Birth: 9 March 1848

Place or Registered Place of Birth: 24 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex

Baptism: 19 March 1848

Place of Baptism: St. Batholomew the Less, London, Middlesex

Death: 20 August 1938 - Aged 90

Place or Registered Place of Death: Burnham, Buckinghamshire

Father: James Paget

Mother: Lydia North

Spouse(s): Julia Norrie Moke

Date of Marriage: 19 July 1883

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Jude's, South Kensington, Middlesex


Margaret Norrie Paget (1889-1970)
James Francis Paget (1890-1972)
George Norrie Paget (1890-1964)
Rupert Paget (1891-1903)
Winifred Nora Paget (1896-)


Armorial Families
Sir John Rahere Paget, 2nd Bart. (19 Aug. 1871), K.C. and Bencher, Inner Temple (1902), B.A., LL.B., b. 1848; m. 1883, Julia Norrie (d. 1926), d. of the late George L. A. Moke of New York; and has surv. issue-(1) James Francis Paget, Esq., Comdr. R.N., b. 1890; (2) George Norrie Paget, Esq., Capt. 2nd Batt. Norfolk Regt., b. 1890 (twin); Margaret Norrie [m. 1915, Comdr. Kenneth Berkeley Mackenzie Churchill, late R.N. of Muston, Dorchester, and has issue] ; and Winifred Norah [m. 1918, Lt.-Col. Bernard Charles Tolver Paget, D.S.O., M.C. (q.v.). Res. -14 Lennox Gardens, S.W. Chambers-4 Paper Buildings, Temple, E.C. Club- New University.

John Rahere Paget, was a barrister and the author of The Law of Banking (1904; 10th edn, 1989).

The Times - July 24, 1883
On the 19th July, at St. Jude's, South Kensington, by the Rev. R.W. Forrest, D.D., assisted by the Rev. H.L. Paget, brother of the bridegroom, John Rahere Paget, eldest son of Sir James Paget, Bart., to Julia Norrie, second daughter of the late George L.A. Moke, of New York.

Alumni Cantabrigienses - 1953
Paget, John Rahere. Adm. at Trinity Hall, June 10, 1866. Eldest s. of James, F.R.S. [1st Bart.] (1874), of Harewood Place (and Lydia North). [B. Mar. 9, 1848.] School, Royal Institution, Liverpool. [Matric. at London University, 1865.] Matric. Michs. 1866; Scholar, 1867; B.A. 1870; Bumey prize, 1871; LL.B. 1871. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Apr. 13, 1870. Called to the Bar, Apr. 30, 1873. Gilbart Lecturer on banking, 1888. Succeeded his father as 2nd Bart., Dec. 30, 1899. K.C., 1902; Bencher, 1908. Hon. Fellow, Institute of Bankers, 1928. Married, July 19, 1883, Julia Norrie, dau. of George L. A. Moke, of New York, and had issue. Author, Laws of Banking; Legal Decisions affecting Bankers; contributed the article on banks and banking in Lord Halsbury's Law's of England. Died Aug. 20, 1938, at Burnham, Bucks. (Law Lists; Inns of Court; Burke, P. and B.; Foster, Men at the Bar; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families; Who was Who; The Times, Aug. 22, 1938.)

The Times - August 22, 1938
Sir John Paget, Bt., K.C., who died in his sleep at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday, at the age of 90. was a lawyer well known in his day as a specialist in banking law and the author of several works dealing with that subject. John Rahere Paget, the eldest son of Sir James Paget, first baronet, the famous surgeon, was born on March 9, 1848. His second name, "Rahere," was that of the founder, in 1123, of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where his father, James Paget, received his medical training. One of his brothers. Francis. who died in 1911, was Dean of Christ Church and Bishop of Oxford; another was Henry Luke, Bishop of Chester from 1919 to 1932, who died last year; and a third was Stephen, the surgeon and author, the implacable foe of the anti-vivisectionists and the founder of the Research Defence Society, who died in 1926. John was educated privately and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, of which he was a Scholar and Law Student and where he graduated, in 1870, with a second class in the Classical and in the Law Tripos. and took his LL.B. He won the Burney University Essay Prize in 1871. Two years later he was called the Bar by the Inner Temple, of which Inn he was afterwards made a Bencher. His practice was perhaps more in Chambers than in Court. He earned a reputation as an authority upon the law of banking, and he was at one time standing advising counsel to the Institute of Bankers. In 1899 he succeeded his father as second baronet, and in 1902 took silk, after which his appearances in Court were rare. His "Law of Banking" has gone through several editions; and his "Legal Decisions Affecting Bankers" was in its day a useful book of reference. He was also the author of the article on banks and banking in Lord Halsbury's "Laws of England." John Paget had the agreeable manners of his family, and was much respected by his fellow-practitioners at the Bar, by whom he was often consulted upon his special subject and it whose disposal he always willingly placed his wide knowledge. He was a member of the County of London Appeal Tribunal in 1916, and assisted the Ministry of National Service in the delicate and important duty of recruiting in the Government departments. In 1883 he married Julia, daughter of George Moke, of New York. She died in 1926. He left two sons and two daughters, and is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, Commander James Francis Paget, R.N.(retired, who was born on September 25, 1890. The new baronet's twin brother, Major George Norrie Paget, now becomes heir-presumptive to the baronetcy.


1871 Census:

Harewood Place, St George Hanover Square, London, Westminster
Catherine Paget - Daughter - 24 - 1847 - Middlesex
John R. Paget - Son - 23 - 1848 - Student at Law - Middlesex
Francis Paget - Son - 20 - 1851 - Student - Middlesex
Mary M. Paget - Daughter - 10 - 1861 - Student - Middlesex

1881 Census:

1, Harewood Place, St George Hanover Square
James Paget - Head - Married - 67 - Surgeon F.R.C.S. England - Yarmouth
Lydia Paget - Wife - 66 - London
John R. Paget - Son - Single - 33 - Barrister - London
Stephen Paget - Son - 25 - Student of Medicine - London
Mary Maud Paget - Daughter - Single - 20 - London

1891 Census:

14, Lennox Gardens, Chelsea
John R. Paget - Head - 43 - Barrister At Law - London
Julia M. Paget - Wife - 26 - New York, U.S.A.
Margaret M. Paget - Daughter - 1 - London
James F. Paget - Son - 6 Months - London
George N. Paget - Son - 6 Months - London

1901 Census:

14, Lennox Gardens, Chelsea
John R. Paget - Head - 53 - Barrister At Law - St. Barthomews, London
Julia N. Paget - Wife - 36 - New York
Margaret N. Paget - Daughter - Single - 11 - Chelsea, London
George N. Paget - Son - 10 - Chelsea, London
Rupert Paget - Son - 9 - Scarborough, Yorkshire
Winifred N. Paget - Daughter - 4 - Germany

1911 Census:

14 Sussex Gardens, S.W.
John Rahere Paget - Head - 63 - Married 27 years - 5 children, 4 surviving - London
Julia Norrie Paget - Wife - 46 - New York, U.S.A.
James Francis Paget - Son - 20 - Single - Sub-Lieut., R.N. - London
George Norrie Paget - Son - 20 - Single - Undergraduate, Cambridge - London
Winifred Nora Paget - Daughter - 14 - Single - London

Sir John Rahere Paget