Thomas Paget (politician, born 1807)

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Thomas Tertius Paget (27 December 1807 – 16 October 1892)[1] was an English banker and Liberal Party politician.

Paget was the eldest son of the banker and Whig politician Thomas Paget (1778–1862)[2] and his wife Anne Pares. He was a partner in Leicester Bank and became a J. P. and a Deputy Lieutenant for Leicestershire and High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1869.[3]

Paget was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Southern Division of Leicestershire at a by-election in November 1867, filling the vacancy caused by the death of the Conservative Party MP Charles William Packe.[4] However, he was defeated at the 1868 general election, and was unsuccessful both at a further by-election in 1870 and at the 1874 general election. He finally regained the seat, after a twelve-year absence from the House of Commons, at the 1880 general election,[4] and when the constituency was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, he was elected at the 1885 general election for the new Harborough Division of Leicestershire.[5] He retired from Parliament at the 1886 general election.

Paget died at the age of 84, having married Katharine Geraldine MacCausland, daughter of Marcus MacCausland of Dreenagh, County Londonderry, in 1850.[3]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Papers relating to the Paget family". National Archives website. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Debrett's House of Commons". Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 417. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 334. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Curzon
Charles William Packe
Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire
With: Viscount Curzon
Succeeded by
Viscount Curzon
Albert Pell
Preceded by
Albert Pell
William Unwin Heygate
Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire
With: Albert Pell
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Harborough
Succeeded by
Thomas Tapling