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date: 27 November 2022

Paget, Sir John (Starr)free

Paget, Sir John (Starr)free

3rd Bt cr 1886, of Cranmore Hall, Co. Somerset; CEng, FIMechE

Born 24 Nov. 1914; s of Sir Richard Paget, 2nd Bt and 1st wife, Lady Muriel Paget, CBE (d 1938), o d of 12th Earl of Winchilsea; m 1944, Nancy Mary Parish, JP, d of late Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Parish, DSO, MC; two s five d; died 7 Feb. 1992

Director, Somerset Fruit Machinery Ltd, since 1986; Proprietor, Sir John Paget Woodworker; Senior Partner, Haygrass Cider Orchards


S father 1955


s Richard Herbert Paget [b 17 Feb. 1957; m 1985, Richenda, d of Rev. J. T. C. B. Collins; three d]


Oundle; Château D’Oex; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA)


Joined English Electric Co. Ltd, 1936; Asst Works Supt, English Electric, Preston, 1941; joined D. Napier & Son Ltd, 1943; Assistant Manager, D. Napier & Son Ltd, Liverpool, 1945; Manager, D. Napier & Son Ltd, London Group, 1946; Dir and Gen. Man. D. Napier & Son Ltd, 1959–61; Works Director, Napier Aero Engines, 1961–62. Director: Thermal Syndicate Ltd, Wallsend, 1939–84 (Chm., 1973–80; Chm. Emeritus, 1980–84); Glacier Metal Group, 1963–65; Hilger & Watts, 1965–68; Rank Precision Industries Ltd, 1968–70. Hon. DTech Brunel, 1976. Silver Medal, Instn of Production Engineers, 1950


Music, cooking




Haygrass House, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7BS

Taunton (0823) 331779