Paget, Rev. Francis Edward

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Paget, Rev. Francis Edward

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24 May 1806- 4 August 1882


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The Most Rev Edward Francis Paget was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the middle part of the 20th century. Francis Edward Paget (1806-1882) was an English clergyman and author. Born on 24 May 1806, he was eldest son of Sir Edward Paget by his first wife, Frances, daughter of William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot. On 16 September 1817 he was admitted to Westminster School; he then went to Christ Church, Oxford, matriculating on 3 June 1824. From 1825 to 1836 he held a studentship there, and graduated B.A. in 1828, and M.A. in 1830.

Paget was a supporter of the Oxford movement of 1833 he lent his earnest support. In 1835 he was presented to the rectory of Elford near Lichfield, and for some years was chaplain to Richard Bagot, bishop of Bath and Wells. Elford Church was restored under his auspices in 1848, and its dedication festival was made an occasion of annual reunion among Staffordshire churchmen. He published an account of the church in 1870.

Paget died at Elford on 4 Aug. 1882, and was buried there on the 8th. On 2 June 1840 he married Fanny, daughter of William Chester, rector of Denton, Norfolk. While examining manuscripts at Levens Hall, Westmoreland, Paget came across some letters from Richard Graham (1679-1697), youngest son of Colonel James Graham (1649-1730), who died prematurely while keeping terms at University College, Oxford, and his tutor, Hugh Todd. These formed the basis of A Student Penitent of 1695, London, 1875. He also published sermons, prayers, and religious treatises. His last work, entitled Homeward Bound, London, 1876, attracted some attention. In 1840 he edited Simon Patrick's Discourse concerning Prayer and Treatise of Repentance and of Fasting, to rank with the series of reprints from the writings of English bishops issued by John Henry Newman.

The privately printed Some Records of the Ashtead Estate and of its Howard Possessors: with Notices of Elford, Castle Rising, Levens, and Charlton, Lichfield, 1873, was a compilation from family papers and other sources.

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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