CFHS code : ML11 and 10

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : In Memory of Sir GEORGE EDW— PAGET KCB MD LLD DCL FRS Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College b Dec 22 1809 d Jan 29 1892 also Lady CLARA PAGET b Nov 5 1825 d May 7 1899 also HESTER PAGET bur 29 Jan 1856 aged 2 ALFRED OWEN PAGET 2 Jan 1857 aged 1_ GEORGINA PAGET 15 Aug 1857 aged 1

Monument : Stone cross/Vault

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The 2 Paget monuments December 2017

Monument

There are two plinths within one set of kerb stones, in the parish area of St Mary the Less. The larger plinth has the main inscription and the smaller one the initials of the three children. The crosses have fallen and the inscriptions are now very hard to read.

Inscription

west face

In Memory of Sir GEORGE EDWARD PAGET KCB MD LLD DCL FRS Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College
born Dec 22 1809 died Jan 29 1892

“Faithful unto death

east face

Also Lady CLARA PAGET born Nov 5 1825 died May 7 1899

Also HESTER PAGET bur 29 Jan 1856 aged 2

ALFRED OWEN PAGET 2 Jan 1857 aged 1_

GEORGINA PAGET 15 Aug 1857 aged 1

Sir George Edward Paget (1809-1892) 

George Edward Paget

George was born on 22 December 1809 in Yarmouth, the third son of Samuel Paget, a brewer, and Sarah Elizabeth Tolver.  He attended Charterhouse School before being admitted as a pensioner to Gonville and Caius on 29 May 1827.  He gained his BA in 1831 (8th Wrangler), MB in 1833. He was a Fellow from 1832 to 1851 and Bursar from 1835 to 1838. In 1842 he persuaded the University to institute bedside examinations for its medical degrees, which were the first regular clinical examinations in England.

He was also the Linacre Lecturer on Medicine at St John’s college in 1851.

He married Clara Fardell on 11th December 1851 at Sutton, Isle of Ely in the parish church where her father was the vicar.  George and Clara had at least ten children; George Edward (b 1852), Hester (1854-1856), Alfred Owen (1855-1857), Georgina (1856-1857),  Clara Maud (b 1857), Charles Edward (b 1858), Rosa Elizabeth (b 1860), Violet Emma (b 1860), Alfred James Meyrick (b 1869) and  Owen Frank (b 1871). All the children were baptised in the parish church of St Mary the Less.

He held a range of post, including President of the Philosophical Society in 1855, physician at Addenbrookes Hospital from 1839 to 1884 and was a Regius Professor of Physic from 1872 to 1892.

He was President of the BMA in 1864 and created a KCB in 1885.

He died on 29 January 1892 of influenza at his house in St Peter’s Terrace, Cambridge.  There is a marble bust of him in Addenbrookes Hospital.

Lady Clara Paget (née Fardell) (1825-1899)

Clara was born in York and baptised at St Mary’s Bishophill Junior on 8th November 1825. She was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Emma Clara Anne (née Meyrick).

 Hester Paget (buried 1856)

Alfred Owen Paget (d 1857)

Georgina Paget (d 1857)

[If you have any information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

 Sources :

Photo of GEP source unknown
George’s obituary
Biography

ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database

by Mary Naylor and Sheila Plaister

Alfred Owen Paget; Clara Paget; George Edward Paget; Georgina Paget; Hester Paget