Birth: 1706 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Pointington, Somerset

Baptism: 11 January 1706

Place of Baptism: Pointington, Somerset

Death: 2 January 1783 - Aged 77

Place or Registered Place of Death: Mells, Somerset

Date of Burial: 7 January 1783

Place of Burial: St. Andrew's, Mells, Somerset

Father: John Paget

Mother: Mary Ruddock

Spouse(s): Elizabeth Cobbe

Date of Marriage: 1725 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Not Known


Thomas Paget (1726-)
John Paget (1728-1782)
Richard Paget (1730-1803)
Elizabeth Paget (1734-1802)
William Paget (1735-1785)
Robert Paget (1739-1793)
Mary Paget (1745-1806)


A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry - Volume 2 - By Sir Bernard Burke
Thomas Paget, baptised 11 Jan. 1706, became a Fellow of Christ Church College, Oxford, M. A.; resigning the living of St. Mewan's, Cornwall, was presented to Clifton Maubank, Dorset, in 1742, and to Bradford Abbas, in the same co. in the following year, and on 2 May, 1745, to the rectory of Pointington, which, with that, of Mells, to which he was inducted in 1751, he was holding at the time of his death. He m. Elisabeth, dau. of Richard Cobb, Esq. of Berkshire, by whom he had five sons and two daus., viz.,

I. Thomas, in, the civil service of the E.I.C, d. unm. at Bencoolen,

II. John, b. 1728, M.A., vicar of Doulting, Somerset, m. 1st, 27 Aug. 1757, Anne, dau. of the Rev. Benjamin Milward, formerly rector of Mells, and by her (who d. Aug. 1758) had a dau,

Anna-Aletheia-Elizabetha, m, 1781, the Rev, William Phelips, of Montacute, co. Somerset, and dying 7 July, 1816, left (with many other children) a dau., Mary, m. the Rev. Henry Hoskins, whose eldest son, Henry-William, m. in 1851, Jane-Blanche-Somerville, eldest dau, of John Moore Paget, Esq. of Cranmore Hall.

He m. 2ndly, Sarah, dau. of Samuel Jeffery, Esq. of Sherborne, Dorset, who (dying 29 April, 1793) left an only surviving dau.,

Sarah-Jeffery, b. at Doulting, Sept. 1766; m. 24 April, 1802, the Rev. Edward Bradford, B.D., rector of Stalbridge, Dorset, and dying in 1810, left two children, Edward, who d. in 1822, aged 16, and Sarah, m. in 1830, Sir William Coles Medlycott, Bart, of Venn House, Somersetshire,

The Rev. John Paget d. 5 Oct. 1782,

III. Richard, of whom hereafter.

IV. William, b. 5 Nov. 1735; m. 1 July, 1765, Sarah, dau. and heiress of - Salmon, Esq. of Wrington, Somerset, and dying 2 Sept. 1785, left an only dau.,

Sarah-Maria, b, 30 Oct 1770; m, 7 Oct. 1790, the Bev. John Peploe Mosley, rector of Rolleston, Stafford, 2nd son of Sir John-Parker Mosley, Bart., and was mother of (inter alios) John Edward Mosley, who m. in 1824, his second cousin, Caroline-Sophia Paget,

V. Robert, 6, in 1739, D.C.L.. and fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he d. unm. 10 Aug. 1793.

I. Elizabeth, m, 1758, Thomas Horner, Esq. of Mells Park, and d. 15 July, 1802 (see Horner of Mells).

II. Mary, m. as before stated her first cousin, the Rev. John Bishop, D.D., and d. s. p. Jan. 1806.

The Rev. Thomas Paget d. 2 Jan. 1783, his 3rd son,

Rev. Thomas Paget (son of the Rev. John Paget, rector of Pointington), of Corpus College, Oxford, with Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Jane Cobbe, or Cobb, of Basildon, Berks also of Oxford and of Tavistock, gent., afterwards M.A., Fellow of Corpus College, Oxford, held various livings in Cornwall, Dorset, and Somerset, and at his decease was rector of Pointington and of Mells, Somerset. He was baptized at Pointington, 1706, and probably matriculated as an undergraduate about 1724-5. His son Thomas, the first issue of the marriage, was baptized January, 1726, at Basildon, Berks.

The Rev. Thomas Paget, b. 11th January, 1703, was fellow of Christchurch College, Oxford, and held successively the livings of St. Mewans, Cornwall; Clifton and Bradford Abbas, Dorset; and Mells cum Leigh in Somersetshire. He m. Elizabeth Cobb, of Berkshire, and had five sons and two daughters.

Reverend Rector Of Mells Buried Under The Communion Table.

Rev. Thomas Paget