Birth: 1875 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Sutton Bonnington, Loughborough. Leicestershire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: March/April 1959

Place or Registered Place of Death: Sutton Bonnington, Loughborough. Leicestershire

Date of Burial: 4 April 1959

Place of Burial: St. Michael's, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough. Leicestershire

Father: George Ernest Paget

Mother: Sophia Holden

Spouse(s): William Arthur Tilney

Date of Marriage: 18 December 1902

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Michael's Church, Sutton Bonnington, Loughborough, Leicestershire


Robert Adolphus George Tilney (1903-)
Edward Vyner Tilney (1906-)


Miss Hylda Sophia Paget was Sir Ernest's only daughter. She is remembered with affection, and Mrs Jane Wrath described her as "a lovely person". She too supported St Michael's church in many practical ways, helping with bazaars and decorating the church for festivals. In 1902 she married Colonel William A. Tilney, a professional soldier with a distinguished military career. From 1911-1915 he was Commander of his regiment, the 17th Lancers, and in the First World War he was Military Secretary to the London and Eastern Command. They had two sons, Robert Adolphus George Tilney ('Dolly') and Edward Vyner Tilney. Owing to their parents' frequent absence overseas these boys lived for a while at 118 Main Street, Sutton Bonington in an old farmhouse belonging to the Paget estate. Lady Paget, their grandmother, is remembered carrying one of them piggy-back, along Main Street to The Hall.

When Sir Ernest died in 1923 Mrs Tilney and her husband came to live in The Hall as her brother was already established at King's Newton. They had fewer servants than in Sir Ernest's time, and altered the house for convenience. The gardens were still well maintained and made available for the traditional fetes. The links with the church and village schools also continued.

The estate eventually passed to Brigadier R.A.G. Tilney, their eldest son, and his daughter Anne the Lady Elton is the present owner of Sutton Hall.


The Times - April 2, 1959
Tilney. - An Interment Service for Mrs. Hylda Sophia Tilney will be held at St. Michael's, Sutton Bonington, at 11.30 a.m., on Saturday, April 4th. Flowers to the church.


1871 Census:

Main Street Sutton Hall, Sutton Bonington St Michael End, Leicestershire
George E. Paget - Head - 29 - Nottinghamshire
Sophia Paget - Wife - 25 - London
Hilda S. Paget - Daughter - 5 - 1866 - Nottinghamshire
William B. Paget - Visitor - 35 - 1836 - Leicestershire

1881 Census:

Sutton Hall, Sutton-Bonnington (Nottingham)
George Ernest Paget - Head - Married - 39 - Magistrate for Notts and Leicestershire - Sutton Bonnington, Notts.
Sophia Paget - Wife - 34 - London
Hylda Sophia Paget - Daughter - 15 - Scholar - Sutton Bonnington
George Leigh Paget - Son - 9 - Scholar - Sutton Bonnington
Cecil Walter Paget - Son - 5 - Scholar - Sutton Bonnington
Charles W. Holden - Visitor - Single - 26 - Clerk in the Bank of Scotland - London (presumably the brother of Hylda Sophia Paget (nee Holden)

1901 Census:

The Hall, Sutton Bonnington (Nottingham), Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire
George E. Paget - Head - Married - 59 - Farmer, Chairman of Directors, Midland Railway Company - Sutton Bonnington
Sophia Paget - Wife - 52 - London
Hylda S. Paget - Daughter - Single - 30 - Sutton Bonnington
Charles W. Holden - Visitor - Single - 48 - Refreshment Dept Inspector (Coffee House) - London

1911 Census:

17th D C O Lancers, 17TH Lancers, Edward Barracks, Sialkot, India
Hylda Tilney - Wife - Married 9 years - 2 children, both surviving - 42 - Loughborough

Hylda Sophia Paget