Person:William Paget (2)

William Paget, 6th Baron Paget
b.10 Feb 1637
d.26 Feb 1713
  1. William Paget, 6th Baron Paget1637 - 1713
  2. Hon. Henry Pagetaft 1638 -
  3. Letitia Pagetabt 1649 -
  1. Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge1663 - 1743
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Name William Paget, 6th Baron Paget
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Feb 1637
Death[1] 26 Feb 1713
Reference Number? Q8016533?

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William Paget, 6th Baron Paget (10 February 1637 – 26 February 1713) was an English peer and ambassador.

Paget was English ambassador to Vienna between 1689 and 1692 and ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople between 1692 and 1702, during which time he was central to the negotiation of the Treaty of Carlowitz between the Ottomans and the Habsburgs. His cousin, the poet Aaron Hill, visited him in Constantinople.

Paget owned considerable estates in Staffordshire, particularly around Burton on Trent. In 1699, he obtained an Act of Parliament to extend navigation on the River Trent from Nottingham up to Burton, but nothing was immediately done. In 1711, Lord Paget leased his rights to George Hayne, who carried out improvements, quickly opening the river to Burton and stimulating the export of Burton Ale.

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