Birth: 7 October 1778
Place or Registered Place of Birth: Uxbridge House, Hayes, Middlesex
Baptism: Not Known
Place of Baptism: St. James, Westminster, Middlesex
Death: 27 January 1839
Place or Registered Place of Death: On board HMS Tartarus, West Indies
Place of Burial: St. Barthomews Church, Rogate, West Sussex
Father: Henry Payly Paget
Mother: Jane Champagné
Spouse(s): Elizabeth Araminta Monck
Date of Marriage: 7 March 1805
Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Marylebone, Middlesex
Charles Henry Paget (1806-1845)
Elizabeth Jane Paget (1807-1866)
Caroline Paget (1808-1880)
Louisa Augusta Paget (1810-1849)
Edward James Paget (1811-1859)
Horatio Henry Paget (1813-1828)
Georgiana Paget (1815-1901)
Brownlow Henry Paget (1819-1843)
Frederica Georgiana Augusta Paget (1822-1835)
Jane Frances Elizabeth Paget (1824-)
Charles and Elizabeth had ten children.
Report of my grandfathers obsequies in Bermuda, found among old papers.
Arrival of the Remains
of the late Vice-Admiral
Sir Charles Paget, K.C.H. and G.C.H.,
Naval Commander-in-Chief on the North American
and West India Station.
His Funeral, etc.
Arrived on Thursday last, H.M. Steamer Flamer, Lieutenant Potbury, in 5 days from St. Thomas, with the Remains of the Honble. Sir Charles Paget on board. The Flamer received the Body from the Tartarus, on board of which vessel he died, when on his way from Jamaica to these Islands, on the 29th ultimo. The Reverend E. Paget and Lieutenant Brownlow Paget, R.N., came as passengers in the Flamer.
Yesterday the Remains of Sir Charles were removed from the Dock Yard, Ireland Island, and deposited with the customary forms and honours in a vault in the Naval Burial Ground, beside the one wherein are laid the remains of that gallant officer, Admiral Colpoys.
The whole was directed and arranged by Captain Busby, the Senior Naval Officer of Her Majesty's ships and vessels of war at this Port.
Copy of Inscription upon the Tablet in Rogate Church.
To the Memory of
Vice-Admiral the Honb. Sir Charles Paget, G.C.H, who died of Yellow Fever on the 29th of Jany, 1839 in the 61st year of his age whilst on his passage in H.M. Steamer Tartarus from
Port Royal to Bermuda.
In him his country lost one of her ablest servants and his Family the kindest and most affectionate of Friends.
He died feeling at peace with his Maker and in charity with all Men.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
Also to the memory of Frederica Georgiana Augusta, daughter of Vice-Admiral the Honb Sir Charles and Lady Paget, Died at Fair Oak the 12th of September 1835, aged 13 years.
Also to the memory of Horatio Henry, son of the above, who died at sea, Midshipman on board H.M.S. Talbot, the 28th of Apr 1828, aged 15 years.
Also to the memory of Lieut. Brownlow Henry, R.N., son of the above, who died on board H.M.S. Dublin, the 18th of Feby, 1843, aged 24 years.
Also to the memory of Elizabeth Araminta, widow of Sir C. Paget, who died at Fair Oak Lodge, Aug. 17, 1843, aged 56 years.
Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget (1778-1839) was the son of Henry Bayly Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and Jane Champagné, and was brother to the second earl who became the first Marquess of Anglesey, famous for losing his leg at the Battle of Waterloo while commanding the cavalry.
Charles joined the Royal Navy in 1790, and by 1797 he was captain of HMS Martin, a sloop of war serving at the Battle of Camperdown.
In 1798 he became post-captain of HMS Brilliant, a small frigate in which he captured le Dragon of 11 guns, and the St Jago, a Spanish privateer.
Captain Paget's next appointment was to HMS Hydra, a frigate of 38 guns, in which he proceeded to the Mediterranean where be remained about twelve months. On 6 April 1803 he commissioned HMS Endymion, a frigate of the largest class, and in the course of the ensuing summer he captured la Bacchante, a French corvette of 18 guns, l'Adour, a store ship pierced for 20 guns, and le General, a Morcau schooner privateer of 16 guns. He subsequently intercepted several richly laden Spanish merchantmen coming from South America, and he also captured la Colombe, a French corvette of 10 guns off Ushant. In 1800 he removed into HMS L'Egyptienne.
He was appointed to HMS Superb, another third rate belonging to the Channel Fleet, and during a cruise in the bay of Biscay he took several prizes. In 1814 he was employed on the coast of North America under the orders of Sir Alexander Cochrane by whom he was entrusted with the command of a squadron stationed off New London and took part in an attack upon Wareham, Massachusetts during the War of 1812.
Captain Paget was appointed to the command of HMS Prince Regent on the 1 January 1819 and afterwards to the Royal George. He attended King George IV, and before his accession he nominated Charles as a Knight Grand Cross of the Hanoverian Guelphic Order and a Knight Bachelor at Brighton on the 19 October 1819. In January 1822, Sir Charles succeeded his brother Lieut. Gen Sir Edward Paget as a Groom of his Majesty's Bed chamber, and he continued to hold that appointment during the whole reign of King William IV.
He was made a commodore on board the Royal George on 26 July 1822 and was advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral on 9 April 1823.
In March 1828 he was appointed Commander in chief on the coast of Ireland. He attained the rank of Vice Admiral on 10 January 1837 and succeeded Vice Admiral Sir Peter Halkett in the command of the North America and West Indies Squadron using HMS Cornwallis as his flagship.
Sir Charles Paget died onboard HMS Tartarus, whilst she was on her way from Port Royal. His death ensued after a violent attack of yellow fever during which for three days his death was hourly expected. Of his staff of twenty, six had died including Dr Scott the surgeon. Feeling better, but weak, and strangely free from rheumatic pain on 19 January he embarked on board the Tartarus, for the purpose of going to the Bermudas. He was off those islands for three days, but being unable to reach them was obliged to go back to St Thomas's.
He was Member of Parliament for the rotten borough of Milborne Port from 1804 to 1806, then succeeded his elder brother Edward Paget as MP for Caernarvon Boroughs from 1806 to 1826, and was its MP again from 1831 to 1835.
He was buried in St Bartholomew's Church in Rogate in West Sussex. In the same place is buried his daughter Fredericka Georgina Augusta who died at Fair Oak, Rogate on 12 September 1835 aged 13 years. His 15-year-old son Horatio Henry Paget died as a midshipman on board HMS Talbot on 28 April 1828. His son Lieutenant Brownlow Henry Paget died on board HMS Dublin on 18 February 1843, aged 24 years.
His widow died at Fair Oak on 17 August 1843, aged 56 years.
Original will of Hon. Sir Charles Paget, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order and a Rear Admiral in H.M. Navy Add Mss833 20 June 1836
Bequeaths to w. Dame Elizabeth Araminta Paget, £500., his horses and pleasure carriages, and all wines, provisions and articles of a consumable or perishable nature in his house at Fair Oak [in Rogate], and all her jewels and ornaments of the person, and directs that during her widowhood she may have the use of the furnishings of the house
Devises to his brothers, General the Hon. Sir Edward Paget, G.C.B., and Hon. Berkeley Paget, and his friend Hon. Frederick De Roos, Captain in the Royal Navy, his capital messuage or mansion called Fair Oak and all his other messuages, farms and lands in Rogate, Harting and Trotton, upon trust to permit his wife to occupy the same during widowhood and thereafter to dispose of the same and to stand possessed of the money arising (together with the money arising from the sale of his personal estate not specifically disposed of in this will), and to divide the sum equally between his sons, Edward Paget and Brownlow Henry Paget, and his daus. Elizabeth Jane Paget, Caroline w. of Algernon Capel, esq., commander in the Royal Navy, Louisa Augusta w. of William Augustus Broadhead, esq., Georgiana Paget and Jane Frances Elizabeth Paget. his trustees to pay annuities of £100. to each of his said married daus. during the life of his (the testator's) wife, or until the estates become saleable by reason of her second marriage, and a similar annuity upon the same terms to his eldest son, Charles Henry Paget, esq., captain in the Royal Navy, but he makes no further provision for this son 'because it is the utmost that I expect to be enabled to provide for any one of my Children during the life of their Mother and because on her decease if he survives her he will inherit a larger property and income than I have it in my power to bestow on my other Children'
Directs that the sum of £12,500 charged on the greater part of his estate in favour of his nephew, Arthur Algernon Capel, esq., which sum is also specifically charged on part of his personal estate, shall be paid out of his personal estate, so that his estate may be held by his wife discharged from this sum, and also that the considerable part of his personal estate now secured by the bonds of his (the testator's) father, Henry, late [1st] Earl of Uxbridge, and his (the testator') brother, Henry William, [1st] Marquess of Anglesey, may remain out at interest, if found expedient, and not called in.
To be interred in the 'Family Vault which I have had made in the parish Church of Rogate' unless he should die abroad or at an inconvenient distance from Fair Oak
Appoints said Sir Edward Paget, Berkeley Paget and Frederick De Roos as executors, and his wife as guardian of any children under age at his death. Devises and bequeaths to said Sir Edward Paget, Berkeley Paget and Frederick De Roos all estates vested in him upon trust or by way of mortgage, which he has power to dispose of, upon the trusts and subject to the equity subsisting at the time of his death. Clause for the appointment of fresh trustees.
Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget