Birth: 12 December 1761

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Dr. Williams Library, London, Middlesex

Baptism: 21 January 1762

Place of Baptism: Sherborne, Dorset

Death: 21 August 1825

Place or Registered Place of Death: Newberry House, Babington, Somerset

Father: Richard Paget

Mother: Mary Moore

Spouse(s): Jane Snow

Date of Marriage: 24 February 1784

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Clipsham, Rutlandshire


John Paget (1785-1788)
Mary Anne Paget (1786-1871)
Anne Mary Paget (1786-1864)
Jane Elizabeth Paget (1787-1848)
Laura Frances Paget (1788-1862)
Caroline Sophia Paget (1789-1853)
John Moore Paget (1791-1866)


A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain
John Paget, esq. of Cranmore Hall, in the county of Somerset, b. 12th December, 1761, who m. in February, 1784, Jane, eldest daughter and coheir of the Rev. Paul George Snow, rector and patron of Clipsham, in Rutlandshire, and prebendary of Wells cathedral, by Mary, his wife, fourth daughter of Edward Willes, Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, and had issue,

i. John Moore, his heir.

I. Jane-Elizabeth, m. 29th August, 1809, to John Gough, esq. of Perry Hall, in the county of Stafford. (See vol ii. p. 392.)

II. Mary-Anne, m. 25th May, 1819, to Francis Hutchinson Synge, esq. second son of Sir Robert Synge, bart.

III. Anne-Mary, twin with Mary-Anne.

IV. Laura-Frances, m. 19th May, 1812, to the Rev. William Malet Hoblyn, and has one son and four daughters.

V. Caroline-Sophia, m. 21st May, 1824, to John Edward Mosley, esq. and has two daughters.

Mr. Paget died 21st August, 1825, and was succeeded by his only son, the present John Moore Paget, esq. of Cranmore Hall.

Arms-Sa. on a cross engrailed between four eagles displayed arg. live lions passant guardant of the field ; quartering Moore, Bradford, and Snow.

Crest-A demi-tiger rampt. sa. tufted and maned arg. ducally gorged, or.

Motto-Diciendo y haciendo.

Estates-The freehold manor of East Cranmore, comprising the entire parish, acquired by Dr. Richard Paget by his marriage with Mary Moore. The Newberry estate in the parish of Kilmersdon also inherited from the Moores, which family appear to have resided there from time immemorial. Other lands in the parishes of Midsomer Norton, Babington, Mells, Cloford and Doulting, all in Somersetshire, and part of the manor of Clipsham, in Rutlandshire. (CLIPSHAM rut Clipsham Hall - Harington - Johnson - Snow - Paget 1750+ - Bought by Sir John Harington 1539. Robert Johnson, Archdeacon of Leicester 1618; 1686 Richard Snow (d. 1739); Rev Paul Snow, Rector of Clipsham; John Paget 1784. N. Pevsner, Leicestershire and Rutland, 1960. VCH)

Seats-Cranmore Hall and Newberry House, both in Somersetshire.

The Gentleman's Magazine - 1825
John Paget, Esq..
Aug. 21. After a short illness, aged 63, John Paget, Esq. of Newberry House, and East Cranmore Hall, Somerset; deeply lamented by his family and connections, and highly respected by all who enjoyed the intercourse of his society, as was amply attested by the unusual gloom which the intelligence of his decease produced in his immediate neighbourhood, where he was always distinguished for zealous loyalty to his King, and sincere attachment to the Church of England.

From his earliest youth he evinced the same bias for the study of ecclesiastical architecture and general antiquarian research, which so much distinguished his late brother, the Rev. Richard Paget, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, who contributed many interesting papers to this Magazine under the signatures of D. T. and R. P.; and to whom will be found a just tribute in our number for May 1795, page 382.

The subject of this notice was educated at Oriel College, since which time he gradually acquired, and critically elucidated a valuable collection of specimens of our earliest typography, and had recently completed a perfect and probably unique series of all the English coins current since the Conquest : and though his innate diffidence in his own powers precluded him from appearing in public as a writer, yet the value of his private communications on subjects connected with our early literature, has been frequently acknowledged by those conversant in antiquarian lore.

John Paget