Birth: 1 June 1870

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 10 March 1953

Place or Registered Place of Death: Ardmore Place, Bray, co. Wicklow, Ireland

Father: Herbert Byng Paget

Mother: Clara Fraser Robinson

Spouse(s): Germaine Marie Ann Micheline Hérelle

Date of Marriage: 26 June 1912

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Paris, France


Winifred Gwendolyn Marie Paget (1913-)


The Times - March 12, 1953
Paget. - On March 10, 1953, peacefully, at Ardmore Place, Bray, County Wicklow, Major John Byng Paget, beloved husband of Germaine. Cremation private. No flowers, by request. Memorial service will be held on Saturday March 14, at Kilbride, Bray.

The Times - March 28, 1953
Major J.B. Paget
E. F. writes: - Major Paget was not only a philanthropist of the broadest humanitarian sympathies; he was often unconventional in his methods of well-doing. He electrified the Save the Children Fund - then a young organization wrestling with post-war distress in Europe - 33 years ago by sending in a cheque for £10,000 merely pinned on to an advertisement roughly torn from a daily paper. Everyone at first thought it was a hoax - but it was genuine, and Major Paget joined the council of the fund and later served as a vice-president until his death. He was also a pioneer in industrial welfare. As proprietor of the Sherwood Collieries, he provided pit-head baths long before this amenity was widespread and helped to counter the ravages of industrial disease by sending his mineworkers to Switzerland in relays for periods of recuperation in the sunshine and mountain snow.

The Times - March 24, 1953
Major J.B. Paget
W. M. . writes:,- In spite of being a rich man, Jack Paget never lost the common touch and indeed it can be said of him he loved his fellow men. Before he retired to Eire all were welcome in his lovely London home, Ibstock Place, and he had the rare gift of making even the most humble feel his most honoured guest. He will, perhaps, best be remembered for his lifelong work in the cause of the humane slaughter of animals and to my knowledge he spent many thousands of pounds in trying to make the use of the humane killer compulsory in this country. His other all-absorbing crusade was in the search of perfect health. He was a vegetarian by choice and tried to show others the advantages of eating simple, health-giving meals, without the aid of meat. And if his tall, slim, youthful figure was anything to go by, there was much in his theory. In the passing of Jack Paget, not only I but hundreds of others have lost a much loved and valued friend.

Retired to Ardmore Place, Bray, co. Wicklow

The Times - July 23, 1953
Wills and Bequests
Paget, Major John Byng, of Bray, co, Wicklow: Estate in England (Duty Paid, £171,121) - £284,659.

Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment).
8th Battalion-
Temporary Major John Byng Paget
(Captain, Reserve of Officers), from 11th
Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own
(West Yorkshire Regiment), to be temporary
Major. Dated 15th January, 1915.

John Byng Paget ; served in 1939-45 War with Scots Gds. in NW Europe, temp. maj.
1944; JP (1962) Oxon : St. James's club; Ibstock Close, Little Tewsbury.

Repton School Register
Paget, John Byng - son of H.B. Paget, Darley House Matlock - born June 1, 1870.

John Byng Paget was mentioned in the Mining Yearbook of 1952.

There was a John Byng Paget mentioned as living at Ibstock Place, Clarence Lane, Roehampton.

There was a John Byng Paget serving with the Egyptian Army between 19 October 1892 and 29 September 1894.

Births Sep 1870
Paget John Byng Brighton

Purchased 32000 acres of land in Brazil in 1920 - though he never went to the country. Purchased because it was suspected that there were oil reserves. He sold the land in 1946.

Alumni Cantabrigienses - 1953
PAGET, JOHN BYNG. Adm. pens, at Trinity, May 21, 1888. S. of Herbert Byng (1863), of Darley House, Matlock, Derbs. (and Clara Eraser, dau. of the Rev. William Scott Robinson). B. [June i], 1870, at Brighton. School, Repton. Matric. Michs. 1888. Second Lieut., West Yorks. Regt., 1892;
Lieut., 1894. In the Ashanti Expedition, 1895; employed with Egyptian Army, 1898; in the Sudan Campaign, with Sudanese Camel Corps, 1899; mentioned in despatches. Served in the South African War, 1899-1902; Captain, 1900. Retired, 1908. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Major, W. Yorks. Regt., 1916; Railway Transport Officer). Married, 1912, Germaine, dau. of P. Herelle, of Paris, and had issue. Of Ibstock Place, Roehampton, and of Ibstock Close, Little Tew, Oxfordshire. An owner of racehorses. (Army Lists; Univ. War List ; Burke, L.G. ; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families;
Kelly, Handbook ; Who's Who in Racing.)


1881 Census:

South Lea, Albert Rd, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
John B. Paget - Boarder - 10 - Scholar - Brighton, Sussex

1911 Census:

49 ??? Terrace, Clifton, Bristol
John Byng Paget - Visitor - 40 - Single - Army Captain (retired) - Director of Coal Mines - Brighton, Sussex

Major John Byng Paget