Birth: 1860 - June Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1951 - June Quarter - Aged 91

Place or Registered Place of Death: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Father: George Edward Paget

Mother: Clara Fardell

Spouse(s): Joseph John Thomson

Date of Marriage: 2 January 1890

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Mary the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Children:

George Paget Thomson (1892-)
Joan Paget Thomson (1903-)

Notes:

Rose Elizabeth Paget was born in 1860. She was a daughter of Sir George Edward Paget, Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge between 1872 and 1892, and Clara Paget (née Fardell) a clergyman's daughter from the Isle of Ely. Rose Paget met J.J. Thomson as a student at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and they were married in 1890. They had two children, George Paget Thomson and Joan Paget Thomson. Lady Thomson died in 1951.

Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science, By Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie - p. 972
Rose was a physicist. She attended classes at Newnham College and lectures at the Cavendish Laboratory. She began research at the Cavendish in autumn 1888 on the stationary vibrations produced in soap films by audible sound waves, a topic suggested by the director (her husband), J.J. Thomson. The research does not seem to have been published by either Paget or Thomson. On 2 January 1890, Rose Paget married J.J. Thomson. She did not continue her work in physics after her marriage. The couple had a son, George, born in 1892, and a daughter, Joan, born in March 1903. J.J. Thomson was credited with the 1897 discovery of the electron. George P. Thomson later became an eminent physicist.

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1861 Census:

Cambridge
St. Mary the Less
2 St. Peter's Terrace
George E. Paget - Head - 51 - Yarmouth, Norfolk
Clara Paget - Wife - 35 - York
George E. Paget - Son - 8 - Cambridge
Clara M. - Daughter - 3 - Cambridge
Charles E. - Son - 2 - Cambridge
Rose E. - Daughter - 1 - Cambridge
Violet E. - Daughter - 1 - Cambridge

1871 Census:

Cambridge
St. Mary the Less
2 St. Peter's terrace
George E. Paget - Head - 61
Clara - Wife - 45
Clara M. - Daughter - 13
Charles E - Son - 12
Rose E. - Daughter 11
Violet E. - Daughter - 11
Alfred J.E. - Son - 1
Owen Frank - Son - 1 month

1881 Census:

2, St Peters Terrace, Cambridge St Mary The Less, Cambridgeshire
George E. Paget - Head - Married - 71 - Physician M.D. Regius Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge - Yarmouth, Norfolk
Clara M. Paget - Daughter - Single - 23 - Cambridge
Charles E. Paget - Son - Single - 22 - Cambridge
Rose Elizabeth Paget - Daughter - Single - 21 - Cambridge
Violet Emma Paget - Daughter - Single - 21 - Cambridge

Rose Elizabeth Paget