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Date: 1500-2000
History:

Sir William Paget (c.1509-1563), statesman and diplomat, was created Baron Paget in 1549. Between about 1544 and 1554 he acquired extensive estates in Staffordshire (including Burton-upon-Trent, formerly belonging to Burton Abbey, and Beaudesert, formerly belonging to the bishops of Coventry and Lichfield), Derbyshire (Littleover, a Burton Abbey property), Middlesex (West Drayton, Harmondsworth), Buckinghamshire (Iver, Great Marlow) and Leicestershire.

The 5th Baron married in 1602 Lettice, daughter and co-heir of Henry Knollys, through whom estates in Berkshire (Stanford-in-the-Vale, sold 1715) and Warwickshire (Nuneaton, sold 1765) passed to the Paget family. The 7th Baron (counted by GEC, The Complete Peerage, as the 8th) was created Earl of Uxbridge in 1714. He married in 1686 Mary Catesby of Whiston (Northamptonshire), but the Whiston estate, together with unsettled estates in Anglesey, Carnarvonshire and Staffordshire, passed on Lord Uxbridge’s death in 1743 to his kinsman Sir William Irby, 2nd Bt, later 1st Baron Boston. On the death of the 2nd Earl of Uxbridge in 1769 the Paget barony and estates were inherited by Sir Henry Bayly, 3rd Bt, of Plas Newydd (Anglesey), who was created Earl of Uxbridge in 1784. The 2nd Earl was created Marquess of Anglesey in 1815.

Sir Edward Bayly, 1st Bt, grandfather of Sir Henry Bayly and grandson of Lewis Bayly, Bishop of Bangor (d. 1631), had inherited in 1715 estates in Wales (Anglesey, Carnarvonshire, etc) and Ireland (the Cooley and Omeath estates in County Louth, four townlands in the Newry area of County Down and property in Galway town) from his cousin Nicholas Bagenal. (The major part of the Newry estate, however, passed to the Needham family, Viscounts and later Earls of Kilmorey.) In addition to the Paget and Bayly estates Lord Paget also succeeded in 1780 to part of the extensive Dorset and Somerset estates (Stalbridge, Milborne Port, etc) of Peter Walter (d. 1752).

Sales of property in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex (Iver and West Drayton) in the late 18th century were followed by the disposal of a major portion of the Walter estates (Milborne Port, etc) in 1825, and Stalbridge (to Lord Grosvenor, see Grosvenor, Dukes of Westminster), Harmondsworth and the Irish estates in the 1850s. Most of the Staffordshire estates were sold in the 20th century, and in 1935 Beaudesert was demolished, Plas Newydd becoming the principal seat.

Estates in 1883: Staffs 17,441 acres, Derbys 1,559 acres, Dorset 1,117 acres, Anglesey 9,620 acres, total 29,737 acres worth £110,598 a year.

Places:
  • Amlwch, Anglesey
  • Beaudesert, Staffordshire
  • Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Cannock, Staffordshire
  • Cooley, County Louth
  • Crobane, County Down
  • Galway, County Galway
  • Harmondsworth, Middlesex
  • Haywood, Staffordshire
  • Iver, Buckinghamshire
  • Littleover, Derbyshire
  • Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey
  • Longdon, Staffordshire
  • Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Milborne Port, Somerset
  • Misterton, Leicestershire
  • Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • Omeath, County Louth
  • Penrhyn, Caernarfonshire
  • Plas Newydd, Anglesey
  • Rugeley, Staffordshire
  • Stalbridge, Dorset
  • Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berkshire
  • Surbiton, Surrey
  • West Drayton, Middlesex
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections L-Z, 1999.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F86141 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10225 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
10th cent-20th cent: Staffs (Burton-upon-Trent, etc), Bucks (Iver, etc), Derbys (Littleover), Middlesex (Harmondsworth, etc) and Warwicks (Nuneaton) deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers, with misc estate papers rel to Berks (Stanford-in-the-Vale), Dorset (Stalbridge, etc), Somerset (Milborne Port, etc), Anglesey (Plas Newydd in Llanfairpwll, etc) and Cos Down (Crobane, etc) and Louth (Omeath, etc) 16th-19th cent and to Leics (Misterton) 1548-52, Oxon 18th cent and Surbiton (Surrey) early 19th cent
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 10 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79a, b, c, d, e]; Annual return 1987, 2001
2
1781-20th cent: Staffs (Burton-upon-Trent, etc) estate and mining papers and Paget family legal and trust papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79f]
3
10th cent-15th cent: misc Burton Abbey (Staffs) deeds and papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 10 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79g]
4
c1778-1831: Staffs (Cannock, Haywood, Longdon, etc) manorial records
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Lichfield Record Office
NRA 8864

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79h]
5
13th cent: Burton Abbey (Staffs) cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79i]
6
1611-1612: Beaudesert (Staffs) estate and household account book
Folger Shakespeare Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79w]
7
1789-1872: misc Staffs (Cannock, etc) manorial papers 1823-55 and Staffs (Beaudesert, etc) and Littleover (Derbys) estate papers 1789-1872
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79q]
8
c1583-1590: Staffs ironworks accounts 1583-85, with list of Cannock freeholders and commoners c1590
Folger Shakespeare Library
NRA 20980

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [5f]
9
17th cent-18th cent: misc Staffs (Cannock, etc), Bucks (Iver, etc) and Middlesex (West Drayton and Harmondsworth) manorial and estate papers and Paget family settlement and trust papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 41003 Irby
10
13th cent-1838: Bucks (Iver, etc) and Middlesex (Harmondsworth, West Drayton, etc) manorial records and estate papers 13th cent-18th cent and West Drayton and London household and misc Paget family papers 16th-18th cent
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
NRA 2595

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79k], Annual Return 2014, B14/130
11
13th cent-18th cent: Bucks (Iver, etc) deeds, manorial records and estate papers
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 19651

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79l]
12
c1649-1652: Marlow (Bucks) household account book c1649-52, incl general and London household accounts of the 5th Baron Paget
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 3576 Bucks RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79m]
13
1746-1815: Dorset (Stalbridge, etc) and Somerset (Milborne Port, etc) deeds and legal papers
Dorset History Centre
NRA 7828 Dorset RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79n]
14
1640-1935: Dorset (Stalbridge, etc) and Somerset (Milborne Port, etc) deeds, estate, household and misc papers 1640-1935, with a few for Wilts
Dorset History Centre
NRA 8984 Paget (Dorset)

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79o]
15
1802-1910: Dorset (Stalbridge, etc) and Somerset (Milborne Port, etc) estate papers 1825-1910, with Temple Combe (Somerset) manorial court book 1802-50
Dorset History Centre
NRA 34750

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79p]
16
1840: Dorset (Stalbridge, etc) estate valuation
Dorset History Centre
NRA 20479 Somerset Arch Soc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79p]
17
1781-1854: Dorset (Stalbridge, etc) estate papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79q]
18
c1781-1852: Stalbridge (Dorset) manorial and estate papers
Dorset History Centre
NRA 20486 Burridge
19
c18th cent-19th cent: Stalbridge (Dorset) estate papers
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 7246 Grimston
20
1784-1856: further Dorset and Somerset estate papers
Dorset History Centre
See Annual Return 2000
21
17th cent-20th cent: Anglesey (Plas Newydd, Mona, etc) and Caernarvonshire (Penrhyn, etc) deeds, estate and copper mining papers and Bayly and Paget family papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79q]
22
1821-1975: Anglesey (Plas Newydd, Mona, etc) estate and copper mining papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79s]
23
1743-1857: Anglesey (Plas Newydd, etc) and Caernarvonshire (Penrhyn, etc) legal and estate papers
Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office
NRA 37581 Poole

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79t]
24
1779-1864: misc Welsh (Anglesey, etc) estate papers
Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office
NRA 29346 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79u]
25
early 18th cent, 1727-1732: Plas Newydd (Anglesey) rentals early 18th cent and Co Louth (Omeath, etc) rentals 1727-32
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 28740 Panton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79x]
26
17th cent-19th cent: Cos Down (Crobane, etc), Louth (Omeath, etc) and Galway (Galway town, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers 17th-19th cent and Irish lord lieutenancy papers of the 1st Marquess 1828-33
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 10 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79v]
27
c1737-1782, 1833-1846: Irish estate papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79q]
28
17th cent-20th cent: Paget and Bayly family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79j]
29
1783-1930: Paget family settlements and papers
Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 30502 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79r]
30
17th cent-18th cent: misc Paget family deeds and settlements
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 3515 Staffs RO misc
31
1681-1707: diplomatic corresp of the 6th Baron Paget
London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
NRA 10 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79y]
32
1690-1725: diplomatic corresp of the 6th Baron Paget 1690-1702, with some corresp of the 1st Earl of Uxbridge 1709-25
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67f]
33
1771-1817: military papers of the 1st Marquess
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
NRA 20796 Paget

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79z]
34
1830: misc corresp of the 1st Marquess
Duke University: William R Perkins Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79aa]
35
c1630-1649: misc corresp of the 1st Earl Holland
Unknown location
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [79bb]
36
1944-65: political papers of 7th Marquess rel to Anglesey
Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives
NRA 32297 Anglesey RO

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