Birth: 15 July 1806

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Plymouth, Devon

Baptism: 9 August 1806

Place of Baptism: Farringdon, Devon

Death: 26 May 1845

Place or Registered Place of Death: Southsea, Hampshire

Father: Charles Paget

Mother: Elizabeth Araminta Monck


1. Elizabeth Annels (1818-27 September 1839)

2. Emily Caroline M'Clintock

Date of Marriage:

1. 26 January 1836

2. 24 January 1840

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. Buriton, Hampshire

2. Not Known


Marriage to Emily Caroline M'Clintock:

Charles Henry Monck Paget (1842-1903)
Alfred FitzClarence Paget (1844-1916)
Berkeley Edward John Paget (1845-1855)


26 Jan 1836 - Charles Henry Paget of Portsmouth - Eliza Annels - A minor of this Parish - Lic. - Richard Bearly Barwell -Henry and Elizabeth Annels (Witnesses).

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 178 - 1845
At Southsea, aged 39, Capt. Charles Henry Paget, R.N. eldest son of the late Vice-Adm. the Hon. Sir Charles Paget, G.C.H., by Elizabeth Araminta, 2d dau. and coheir of the late Henry Monck, esq. of Westmeath, by Lady Elizabeth Gore. He was twice married, first to Miss Annals, and secondly to Miss M'Clintock, and by the latter has left two sons. He attained the rank of Commander Oct. 28, 1829.

The Captain of the Samarang was Charles Henry Paget, the son of Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir Charles Paget and Elizabeth Araminta Monck. Born on 15 July 1806, Paget was six years William's junior but his connections were considerably better. The Pagets were a Staffordshire family knighted by Henry VIII in 1543. In 1769, the barony of Paget devolved upon Charles's grandfather, Henry Bayly, 9th Baron Paget (1744 - 1812), who, in April 1784, was advanced to the Earldom of Uxbridge (in the second creation). Charles's uncle, Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, lost a leg at Waterloo and was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1828 to 1829, and again from 1830 - 1833, during which time the Samarang was at sea. By 1839, Charles's father had risen to become Vice-Admiral of the White and Commander-in-Chief of the North American and West Indian station. Charles was made Lieutenant in 1826, promoted Commander in 1828 and Captain in 1829. In 1828, Charles took over from William Waldegrave in command of HMS Procris, of which ship there is a painting at Lisnavagh. (25a) The Procris patrolled the coast of Ireland with Commander Paget in charge until 1830 when Commander Sir Thomas Pasley took the helm. In 1828, his 15-year-old brother Midshipman Horatio Paget died at sea on board HMS Talbot. His brother Brownlow Henry Paget died on Champion, 18, in 1843.

Paget was married twice - first, on New Years Day 1836 to Elizabeth Annals on 1 January 1836. She died just three years later, apparently on the very same day that his father died from yellow fever off the coast of Bermuda.

He married secondly on 24 January 1840 Emily Caroline McClintock, sister of Leopold, first cousin of William and daughter of Henry McClintock. Captain Paget died on 26 May 1845 at age 38. Paget was clearly a humorous man; Darwin certainly found him good company. He was probably - like FitzRoy, Darwin and indeed William Bunbury - a believer in the high-Tory, Christian ethic by which paternalism was the leading motive for providing direct economic and practical aid to primitive societies. His views on slavery certainly compound these thoughts. Indeed, Paget and Darwin seem to have been united by a mutual respect for the aboriginal peoples they met. This was an age when the high-minded ideals and optimism of the Victorian age had not yet been annihilated by colonial glory-hunters, fanatical missionaries and commercial exploitation. Paget's humour must have been extremely important for his crew, living together in such close proximity. These men would share considerable journeys, discussions, enthusiasms and disappointments over the course of their adventure.

Captain Charles Henry Paget, R.N.