PAGET, Thomas (c.1685-1741).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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11 Dec. 1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. c.1685, o. surv. s. of Hon. Henry Paget (2nd s. of William, 6th Lord Paget) by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of Col. Hugh O’Rorke, sheriff of co. Leitrim, Ireland. m. Mary, da. and coh. of Peter Whitcombe of Great Braxted, Essex, 1da.

Offices Held

Capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1711; lt.-col. 1 tp. Horse Gren. Gds. 1715; col. 32 Ft. 1732-8, 22 Ft. 1738-d.; brig.-gen. 1739; groom of the bedchamber to George II as Prince of Wales and King 1714-d.; dep. gov. Minorca 1741-d.


Paget contested Ilchester unsuccessfully as a Government supporter in 1722, but was returned for it shortly afterwards on petition.1 He did not stand again. He died in Minorca,2 28 May 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. See ILCHESTER.
  • 2. PCC Admon. Mar. 1742.