Birth: 1 December 1730

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Cranmore Hall, Somerset

Baptism: 29 December 1730

Place of Baptism: Basildon, Berkshire

Death: 8 April 1803 - Aged 72

Place or Registered Place of Death: East Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Date of Burial: 13 April 1803

Place of Burial: St. James, East Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Father: Thomas Paget

Mother: Elizabeth Cobb

Spouse(s): Mary Moore

Date of Marriage: 1 July 1760

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Chilcompton, Somerset


John Paget (1761-1825)
Richard Paget (1766-1794)
Thomas Paget (1767-1813)


A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry - Volume 2 - By Sir Bernard Burke
Richard Paget, Esq. of Newberry House, and Cranmore Hall, co. Somerset, b. 1 Dec. 1730, M.A.; m. 1 July, 1760, Mary, eldest dau., and eventually sole heiress of James Moore, Esq. of Chilcompton, Somerset, 4th son of John Moore, Esq. of Newberry House, in the parish of Kilmersdon, by his wife, Mary, niece and heiress of Benjamin Bradford, Esq. of Cranmore Hall. By his marriage with this lady (who was b. 1 Dec. 1732) Mr. Paget inherited the estate of Newberry in 1779, and that of East Cranmore, in 1791, at both of which seats he occasionally resided. He had three sons,

I. John, his heir.

II. Richard, b. 7 July, 1766, probationer fellow of Magdalen College, and curate of East Cranmore, d. unm. 9 Dec 1794.

III. Thomas, b. 7 Dec. 1767; m. 4 March, 1800, his second cousin, Mary, only dau. of Francis Moore, Esq. of Egginton House, co. Bedford. He d. s. p. 10 April, 1813; his wife predeceased him 5 Dec 1810.

Mr. Paget d. 8 April, 1803 (his widow survived until 2 Nov. 1807), and was s. by his eldest son,

Oxford University Alumni
Paget, Richard, s. Thomas, of Basildon, Berks, cler. Oriel Coll., matric. 2 April, 1747, aged 16; B.A. from Magdalen Coll. 1751, M.A. 1753, of Newbery House and Cranmore Hall, Somerset, died 8 April, 1803.

National Archives
Taunton St. James DD\SP/319/170 1784
A similar appointment by Richard Paget of Chilcompton and his wife, Mary, in favour of their son, John of Newberry House in Kilmerddon, relating to messuages and[named]lands in the tithing of Obridge.

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.

Richard Paget, of Newberry House and Cranmore Hall, Somerset; born 1 Dec 1730; MA; married 1 July 1760 Mary (born 1 Dec 1732; died 2 Nov 1807), eldest daughter and eventually sole heiress of James Moore, of Chilcompton, Somerset (4th s of John Moore, of Newberry House, Kilmerson, by Mary, d. of Benjamin Bradford, of Cranmore Hall), through her inherited the Newberry and E Cranmore estates 1779 and 1791

National Register
Taunton St. James DD\SP/319/76 1760
Agreement previous to marriage of Dr.Richard Paget of Taunton and Mary Moore of Chilcompton, spr., relating to messuages and[named]lands at Obridge.

Mention in the will of several coal leases and coal works.
The Will of Richard Paget
Those mentioned in the will were:
Mary Paget (wife)
John Paget (son)
Thomas Paget (son)
His wife Mary was the sole executrix of the estate which was drafted on the 7th December 1795.
The will was proved at London on the 2nd June 1803 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.)

Dr. Richard Paget, M.D.