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Elizabeth Paget (11 Jan 1813-1869)

Portrait of Elizabeth PagetEldest daughter of William Rathbone V and Elizabeth (née Greg)

m. (1839) John Paget (1811-1898), son of Thomas Paget of Leicestershire.

Three children:
Elizabeth Anne (Nina)
Thomas Guy Paget

(Mary) Rosalind Paget (founder of the Midwives Institute)

John Paget qualified as a barrister at Middle Temple the year before their marriage. He was secretary to Lord Chancellors Truro and Cranworth in the 1850s, and served as a Metropolitan Police magistrate from 1864-1889. He was also a writer, publishing legal, historical and literary essays; his published works include The New Examen and Paradoxes and Puzzles .

Elizabeth Paget in the Rathbone papers

The papers of Elizabeth Paget (RP XII) form a very small group dating from 1820-1869, and contain:

  • RP XII.1 - General correspondence (8 items, personal letters sent to Elizabeth Paget)

Related holdings

  • Leicestershire Record Office
  • Holdings include two Paget family scrapbooks of autographs collected by Elizabeth Paget. (DE 1274/1-2, DE 1274/5-17, DE 1276/38-45)

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