Lord William Paget

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Captain Lord William Paget (1 March 1803 – 17 May 1873), was a British naval commander and politician.

Paget was the second son of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey and Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey. He was the brother of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey and the half-brother of Lord Clarence Paget, Lord Alfred Paget and Lord George Paget. Paget served in the Royal Navy and achieved the rank of Captain.[1] He also represented Carnarvon in parliament between 1826 and 1830 (succeeding his uncle Sir Charles Paget)[1][2] and Andover between 1841 and 1847.[1][3] In 1828 he spoke in the House of Commons on the subject of Roman Catholic emancipation.[4]

Paget married Frances, daughter of Lieutenant-General Francis de Rottenburg, Baron de Rottenburg, in 1827. They had several children, including William Henry Paget, a Major-General in the Indian Army. Paget died in May 1873, aged 70. Lady William Paget survived him by two years and died in May 1875.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Sir Charles Paget
Member of Parliament for Carnarvon
1826–1830
Succeeded by
William Ormsby-Gore
Preceded by
Ralph Etwall
Sir John Pollen, Bt
Member of Parliament for Andover
1841–1847
With: Ralph Etwall
Succeeded by
Henry Beaumont Coles
William Cubitt