PAGET, Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget (1689-1742).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1727

Family and Education

b. 1689, 1st surv. s. of Henry Paget, M.P., 1st Earl of Uxbridge, by Mary, da. and coh. of Thomas Catesby of Whiston, Northants. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1707. m. 6 May 1718, Lady Elizabeth Egerton, da. of John Egerton, M.P., 3rd Earl of Bridgwater, 2s.

Offices Held

Gent. of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales, 1719-27; ld. of the bedchamber 1727-36.


At George I’s accession Paget’s father, a Hanoverian Tory, who had represented Staffordshire 1695-1712, adhered to the Whig government. Rewarded with an earldom at the coronation, he put up Paget for Staffordshire, asking Lord Gower, the leading local Tory, to ‘be merciful to the young man at first setting out, and not exert his interest to the utmost’.1 Returned unopposed, P