Birth: 7 December 1840

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1917 - December Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Death: Leicester, Leicestershire

Father: Alfred Paget

Mother: Eliza Smith

Spouse(s): Thomas Fielding Johnson Snr.

Date of Marriage: 14 April 1863

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Leicester, Leicestershire

Children:

Agnes Mabel Paget (1864-1885)
Harold Paget (1865-1877)

Notes:

Agnes wrote as Agnes Fielding Johnson. She wrote (inter alia) "Glimpses of Ancient Leicester in Six Periods" - 1906.

The women's Suffrage movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey By Elizabeth Crawford Johnson.

Mrs Fielding (1840-1917) Agnes, daughter of Alfred Paget, m. 1863 Thomas Fielding Johnson, of the spinning firm, Fielding and Johnson. She and her husband were Unitarians. Was an original member of the committee of the Cookery School, a manager of Wyggeston School for Girls from its founding in 1878 and the author of "Glimpses of Ancient Leicester", 1891.

Bond Street Hospital
Leister and Leicestershire Maternity Hospital


The Blue Plaque is located at the site of the former hospital - Saxon House, corner of Causeway Lane and East Bond Street.

Known locally as Bond Street Hospital, this was Leicester's first maternity hospital and the inspiration of the local branch of the National Union of Women Workers. Their aim was to open a small maternity hospital for the training of midwives and lying-in facilities for working class women. The Union raised the money for the hospital through public subscription, and four cottages adjacent to the Leicester Provident Dispensary were purchased and converted.

The Hospital opened in July 1905. Among the local women involved, Agnes Fielding Johnson was especially committed to the project and to its successful operation. Before her death, in 1916, a plaque was erected in the hospital to acknowledge her support. Jean Gray, matron of the hospital from 1905 to 1935, also received recognition for her long and dedicated service when she was awarded the MBE in 1932. Leicester Royal Infirmary eventually took over the maternity hospital in 1940.

Bond Street Hospital finally closed on 2 February 1971, when the Infirmary opened its new maternity wing.

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1841 Census:

New Walk, St. Mary, Leicester
Paget, Alfred - aged 30, born about 1811 - in Leicestershire
Eliza Paget - aged 30, born about 1811
Thomas Paget - aged 3, born in 1838 in Leicestershire
Elizabeth Paget - aged 2, born about 1839 in Leicestershire
Agnes Paget - aged 6 months, born about 1841 in Leicestershire

1851 Census:

West Street, St Mary's, Leicester
Alfred Paget - Head - Married - 40 - Solicitor - Leicester
Eliza Paget - Wife - 40 - Nottingham
Thomas E. Paget - Son - 13 - Scholar - Leicester
Elizabeth S. Paget - Daughter - 12 - Scholar - Leicester
Agnes Paget - Daughter - 10 - Scholar - Leicester
Clara J. Paget - Daughter - 8 - Scholar - Leicester
Ann C. Paget - Daughter - 7 - Scholar - Leicester
Louisa Paget - Daughter - 5 - Scholar - Leicester
Alfred H. Paget - Son - 3 - Leicester
Walter Paget - Son - 1 - Leicester

Agnes Paget