Birth: 25 February 1784

Place or Registered Place of Birth: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: St. James, Westminster, Middlesex

Death: 18 February 1859 - Aged 74

Place or Registered Place of Death: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey

Father: William Bucknall-Grimston

Mother: Sophia Hoare

Spouse(s): Berkeley Thomas Paget

Date of Marriage: 22 November 1804

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Westminster, Middlesex


Gertrude Jane Paget (1805-1871)
Frederick Bayly Paget (1807-1866)
Eleanor Paget (1808-1862)
Catesby Paget (1809-1878)
Matilda Susannah Paget (1811-1871)
Leopold Grimston Paget (1824-1892)
Lennox Paget (1826-1827)


The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 206 - 1859
Feb 18.
At Hampton Court Palace, aged 74, Sophia, widow of the Hon. Berkeley Paget.

Grace & Favour
A handbook of who lived where in Hampton Court Palace
1750 to 1950
Sarah E Parker

Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Paget: occupancy 20 August 1833
Sophia Askell (d 18 February 1859), daughter of the Hon William Bucknall. In 1804 she married the Hon Berkeley (d 26 October 1842), fifth son of Henry, 1st Earl of Uxbridge. At the 1841 census, Berkeley Paget was living with his wife, their son, Frederick, their daughter, Matilda, and John Branscomb (possibly ‘Branscombe the dustman’ included in Ernest Law’s book – see Apt 23 and Appendix I). Their eldest daughter was Viscountess Guillamore (see Apt 24); for their son Catesby and daughter-in-law Adelaide, see Apt 12; for their daughter Matilda, see below. For extended members of the family, see Apts 12, 30, 32B and 40. See also the Haunted Gallery Lodgings.

Sophia Askell was bed-chamber woman to Queen Adelaide.


1851 Census:

Hampton Court Palace, Kingston, Surrey
Sophia Paget - Head - Widow - 66 - Honourable Annuitant - Mayfair, London
Matilda Paget - Daughter - Unmarried - 38 - 1813 - Honourable Maid of Honour to the Queen - St. Marylebone, London

Sophia Askell (Asbell) Bucknall-Grimston