Birth: 1694 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Great Braxted, Essex

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 15 February 1741

Place or Registered Place of Death: Minorca, Belearic Islands

Father: Peter Whitcombe

Mother: Elizabeth Sherard

Spouse(s): Thomas Paget

Date of Marriage: 1715 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Great Braxted, Essex


Caroline Paget (1722-1766)
Dorothy Paget (1734-)


Mary Whitcombe was the daughter and co-heiress of Peter Whitcombe, of Great Braxted, co. Essex and Elizabeth Sherard (-1702).

Peter Whitcombe was a merchant at Constantinople, Turkey. He lived at Great Braxted, Essex, England.

Daughter of Richard Sherard (-1668) and Margaret Dewe, daughter of Lumley Dewe of Bishop Upton, Hereford.

The Peerage of Ireland
Near this place
Lieth interred
The body of Elizabeth Sherard,
Lately the wife, in second marriage,
Of John Sherard of Lopthorp, Efq.
And daughter of Richard Brownlow
Of Belton near Grantham, Efq.
She died on the sixth of February, 1658,
Having had issue
Mr. Richard Sherard, her only son,
Who married Margaret, daughter of Lumley Dewe
Of Bishop-Upton, in the county of Hereford, Efq.
And Mary, married to Mr. George Middlemore
Of London, merchant;
Frances, married to Mr. Roger Smith
Of Withcock, in the county of Rutland;
Audrie, married to Humphrie Brooks
Of London, Doctor in Physick.

Richard Sherard, Esq. who succeeded, by his said wife Margaret, had three sons, Sir John; Sir Richard; and Sir Brownlow, successive Baronets; and three daughters, Alice, married to Sir John Brownlow of Belton, Bart.; Mary; and Elizabeth, wife of Peter Whitcombe of Braxted, in Essex, Esq.-Their father Richard lies, with his ancestors, in the chancel of North-Wytham church, with this inscription :

Near this place lies the body of Richard Sherard
Of the Hamlet of Lopthorp in the county of Lincoln, Esq, the only son of John Sherard, Esq. who was the eldest son of Sir William Sherard; the which Richard married Margaret, daughter of Lumley Dewe of Bishop-Upton, in the county of Hereford, Esq. and had by her six children, namely, three Sons, (viz.) John, Richard, and Brownlow; and Three daughters, (viz). Alice, Mary, and Elizabeth. He died the twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord 1668.

Mary Whitcombe