Paget Family Papers

Scope and Content


  • Bundle (i): the Hon. Berkeley Paget's marriage settlement and related documents, 1783-1856
  • Bundle (ii): Lady Mary Paget's marriage settlement and related deeds, 1803-1846
  • Bundle (iii): Lady Caroline Paget's marriage settlement and a related deed, 1817
  • Bundle (iv): marriage settlement of Stewart Henry Paget and Charlotte Jemima Williams and related documents, 1834-1872
  • Bundle (v): Lady Mary Paget's marriage settlements, 1838-1839

Administrative / Biographical History

The Paget Family has been connected with Plas Newydd, Llanedwen, Anglesey since the marriage in 1737 of Nicholas Bayly of Anglesey (d. 1782) and Caroline Paget of Staffordshire (d. 1766), which united two of the most influential families in Britain. Their second son and heir Henry Bayly (1744-1812) took the name Paget on succeeding to the barony of Beaudesert, Staffordshire in 1769 and was created earl of Uxbridge in 1784. His eldest son and successor Henry William Paget (1768-1854) had a military career and was created first Marquess of Anglesey in 1815 for his success on the battlefield. He was MP for Caernarfon as were his brothers Edward and Charles, two other brothers William and Berkeley (1750-1842) represented Anglesey in parliament. Further genealogical detail is available in John Edwards Griffith Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families (1914)


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Material received from the British Record Association (BRA number: 2246)


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 37139-37206

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Plas Newydd Manuscripts, Lord Uxbridge Marriage Settlement Papers, Peckover, Burrill and Owen Papers. Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub.