Birth: 26 January 1871

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 3 April 1934 - Aged 63

Place or Registered Place of Death: Alnwick, Northumberland

Date of Burial: 5 April 1934

Place of Burial: Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire

Father: Berkeley Paget

Mother: Gertrude Fanny Villiers

Spouse(s): Christina Jessie Mackenzie

Date of Marriage: 1 July 1897

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. George's, Hanover Square, Middlesex


Berkeley Paget (1898-1921)
Evelyn Mary Paget (1901-1953)
Edward Catesby Paget (1903-1963)
Rachel Paget (1906-)


Armorial Families
Leopold Cecil Paget, Esq., J. P. E.R. Yorks., b. 1871; m. 1897, Christina Jesse, d. of S. Mackenzie; and has had issue-Berkeley Paget, Esq. , Lieut. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, b. 1898 ; d. 1921 ; Edward Catesby Paget, Gentleman, Lieut. Yorks. Hussars, b. 1903 ; Evelyn Mary [m. 1923, Louis Rowlatt Kettle, Capt. L. R. V. Inniskilling Dragoon Gds. , and has issue] ; and Rachel [m. 1927, George N. Deas, 8th K.O.R. Irish Hussars]. Res.-Middlethorpe Hall, York.

Leopold Cecil Paget held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for the East Riding, Yorkshire.

The Times - April 5, 1934
Paget. - On April 3, 1934, Leopold C. Paget, for many years Honorary Director of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Funeral, Bishopthorpe, York, today (Thursday) at 2.30 p.m.

The Times - April 6, 1934
Mr. Leopold Paget
The funeral took place at Bishopthorpe, near York, yesterday, of Mr. Leopold Paget. Canon A. S. Crawley and the Rev. H. C. Warner took the service. The family mourners included:-

Mr. E. C. Paget (son), Captain and Mrs. Kettle (son-in-law and daughter), Captain and Mrs. Deas (son-in-law and daughter), the Hon. Mrs. Crawley, Mr. J. K. Crawley, Mr. L. G. Crawley, Mr. C. S. Crawley, Mr. K. A. G. Crawley, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Crawley, Miss Elizabeth Crawley, and Miss Anstice Crawley...........

The Times - April 6, 1934
Mr. L. C. Paget
A correspondent writes:-
It was fitting that “Leo" Paget should find his last earthly resting-place in Bishopthorpe Churchyard, beside the graves of his wife and eldest son, for he had lived for 19 years at Middlethorpe Hall in the parish. and took the keenest interest in its welfare. The number of people present at the funeral represented his many friends and his varied activities and interests. Most of his life he had lived in the county of Yorkshire, for some years as agent to the late Lord Harewood, and later as managing director of the extensive agricultural enterprises of the late Lord Manton. He was a lover of country life, an expert gardener, he had a famous herd of Middle White pigs, he was a keen and knowledgeable horseman, always interested in and ready !o encourage young sportsmen. His wide experience and sound judgment was ever at the disposal of those of all classes who needed it. Beyond the age for active service in the Great War, he spent himself unsparingly in war work at home, doing innumerable kindnesses to those whose men folk were away. His public spirit found vent in many ways. he served for 14 years as honorary director of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, and for several years was on the council of the Royal Agricultural Society and a member of the Leeds University Council for Agricultural Education.

He left Bishopthorpe to embark on a large farm of his own in Nottinghamshire, but the adverse conditions proved beyond even his skill and experience, and he was forced to withdraw with heavy loss. Material misfortune seemed to bring out his innate nobility of character, and he grew in greatness of spirit, never complaining or discouraged; he seemed scarcely to remember himself in his constant regard and solicitude for others. In the past year he had taken a leading part in establishing a club for boys in the poorest part of York, where he himself was to be found many evenings in every week. A truly religious man, he seemed to "learn obedience," to grow in grace by the things he suffered. The Church has lost in him a faithful servant, the country a patriotic citizen, and those who knew him best a generous-hearted friend.


1871 Census:

Blenheim Mount, Manningham, Bradford
Berkeley Paget - Head - 30 - 1841 - Ireland - Sub-Inspector of Factories
Gertrude F. - Wife - 27 - Bloomsbury, Middlesex
Eleanor F. - Daughter - 11 - Hampton Court, Middlesex
Frederick C.V. - Son - 3 - Hampton Palace, Middlesex
Sybil M. - Daughter - 1 - Manningham, Yorkshire
Leopold C. - Son - 2 months - Manningham

1881 Census:

Village Private House, Long Ditton, Surrey
Berkeley Paget - Head - Married - 40 - Agent To The Low Moor Coy (Iron Masters) - Ireland
Gertrude F. Paget - Wife - 37 - Wife Of Agent - Bloomsbury, Middlesex
Eleanor F. Paget - Daughter - 14 - Scholar - Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Frederick C. V. Paget - Son - 13 - Scholar - Brompton, Middlesex
Sybil M. Paget - Daughter - 11 - Scholar - Bradford, Yorkshire
Leopold C. Paget - Son - 10 - Scholar - Bradford, Yorkshire
Ernest V. Paget - Son - 8 - Scholar - Long Ditton, Surrey
Mildred F. Paget - Daughter - 7 - Scholar - Long Ditton, Surrey
Florinda F. Paget - Daughter - 5 - Scholar - Long Ditton, Surrey
Algernon B. Paget - Son - 3 - Scholar - Hove, Brighton, Sussex

1901 Census:

Wetherby Road, Harewood, Yorkshire
Leopold C. Paget - Head - 30 - Land Agent - Bradford, Yorkshire
Christina J. Paget - Wife - 30 - London
Berkeley Paget - Son - 2 - Babington, Somerset
Evelyn M. Paget - Daughter - 1 Month - Babington, Somerset

1911 Census:

Middlethorpe Hall, York
Leopold Cecil Paget - Head - 40 - Married 13 years - 4 children, all surviving - Seed Crusher & Land Agent - Employer - Bradford, Yorkshire
Christina Jessie Paget - Wife - 40 - London
Evelyn Mary Paget - Daughter - 10 - Babington, Somerset
Edward Catesby Paget - Son - 8 - Harewood, Yorkshire
Rachel Paget - Daughter - 5 - Harewood, Yorkshire

Leopold Cecil Paget, J.P.