Henry Paget, 2nd Baron Paget

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Henry Paget, 2nd Baron Paget
Born c.1539
Burton on Trent
Died 28 December 1568
Noble family Paget
Spouse(s) Catherine Kynvett
Elizabeth Paget
Father William Paget, 1st Baron Paget
Mother Anne Preston

Henry Paget, 2nd Baron Paget (c. 1539 – 28 December 1568) was an English MP and peer.

Henry Paget was the eldest son of William Paget, 1st Baron Paget of Beaudesert, Staffordshire and his wife Anne Preston (d.1587), the daughter and heir of Henry Preston. He was knighted in 1553, and succeeded to the title at the death of his father in 1563.[1]

Paget was elected as Member of Parliament for Arundel in 1555 and for Lichfield in 1559 and 1563.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1567 Paget married Catherine Knyvet, sister of the courtiers Sir Henry Knyvet (1537?–1598) and Thomas Knyvet (1545/6-1622), 1st Baron Knyvet of Escrick, and daughter of Sir Henry Knyvet (died c. 1546) by Anne Pickering, the daughter of Sir Christopher Pickering of Killington, Westmorland. Before her marriage to Sir Henry Knyvet (died c. 1546), Catherine's mother, Anne Pickering, had been married to Sir Francis Weston (executed in 1536), and after Sir Henry Knyvet's death she married John Vaughan (d. 1577). Catherine Knyvet's grandfather, the courtier Sir Thomas Knyvet (c.1485–1512) of Buckenham, Norfolk, was Master of the Horse to King Henry VIII, and the husband of Muriel Howard (d.1512), daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.[3]

Henry Paget and Catherine Knyvet had a daughter, Elizabeth, who was four months old when Paget died on 28 December 1568. Since Paget died without male issue it has generally been thought that the title passed immediately to his brother, Thomas, as 3rd Baron Paget. However, according to a decision of the House of Lords in 1770, Henry Paget was succeeded in the title in 1568 by his daughter, Elizabeth, and it was not until 1570 that his brother, Thomas, became Lord Paget.[4]

Paget's widow, Catherine, married Sir Edward Carey of Aldenham, Hertfordshire, by whom she had several children, including Henry Carey, 1st Viscount Falkland.[5]


  1. ^ "Paget, William (PGT506W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ Hartley 2004
  4. ^ Holmes 2004.
  5. ^ Kelsey 2004.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Paget, 1st Baron Paget
Baron Paget
Succeeded by
Thomas Paget