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Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, PC (6 July 1797 – 7 February 1869), known as Earl of Uxbridge between 1815 and 1854, was a British peer and Whig politician.

Background

He was the eldest son of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and his first wife, Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, third daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey. In 1832, he was summoned to the House of Lordsmarker in his father's subsidiary title Baron Paget and in 1854, he succeeded his father as marquess.

Career

In 1820, Paget entered the British House of Commonsmarker, sitting for Angleseymarker until 1832. He was State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1828 and the following year. He served as Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria from 1837 until 1839, and was subsequently Lord Chamberlain until 1841. Paget was sworn of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1839. In 1854, Paget was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, an office he held until his death in 1869.

Family

He married, firstly, Eleanora Campbell, second daughter of John Campbell and granddaughter of John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, on 5 August 1819. They had three children:



He married, secondly, Henrietta Bagot, fourth daughter of Charles Bagot, on 27 August 1833. They had four children:



Lord Anglesey married thirdly, Ellen Burnand, on 8 March 1860. He died in Lambethmarker, Londonmarker aged 71.

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