Birth: 16 March 1839

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Warwick, Warwickshire

Baptism: 13 April 1839

Place of Baptism: Leamington Priors, Warwickshire

Death: 10 July 1924 - Aged 85

Place or Registered Place of Death: 3 Alexandra Road, Walmer, Eastry, Kent

Father: Stewart Henry Paget

Mother: Charlotte Jemima Williams

Spouse(s): Sophia Caroline Bushe

Date of Marriage: 16 June 1870

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Ireland


Kathleen Annie Paget (1874-1942)
Gladys Alwyn Paget (1882-1941)
Stewart Charles Augustus Paget (1872-1956)


Armorial Families
Arthur Cecil Henry Paget, Esq., Vice-Adm. R.N. , b. 1839 ; d. 1924 ; m. 1870, Sophia Caroline, d. of Rev. Charles Bushe.

The Times - July 14, 1924
Vice-Admiral A. C. H. Paget. Vice-Admiral Arthur Cecil Henry Paget died at 3, Alexandra-road, Walmer, on Thursday, in his 86th year. The only son of Mr. Stewart Henry Paget, Police Magistrate at Gibraltar, by the fourth daughter of Sir Robert Williams, Bt, of Penrhyn, Vice-Admiral Paget was born on March 16, 1839, and entered the Royal Navy in May, 1853. He was a midshipman of the line-of-battle ship St. Jean .d'Acre, of 101 guns, commanded by Captain the Hon. Henry Keppel (afterwards the famous Admiral of the Fleet), both in the Baltic and Crimea, during the war with Russia, and was, therefore, one of the last of the Crimean veterans. For his services he received the Baltic, Crimean, and Turkish. medals, and the Sebastopol clasp. While still in his 'teens, Vice-Admiral Paget saw further active service in the second war with China (1856-60). He was then a maid- shipman of the steam frigate Sampson, and was landed from her for duty with the Naval Brigade at the capture of. Canton in 1857, being awarded the China medal and Canton clasp. He also had his share of pirate cruising in the Far East, and was in action against these marauders during 1858 near Foo-Chow. Promoted to lieutenant in 1860, Paget was shortly afterwards appointed to the. screw sloop Pelican, in the Mediterranean, and his subsequent service continued to be chiefly on foreign stations, as was the custom in those days. In 1867 he commanded the gunboat Bruiser, on Coastguard duty in Ireland, and three years later returned to the Mediterranean as first lieutenant of the flagship Lord Warden, from which he was promoted to commander in 1873. He then had three years in the Coast-guard ship in the Humber, and from 1877 to 1881, when promoted to captain, he was in command of the screw sloop Penguin in the Pacific. His later commands included those of the Malabar and Euphrates, Indian troop- ships, and, in 1890-93, the Audacious, Coast- guard ship at Hull, in which he had served as a commander nearly 20 years before. On October 12, 1893, he retired as a captain, but, having served the time to qualify him for flag rank, he was advanced to rear-admiral in 1896, and to vice-admiral in 1902, both on the retired list. In 1870 the late Admiral married Sophia, daughter of the Rev. Charles Bushe.


1871 Census:

Lord Warden, Of Mediterranean
Royal Navy at Sea and in ports abroad
Arthur C.H. Paget - Lieutenant - Married - 32 - Leamington, Warwickshire

1891 Census:

Audacious Second Class Battleship
Arthur C.H. Paget - Married - 52 - Captain - Leamington, Warwickshire

1901 Census:

4, Sussex Place, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arthur Paget - Head - Married - 62 - Admiral R.N., Retired - Leamington, Warwickshire
Sophie Paget - Wife - 55 - Ireland
Gladys Paget - Daughter - Single - 18 - Walmer, Kent

1911 Census:

Station Road, Soberton Bps, Waltham, Hampshire
Arthur Paget - Head - Married - 72 - Vice Admiral Retired - Pensioner - Leamington
Sophia Paget - Wife - 65 - Co. Cork, Castle Townsend

Vice-Admiral Arthur Cecil Henry Paget