 1933) was a New York socialite, author and anti-Mormon agitator who in 1921 became the second wife of Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough.


Edith was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of William Starr Miller [1] and Edith Caroline Warren.[2] Her father was a New York industrialist and real estate operator.

On July 19, 1921, she married Lord Queenborough at the town house of Edith's parents, which was located at 1048 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 86th Street in Manhattan, New York.[3] After their marriage the Pagets lived at Camfield Place, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The interiors of the house were designed by Edith herself.[4] They had three daughters:

  • Audrey Elizabeth Paget (May 4, 1922 – 1991); an aviator
  • Enid Louise Paget (born July 14, 1923)
  • Cicilie Carol Paget (born April 18, 1928)

The Pagets were allegedly pro-Fascist,[5][6][7][8] and Edith in particular was friendly with Brigadier General Robert Byron Drury Blakeney (1872-1952), second president of the British Fascisti from 1924-1926, and later active in the Imperial Fascist League, the Britons, the British Union of Fascists, and the Nordic League.

Edith's observations were outlined in her posthumously published Occult Theocrasy,[9] and added to the discussion of the secret societies and their conspiracies. Her information was drawn from existing sources[citation needed], including the works of Dr. Karl Hacks and Léo Taxil ( pseudonym of Marie-Joseph Gabriel-Antoine Jogand-Pages; 1854-1907), Taxil's supporter Abel Clarin de la Rive (1855-1914), Samuel Paul Rosen (1840-1907), theosophist Alice Bailey (1880-1949), Nesta Helen Webster (1876-1960), and esotericist Christina M. Stoddard, who wrote under the pseudonym "Inquire Within". The Pagets later separated, and Edith sued in New York for legal separation on January 8, 1932, citing cruelty.[10]


She died in Paris a year later, on January 16, 1933.[11]

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  1. ^ (Oct. 26, 1856 - Sept. 14, 1935)
  2. ^ (April 15, 1866 - May 17, 1944)
  3. ^ "Lord Queenborough Weds Miss Miller. British Peer Quietly Marries Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Starr Miller", The New York Times, July 20, 1921.
  4. ^ Robert Sencourt, Heirs of Tradition. Tributes of a New Zealander, pp. 105-106n. London: Carroll & Nicholson, 1949.
  5. ^ Lord Queenborough, "World Plan in Action", English Review, August 1935.
  6. ^ Lord Queenborough, "All that we hold most dear", Saturday Review, September 19, 1936.
  7. ^ Simon Haxey, England's Money Lords. Tory M.P., p. 131. New York: Harrison-Hilton Books, 1939.
  8. ^ Charles Domville-Fyfe, This is Germany, Foreword by Lord Queenborough. London: Seely Service & Co., Ltd., 1939.
  9. ^ Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), Occult Theocrasy. Abbeville, France: F. Paillart, 1933.
  10. ^ "Separation Asked by Lady Paget Here", The New York Times, January 9, 1932.
  11. ^ "Lady Queenborough Dies in Paris at 45. Former Edith Stair Miller of New York Was Wed to British Baron in 1921". United Press in the New York Times. January 17, 1933. Retrieved 2010-07-26. Queenborough, the former Edith Stair Miller of New York, died here today in a hospital after an operation. Lady Queenborough, who was 45 ...