Birth: 16 March 1818

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Not Known

Baptism: 11 April 1818

Place of Baptism: St. James, Piccadilly, London

Death: 30 June 1880

Place or Registered Place of Death: Farm Street, Mayfair, Westminster

Father: Field Marshal Sir Henry William Paget

Mother: Charlotte Cadogan

Spouse(s):

1. Agnes Charlotte Paget

2. Louisa Elizabeth Heneage

Date of Marriage:

1. 27 February 1854

2. 6 February 1861

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. St. James, Westminster, Middlesex

2. Trinity Church, Chelsea, London

Children:

Children by Agnes Charlotte Paget:

Cecil Stratford Paget (1856-1936)
Charles Agnes Paget (1858-1867)

Notes:

Armorial Families
Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget, K.C.B., b. 1818; d. 1880; m. 1st, 1854, Agnes Charlotte (d. 1858), d. of Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Paget, P.C., G.C.B.

The Times - February 9, 1861
Marriages
On the 6th inst., at Trinity Church, Chelsea, by the Rev. R. Burgess, Brigadier-General Lord George Paget, C.B., to Louisa, youngest daughter of Charles Heneage, Esq., and the Hon. Mrs. Heneage.

Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget was born on 16 March 1818. He was the sixth son of Henry William Paget, first Marquis of Anglesey. Paget was educated at Westminster School; on 25 July 1834 he was given a commission as a Cornet in the First Lifeguards. On 1 December 1837 he was promoted to Lieutenant. On 17 August 1840 he purchased an unattached company, and exchanged to a troop in the 4th Light Dragoons; he became a Major on 30 January 1846 and then Lieutenant-Colonel on 29 December.

Paget married his cousin Agnes Charlotte Paget on 27 February 1854 and they had two children. She died 10 March 1858. On 20 June 1854, Paget went out to the Crimea as a Brevet Colonel in command of the 4th Light Dragoons. He fought at the Battles of the Alma and Balaklava; he was next senior officer of the Light Cavalry brigade to Lord Cardigan. Paget's regiment at first formed the third line at the Charge of the Light Brigade where he gave Cardigan ‘his best support' as requested. Paget was one of the last to leave the scene. He commanded the remains of the Light Brigade at Inkerman then went home on the death of his father with the intention of retire from the army. His return to England led to a great deal of criticism in the newspapers.

Paget went back to the Crimea on 23 February 1855 and was reappointed to the command of the Light Brigade. He was in temporary command of the cavalry division during the absence of Sir James Yorke Scarlett who succeeded Lord Lucan as commander of the troops. Paget was present at Lord Raglan's death and then went on to command the Light Cavalry brigade at Eupatoria, in the operations under General d'Allonville and until a month before the evacuation of the Crimea.

On 6 February 1861 Paget married Louisa Heneage; she survived him and married the Earl of Essex in 1881. Paget was promoted to Major-General on 11 November 1861, and went on to command the Sirhind division of the Bengal army between 1862 and 1865, when he returned to England and became Inspector-General of Cavalry. He was awarded the K.C.B. in 1871. Paget represented Beaumaris in the whig interest from 1847 to 1857. He died very unexpectedly at his residence in Farm Street, Mayfair, London, 30 June 1880.

Paget's Crimean Journals were printed for private circulation in 1875 after which he revised them, and they were published by his son in 1881.

Paget was the sixth son of Henry William Paget, first Marquis of Anglesey and was educated at Westminster School. On 25th July 1834 he purchased a commission as a Cornet in the First Lifeguards and on the 1st December 1837 was promoted to Lieutenant. He purchased an unattached company on the 17th August 1840 and exchanged to a troop in the 4th Light Dragoons. He was promoted to Major on the 30th January 1846 and Lieutenant-Colonel on the 29th December 1846.

Paget left England for the East as a Brevet Colonel in command of the 4th Light Dragoons on 20th June 1854. He fought at the battles of the Alma and Balaclava where he led the 4th Light Dragoons in the Charge and was next senior officer of the Light Cavalry brigade to Lord Cardigan. The 4th Light Dragoons at first formed the third line where Paget says he gave Cardigan "his best support" as requested. Paget was one of the last to leave the scene after the Charge and went on to command what remained of the Light Brigade at Inkerman. He left the Crimea on the death of his father intending to retire from the army, however his return to England sparked a great deal of criticism in the newspapers and he returned to the Crimea on the 23rd February 1855 where he was reappointed to the command of the Light Brigade. During the absence of Sir James Yorke Scarlet who succeeded Lord Lucan as commander of the troops Paget was given temporary command of the cavalry division. He was present at Lord Raglan's death and went on to command the Light Cavalry brigade at Eupatoria until a month before the evacuation of the Crimea. He was promoted to Major-General on the 11th November 1861 and went on to command the Sirhind division of the Bengal army between 1862 and 1865. When he returned to England he became Inspector-General of Cavalry and was awarded the K.C.B. in 1871. He died very unexpectedly at his residence in Farm Street, Mayfair, London, on the 30th June 1880. Paget's Crimean Journals "The Light Cavalry Brigade in the Crimea" were printed for private circulation in 1875, after which he revised them and they were published by his son in 1881.

Paget married twice, first on the 27th February 1854 when he married his cousin Agnes Charlotte Paget with whom he had two children. Three years after Agnes died on the 10th March 1858 Paget married Louisa Heneage on the 6th February 1861.

The Victorian Web
Lord George Paget (1818-1880)
Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore

Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget was born on 16 March 1818. He was the sixth son of Henry William Paget, first Marquis of Anglesey. Paget was educated at Westminster School; on 25 July 1834 he was given a commission as a Cornet in the First Lifeguards. On 1 December 1837 he was promoted to Lieutenant. On 17 August 1840 he purchased an unattached company, and exchanged to a troop in the 4th Light Dragoons; he became a Major on 30 January 1846 and then Lieutenant-Colonel on 29 December.

Paget married his cousin Agnes Charlotte Paget on 27 February 1854 and they had two children. She died 10 March 1858. On 20 June 1854, Paget went out to the Crimea as a Brevet Colonel in command of the 4th Light Dragoons. He fought at the Battles of the Alma and Balaklava; he was next senior officer of the Light Cavalry brigade to Lord Cardigan. Paget's regiment at first formed the third line at the Charge of the Light Brigade where he gave Cardigan ‘his best support' as requested. Paget was one of the last to leave the scene. He commanded the remains of the Light Brigade at Inkerman then went home on the death of his father with the intention of retire from the army. His return to England led to a great deal of criticism in the newspapers.

Paget went back to the Crimea on 23 February 1855 and was reappointed to the command of the Light Brigade. He was in temporary command of the cavalry division during the absence of Sir James Yorke Scarlett who succeeded Lord Lucan as commander of the troops. Paget was present at Lord Raglan's death and then went on to command the Light Cavalry brigade at Eupatoria, in the operations under General d'Allonville and until a month before the evacuation of the Crimea.

On 6 February 1861 Paget married Louisa Heneage; she survived him and married the Earl of Essex in 1881. Paget was promoted to Major-General on 11 November 1861, and went on to command the Sirhind division of the Bengal army between 1862 and 1865, when he returned to England and became Inspector-General of Cavalry. He was awarded the K.C.B. in 1871. Paget represented Beaumaris in the whig interest from 1847 to 1857. He died very unexpectedly at his residence in Farm Street, Mayfair, London, 30 June 1880.

Paget's Crimean Journals were printed for private circulation in 1875 after which he revised them, and they were published by his son in 1881.

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1841 Census:

Old Burlington Streeet, St. James. Westminster
Henry Paget - 73 - 1768
Charlotte Paget - 59
Clarence Paget - 29
Alfred Paget - 25
Adelaide Paget - 21
Henry Paget - 19
George Paget - 23

General Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget