Birth: 16 December 1774

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 16 June 1835

Place or Registered Place of Death: Dunbarton, Scotland

Place of Burial: Kensal Green Cemetery, Middlesex

Father: George Bussy Villiers

Mother: Frances Twysden


1. Henry William Paget

2. George William Campbell

Date of Marriage:

1. 25 July 1795

2. 10 November 1810

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, Middlesex

2. Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Marriage to Henry William Paget:

Caroline Paget (1796-1874)
Henry Paget (1797-1869)
Jane Paget (1798-1896)
Georgiana Paget (1800-1875)
Augusta Paget (1802-1872)
William Paget (1803-1873)
Agnes Paget (1804-1845)
Arthur Paget (1805-1825)


Sir Henry William Paget had married (25 July 1795) Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, third daughter of the Earl of Jersey, by whom he had three sons and five daughters; but in 1810 she obtained a divorce.

Henry, first Marquis of Anglesey, left his wife and eight children to elope adulterously in 1808 with Lady Charlotte Wellesley, sister-in-law to the Duke of Wellington. The ensuing scandal was enormous. Both Henry's and Charlotte's marriages were terminated by divorce, leaving the couple free to marry each other, but Paget was first forced by a court to pay £24,000 in damages to Henry Wellesley, Charlotte's husband, and fight a duel with Charlotte's brother, Captain Cadogan. Caroline, Henry Paget's divorced wife, then married her adulterous lover the Duke of Argyll.

The Gentlemans Magazine - 1835
June 16. After a lingering illness, aged 60, her Grace Caroline-Elizabeth Duchess of Argyll. She was the third daughter of George 4th Earl of Jersey, by Frances, dau. of the Rt. Rev. Philip Twysden, Bp. of Raphoe; was first married in 1795 to Henry-William the present Marquis of Anglesey, which marriage was dissolved by the Scotch Courts in 1810, and secondly in the latter year to George William Duke of Argyll. By her first marriage she had issue the Duchess of Richmond, the Earl of Uxbridge, the Marchioness of. Conyngham, Lady Crofton, Lady Templemore, Lord William Paget, Lady Agnes Byng, and Lord Arthur Paget. The last died in 1825, the others all survive her. By the Duke of Argyll her Grace had no issue. Her body was interred in the cemetery of Kensall Green.

Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers