Birth: 7 March 1884

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: Not Known

Place or Registered Place of Death: Not Known

Father: Francis Paget

Mother: Helen Beatrice Church

Spouse(s): Jean Ross Holden

Date of Marriage: 29 September 1915 (Divorced in 1923)

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Holy Trinity, Folkestone, Kent


Richard H. Paget (1920-)


Armorial Families
Richard James Paget, Esq., Capt. 90th Canadian Rifles, b. 1884 ; m. 1915, Jean Ross (obtained a divorce 1923), d. of George P. Holden, Esq., J. P., of Darwen, Lancs. Res.—

Great War Forum
90th Rifles of Canada, 8th Battalion
Lt Richard James Paget served with this unit. His attestation papers show he joined this unit. He seems to have had his medical in September 1914 but didn't actually sign up until January 1915.

He married in England in 1915 so must have come to the UK that year, later in the war I have a source which puts him with the 9th York and Lanc Regt. Could someone tell me who the 90th Rifles became I assume it's an older name for the regiment.

List of officers and men serving in the First Canadian Contingent of the British Expeditionary Force, 1914. Compiled by Pay and Record Office, Canadian Contingent.
Richard James Paget.

The Times - September 25, 1915
Forthcoming Marriages
Mr. R. Paget and Miss Holden
A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Richard Paget, lieutenant, 90th Rifles (Canada), eldest son of the late Frances Paget, D.D., Bishop of Oxford, and Jean Ross, daughter of Mr. Pickup Holden, J.P., and Mrs. Holden, of Darwen.

The Times - October 9, 1915
Paget : Holden. - On Wednesday, 29th Sept., at Holy Trinity, Folkestone, by the Rev. C. Marriott, Richard James Paget, 90th Rifles (Canada), eldest son of the late Frances Paget, D.D., Bishop of Oxford, to Jean Ross Holden, daughter of George Pickup Holden, Esq., J.P., and of Mrs. Holden, of Darwen, Lancs.


1891 Census:

Dr Pagets House Christ Church, Meadow Lane, Oxford
Richard J. Paget - Son - 7 - 1884 - Scholar - Worcestershire
Beatrice M. Paget - Daughter - 6 - 1885 - Scholar - Worcestershire
Edward F. Paget - Son - 4 - 1887 - Oxfordshire
Bernard C. Paget - Son - 3 - 1888 - Oxfordshire
Edith F. Paget - Daughter - 1 - 1890 - Oxfordshire

1901 Census:

The Schools, Kingsland, Shrewsbury St Julian, Shropshire
Richard James Paget - Boarder - 17 - 1884 - Student - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Edward Francis Paget - Boarder - 14 - 1887 - Oxford, Oxfordshire

1911 Census:

12 Delamere Terrace Paddington W, London
Richard Paget - Boarder - 27 - 1884 - Student in Surgery - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Dr. Richard James Paget