Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey

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The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Anglesey
Bt, PC, DL
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Lord Chamberlain of the Household
In office
6 May 1839 – 30 August 1841
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded by The Marquess Conyngham
Succeeded by The Earl De La Warr
Personal details
Born 6 July 1797 (1797-07-06)
Died 7 February 1869 (1869-02-08) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) (1) Eleanora Campbell
(c. 1799–1828)
(2) Henrietta Bagot
(3) Ellen Burnand
(d. 1874)

Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey Bt, 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.


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 career[edit]

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]


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]


  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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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Berkeley Paget
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
The Marquess Conyngham
Lord Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
The Earl De La Warr
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Anglesey
Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
Succeeded by
William Owen Stanley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Paget
Marquess of Anglesey
Succeeded by
Henry Paget
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Paget
Baron Paget
(writ of acceleration)

Succeeded by
Henry Paget