PAGET FAMILY

John PAGET

Born: ABT 1476

Notes: also known as "Patchett", "Pachett". According to Dugdale, John was born at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, a county where a Pachett family is found in the early 14th century. A wealthy lawyer Thomas Pachett died in 1465 in the adjacent county of Worcestershire, leaving a son John, then under age, who was to be apprenticed as a mercer in London, as well as a brother and a cousin of the same christian name. Between 1515 and 1518 one of the numerous John Pachetts was a suitor in Chancery for lands in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, his claim being one which his grandson was making in vain 40 years later. The fact that John lent small sums of money, a pound or two at a time, to Bromsgrove residents suggests that he was related to the Worcestershire Pachetts.

John Pachett settled in London, where he appears to have been a jack-of-all-trades, being described in 1502 as a barber, in 1511 as a shearman and in 1530 as a clothworker. The Earl of Surrey’s pejorative remarks of 1547 imply that John Pachett also served as a constable or bailiff. Dugdale says that he acted as a serjeant-at-mace to the sheriffs of London, a statement which is confirmed by an acquittance of 1511 in which he is referred to as ‘serjeant of London’. His regular small loans to the inhabitants of Staffordshire and Worcestershire notwithstanding, his means were moderate: the visitation of Staffordshire of 1583 describes him as mediocrae fortunae vir.

Married: Joan BANKES

Children:

1. William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

2. John PAGET

3. Robert PAGET (Aldermen of London)

4. Anne PAGET

5. Margaret PAGET


Robert PAGET (Aldermen of London)

Born: ABT 1515

Died: 7 Jan 1541

Buried: St Denys Backchurch, South Gloucestershire, England

Notes: a Merchant Taylor and one of the Sherriffs of the City of London in 1536. He died in 1541, and was buried in St Dionys Backchurch along with other notables, and especially William Sharington, who was infamous for debasing the currency and profiting from it, being a confederate of Lord Seymour in the plot against Protector Somerset, and was also married his widow.

Father: John PAGET

Mother: Joan BANKES

Married: Grace FARRINGTON (dau. of John Farrington and Elizabeth Wilsford) (m.2 Sir William Sharington)

Children:

1. Anne PAGET

2. Grace PAGET


Anne PAGET

Born: ABT 1531

Died: Mar 1607

Father: Robert PAGET (Aldermen of London)

Mother: Grace FARRINGTON

Married: Henry SHERINGTON of Lacock Abbey (Sir) (d. 1581) (son of Thomas Sharington of Cranworth, Esq. and Catherine Pyrton)

Children:

1. Grace SHARINGTON (b. 1552 - d. 27 Jul 1620) (m. Sir Anthony Mildmay)

2. Olive SHARINGTON (b. 1554 - d. 1646) (m.1 Sir John Talbot - m.2 Sir Robert Stapleton)

3. William SHARINGTON

4. Ursula SHARINGTON (b. 1554 - d. 1625) (m. Thomas Sadler)


Grace PAGET

Notes: As well as being a member of the King's Household Robert Robotham was fortunate to marry the niece of William Paget, 1st Lord Beaudesert. Grace Paget took Robert Robotham as her husband in Sep 1551, but only after she had married Robert Bull. Bull was presented by William Paget to the living of Whittington in Derbyshire but died by 15 Aug 1551. We can only conjecture why and how Grace was remarried only a month (at most) after her first husband's untimely death. Avaibable records suggest that Robert Robotham had been married previously, his son John, who was to inherit his whole estate and live in Newland Squillers, is recorded as having been christened in 1549. Robert Robotham and Grace Paget had 7 children, of which 3 girls definitely survived childhood and were married well, all of them after Robert's death and thus their matches were made either by John or more probably by Grace their mother who married a third time to Godfrey Fanshawe, brother of the Queen's Remembrancer Thomas Fanshawe.

When her husband Robert died Grace was granted the living of Warwicke Inne during her widowhood. She also received income from Raskell in Yorkshire and Berry Pomeroy in Devon, both properties that Robert had been granted in earlier years by King Edward VI. Raskell was the domain of the Nevilles of Raby, Sir Henry Neville was a beneficiary in Robert's will and one of three overseers of that will along with the Earl of Huntingdon and Sir Walter Mildmay. The 3 noblemen overseers are a clear recognition of the status Robert Robotham has attained by the time of his death. See: http://robathan.blogspot.com/2011/08/robothams-of-st-albans-their.html?m=1

Father: Robert PAGET (Aldermen of London)

Mother: Grace FARRINGTON

Married 1: Robert BULL 30 Nov 1550, St Stephen Walbrook

Married 2: Robert ROBOTHAM Sep 1551

Children:

1. Mary ROBOTHAM (m. William Leveson)

Married 3: Godfrey FANSHAWE


William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: ABT 1506

Acceded: Beaudesert

Died: 9 Jun 1563, West Drayton, Middlesex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John PAGET

Mother: Joan BANKES

Married: Anne PRESTON (b. ABT 1510, Preston Patrick, Lancashire, England - d. Feb 1586/7, West Drayton, Middlesex, England) (dau. of Henry Preston) ABT 1530, Preston Patrick, Westmorland, England

Children:

1. Henry PAGET (2 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

2. Thomas PAGET (3 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

3. Charles PAGET

4. Edward PAGET

5. Ethelreda PAGET

6. Henry PAGET

7.  Joan PAGET

8.  Anne PAGET

9.  Eleanor PAGET

10. Dorothy PAGET

11. Grisel PAGET


Charles PAGET

Died: 1612

Notes: secretary for Cardinal James Beaton, Mary Queen of Scots’ Ambassador in Paris in 1572. He was also a double agent working for Sir Francis Walsingham. Paget was in constant correspondence with Curle and Nau, Mary’s secretaries, and was an associate of Thomas Morgan, Beaton’s cipher clerk, who was involved in the Babington plot against Elizabeth I.

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON


Ethelreda PAGET

Born: ABT 1535

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Christopher ALLEN (illegitimate son of John Alleyn, Lord Mayor of London)


Henry PAGET

Born: ABT 1539, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Died: 1568

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON


Joan PAGET

Born: ABT 1540

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Thomas KYTSON 1551, England


Anne PAGET

Born: 1540, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1584 / 1590

Buried: Aylesbury

Notes: there is a story that Anne fostered an illegitimate child borne by Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex, to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, before their marriage. Lettice was a kinswoman of the Lee family through her grandmother, who was married to both a Lee and a Knollys. She was doubtless aware that her husband Sir Henry Lee had taken a mistress, the notorious Anne Vavasour.

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Henry LEE (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. John LEE

2. Henry LEE

3. Mary LEE


Eleanor PAGET

Born: 1543, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Jerome PALMER


Dorothy PAGET

Born: 1545, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married 1: Thomas WILLOUGHBY

Married 2: Rowland CLERCK


Grisel PAGET

Died: 21 Jul 1600

Buried: Stoke by Nayland

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married 1: Thomas RIVETT (Sir)

Children:

1. Anne RIVETT (B. Windsor of Bradenham) (m. Henry Windsor, 5 B. Windsor)

Married 2: William WALDEGRAVE (Sir) ABT 1582, Small Bridge Bures, Essex, Suffolk, England


Henry PAGET (2 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: ABT 1537, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Died: 28 Dec 1571

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Catherine KNYVETT (B. Paget of Beaudesert) 1562, Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth PAGET


Elizabeth PAGET

Born: ABT 1550, Bath, Somerset, England

Died: 29 Jun 1571

Father: Henry PAGET (2 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Catherine KNYVETT (B. Paget of Beaudesert)

Married: Henry LEE


Thomas PAGET (3 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: ABT 1544, Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England

Died: AFT Jan 1589/90, Bruxelles, Brabant, Belgium

Buried: BEF 7 Aug 1590

Notes: his wife was a gentlewoman of the privy chamber in the 1560s and widow of Sir Thomas Southwell of Woodrising Hall. After they married, Paget dismissed all of his wife’s servants. Gilbert Talbot called him an “evell husband” in a letter in 1573 and Nazaret had formally separated from him in 1581/2. In 1578, Queen Elizabeth visited Woodrising Hall on progress, even though both the Southwells and the Pagets were known recusants. In fact, in 1583, Lord Paget fled England for Paris. He was suspected of complicity, with his brother Charles, in the Throckmorton plot and the Babington plot, and was attainted in 1587. But the peerage was restored in 1604 to his son William, 4th Lord Paget.

Father: William PAGET (1 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Anne PRESTON

Married: Nazareth NEWTON (B. Paget of Beaudasert) (b. ABT 1541, East Harptree, Somersetshire, England - d. 16 Apr 1583, London, Middlesex, England) (dau. of Sir John Newton of Hawtrey and Margaret Poyntz) (w. of Thomas Southwell) AFT 1568

Children:

1. William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)


William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: 1572 / 1584, Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England

Died: 29 Aug 1629, West Drayton, Middlesex, England

Buried: 30 Aug 1629, West Drayton, Middlesex, England

Notes: Born in the year of the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, he spent much of his life under suspicion in England because of his father's ardent Roman Catholicism. His father fled to Spain and was considered a traitor. His son turned Protestant and grew to hate all things Spanish but was still mistrusted by Queen Elizabeth, even after serving with Lord Essex in the Calais Expedition of 1596. He avoided the same fate as Essex. He was finally restored to his paternal lands and honors by King James in 1605. In 1612 he became a member of the Virginia Company which then included Bermuda. He was one of the illustrious band of gentlemen "Adventurers" who invested in the Bermuda Company to colonize the Bermuda islands from 1615 onwards. He was the largest shareholder in the original Paget Tribe named after him in 1617, later Paget Parish. He is buried at West Drayton in Middlesex, England.

Father: Thomas PAGET (3 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Nazareth NEWTON (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Married: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert) BEF 19 Jun 1602

Children:

1. William PAGET (5 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

2. Anne PAGET

3. Catherine PAGET

4. Mary PAGET

5. Dorothy PAGET

6. Margaret PAGET

7. Henry PAGET

8. Thomas PAGET


Margaret PAGET

Born: ABT 1604, Beaudefert, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1652, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Buried: 10 Sep 1652, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Father: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)


Anne PAGET

Born: ABT 1603

Father: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Married: Simon HARCOURT (Sir) ABT 1632

Children:

1. Mary HARCOURT

2. Frederick HARCOURT

3. Phillip HARCOURT


Catherine PAGET

Born: 1615, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1695

Father: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Married: Anthony IRBY (Sir)


Mary PAGET

Father: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Married: William HICKS (Sir)


William PAGET (5 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Born: 13 Sep 1609

Died: 19 Oct 1678, Old Palace Yard, Westminster, Enlgland

Buried: 7 Nov 1678, West Drayton

Notes: fought for Charles I at the Battle of Edgehill.

Father: William PAGET (4 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Mother: Lettice KNOLLYS (B. Paget of Beaudasert)

Married: Frances RICH (B. Paget of Beaudasert) 28 Jun 1632, Kensington, England

Children:

1. William PAGET (6 B. Paget of Beaudasert)

2. Henry PAGET



Judith PAGET

Born: 1551, Beaudasert, Staffordshire, England

Married: Henry HUSSEY ABT 1572, Paines, Cockfield, Sussex, England


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