Wednesday, 13 December 2017

(312) Bagot of Blithfield Hall and Pool Park, Barons Bagot - part 2

This post is divided into two parts: this section includes the biographical and genealogical details of the owners, while part 1 covers the introduction to the family and the descriptions of the houses they owned.

Bagot of Blithfield, Barons Bagot


Bagot, Sir Ralph (d. c.1376). Son of Sir John Bagot (d. 1349) of Bagot's Bromley and his wife Eglina, daughter of [forename unknown] D'Oyly, born after 1329. He is thought to hav been the father of both King Richard II's 'evil counsellor', Sir William Bagot (d. 1407) and Sir John Bagot (c.1358-1437) (q.v.), and therefore probably married 1st, Joan [surname unknown] and 2nd, before 1357, Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heir of John or Richard de Blithfield, and had issue, perhaps among others:
(1.1) Sir William Bagot (d. 1407), born before 1354; an associate of the Earl of Warwick by 1375 and later of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster; he purchased extensive estates in Warwickshire and Cheshire in the early 1380s; knighted by March 1386; MP for Warwickshire, 1388-1402; High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1382-84; JP for Warwickshire, 1390, 1397-99 and for Shropshire, 1397-99; Keeper of Caernarvon Castle, 1389-96, Holt Castle (Denbighs.), 1397-98 and Wallingford Castle, 1399; Privy Councillor of King Richard II, and a member of the committee for governing England in the King's absence in 1399; committed to the Tower 22 November 1399, released in November 1400, and granted a pension by King Henry IV; married, by 1379, Margaret, sister and heir of Robert Whatton of Nottinghamshire, and had issue two daughters; died 10 September 1407 and was buried at Baginton (Warks), where he is commemorated by a monument.
(2.1) Sir John Bagot (c.1358-1437) (q.v.);
He inherited Bagot's Bromley from his father in 1349, when he was a minor. He inherited the manors of Blithfield and Littlehay (Staffs) in right of his second wife. He bequeathed his Staffordshire estates to his son by his second wife.
He died in about 1376. His first wife died before 1357. His second wife's date of death is unknown.

Bagot, Sir John (c.1358-1437), kt. Elder son of Ralph Bagot (d. c.1376) and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heir of John or Richard de Blithfield, born after 1355. He was probably knighted at the coronation of King Richard II in 1377, and served as a knight in the service of John of Gaunt in Spain in 1386 and against the Percys in 1403. MP for Staffordshire, 1391, 1397-98, 1401, 1404, 1407, 1411 and 1421; High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1413-14 and 1426; JP for Staffordshire, 1406-07, 1417-37; Escheator for Staffordshire, 1406-07. deputy Captain of Calais, 1408-09, and and Ambassador to treat with Burgundy, 1409-10. He was a member of the household of King Henry V by 1413, and fought with the king in France in 1415; it is unlikely he was at Agincourt, however, as he was part of the contingent left to guard Harfleur after it was captured in September 1415. He married, by c.1388, Beatrice, daughter of Sir Anketin Mallory, and had issue including:
(1) Richard Bagot (c.1388-1477) (q.v.);
(2) Marjory Bagot; married 1st, Henry Bradeburn of Hogh (Staffs) and had issue; married 2nd, as his second wife, John Davenport (1419-78) of Bramhall (Cheshire), and had further issue;
(3) Joan Bagot (d. 1506?); married John Curzon MP (1380-1456) of Kedleston Hall (Derbys), and had issue; said to have died 1506, but if so she must have been at a very advanced age;
(4) Elizabeth Bagot; married Henry Kniveton of Bradley (Derbys).
He inherited the Blithfield and Bagot's Bromley estates from his father in about 1376.
He died in 1437 and was buried in the Augustinian priory at Stafford. His wife's date of death is unknown.

Bagot, Richard (c.1388-1477). Only recorded son of Sir John Bagot (c.1358-1437), kt. and his wife Beatrice, daughter of Sir Anketin Mallory, born by 1388. High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1451-52. He married [name unknown] and had issue:
(1) Richard Bagot (c.1415-85) (q.v.).
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1437.
He died between 1475 and 1478.

Bagot, Richard (c.1415-85). Only recorded son of Richard Bagot (c.1388-1477) and his wife, probably born about 1415. High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1477-78. He fought for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth, 1485. He married Isabella (d. 1477), daughter of Sir Robert Aston of Tixall, and had issue:
(1) John Bagot (c.1436-90) (q.v.).
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father between 1475 and 1478.
He was probably killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 22 August 1485. His wife died in 1477 and was buried at Blithfield.

Bagot, John (c.1436-90). Only recorded son of Richard Bagot (c.1415-85) and his wife Isabella, daughter of Sir Robert Aston of Tixall, born about 1436. As a young man he may have been a page in the household of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham. MP for Staffordshire, 1477. He married 1st, before 1461, Isabella (fl. 1468), daughter of John Curzon of Essex and widow of John Eyton, and 2nd, before 1472, Agnes Kniveton, and had issue:
(1.1) Sir Lewis Bagot (c.1461-1534) (q.v.);
(1.2) Matilda alias Maud Bagot; married, 1489 (agreement 11 June), Richard Arblaster (d. 1505) of Longdon, and had issue;
(1.3) Isabella Bagot; married William Dunholme, son of William Dunholme;
(1.4) Anne Bagot; married Robert Kniveton, son of John Kniveton;
(2.1) Alianora Bagot (d. 1547); married Robert Carwardine (1472-1547) of Maevesyn Ridware; buried at Maevesyn Ridware (Staffs), 19 September 1547.
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1485.
He died 24 June 1490. His first wife died between 1468 and 1472 and was buried at Blithfield. His second wife's date of death is unknown, but she was buried at Blithfield.

Bagot, Sir Lewis (c.1461-1534). Only recorded son of John Bagot (c.1436-90) and his first wife Isabella, daughter of John Curzon of Essex and widow of John Eyton, born about 1461. He was appointed to the household of King Henry VII in 1485. was a Knight of the Body, 1501-07, served in France in 1513 and was one of the knights present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520. High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1507-08, 1520-21; JP for Staffordshire, 1508-20, 1531-34. According to one Internet source, he was MP for Staffordshire in 1513, but this cannot be verified. He was outlawed for debt at some point before 1502, but pardoned in that year. Knighted at the marriage of Prince Arthur and Catherine of Aragon, 1501. He married* 1st, 1475 (settlement 20 April), aged about 14, Lucy, daughter of John Kniveton of Underwood (Staffs); 2nd, c. 1480, Emma Kniveton, probably the sister of his first wife; 3rd, before 1503 and probably before 1500, Anne (d. 1514), daughter of Sir Nicholas Montgomery of Cubley (Derbys); 4th, c.1515, Margaret, daughter of Richard Vernon; and had issue (with six other children of his second marriage who died in infancy):
(2.1) John Bagot (d. 1512); married Helen, daughter of Sir Thomas Boteler of Bewsey (Lancs), but had no issue; died 27 November 1512 and was buried at Blithfield, where he and his wife are commemorated by a monument;
(2.2) Jane Bagot; married James Thirkeld of Callingwood, Tatenhill, (Staffs) and had issue;
(2.3) Eleanor Bagot (fl. 1507-23); married 1st, 1507, Thomas Meverell of Bold Hall (Staffs), and had issue one son; married 2nd, 1523, Robert Gresley;
(2.4) Elizabeth Bagot; married George East of Yardley (Worcs);
(2.5) Anne Bagot; married John Biddulph of Eccleshall (Staffs);
(3.1) Thomas Bagot (c.1500-41) (q.v.);
(3.2) Edward Bagot (d. 1585?), born before 1508; defendant in a suit in the Court of the Star Chamber, 1537; perhaps the man of this name buried at Blithfield, 22 February 1584/5;
(3.3) Stephen Bagot (fl. 1568); received a grant of the site of Hulton Abbey (Staffs) in 1539 but sold it in 1543; married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Joscelin and had issue one daughter; living in 1568;
(3.4) Geoffrey Bagot (fl. 1542);
(3.5) Maud Bagot (fl. 1534); unmarried in 1534;
(3.6) Anne Bagot (fl. 1534); unmarried in 1534;
(3.7) Alice Bagot (fl. 1534); married, by 1534, Thomas Arblaster (d. by 1568) (who m2, Margaret Martyn), of Lysways Hall and had issue four sons and three daughters;
(3.8) A daughter; married but died before 1534.
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1489.
He died 31 May 1534 and was buried in the chancel at Blithfield, where he and his first three wives are commemorated by a monument erected probably before 1514; an inquisition post mortem was held at Stafford, 15 September 1534; his will was proved at Lichfield, 5 July 1535. The dates of death of his first and second wives are unknown. His third wife died 4 September 1514 and was in fact buried at Patshull (Staffs), not at Blithfield. His widow's date of death is unknown.
Some accounts say he had five wives, but I can only find evidence of four.

Bagot, Thomas (c.1500-41). Eldest surviving son of Sir Lewis Bagot (d. 1534), kt. and his third wife, Anna, daughter of Sir Nicholas Montgomery, born before 1504. He married Jane (d. 1557), daughter of Richard Astley of Patshull and had issue:
(1) Richard Bagot (c.1530-97) (q.v.);
(2) John Bagot (fl. 1541);
(3) Margaret Bagot (fl. 1541); married, 10 April 1554, Ralph Adderley (d. 1595) of Coton in Hanbury (Staffs) (who m2, married 2ndly Felice, dau. of Henry Milward of Doveridge (Derbys)), and had issue one son;
(4) Maud Bagot (fl. 1541).
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1534.
He died 13/14 May and was buried in the chancel at Blithfield, 15 May 1541; an inquisition post mortem was held at Stafford, 22 July 1542. His widow died 31 March 1557 and was buried at Blithfield.

Richard Bagot (c.1530-97)
Bagot, Richard (c.1530-97). Only recorded son of Thomas Bagot (d. 1541) and his wife Jane, daughter of Richard Astley, born about 1530. A ward of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1541, and of John Jenyns, a gentleman of the privy chamber, from 1542-51. He may have been educated at Cambridge. JP and DL for Staffordshire; High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1569-70 and 1577-78. He was notably active in the enforcement of measures against Roman Catholics, and was commended by the Privy Council for the help which he had given the two keepers of Mary, Queen of Scots, during her imprisonment in Staffordshire in 1585 and 1586. In 1585 he was involved in a revival of glassmaking, of which there was a tradition on the Blithfield estate. He was researching the history of his family by 1576, and as a keen antiquary he was on good terms with Sampson Erdeswick, despite the latter's recusancy. A contract was prepared in 1537 for his marriage as a child to Frances (c.1536-1601), daughter of Sir Edward Aston of Tixall, but the marriage never took place, and he married instead, Mary (d. 1608), daughter of William Saunders of Welford (Northants) and had issue:
(1) Margaret Bagot (b. 1553), born 11 January 1552/3; married by 13 June 1587, William Trew (fl. 1599) of Chartley (Staffs); living in 1599;
(2) Thomas Bagot (b. & d. 1554), baptised at Blithfield, 6 February 1553/4; died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 23 April 1554;
(3) Anne Bagot (1555-1619), born 11 May 1555 and baptised at Blithfield the following day; married, 30 July 1577 at Blithfield, Richard Broughton (1542-1604), barrister-at-law and a judge in Wales, and a servant of the Earl of Essex, and had issue one son and one daughter; died 30 August 1619 and was buried at Bishops Castle (Shropshire);
(4) Walter Bagot (1557-1623) (q.v.);
(5) Anthony Bagot (1558-1622), baptised 20 November 1558; educated at Merton College, Oxford (matriculated 1577); a member of the household of Robert, Earl of Essex, with whom he served in France in 1591; pardoned by Queen Elizabeth after the Earl's rebellion in 1601; married Katherine (d. 1620), daughter and heir of Michael Lowe of Tamhorn (Staffs) and had issue one daughter; buried at Blithfield, 21 June 1622;
(6) Dorothy Bagot (1562-1628), baptised at Blithfield, 16 May 1562; married, 1 August 1587 at Blithfield, Ralph Okeover (d. 1597), son of Rowland Okeover of Okeover Hall (Staffs), but had no issue; buried at Uttoxeter (Staffs), 20 March 1627/8;
(7) Lettice Bagot (1573-1632), baptised at Blithfield, 28 October 1573; married, 26 October 1601 at Blithfield, Francis Kynnersley (d. 1634) of Loxley and had issue; buried at Uttoxeter (Staffs), 3 January 1632/3.
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1541, and was probably responsible for completing the courtyard layout of the house and reconstructing the hall.
He died 2 February 1596/7 and was buried at Blithfield, where he and his wife are commemorated by a tomb; an inquisition post mortem was held 13 August 1597. His widow was buried 22 March 1608.


Walter Bagot, 1557-1623
Bagot, Walter (1557-1623). Eldest surviving son of Richard Bagot (c.1530-97) and his wife Mary, daughter of William Saunders of Welford (Northants), born 24 October 1557. Educated at Merton College, Oxford (matriculated 1587). MP for Tamworth, 1586. JP for Staffordshire, 1597-1623 and DL for Staffordshire, c.1603-23. High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1599-1600 and 1603-04. In 1607 he was involved in an attempt to revive the glassmaking industry in Staffordshire, but this was brought to an end by a ban on using wood in the industry in 1615. He married, by June 1584, Elizabeth (d. 1638), daughter of Roger Cave of Stanford (Northants) and his wife Elizabeth, the sister of Lord Burghley, and had issue, with two other children of whom nothing is known except their names, and who presumably died young:
(1) Lewis Bagot (1587-1611), born 19 April 1587 and baptised at Blithfield the following day; educated at Exeter College, Oxford (matriculated 1602) and Inner Temple (admitted 1603); died unmarried, 8 June, and was buried at St Andrew, Holborn (Middx), 10 June 1611;
(2) Anne Bagot (1589-c.1636), baptised at Checkley, 7 September 1589; married at Blithfield, 8 February 1608/9, Thomas Lane (1586-1660) of Bentley (Staffs) (who m2, Miss Eardley) and had issue four sons and five daughters; died before February 1636;
(3) Sir Hervey Bagot (1591-1660), 1st bt. (q.v.);

(4) Richard Bagot (1592-1666), born at Checkley, 11 October 1592; died unmarried, 31 December 1666;
(5) Thomas Bagot (1595-97), born at Checkley, 15 December 1595; died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 12 March 1596/7;
(6) Frances Bagot (b. 1597), born 9 November 1597 and baptised at Blithfield the following day; married, 26 October 1608, aged ten, Thomas Broughton (d. 1648) of Broughton (Staffs); living in 1680;
(7) John Bagot (d. 1599); died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 23 April 1599;
(8) William Bagot (b. 1605), born 29 April and baptised at Blithfield, 9 May 1605; educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1619; MA by diploma, 1636) and Inner Temple (admitted 1623); married Mary, daughter of Thomas Hughes; living in 1648;
(9) Lettice Bagot (1606-39), born 25 November and baptised at Blithfield, 30 November 1606; married, c.1625, Sir William Owen (c.1584-1663), kt., of Condover Hall (Shropshire) and had issue two sons and four daughters; buried at Condover, 11 April 1639;
(10) Mary Bagot (b. 1608), born 2 April and baptised at Blithfield, 10 April 1608; married John Cotes (d. c.1647) of Woodcote (Shropshire) and had issue one son and five daughters; living in 1636 but predeceased her husband.
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1597. After his death, Blithfield was occupied by his widow until her death in 1638.
He died 16 March 1622/3 and was buried the following day at Blithfield, where he is commemorated by a monument; his will was proved 16 May 1623. His widow died 2 December and was buried at Blithfield, 3 December 1638, where she is also commemorated on a monument; her will was proved 13 February 1638/9.


Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st bt.
Bagot, Sir Hervey (1591-1660), 1st bt. Eldest son of Walter Bagot (1557-1623) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Cave of Stanford (Northants), born at Checkley (Staffs), 8 February 1590/1. Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1608), where he lived ‘studiously’ and ‘carryeth himself virtuously, and is very religiously addicted’. JP for Staffordshire, 1623-43, 1660 and DL for Staffordshire, 1633-40, 1660; High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1626-27 and King's sheriff for the county, 1642-43; an officer in the Staffordshire militia (Capt., 1625). He was created a baronet, 31 May 1627. MP for Staffordshire, 1628-29, 1641-42, when he was among those debarred from Parliament as Royalists; he sat in the Royalist parliament at Oxford, 1644-46. His estates were sequestrated in 1643 (although his wife recovered possession of Field House for £70 the following year) and he was allowed to compound for his delinquency in 1647 on payment of a fine of £1,340 (reduced to £1,004 on appeal in 1649). At the time of the Royalist rising in Cheshire in 1659 he was arrested and imprisoned, but released on bail of £2,000. He married 1st, in or before 1616, Katherine (1595-1622), daughter of Humphrey Adderley of Weddington (Warks) and 2nd, c.1625, Anne (c.1570-1656), daughter of Sir Clement Fisher of Packington (Warks) and widow of Sir Thomas Dilke (d. 1613) of Maxstoke (Warks), and had issue:
(1.1) John Bagot (1614-15), born 19 March and baptised at Blithfield, 26 March 1614; died in infancy, 26 January 1614/5 and was buried at Blithfield the following day;
(1.2) Sir Edward Bagot (1616-73), 2nd bt. (q.v.);
(1.3) Col. Hervey Bagot (1617-74) [for whom see Bagot of Pype Hayes Hall below];
(1.4) Richard Bagot (1618-45), born at Trescote Grange, 30 November 1618; a soldier in the Royalist cause; appointed Governor of Lichfield for the King, 1643; mortally wounded while commanding a regiment of horse at the Battle of Naseby, 14 June 1645; died from his wounds, 1 July 1645 and was buried in Lichfield Cathedral, where he is commemorated by a monument;
(1.5) Walter Bagot (1620-23), born at Field House, 15 September 1620; died young and was buried at Leigh, 16 January 1622/3;
(1.6) Elizabeth Bagot (1623-1712), born at Field House, 9 January 1622/3; married John Scrimshire (d. by 1664) of Norbury (Derbys), and had issue; died 5 November 1712 and was buried at Ladbroke (Warks).
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1597 and came of age in 1611. He lived, however, at Trescote Grange, Wolverhampton until about 1620 and thereafter at Field Hall, Leigh (Staffs), where he rebuilt or remodelled the house. During the Civil War he appears to have lived in the close at Lichfield.
He died at Field Hall, Leigh, 27 December 1660, and was buried at Blithfield, 31 December 1660, where he and his wives are commemorated by a monument. His first wife died 16 February 1622 and was buried at Blithfield. His second wife died 9 May 1656 and was buried at Blithfield.

Bagot, Sir Edward (1616-73), 2nd bt. Eldest son of Sir Hervey Bagot (1591-1660), 1st bt. and his first wife, Katherine, daughter of Humphrey Adderley of Weddington (Warks), born at Trescote Grange (Staffs), 23 May 1616. Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1634/5) and Middle Temple (admitted 1635). He seems to have taken no active part in the Civil War (unlike his father and brothers), but at the Restoration became MP for Staffordshire, 1660, possibly because he seems to have been a good friend of Lord Clarendon. JP for Staffordshire, 1656-57, 1660-73; DL for Staffordshire, 1662-73. He succeeded his father as 2nd baronet, 27 December 1660. He married, 9 May 1641 at Buckingham, Mary (d. 1686), daughter and heir of William Lampard, bailiff of Buckingham, and widow of John Crawley of Someries Castle, Luton (Beds), and had issue, in addition to a stillborn son and three further daughters of whom nothing is known except their names, and who presumably died young:
(1) Hervey Bagot (b. 1642), born 19 February and baptised at Blithfield, 27 February 1641/2; probably died young;
(2) Anne Bagot (1643-71), born 14 March and baptised 2 April 1643; married, 14 September 1658 at Blithfield, Walter Chetwynd (1633-93) of Ingestre (Staffs), but had no issue; died 6 September 1671;
(3) Edward Bagot (1644-58), born 18 March and baptised 3 April 1644; buried at Blithfield, 1658 [no day or month given];
(4) Sir Walter Bagot (1645-1705), 3rd bt. (q.v.);
(5) Mary Bagot (1646-92), born 6 April 1646; married, 21 December 1665 at Blithfield, Sir Richard Newdigate MP (1644-1710) (who m2, 2 May 1704, Henrietta (d. 1739), daughter of Thomas Wiggington of Ham (Surrey)), of Arbury Hall (Warks) and Harefield (Middx), and had issue two sons and seven daughters; died 14 September and was buried at Harefield, 19 September 1692, where she is commemorated by a monument;
(6) Lambard Bagot (1649-1703), born 2 August 1649; educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1667/8) and Middle Temple (admitted 1669); lived at Maids Moreton (Bucks); died unmarried, 3 January 1702/3 and was buried at Blithfield, where he is commemorated by a monument; by his will he provided for the erection of an almshouse for six aged men at Abbots Bromley (Staffs), which is dated 1705;
(7) Richard Bagot (1651-66), born April 1651; died young, and was buried at Blithfield, 31 December 1666;
(8) Lewis Bagot (b. 1652), born 22 June 1652; a merchant at Aleppo (Syria); died there, after returning from a trip to Jerusalem;
(9) Capt. William Bagot (1654-99), born 26 February 1653/4; educated at Christ Church (matriculated 1674) and Middle Temple (admitted 1676); lived at Colton (Staffs); Captain of a troop of horse he raised at Lichfield 18 June 1685, which was incorporated in Lord Arran's regiment in November 1687; he died 6 November, and was buried at Blithfield 8 November 1699;
(10) John Bagot (1655-62), born 8 May 1655; died young and was buried at Blithfield, 31 July 1662;
(11) Francis Bagot; died young;
(12) twin, Hervey Bagot (1658-61), baptised at Blithfield, 12 May 1658; died young and was buried at Blithfield, 13 February 1660/1;
(13) twin, Edward Bagot (b. 1658), baptised at Blithfield, 12 May 1658; died young;
(14) Charles Bagot (1661-1724), born 17 January and baptised at Blithfield, 19 January 1660/1; died unmarried, 30 March and buried at Blithfield, 6 April 1724; will proved 2 June 1724.
His father not wishing to leave Field House, he moved into Blithfield on his grandmother's death in 1638. He inherited the estate from his father in 1660. Through his marriage he acquired property in Buckinghamshire, which was sold to relieve the debts the family had incurred through the Civil War.
He died 30 March 1673 and was buried at Blithfield, where he was commemorated by a monument partially removed in 1823. His widow died at Arbury (Warks), 22 October and was buried at Blithfield, 26 October 1686, where she is also commemorated on a monument; her will was proved 9 July 1687.

Bagot, Sir Walter (1645-1705), 3rd bt. Third, but eldest surviving, son of Sir Edward Bagot (1616-73), 2nd bt., and his wife Mary, daughter and heir of William Lampard and widow of John Crawley, born 21 March 1644/5. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1662) and Middle Temple (admitted 1666). He succeeded his father as 3rd baronet, 30 March 1673. MP for Staffordshire, 1678-81, 1685-87, 1689-90 and 1693-95. He was a 'noble promoter' of Plot's Natural History of Staffordshire, 1686, to which he subscribed a plate of Blithfield Hall. He suffered increasingly from periodic bouts of severe ill-health, which affected his ability to attend Parliament and to perform his local administrative duties. JP and DL for Staffordshire, 1677-88, 1688-1703. He married, 25 June 1670, Jane (c.1650-95), daughter and sole heir of Charles Salusbury of Bachymbyd (Denbighs.) and Iland Lloyd (Flints), and had issue:
(1) Salusbury Bagot (1671-73), born 18 November and baptised at Blithfield, 20 November 1671; died in infancy, 29 October and was buried at Blithfield, 31 October 1673;
(2) Mary Bagot (1672-1729), born 2 December and baptised at Blithfield, 10 December 1672; married, 25 February 1692/3 at Blithfield, Sir George Parker MP (c.1673-1726), 2nd bt., of Ratton (Sussex), and had issue three sons and four daughters; died 14 May 1729 and was buried at Willingdon (Sussex), where she and her husband are commemorated by a monument;
(3) Sir Edward Bagot (1674-1712), 4th bt. (q.v.);
(4) Elizabeth Bagot (1675-1749), baptised at Blithfield, 17 March 1674/5; married, 7 June 1739 at Blithfield, as his second wife, Henry Paget (1663-1743), 8th Baron Paget and 1st Earl of Uxbridge, but had no issue; died 2 September 1749 and was buried at Hillingdon (Middx), where she is commemorated by a monument; her will was proved 4 April 1750;
(5) Jane Bagot (1676-1752), baptised at Blithfield, 30 September 1676; married, 12 October 1695, Maurice Jones (1672-1702) of Llanrhaeadr (Denbighs.), but had no issue; she erected a colossal monument in Llanrhaeadr church to the memory of her husband, and in 1729 built the surviving almshouses near the church; her will was proved 5 August 1752;
(6) Frances Bagot (1677-97), born 9 August and baptised at Blithfield, 17 August 1677; died unmarried, 1697;
(7) Walter Bagot (1678-98), born 10 October and baptised at Blithfield, 20 October 1678; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1695) and Middle Temple (admitted 1696); died unmarried and was buried at Blithfield, 15 December 1698;
(8) Anne Bagot (1680-1767), born 11 February and baptised at Blithfield, 11 March 1679/80; married at Blithfield, 25 September 1705, George Shakerley (1682-1756) of Gwersyllt (Denbighs,) and had issue four sons and one daughter who survived to maturity; died at Gwersyllt, 30 July 1767; will proved 5 August 1767;
(9) Charles Bagot (1681-1738), baptised at Blithfield, 5 November 1681; undertook a Grand Tour in Italy in 1704, visiting Rome, Florence, Leghorn and Venice; Tory MP for Staffordshire, 1712-13; in 1714 he was elected to the mock corporation of Cheadle, indicating Jacobite leanings; lived at Hanbury (Staffs); died in London, 28 April and was buried at Blithfield, 5 May 1738; will proved 29 April 1738, by which he left substantial legacies to his sisters and the residue of his estate to the 5th baronet;
(10) William Bagot (1687-1733), born at Field Hall, 14 January and baptised at Blithfield 20 January 1686/7; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1705); lived at Hollybush (Staffs); died 13 December and was buried at Blithfield, 17 December 1733.
He inherited the Blithfield estate from his father in 1673 and the Bachymbyd/Pool Park estate (Denbighs.) in right of his wife. He had to undertake a spirited defence of his title to the latter in Chancery in the mid-1670s. 
He died 15 February 1704/5 and was buried under the altar of Blithfield church, in which he and his wife are commemorated by a monument; his will was proved October 1705. His wife died 20 July 1695 and was buried under the altar at Blithfield.

Bagot, Sir Edward (1674-1712), 4th bt. Eldest surviving son of Sir Walter Bagot (1645-1705), 3rd bt., and his wife Jane, daughter and sole heir of Charles Salusbury of Bachymbyd (Denbighs.), born 20 January and baptised at Blithfield, 28 January 1673/4. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1691) and Middle Temple (admitted 1692/3). JP and DL for Staffordshire by 1703. Tory MP for Staffordshire, 1698-1708. Deputy Ranger of Needwood Forest. He succeeded his father as 4th baronet, 15 February 1704/5. From about 1706 onwards he suffered increasingly from gout, and it was probably this illness which occasioned his retirement from Parliament. He married, 15 April 1697, Frances (d. 1714), daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Wagstaffe of Tachbrook (Warks), and had issue:
(1) Frances Bagot (1698-1749), baptised at Blithfield, 28 April 1698; married, 15 February 1718/9 at Blithfield, Sir John Chester MP (1693-1748), 6th bt., of Chicheley Hall (Bucks), and had issue two sons and one daughter; died in London, 17 February and was buried at Chicheley, 21 February 1748/9; will proved 19 July 1749;
(2) Hervey Bagot (b. & d. 1699), baptised at Blithfield, 17 September 1699; died in infancy, 18 November 1699 and was buried at Blithfield the following day;
(3) Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot (1702-68), 5th bt. (q.v.);
(4) Jane Bagot (b. 1703), baptised at Blithfield, 7 October 1703; married, 25 July 1734 at Blithfield, Craven Kynnersley (1710-35) of Loxley (Staffs), who died in a shooting accident in the park at Loxley, and had no issue; lived latterly in the Cathedral close at Lichfield; will proved 12 November 1747.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1704, and may have made improvements to the gardens to the designs of London & Wise after 1705.
He was buried at Blithfield, 8 May 1712; his will was proved 27 June 1712. His widow married 2nd, her cousin, Adolphus Oughton (later 1st bt.) and was buried at Blithfield, 20 May 1714; administration of her goods was granted, 24 July 1714.


Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot, 5th bt.
Bagot, Sir Walter Wagstaffe (1702-68), 5th bt. Only surviving son of Sir Edward Bagot (1674-1712), 4th bt., and his wife Frances, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Wagstaffe of Tachbrook (Warks), born 23 August 1702 and baptised at Blithfield. Orphaned in 1714, after which his Trustees fought an ultimately successful battle to recover his mother's dower lands from her second husband. Educated at Isleworth and Colney Hatch schools (Middx) and Magdalen College, Oxford (matriculated 1720; LLD by diploma, 1737). He succeeded his father as 5th baronet, May 1712. He was a Tory and a Jacobite in politics, and served as MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1724-27, for Staffordshire, 1727-54, and Oxford University, 1762-68. A Trustee of the Radcliffe Library, Oxford, 1737 and the Foundling Hospital, London, 1739. His surviving correspondence at Magdalen College gives an impression of the range of his artistic, intellectual and political interests, and in the context of his building works it is interesting that he purchased a copy of Gibbs' Book of Architecture as soon as it came out in 1728. He married, 27 July 1724, Lady Barbara Legge (d. 1765), eldest daughter of William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue:
(1) Barbara Bagot (1725-97), born 29 March and baptised at Blithfield, 15 April 1725; married, 1749, Ralph Sneyd (1723-93) of Keele Hall (Staffs) and had issue; died 23 February 1797 and was buried at Wolstanton but commemorated by a monument at Keele;
(2) Edward Bagot (b. & d. 1726), baptised at Blithfield 25 January 1725/6; died in infancy and was buried there, 28 January 1725/6;
(3) Anne Bagot (1727-1812), born 28 February and baptised at Blithfield, 12 March 1726/7; died unmarried in London, 30 December 1812, and was buried at Blithfield, 13 January 1813;
(4) Sir William Bagot (1729-98), 6th bt. & 1st Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(5) Charles Bagot (later Chester) (1730-93), born 1 September and baptised at Blithfield, 20 September 1730; educated at Westminster School; a wine merchant in Oporto (Portugal) until he inherited the estate of his cousin, Sir Charles Bagot Chester, 7th bt. at Chicheley (Bucks) in 1755, whereupon he took the name of Chester in lieu of Bagot by Act of Parliament; a friend of the poet Cowper, who frequently visited him at Chicheley; married, 3 October 1765 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, Catherine (1741-1819), daughter of Hon. Heneage Legge, and had issue including five sons and four daughters who survived to maturity; died at Chicheley Hall, 2 April 1793 and was buried at Chicheley, 8 April 1793; will proved 23 May 1793;
(6) Rev. Walter Bagot (1731-1806) [for whom see Bagot of Pype Hall below];
(7) Frances Bagot (1732-35), born 3 November and baptised at Blithfield, 19 November 1732; died young and was buried at Blithfield, 23 October 1735;
(8) Richard Bagot (later Howard) (1733-1819) [for whom see Bagot and Howard of Ashtead Park below];
(9) Jane Bagot (1735-1816), born 29 September and baptised at Blithfield, 14 October 1735; died unmarried and was buried at Blithfield, 3 December 1816; administration of goods (with will annexed) granted 13 December 1816;
(10) John Bagot (1737-40), baptised at Blithfield, 6 February 1736/7; died young and was buried at Blithfield, 26 June 1740;
(11) Elizabeth Bagot (1738-1821), born 17 September and baptised at Blithfield, 2 October 1738; died unmarried and was buried at Blithfield, 7 August 1821; will proved in the PCC, 25 August 1821;
(12) Mary Bagot (1739-1813), born 23 November and baptised at Blithfield, 14 December 1739; married, 26 June 1764 at Blithfield, Rowland Wingfield (1728-1818) of Preston Brockhurst (Shropshire); died at Whitehall, Shrewsbury, 21 March 1813;
(13) Rt. Rev. Lewis Bagot (1741-1802), born 1 January and baptised at Blithfield, 15 January 1740/1; educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1757; BA 1760; MA 1764; DCL 1772). Ordained deacon, 1765, and priest, 1766; rector of Jevington and Rye, co. Sussex; Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, 1764-83 (Dean, 1777-83), where he encouraged the employment of James and Samuel Wyatt to build Canterbury Quad and promoted their careers at every opportunity; Bishop of Bristol, 1782-83, Norwich, 1783-90 and St. Asaph 1790-1802 (where he employed James Wyatt to design a new bishop's palace); married, 7 October 1771 at St Margaret, Westminster (Middx), Mary (c.1753-99), daughter of Hon. Edward Hay, Governor of Barbados, but had no issue; died in London, 4 June 1802; will proved 10 June 1802;
(14) Catherine Bagot (1742-1812), born 25 February and baptised at Blithfield, 14 March 1741/2; died unmarried in London, 26 February, and was buried at Blithfield, 6 March 1812;
(15) Harriott Bagot (1744-1825), born 4 February and baptised at Blithfield, 24 February 1743/4; died unmarried, 26 January 1825;
(16) Thomas Bagot (1746-73), born 14 February and baptised at Blithfield, 5 March 1745/6; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1763) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1766; called to bar); barrister-at-law; travelled to Italy for his health, 1772-73, but died in Naples early in 1773.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1712 and came of age in 1723. He was responsible for the remodelling of the north front in c.1738-45.
He died 20 January 1768 and was buried at Blithfield, 27 January 1768; his will was proved 27 February 1768. His wife died 29 October and was buried at Blithfield, 5 November 1765.


Sir William Bagot, 6th bt. & 1st Baron Bagot
Bagot, Sir William (1729-98), 6th bt. & 1st Baron Bagot. Eldest son of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot (1702-68), 5th bt., and his wife Lady Barbara Legge, eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Dartmouth, born 28 February and baptised at Blithfield, 16 March 1728/9. Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (matriculated 1747; appointed MA 1749 and DCL, 1754). Undertook a Grand Tour in 1750-52, spending a year in France and then visiting Rome, Siena, Perugia and Florence, under the guidance of the Rev. Thomas Townson, rector of Blithfield; in Rome he became one of the sponsors of Lord Charlemont's Academy for British artists, and he bought a number of pictures, including a Guercino. Back in England, he became a regular patron of artistic talent, lending Josiah Wedgwood art objects to copy and probably sponsoring James Wyatt's visit to Italy with his brother Richard in 1762-63. Tory MP for Staffordshire, 1754-80. He succeeded his father as 6th baronet, 28 January 1768, and was raised to the peerage as 1st Baron Bagot of Bagot's Bromley, 17 October 1780. He was a friend of Thomas Anson of Shugborough. He married, 20 August 1760 at Wroxton (Oxon), Hon. Elizabeth Louisa (c.1740-1820), daughter of John St. John (c.1695-1749), 2nd Viscount St. John, and had issue:
(1) Edward Bagot (1763-73), born 23 January and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 20 February 1763; educated at Westminster; died young of scarlet fever, and was buried at Blithfield, 8 June 1773;
(2) Hon. Louisa Bagot (1764-1834), born 30 September and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 24 October 1764; married, 9 May 1786, her cousin, Lt-Col. Walter Sneyd (1752-1829) of Keele Hall (Staffs), who was for thirteen years captain of the King's bodyguard at Windsor Castle, eldest son of Ralph Sneyd, and had issue two sons and six daughters; died at Cheverells (Herts), 7 May 1834;
(3) Walter Bagot (1766-73), born 28 March and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 2 April 1766; died young of scarlet fever, and was buried at Blithfield, 11 June 1773;
(4) Barbara Bagot (1768-73), born 1 September and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 25 September 1768; died young of scarlet fever, and was buried at Blithfield, 11 June 1773;
(5) William Bagot (1773-1856), 2nd Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(6) Hon. Hervey Bagot (1777-87), born 14 March 1777; died young and was buried at Chiswick (Middx), 2 June 1787;
(7) Hon. Henrietta Bagot (1780-97), born 14 February and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 11 March 1780; died unmarried, 13 January, and was buried at Blithfield, 16 January 1797;
(8) Hon. & Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Bagot (1781-1843), born 23 September 1781; educated at Rugby, Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1797; BA 1801; MA 1804) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1801 but did not proceed to the bar); MP for Castle Rising, 1807-08; Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1808-09; a close friend of Canning, he was sent as Minister to France, 1814; Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, 1815-19; HM Ambassador at St Petersburg, 1820-24 and The Hague, 1824-31; but after the Conservatives lost power was only head of a special embassy to Austria, 1835 until they regained it in 1841 and he was appointed Governor-General of Canada, 1841-43; sworn of the Privy Council, 1815 and appointed GCB, 1820; married, 22 July 1806 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, Mary Charlotte Anne (c.1785-1845), eldest daughter of William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, and had issue four sons and six daughters; died at Kingston, Ontario (Canada) a few weeks after relinquishing office, 19 May 1843; his body was returned to England and buried at Blithfield, 27 June 1843; his will was proved in the PCC, 26 July 1843;
(9) Rt. Rev. & Hon. Richard Bagot (1782-1854) (q.v.);
(10) Hon. Frances Bagot (1785-1806), born 9 November and baptised at Blithfield, 30 November 1785; married, 22 May 1805 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, as his first wife, Gen. the Hon. Sir Edward Paget GCB (1775-1849), Governor of Chelsea Hospital, fourth son of Henry Bayly (later Paget), 9th Baron Paget and 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and had issue one son; died 30 May and was buried at Blithfield, 19 June 1806.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1768. At Blithfield, he was responsible for building the orangery and remodelling the south-west corner of the house in 1769.
He died 22 October and was buried at Blithfield, 2 November 1798; his will was proved 15 November 1798. His widow died 4 February and was buried at Blithfield, 11 February 1820; her will was proved 22 March 1820.


William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot
Bagot, William (1773-1856), 2nd Baron Bagot. Eldest son of Sir William Bagot (1729-98), 6th bt. and 1st Baron Bagot, and his wife Elizabeth Louisa, daughter of 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke & St. John, born in London, 11 September and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 7 October 1773. Educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1791; Hon. DCL 1834). He took an active interest in agriculture, natural history, and archaeology, and was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and of the Linnean, Horticultural and Zoological Societies. In 1824 he published Memorials of the Bagot family. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Bagot, 22 October 1798. He was a Tory, but did not take an active part in politics. He married 1st, 30 May 1799 in Mayfair Chapel, Hon. Emily Fitzroy (1770-1800), fourth daughter of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton; and 2nd, 17 February 1807 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), Lady Louisa Legge (1787-1816), eldest daughter of George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue:
(1.1) Louisa Barbara Bagot, born 19 April and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 27 May 1800; died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 4 January 1801;
(2.1) Hon. Louisa Frances Bagot (1808-29), born 1 March and baptised at Blithfield, 11 March 1808; died unmarried after a short illness, 17 February, and was buried at Blithfield, 25 February 1829;
(2.2) Hon. Agnes Bagot (1809-85), born 10 August and baptised 16 August 1809; married, 8 January 1828 at Blithfield, John Newton Lane (1800-69) of Kings Bromley Manor (Staffs) and had issue one son and three daughters; died 4 November 1885 and was buried at Kings Bromley, 7 November 1885; will proved 2 January 1886 (effects £481);
(2.3) William Bagot (1811-87), 3rd Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(2.4) Rev. & Hon. Hervey Charles Bagot (1812-79), born 17 December 1812; educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1831; BA 1834; MA 1836); ordained deacon, 1836 and priest, 1837; Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1837; Rector of Blithfield, 1846-79; married, 16 July 1873 at Bridport (Dorset), Frances Mary (1829-1902), daughter of Thomas Dicken of Barton-under-Needwood (Staffs), farmer, but had no issue; died 3 January and was buried at Blithfield, 7 January 1879; will proved 28 January 1879 (effects under £14,000);
(2.5) Hon. Eleanor Bagot (1814-96), born 31 August 1814; died unmarried, 5 April 1896;
(2.6) Hon. Alfred Walter Bagot (1816-91), born 4 April 1816; died unmarried, 19 June 1891.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1798, and remodelled Blithfield and rebuilt Pool Park to the designs of John Buckler, c.1818-29.
He died 12 February and was buried at Blithfield, 20 February 1856; his will was proved, 15 February 1857. His first wife died of consumption at Christchurch (Hants), 8 June 1800, and was buried at Blithfield, 24 June 1800. His second wife died of typhus fever at Pool Park (Denbighs.), 13 August 1816 and was buried at Blithfield, 21 August 1816.


William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot
Bagot, William (1811-87), 3rd Baron Bagot. Only son of William Bagot (1773-1856), 2nd Baron Bagot, and his second wife, Lady Louisa Legge, eldest daughter of the 3rd Earl of Dartmouth, born 27 March and baptised at Blithfield, 14 May 1811. Educated at Charterhouse, Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge (matriculated 1828), and travelled to Rome, 1832 and Vienna, 1838. An officer of Staffordshire Yeomanry (Capt., 1827; Maj., 1848; Lt-Col., 1851; Col., 1854). Conservative MP for Denbighshire, 1835-52. JP and DL for Staffordshire and Derbyshire. He succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Bagot, 12 February 1856, and was a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip in the House of Lords), 1866-68, 1874-80. A Gentleman of the Bedchamber to HRH the Prince Consort, 1858-59. Chairman of the Meynell Hunt, 1873-87. He married, 13 August 1851 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), the Hon. Lucia Caroline Elizabeth (1827-95), daughter of George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover and sister of Henry Agar-Ellis, 3rd Viscount Clifden, and had issue:
(1) Georgina Agnes Bagot (1852-74), born at Dover House, Whitehall, London, 22 May 1852; married, 4 February 1873, Charles Wightwick Finch (1851-1924), 8th Earl of Aylesford (who m2., 16 April 1879 at St Peter, Eaton Sq., London, Ella Victoria, youngest daughter of John Ross of Benena, and widow of Captain James Wingfield Linton of Hemingford (Hunts)), but had no issue; died 12 April 1874;
(2) Louisa Bagot (1853-1942), born 22 July and baptised 21 August 1853; married 1st, 22 February 1879 at the Chapel Royal, Savoy Palace, London, Hamar Alfred Bass MP (1842-98) of Byrkley Lodge and Needwood House (Staffs), son of Michael Thomas Bass, and brother of Michael Arthur Bass, 1st bt. and 1st Baron Burton, and had issue one son (later 2nd bt.) and one daughter; married 2nd, 28 November 1901, Rev. Bernard Day Douglas Shaw (1856-1922), vicar of The Annunciation, Bryanston St., London W1, but had no issue; died as the result of an accident, 18 May 1942; administration of her goods (with will annexed) was granted 16 November 1942 (estate £17,232);
(3) Constance Mary Bagot (1855-98), born 19 April and baptised at Blithfield, 20 May 1855; died unmarried in London, 1 February and was buried at Blithfield, 4 February 1898; will proved 19 February 1898 (effects £3,979);
(4) William Bagot (1857-1932), 4th Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(5) Katherine Jane Bagot (1859-1952), born 7 January and baptised at Blithfield, 20 February 1859; married, 17 September 1898 at St George, Hanover Square, London, Col. David Murray Smythe (1850-1928) of Methven Castle (Perths.), eldest son of William Smythe of Methven Castle, and had issue one daughter; died 13 January 1952 at Moulin Almond (Perths.), aged 93;
(6) Elizabeth Sophia Lucia Bagot (1861-1940), born 30 July and baptised at Blithfield, 1 September 1861; Dame of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem; married, 13 October 1888 at St Paul, Knightsbridge (London), Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate (from 1902 Newdigate-Newdegate) GCMG (1862-1936) of Arbury Hall (Warks) and Harefield (Middx), son of Francis William Newdigate of Allesley Park (Warks), and had issue two daughters; died 29 December 1940; will proved 27 May 1941 (estate £8,365);
(7) Walter Lewis Bagot (1864-1927), born 22 April and baptised at Blithfield, 22 May 1864; educated at Eton and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; an officer in the Grenadier Guards (Cadet, 1883; Lt., 1884; Capt., 1894; Maj. by 1901; retired, 1902); ADC to Governor of South Australia, 1891; served in Nile expedition, 1898 (wounded), Boer War, 1900-02 (mentioned in despatches; DSO); returned to regiment in First World War but served as Director in Ministry of Munitions; after the war he returned to South Africa where he became general manager of the Victoria Falls & Transvaal Power Co. and Chairman of the Rand Mines Power Supply Co.; married, 6 February 1892 (sep. c.1900), Margaret Jane Caroline (1856-1941), daughter of Hon. Frederick Cadogan and had issue one son (killed in action in 1916) and one daughter (who died unmarried); died 26 May 1927.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1856. He appears to have lived at Pool Park from some years while he was MP for Denbighshire, but it was later let.
He died suddenly from a chill, 19 January, and was buried at Blithfield, 22 January 1887; his will was proved 31 May 1887 (effects £13,745). His widow died at Nervi (Italy), 22 January and was buried at Blithfield, 20 February 1895; her will was proved 12 February 1895 (effects £9,418).

Bagot, William (1857-1932), 4th Baron Bagot. Elder son of William Bagot (1811-87), 3rd Baron Bagot, and his wife, the Hon. Lucia Caroline Elizabeth Agar-Robartes, born 19 January and baptised at Blithfield, 26 February 1857. Educated at Eton. An officer in the Staffordshire Yeomanry (Sub-Lt., 1875; Lt., 1876; Capt., 1879; Maj., 1890; Lt-Col., 1899) and Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers (Capt.); ADC to Governor-General of Canada, 1879-84. Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber, 1885-87. He succeeded his father as 4th Baron Bagot, 19 January 1887.  A Lord in Waiting (Government Whip in House of Lords), 1896-1901. JP for Derbyshire and Staffordshire and DL for Staffordshire. Chairman of the Meynell Hunt, 1897-c.1905. He married, 25 July 1903 at Brompton Oratory (sep. c.1905), Lilian Marie (1863-1958), daughter of Henry May of Maryland (USA), and had issue:
(1) Barbara Bagot (b. 1905), born 1 January 1905; married, 1 June 1934 in New Hampshire (USA) (div. 1945), Oscar Crosby Sewall (1901-78), son of Oscar Trufant Sewall of Bath, Maine (USA), and had issue one son; date of death unknown.
He inherited the Blithfield and Pool Park estates from his father in 1887. He sold the greater part of his estate in North Wales in 1928. At his death, the title and Staffordshire estate passed to his second cousin, Gerald William Bagot (1866-1946), 5th Baron Bagot.
He died 23 December 1932; his will was proved 4 March and 5 April 1933 (estate £113,105). Although separated he was never divorced from his wife as she was a Roman Catholic; she lived subsequently in Hove (Sussex) with a companion, and died 21 February 1958 aged 94; her will was proved 24 June 1958 (estate £11,912).


Rt. Rev. & Hon. Richard Bagot
Bagot, Rt. Rev. & Hon. Richard (1782-1854). Third son of Sir William Bagot (1728-98), 6th bt. and 1st Baron Bagot, and his wife Elizabeth Louisa, daughter of 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke & St. John, born at Daventry (Northants), 22 November 1782. Educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1799; BA 1803); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1803-06 (MA 1806); awarded Lambeth DD by diploma, 1829. Ordained deacon and priest, 1806. Rector of Leigh (Staffs) 1806-30 and Blithfield 1807-30; prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral, 1812-28; canon of Worcester Cathedral, 1817-25; Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, 1827-45; Bishop of Oxford, 1829-45 and of Bath & Wells, 1845-54. He was of a modest, retiring and nervous disposition, and was only persuaded to accept the diocese of Oxford by being told that 'it would give him no trouble'. However, the rise of the Oxford movement during his tenure exposed him to just the sort of limelight he found intolerable. As a moderate high churchman himself, he was sympathetic to much of the Tractarian agenda, but after the publication of 'Tract 90' he came under increasing pressure to rein in the Tractarians. He found the controversy 'an ever-present source of inward misery', and increasingly poor mental health saw him exchange Oxford for the quieter waters of the diocese of Bath & Wells. Having completed the exchange he had a complete mental breakdown, and the diocese had to be administered on his behalf for some years by the Bishop of Gloucester & Bristol. He recovered, only to be involved in a further controversy with one of his own Archdeacons in 1853-54. He married, 22 December 1806, Lady Harriet (1788-1870), daughter of George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey, and had issue:
(1) Maj-Gen. Edward Richard Bagot (1808-74) [for whom see below, Bagot and Howard of Ashtead Park];
(2) Villiers Bagot (1809-10), born 22 June and baptised 8 July 1809; died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 20 November 1810;
(3) Adm. Henry Bagot (1810-77) (q.v.);
(4) Rev. Charles Walter Bagot (1812-84) (q.v.);
(5) Rev. Lewis Francis Bagot (1813-70), born 18 July and baptised at Blithfield, 3 November 1813; educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1830; BA 1834; MA 1837); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1836-46?; ordained deacon, 1836 and priest, 1837; vicar of Sibbertoft (Northants), 1837-39; rector of Castle Rising (Norfk), 1839-46 and of Leigh (Staffs), 1846-70; Rural Dean of Uttoxeter, 1846-70; married, 13 June 1848 at Wotton (Surrey), Catherine (1817-91), daughter of the Rev. & Hon. John Evelyn Boscawen, but had no issue; died at Coton (Staffs), 13 or 14 August 1870; will proved 23 September 1870 (effects under £4,000);
(6) Harriet Frances Bagot (1815-81), baptised at Blithfield, 3 August 1815; married, 18 July 1837 at St. George, Hanover Sq., London, Rev. Lord Charles Thynne (1813-94), rector of Longbridge & Kingston Deverill (Wilts) and Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, who later converted to Rome and from 1886 became a Roman Catholic priest, seventh son of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath, and had issue one daughter; died 5 January 1881;
(7) George Bagot (1818-67), born 5 May 1818; an officer in the Infantry (Ensign; Lt., 1837; Capt., 1845; Brevet Major, 1849; retired 1854); seconded to the household of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (ADC, 1846-51; Comptroller 1852-55; Chamberlain 1855-64; Gentleman at Large, 1864; Gentleman of the Bedchamber, 1864-66; Gentleman at Large, 1866; retired, 1866); married, 17 June 1861 at the Chapel Royal, Dublin, Mary Eleanor Frances (d. 1869) (who m2, 30 April 1868 at the British Embassy in Paris, Thomas Astell St. Quinton of Hatley Park (Cambs) and had issue), daughter of John Cavendish Browne, 3rd Baron Kilmaine, but had no issue; died at Moorcroft House, Uxbridge (Middx), 8 May 1867; administration of goods granted 6 August 1867 (effects under £1,000);
(8) Frances Caroline Bagot (1819-40), baptised privately, 23 November 1819; died unmarried at Castle Rising, 19 October 1840;
(9) Richard Bagot (1821-40), baptised 9 February 1821; died unmarried, 6 January and was buried at Croydon (Surrey), 14 January 1840;
(10) Rev. Frederic Bagot (1822-92), born 23 January 1822; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1844); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford 1844-59 (BCL, 1848; DCL, 1853). Ordained deacon, 1844 and priest, 1845; rector of Rodney Stoke (Somerset), 1846-59 and of Harpsden (Oxon), 1859-92; prebendary of Wells Cathedral, 1851-92; registrar of the diocese of Oxford 1884-92; married, 29 October 1862 at Great Berkhamsted (Herts), Charlotte Anne Philippina (c.1835-1925), only daughter of Brice Pearse of Ashlyns, Great Berkhampsted (Herts) and had issue three sons and one daughter; died 1 January 1892; will proved 13 February 1892 (effects £5,866);
(11) Emily Mary Bagot (1823-53), born 24 September and baptised at Blithfield, 24 October 1823; married, 25 June 1850, Rev. & Hon. George Thomas Orlando Bridgeman (1823-95), rector of Wigan (Lancs), second son of George Augustus Frederick Henry Bridgeman, 2nd Earl of Bradford, and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 13 December 1853;
(12) Mary Isobel Bagot (1825-1900), born 28 April and baptised at Blithfield, 12 June 1825; married 1st, 25 July 1843, William Henry Dawnay (1812-57), 7th Viscount Downe, and had issue eight sons and two daughters; married 2nd, 6 June 1863, Sidney Leveson Lane (1831-1910) of Baldersby Park (Yorks), and had further issue one son and two daughters; died 14 April 1900.
He died in Brighton 'from a complication of disorders', 15 May, and was buried at Blithfield, 23 May 1854. His widow died 18 October, and was buried at Blithfield, 24 October 1870; her will was proved 26 November 1870 (effects under £12,000).

Bagot, Admiral Henry (1810-77). Third, but second surviving, son of Rt. Rev. Richard Bagot (1782-1854) and his wife, Lady Harriet Villiers, daughter of 4th Earl of Jersey, born 12 July and baptised at Blithfield, 16 September 1810. An officer in the Royal Navy from 1823-63 (Lt., 1832; Cdr., 1838; Capt., 1845; Rear-Adm., 1863; Vice-Adm., 1870; Adm., 1877), he fought at the Battle of Navarino, 1827 (medal). He was seconded from the Navy to serve as secretary to his uncle, Sir Charles Bagot, while he was Governor-General of Canada, 1841-43. JP for Staffordshire. He married 1st, 17 November 1846 at Blithfield, his first cousin, Wilhelmina Frederica (1826-52), daughter of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Bagot GCB, and 2nd, 9 February 1858 at Radbourne, Eleanor (c.1824-86), daughter of Edward Sacheverell Chandos-Pole of Radbourne Hall (Derbys), and had issue:
(1.1) Arthur Greville Bagot (1849-1915), born 29 September 1849; educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst; an officer in the 60th Foot (Ensign, 1867; Lt., 1870; Adjutant, 1874; retired 1875); in 1877 he was co-respondent in a divorce case brought by a brother officer, and was ordered to pay £2,000 damages for adultery; a freemason from 1877; in 1878-80 he was involved in a scheme to develop a coffee and sugar plantation in Guatemala, which failed and resulted in a legal case against his partner, which he lost; inherited part of the Fisherwick and Elford estate, 1879; director of the London Ships Stores Co., 1882; bankrupt, 1886; in the late 1880s he was involved in producing plays in London, but he was again in debt in 1910; married 1st, 5 February 1878 at St George, Hanover Square, London, Mary Isabella (d. 1905), daughter of Henry Scott, and had issue two sons (of whom one died in infancy and the other unmarried); died 7 June 1915; administration of goods granted 26 August 1915 (estate £121);
(2.1) Florence Eleanor Bagot (1859-1940), born 15 February 1859; married, 2 March 1886 at Newara Eliya (Sri Lanka) (div. c.1906), her cousin Charles Frederick Heneage Bagot [see below], and had issue; died 26 September 1940;
(2.2) Harry Richard Reginald Bagot (1860-1908), born 15 August 1860; married, 25 March 1890, his cousin, Frances Anna Mary (1869-1915) [for whom see below, Bagot of Pype Hayes], only child of William Walter Bagot of Pype Hayes Hall, and had issue one daughter; died 17 July 1908;
(2.3) Mabel Harriett Bagot (1863-72), born at Netherseal Old Hall, 27 November 1863 and baptised at Netherseal, 4 February 1864; died young, 7 or 8 May 1872 at Brocton Lodge (Staffs);
(2.4) Claud Leveson Bagot (1865-1930), born at Netherseal Old Hall, 9 April and baptised at Netherseal, 28 May 1865; lived as a lodger at Stanford-in-the-Vale (Berks); died unmarried at a private mental institution in Fairford (Glos), 6 March 1930; administration of goods granted, 1 April 1930 (estate £59);
(2.5) Gerald William Bagot (1866-1946), 5th Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(2.6) Agnes Mary Bagot (1867-1944), born at Brocton Lodge, 9 September and baptised at Baswich (Staffs), 27 October 1867; died unmarried, 12 August 1944; will proved 5 October 1944 (estate £1,089).
He died at Brewood Hall (Staffs), 30 November and was buried at Blithfield, 6 December 1877; his will was proved 3 January 1878 (effects under £16,000). His first wife died 15 April 1852. His widow died 25 November 1886; her will was proved 26 January 1887 (effects £7,330).

Bagot, Gerald William (1866-1946), 5th Baron Bagot. Third son of Adm. Henry Bagot (1810-77) and his second wife, Eleanor, daughter of Edward Sacheverell Chandos-Pole of Radbourne Hall (Derbys), born 13 May and baptised at Radbourne, 17 June 1866. Educated at Haileybury. Apprenticed in the merchant navy, 1882-86. As a young man he spent many years in South America, training polo ponies, but when he succeeeded his second cousin as 5th Baron Bagot, 23 December 1932, he was training racehorses outside Paris. He was unmarried and without issue.
He inherited the Blithfield Hall estate from his second cousin, the 4th Baron, in 1932. He lived in one wing of the house, while the rest of it became very dilapidated. In 1945 he sold the house and estate to the South Staffordshire Water Company and sold most of the contents of the house.
He died 5 April 1946 and was buried at Blithfield; his will was proved 1 November and 3 December 1946 (estate £128,374).

Bagot, Rev. Charles Walter (1812-84). Fourth, but third surviving son of Rt. Rev. Richard Bagot (1782-1854) and his wife, Lady Harriet, daughter of George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey, born at Blithfield, 11 February 1812. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1830; BA 1834) and All Souls College, Oxford (MA 1842); Ordained deacon and priest by his father, 1835. Fellow of All Souls College, 1842-46; rector of Castle Rising and Roydon (Norfk), 1846-84; Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath & Wells, 1851-84 and Registrar of the Diocese of Oxford by 1854. He married, 18 February 1846, Mary (d. 1899), second daughter of Lt-Gen. John Chester, and had issue:
(1) Rev. Lewis Richard Charles Bagot (1846-1922) (q.v.);
(2) Ernest Alfred John Bagot (1848-1901), born 30 March and baptised at Castle Rising, 23 April 1848; clerk in the Foreign Office; married, 15 February 1879 at St Peter, Eaton Sq., London, Ethel Julia (1857-1941), second daughter of Rev. Charles Thornton Hildyard, but had no issue; died at Bexhill-on-Sea (Sussex) 14 August 1901 and was buried at Ashtead (Surrey); will proved 2 October 1901 (effects £1,482);
(3) Constance Mary Bagot (1849-1909), born 25 November and baptised at Castle Rising, 27 December 1849; married, 22 December 1885 at the Brompton Oratory, as his first wife, Sir (William) Algernon Cajetan Law KCMG CB (1856-1943), diplomat, youngest son of Rev. & Hon. William Towry Law, vicar of Harborne (Staffs), and had issue one son; died 11 February 1909; will proved 29 April 1909 (estate £403);
(4) Walter Wagstaffe Bagot (1852-82), born 25 March and baptised at Castle Rising, 11 April 1852; an officer in the Royal Navy (Lt.); died unmarried at Ryde (IoW), 16 March and was buried at Ashtead, 22 March 1882;
(5) Adela Sophia Harriet Bagot (1854-1921), born 27 January and baptised at Castle Rising, 26 February 1854; married, 1 June 1876 at St Mark, North Audley St., London, Rt. Hon. Edmond Robert Wodehouse MP PC (1835-1914) of Minley Grange (Hants), barrister and politician, but had no issue; died 25 April 1921; will proved 6 June 1921 (estate £56,216);
(6) Mildred Emily Barbara Bagot (1856-1935), born 25 April and baptised at Castle Rising, 25 May 1935; married, 13 June 1882, Cdr. Charles Elphinstone Fleming Cunninghame Graham Bontine RN (d. 1917), younger son of William Cunninghame Graham Bontine of Gartmore (Perths.) and Ardoch (Dumbartons.), and had issue one son and one daughter; died 15 November 1935;
(7) Charles Frederick Heneage Bagot (1858-1939), born 25 January and baptised at Castle Rising, 24 February 1858; educated at Marlborough and Haileybury; tea planter in Sri Lanka; married 1st, 2 March 1886 at Newara Eliya (Sri Lanka) (div. c.1906), his cousin Florence Eleanor (1859-1940), eldest daughter of Adm. Henry Bagot, and had issue two sons (successively the 7th and 8th Barons Bagot) and one daughter; he married 2nd, 17 July 1909 in Essex, Alice Lorina (1881-1975), daughter of Thomas Farr, and had further issue one son (who succeeded as 9th Baron Bagot in 1979, and from whom descends the current Baron); he died 2 June 1939; will proved 13 July 1939 (estate £16,497);
(8) Hugh Villiers Bagot (1860-1919), born 14 July and baptised at Castle Rising, 5 August 1860; an officer in 3rd Battn, Norfolk Regiment (Lt.); tea planter in Sri Lanka; freemason from 1901; was unmarried, but had issue by Dissanayake Mudiyanselage, one daughter; died 8 February 1919; administration of goods (with will annexed) granted, 6 June 1919 (estate £39,228).
He died 10 September 1884; his will was proved 31 October 1884 (effects £3,102). His widow lived at Hampton Court Palace and died 15 April 1899; her will was proved 16 May 1899 (effects £1,578).

Bagot, Rev. Lewis Richard Charles (1846-1922). Eldest son of Rev. Charles Walter Bagot (1812-84) and his wife Mary, second daughter of Lt-Gen. John Chester, born 2 December 1846. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford (matriculated 1866; BA 1869; MA 1873). Ordained deacon, 1870 and priest, 1871. Rector of East Bradenham (Norfolk), 1872-79; vicar of Stanton Lacy (Shropshire), 1879-1922. He married, 10 July 1872 at Gisleham (Suffolk), Coelia Cator (1849-1927), fourth daughter of Rev. Henry Jodrell, rector of Gisleham, and had issue:
(1) Ysolde Cecily Bagot (1873-1964), born 28 November 1873 and baptised at East Bradenham, 6 January 1874; married, 12 October 1899 in Newara Eliya (Sri Lanka), Bertram Gordon Snell (d. 1952), son of Col. Francis William Snell, but had no issue; lived latterly at Landscore House, Teignmouth (Devon); died 12 October 1964, aged 90; will proved 11 May 1965 (estate £1,146);
(2) Caryl Ernest Bagot (1877-1961), 6th Baron Bagot (q.v.);
(3) Gladys Mary Beatrice Bagot (1880-1944), born 27 August 1880; married, 18 January 1905, Frank Herbert Leake (1880-1949), son of Edward Leake of Castle Sq., Ludlow (Shrops.) and had issue two daughters; died 2 August 1944; administration (with will annexed) granted to her husband, 12 December 1944 (estate £1,240);
(4) Enid Avice Bagot (1883-1972) (q.v.).
He died 13 February 1922; his will was proved 21 April 1922 (estate £8,137). His widow died 10 January 1927; her will was proved 19 March 1927 (estate £1,754).


Caryl, 6th Baron Bagot
Bagot, Caryl Ernest (1877-1961), 6th Baron Bagot. Only son of Rev. Lewis Richard Charles Bagot (1846-1922) and his wife Celia Cator, fourth daughter of Rev. Henry Jodrell of Gisleham (Suffk), born 9 March 1877. Served in First World War as an officer in the Irish Guards (Lt.). He succeeded his first cousin, once removed, as 6th Baron, 5 April 1946. He married 1st, 6 February 1911, Margaret (d. 1937), daughter of James MacMenemy, and 2nd, 1 March 1940 Nancy Constance (1919-2014), daughter of Francis Aldborough Spicer of Sydney (Australia). He had no issue, but with his second wife adopted:
(A1) Caryl Rosemary Bagot (b. 1960), born 7 December 1960.
He lived in London until he persuaded the Bagot Will Trustees to repurchase Blithfield Hall and 300 acres of the estate from the South Staffordshire Water Co. in 1946, and with his second wife, restored the house. In 1961 his wife bought the property from the 3rd Baron's Will Trust, and in 1999 she made it over to a new trust, of which her husband's great-nephew, Charles Bagot Jewitt, is the chief beneficiary.
He died 5 August and was buried at Blithfield, 11 August 1961; his will was proved 9 August 1962. His widow married 2nd, 14 September 1965 (div. 1972), George Kenneth Whitehead, son of Percy Kay Whitehead of Greenbank, Bury (Lancs), but later resumed the name 'Nancy Lady Bagot' by deed poll; she died 27 February 2014, aged 94.

Bagot, Enid Avice (1883-1972). Third daughter of Rev. Lewis Richard Charles Bagot (1846-1922) and his wife Celia Cator, fourth daughter of Rev. Henry Jodrell of Gisleham (Suffk), born 10 November 1883. She married, 18 September 1905, Capt. Reuben James Charles Jewitt (1884-1958), son of James Joseph Jewitt of Bedford Lodge, Newmarket (Cambs), and had issue:
(1) Dermod James Boris Jewitt (1908-98) (q.v.).
She died 28 November 1972. Her husband died 5 November 1958.

Jewitt, Cdr. Dermod James Boris (1908-98). Only child of Capt. Reuben James Charles Jewitt (d. 1958) and his wife Enid Avice, daughter of Rev. Lewis Richard Charles Bagot, born at Ludlow (Shrops.), 13 October 1908. An officer in the Royal Navy, 1922-45 (2nd Lt., 1929; Lt., 1931; Lt-Cdr., 1939; Commander, 1944), who served in the Second World War (mentioned in despatches, 1940; DSC, 1945). He married 1st, 1 March 1941 (div. 1951) Pamela Mary (b. 1920), daughter of Furse Fairfax Vidal Scrutton, and 2nd, 19 September 1960, Emma Jane (b. 1929), daughter of Reginald Martin Vick OBE TD MCh FRCS, and had issue:
(1.1) Sarah Mary Jewitt (b. 1943), born 20 October 1943; married, 16 July 1966, Lt. James Nigel Best (b. 1942) RM, son of Capt. J.E. Best of Periton House, Minehead (Somerset) and had issue one son;
(1.2) Penelope Anne Jewitt (b. 1946), born 20 July 1946; married, 1 April 1967, Peter Allanson-Bailey (1941-2012), son of Maj. T.A. Allanson-Bailey of Oare Manor, Brendon (Devon) and had issue one daughter;
(2.1) Cdr. Charles James Bagot Jewitt (b. 1965) (q.v.).
He died 2 December 1998, aged 90; his will was proved 22 April 1999. His first wife married 2nd, Jan-Mar 1955, Cyril Wolrich Passy (1917-71). His widow is now living.

Bagot Jewitt, Cdr. Charles James (b. 1965). Only son of Cdr. Dermod James Boris Jewitt and his second wife, Emma Jane, daughter of Reginald Martin Vick OBE MCh FRCS, born 7 December 1965. Educated at Haileybury, Exeter University (BA 1987) and Cranfield University (MSc, 2001). An officer in the Royal Navy, 1984-2005 (Commander); Chief Executive of National Memorial Arboretum, 2006-13; Eastern Area Officer, Marine Society & Sea Cadets, 2013-date. DL for Staffordshire. He married, August 1997, Philippa 'Cosy' L.M. Watkinson and had issue:
(1) Emma Charlotte Bagot Jewitt (b. 1999), born 3 July 1999;
(2) Sophie Catherine Bagot Jewitt (b. 2001), born 16 July 2001.
In 1999 Nancy, Lady Bagot (his great-uncle's widow) established a trust to take ownership of Blithfield Hall, of which he was the first chief beneficiary.
Now living. His wife is now living.


Bagot of Pype Hayes Hall



Bagot, Col. Hervey (1617-74). Second son of Sir Hervey Bagot (1591-1660), 1st bt., and his first wife, Katherine, daughter of Humphrey Aldersley of Weddington (Warks), born at Trescote Grange, Wolverhampton (Staffs), 15 June and baptised at Penn (Staffs), 26 June 1617. Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1634/5) and Middle Temple (admitted 1637). Colonel in the Royalist Army and second in command of Lichfield garrison until it surrendered in 1646. Gentleman Pensioner to King Charles II. MP for Stafford, 1660. He married 1st, 1643, Dorothy (1617-49), daughter of Robert Arden of Pipe Hall and Berwood, and 2nd, 13 July 1652 at St Michael Paternoster Royal, London, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Rotheram of Someries Castle, Luton (Beds), and had issue including:
(1.1) Mary* alias Elizabeth* Bagot (1645-79), baptised at Castle Bromwich, 26 March 1645; one of the 'Windsor Beauties' painted by Lely; married 1st, 18 December 1664, Charles Berkeley (1630-65), 1st Earl of Falmouth, and 2nd, June 1674, Charles Sackville (1638-1706), 6th Earl of Dorset and 1st Earl of Middlesex, but had no issue; died in childbirth, 12 September 1679 and was buried at Withyham (Sussex);
(1.2) Arden Bagot (1647-96) (q.v.);
(1.3) Lt-Col. Richard Bagot (1649-c.1714), born September 1649; an officer in the army (Ensign, 1665/6; Lt., 1667; Capt. 1672; Maj. 1683; Lt-Col., 1688); will dated 1714;
(2.1) A daughter; said to have lived and died unmarried at Cannock (Staffs), probably in her father's lifetime.
He acquired the Pype Hayes estate from the Arden family through his first marriage in 1643.
He was buried at Castle Bromwich, 20 March 1673/4; administration (with will annexed) of his goods granted to his widow, 10 June 1674. His first wife died in September 1649. His widow died 13 July 1685 and was buried at Cannock (Staffs), where she is commemorated by a monument.
* Her father's will mentions only a daughter Elizabeth, by which he appears to refer to her rather than her unmarried half-sister.

Bagot, Arden (1647-96). Son of Col. Hervey Bagot (1617-74) and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Robert Arden of Berwood, born 9 August 1647. An officer in Col. Lane's regiment of foot (Capt. by 1667) and in Horse Guards (Ensign, 1668; Cornet 1673). He married, 1678 (settlement 27 May), Mary (1659-1740), daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh, kt. of Hamstall Ridware (Staffs), and had issue:
(1) Thomas Arden Bagot (1687-1729) (q.v.);
(2) William Arden Bagot; died in infancy.
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his father in 1673, but is said to have lived at Yarnton (Oxon)?
He died 5 August, and was buried at Aston-juxta-Birmingham, 9 August 1696. His widow married 2nd, Robert Biddulph, and died 1740.

Bagot, Thomas Arden (1687-1729), Son of Arden Bagot and his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh of Hamstall Ridware, born 10 January 1686/7 and baptised at Aston. Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1705). He married, 1711 (settlement 2 August), Honora (1685-1720), daughter and heir of Sir William Egerton KB of Worsley (Lancs), and had issue:
(1) Egerton Bagot (1713-75) (q.v.);
(2) Arden Bagot; died young;
(3) A daughter; died young.
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his father in 1696. He lived at Worsley (Lancs).
He died at Ripon, 11 June 1729 and was buried in the Cathedral there. His wife died in London, 11 August and was buried at Aston, 29 August 1720.

Bagot, Egerton (1713-75). Son of Thomas Arden Bagot (1687-1729) and his wife Honora, daughter and heir of Sir William Egerton of Worsley (Lancs), baptised at Eccles (Lancs), 20 October 1713. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1731). High Sheriff of Warwickshire, 1767-68. He was unmarried and without issue.
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his father in 1729.
He died 13 April, and was buried at Aston, 20 April 1775, where he is commemorated by a tablet erected by 'his friend, relative, and heir, Walter Bagot'; his will was proved 19 February 1776.

Bagot, Rev. Walter (1731-1806). Third son of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot (1702-68), 5th bt., and his wife, Lady Barbara Legge, eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Dartmouth, born 2 November 1731. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1750; BA 1754; MA 1757). Rector of Blythfield and Leigh. JP for Staffordshire. A friend of William Cowper. He married 1st, 7 September 1773 at Blithfield, Ann (d. 1786), daughter of William Swinnerton, and 2nd, 28 April 1789 at Blithfield, Mary (c.1768-1846), daughter of [forename unknown] Ward, and had issue:
(1.1) Ann Bagot (1774-1847), born 12 June and baptised at Blithfield, 28 June 1774; was unmarried and lived in the close at Lichfield; she kept a diary, 1819-41, which survives only as a transcript, but which records her active social life up to the point at which she suffered a severe stroke; died unmarried, 29 April 1847 and is commemorated by a memorial plaque in Lichfield Cathedral; will proved 21 May 1847;
(1.2) Honora Bagot (1775-1863), baptised at Blithfield, 21 June 1775; married, 15 December 1795, Hon. & Rev. Augustus Legge (1773-1828), rector of Wonston (Hants), 1797-1828, Archdeacon of Winchester, 1814-19 and Vicar-General of Winchester, 1819-28, son of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue three sons and three daughters; died at Bramdean (Hants), 2 October 1863; will proved 13 November 1863 (effects under £14,000);
(1.3) Rev. Egerton Arden Bagot (1777-1860) (q.v.);
(1.4) Walter Bagot (1778-1800), baptised at Blithfield, 9 March 1778; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1797); was unmarried and without issue when accidentally drowned while sailing on the River Avon at Warwick; buried at Bishop's Tachbrook (Warks), 10 January 1800, where he is commemorated by a monument;
(1.5) Elizabeth Bagot (1780-1859), born 25 May and baptised at Blithfield, 9 June 1780; married, 19 March 1807 at Little Missenden (Bucks), Prof. Joseph Phillimore FRS (1775-1855) of Shiplake Court (Oxon), MP for St Mawes, 1817-26 and Yarmouth (IoW), 1826-30, Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford, 1809-55, eldest son of Rev. Joseph Phillimore of Kensington (Middx), and had issue seven sons and two daughters; died 5 March 1859 and was buried at Shiplake; will proved 24 March 1859 (effects under £2,000);
(1.6) William Bagot (1781-1844), baptised at Blithfield, 27 September 1781; married, 28 December 1820 at Trentham (Staffs), Martha (1794-1838), daughter of Thomas Swinnerton, but had no issue; lived latterly at Langley House, Abbots Langley, and died there, 7 February 1844;
(1.7) Richard Bagot (1782-83), baptised at Blithfield, 7 September 1782; died in infancy and was buried at Blithfield, 22 June 1783;
(1.8) Louisa Frances Bagot (1785-1864), born 17 February and baptised at Blithfield, 7 March 1785; married, 16 January 1804 at Blithfield, Rev. Richard Levett (1772-1843) of Milford Hall (Staffs) and had issue one son and one daughter; died in London, 1 March and was buried at Baswich (Staffs), 8 March 1864; she and her husband are commemorated by a monument at Walton-on-the-Hill (Staffs); will proved 1 June 1864 (effects under £4,000);
(2.1) Mary Bagot (1790-1863), baptised at Blithfield, 25 February 1790; died unmarried in London, 5 June 1863; buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, 12 June 1863; will proved 26 November 1863 (effects under £3,000);
(2.2) Cmdr. Hervey Bagot RN  (1791-1816), baptised at Blithfield, 24 August 1791; an officer in the Royal Navy (Lt., 1812; Commander, 1815); died 18 January 1816;
(2.3) Humphrey Bagot (1793-1815), baptised at Blithfield, 9 May 1793; an officer in 19th Native Bengal Infantry (Cadet, 1809; arrived in India, 1810; Ensign, 1811; Lt., 1814); killed in action at Malown (India), fighting the Gurkhas, 15 April 1815; commemorated by a monument in St John's church, Calcutta (India);
(2.4) Caroline Bagot (1795-1886), baptised at Blithfield, 7 May 1795; married, 19 August 1828 at Walthamstow (Essex), Edmund Robert Daniell (1793-1854) FRS of Meriden Hall (Warks), barrister-at-law, legal writer (author of Daniell's Chancery Practice, 1854), and a Commissioner in Bankruptcy, and had issue one son and one daughter; lived latterly with her clergyman son in Dorset; died 5 February 1886, aged 90; administration of goods granted 22 March 1886 (effects under £400);
(2.5) Rev. Ralph Bagot (1797-1866) (q.v.);
(2.6) Charlotte Bagot (1800-65), baptised at Blithfield, 18 August 1800; married, 5 May 1830, Rev. William Somerville (1789-1857), son of Lt-Col. Hugh Somerville, and had issue one son (later 19th Baron Somerville); died 24 October 1865;
(2.7) Jane Margaret (1802-89), baptised at Blithfield, 3 June 1802; married, 5 September 1826 at Walthamstow (Essex), Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Vaughan Williams  (1798-1875), judge of Common Pleas, son of John Williams, serjeant-at-law, and had issue; died 24 September 1889;
(2.8) Agnes Bagot (1804-80), baptised at Blithfield, 28 August 1804; married, 12 October 1826 at Walthamstow (Essex), John Farquhar Fraser (1788-1865), and had issue two sons and six daughters; died 26 May 1880; her will proved 17 June 1880 (effects under £5,000).
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his kinsman, Egerton Bagot, in 1775.
He died 10 July and was buried at Blithfield, 13 July 1806. His first wife was buried at Blithfield, 18 February 1786. His widow died 22 July 1846; her will was proved 13 August 1846.

Bagot, Rev. Egerton Arden (1777-1861). Eldest son of Rev. Walter Bagot (1731-1806) of Pype Hayes Hall and his first wife, Ann, daughter of William Swinnerton, born 3 January 1777. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1796; BA 1800; MA 1803). Ordained deacon, 1801 and priest, 1802, but seems never to have been beneficed. He married, 22 October 1822 at Weston-under-Lizard (Staffs), Elizabeth Isabella (d. 1824), eldest daughter of the Hon. and Rev. George Bridgeman, but had no issue.
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his father in 1806. At his death it passed to his nephew, William Walter Bagot.
He died 4 February and was buried at Erdington, 9 February 1861; he is commemorated by a tablet in Aston-juxta-Birmingham parish church; his will was proved 27 March 1861 (effects under £120,000). His wife died 17 November 1824.

Bagot, Rev. Ralph (1797-1866). Younger son of Rev. Walter Bagot (1731-1806) of Pype Hayes Hall and his first wife, Ann, daughter of William Swinnerton, baptised at Blithfield, 22 March 1797. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1815), Peterhouse, Cambridge (matriculated 1817; LLB 1822). Ordained deacon, 1822 and priest, 1823. Curate of Niton (IoW), 1822-24, Wolstanton (Staffs), 1824-35, Grendon (Warks), 1843-49 and Ettington (Warks), 1850-52, but remained unbeneficed thereafter. He married, 3 September 1845 at Tunstall (Staffs), Mary Adams, daughter of William Sneyd of Bradwell Hall (Staffs), and had issue:
(1) William Walter Bagot (1847-93) (q.v.).
He died 20 July and was buried at Erdington, 27 July 1866; his will was proved 21 August 1866 (effects under £9,000). His wife's date of death is unknown.

Bagot, William Walter (1847-93). Only child of Rev. Ralph Bagot (c.1796-1866) and his wife, born 21 January and baptised at Ettington (Warks), 24 January 1847. He was a keen amateur cricketer, maintained a cricket ground at Pype Hayes and fielded a strong playing eleven. He married, 4 February 1868 at the British Embassy in Florence (Italy), Lucy Matilda (1847-96), fourth daughter of Rev. Robert Loftus Tottenham, chaplain to the British embassy in Florence, and had issue:
(1) Frances Anna Mary Bagot (1869-1915) (q.v.).
He inherited Pype Hayes Hall from his uncle in 1860 and came of age in 1868. He sold a large part of the estate for the creation of a sewage works and bequeathed the remainder to his widow and then to his daughter.
He died 23 January 1893; his will was proved 14 December 1893 (effects £1,224). His widow died 16 November 1895; her will was proved 7 February 1896 (effects £1,958).

Bagot, Frances Anna Mary (1869-1915). Only child of William Walter Bagot (1847-93) and his wife Lucy Matilda, fourth daughter of Rev. Robert Loftus Tottenham, baptised at Erdington, 13 February 1869. She married 1st, 25 March 1890 at Erdington, Harry Richard Reginald Bagot (1860-1908), son of Vice-Adm. Henry Bagot [for whom, see above, under Bagot of Blithfield], and 2nd, 3 February 1909 at Rugby (Warks), Henry Bennett Ewins-Burrell-Ewins (c.1866-1920) of Marston Trussell Hall (Northants), and had issue:
(1.1) Mabel Anne Bagot (1896-1965), born 18 April 1896; married 1st, 15 December 1921 at Windsor (Berks), Richard Alexander Douglas Liebert (c.1896-1931), secretary to Sir Daniel Gooch of Hylands (Essex) and son of Edmund Bernhard Liebert of Swinton Hall (Lancs), but had no issue; married 2nd, 1 March 1932 (div. 1943), as his first wife, Michael Haworth-Booth FLS (1896-1986) of Farell, Roundhurst (Surrey), son of Digby Clifton Haworth-Booth, and had issue one son (who died young) and two daughters; died 28 April 1965; will proved 5 August 1965 (estate £48,841).
She inherited Pype Hayes Hall from her mother in 1895 and leased it some time after 1901. She sold the freehold in 1906 to J. Rollason and lived after her second marriage at Marston Trussell Hall (Northants).
She died 11 February 1915; her will was proved 14 May 1915 (estate £2,651). Her first husband died 17 July 1908; administration of his goods was granted to his wife, 21 August 1908 (effects £335). Her second husband died 5 April 1920; his will was proved 9 September 1920 (estate £31,439).

Bagot and Howard of Ashtead Park


Richard Bagot Howard (1733-1819)
Bagot (later Howard), Richard (1733-1818). Fourth son of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot (1702-68), 5th bt., and his wife, Lady Barbara Legge, eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Dartmouth, born 13 November and baptised at Blithfield, 28 November 1733. Educated at Westminster, Brasenose College, Oxford (matriculated 1750), and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1751). Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (BCL 1757; DCL 1764). In 1761-63 he acted as secretary to his friend, Charles, 7th Earl of Northampton, on a diplomatic embassy to Venice, and also visited Rome, Naples and Geneva; he took with him the young aspiring architect James Wyatt, who was installed as a pupil of Visentini in Venice, and given useful introductions through the British consul in Venice, Joseph Smith. On returning to England he became a Commissioner of Excise, 1765-74; and was later Recorder of Kendal. He took the name of Howard in lieu of Bagot after his marriage. He married, 25 February 1783, Frances (1746-1818), daughter of William Howard (1714-56), Viscount Andover, and granddaughter of Henry Bowes Howard (1687-1757), 4th Earl of Berkshire and 11th Earl of Suffolk, and had issue:
(1) Mary Howard (1785-1877) (q.v.).
His wife inherited the Ashtead Hall (Surrey) estate on the death of her uncle in 1783, and the Levens Hall (Westmld), Elford Hall (Staffs) and Castle Rising (Norfk) estates on the death of her mother in 1803. In 1808 he purchased much of the Fisherwick Hall estate (adjoining Elford) and demolished the house. At his death his estates passed to his only daughter and heiress.
He died 12 November and was buried at Ashtead, 19 November 1818; his will was proved in the PCC, 24 November 1818. His wife died 16 September and was buried at Ashtead, 26 September 1818.

Mary Howard (1785-1877)
Howard, Mary (1785-1877). Only child of Richard Bagot (later Howard) (1733-1819) and his wife Frances, daughter of William, Viscount Andover, born at Elford (Staffs), 9 May 1785. She married, 6 July 1807 at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), the Hon. Fulke Greville Upton (later Howard) (1773-1846), second son of Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown, but had no issue.
She inherited the Ashtead Park, Levens Hall, Elford Hall and Castle Rising estates from her father in 1819. At her death, she distributed her estates among her younger male relations: Ashtead passed to her great-nephew, Lt-Col. Ponsonby Bagot (1845-1921), who sold it in 1880; the Elford-Fisherwick estate passed to her kinsman, Howard Francis Paget (1858-1935); Levens Hall to her husband's great-nephew, Gen. the Hon. Arthur Upton (d. 1883), after which it passed to another branch of the Bagot family; and Castle Rising to Greville Theophilus Howard.
She died 19 October 1877, aged 92.

Bagot, Maj-Gen. Edward Richard (1808-74). Eldest son of Rt. Rev. Richard Bagot (1782-1854) and his wife, Lady Harriet Villiers, daughter of 4th Earl of Jersey, born 4 January and baptised at Blithfield, 20 January 1808. Educated at Charterhouse. An officer in the army (Ensign, 1823; Lt., 1825; Capt., 1827; Maj., 1841; Lt-Col., 1851; Col., 1854; Maj-Gen., 1866; retired); Col. commanding 4th Battn, Royal Middlesex Militia; Assistant Military Secretary at Gibraltar. Appointed Knight of the Redeemer (Greece). JP for Middlesex and City of Westminster. He married, 15 January 1842 at St George, Hanover Square, London, Matilda (1813-89), second daughter of Henry Perkins of Hanwoth Park (Middx) and widow of Maj. Frederick Oswald Perkins (1804-41), and had issue:
(1) Evelyn Bagot (1842-77), born 23 September 1842; married, 25 September 1869 at St Michael, Chester Square, London, Augustus Woodley Bernal (b. 1825), son of Ralph Bernal MP of Eaton Square, London, and had issue; died in London, 21 April 1877 and was buried at Brompton Cemetery;
(2) Ethel Bagot (1844-85), born in London, 20 February 1844; married, 21 January 1873 at St Peter, Eaton Sq, London, Maj-Gen. George Paton CMG (1841-1931) (who m2, 13 November 1890 at St Peter, Eaton Sq., Nancie, daughter of Edward Walker of Henbury Manor, Wimborne (Dorset)), fifth son of John Paton of Crailing (Roxburghs.), and had issue; died at Ventnor (IoW), 11 October 1885, and was buried there;
(3) Lt-Col. Ponsonby Bagot (1845-1921), born 11 June and baptised at Grosvenor Chapel, London, 3 July 1845; an officer of Scots Guards (Lt., 1864; Capt., 1866; Lt-Col., 1875; retired, 1877); inherited Ashtead Park from his cousin, Mary Howard (c.1784-1877) but sold it in 1880 and lived latterly at Southwold (Suffk); died unmarried, 6 December 1921; will proved 26 January 1922 (estate £35,440);
(4) Lt-Col. Villiers Spencer Bagot (1847-1929), born 7 April 1847; an officer of Rifle Brigade (Ensign, 1865; Lt., 1869; Capt., 1877; Maj., 1882; Lt-Col., 1885; retired, 1885); lived at Charles St., Berkeley Sq., London; died unmarried, 24 March 1929; will proved 2 May 1929 (estate £243,991).
He died at 34 Eaton Sq., Westminster, 20 July 1874, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery; his will was proved 10 August and 24 October 1874 (effects under £25,000). His widow died 4 July 1889 and was also buried at Kensal Green; her will was proved 31 December 1889 (effects £19,989).


Sources


Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 2003, pp. 215-19; Burke's Landed Gentry, 1850, i, p. 43; Lord Bagot, Memorials of the Bagot family, 1824; F.A. Crisp, Visitation of England & Wales, vol. 10, 1913, pp. 138-53; vol. 13, 1905, pp. 1-8; Sir N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: Staffordshire, 1974, pp. 72-74; A. Bayliss, The life and works of James Trubshaw, 1978, pp. 13-14; J.M. Robinson, The Wyatts, 1979, pp. 11, 23, 256; E. Hubbard, The buildings of Wales: Clwyd, 1986, pp. 263-64; J. Ingamells, A dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997, pp. 39-40; M. Wood, John Fowler: prince of decorators, 2007, pp. 135-39; Sir H.M. Colvin, A biographical dictionary of British Architects, 4th edn., 2008, pp. 180, 194, 1002, 1059, 1194; M. Tree & M. Baker, Forgotten Welsh houses, 2008, pp. 142-43; T. Mowl & D. Barre, The historic gardens of England: Staffordshire, 2009, pp. 89-93, 166, 219; pl. 28; N. Bagot, Blithfield Hall: a country house saved, 2011;  J.M. Robinson, James Wyatt: architect to George III, 2012, pp. 2-3; http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-SALU-RUG-1525.html.


Location of archives


Bagot family of Blithfield, Barons Bagot: Staffordshire estate deeds, estate and family papers, 12th-20th cents [Staffordshire County Record Office D986, D1404, D1721, D(W)1810, D3108, D3136, D3259-60, D3943, D4038, D4173, D4381, D4752, D5121, D5282, D5700, D6510, D7085,D7132, D7283]; family correspondence, c.1693-1706 [William Salt Library, Stafford, WSL141];  Denbighshire and Merionethshire estates deeds, family and estate papers, 13th-20th cents [National Library of Wales]; family correspondence, 16th-17th cents [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC (USA), MS L.a.1-1076]; rentals, 1699-1711 [The National Archives, C109/89]; legal papers, 1634-56 [Private collections; enquiries to Staffordshire Record Office]; Bachymbyd and Pool Park estate records, 1417-1820 [National Library of Wales, BACBYD]
Bagot family of Pype Hayes Hall: misc papers, incl. some relating to Warwickshire estates inherited by Phillimore family [Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, 115M88/C53-60, F9]; deeds of Aston, Curdworth and Erdington, 18th-19th cents [Birmingham Archives, Heritage & Photography Service, MS3375]
Bagot, Ann: diary, 1819-41 [Staffordshire Archives]
Bagot, Sir Walter Wagstaffe (1702-68), 5th bt.: letters, 1705-54 [Magdalen College, Oxford, MS289]


Coat of arms


Ermine, two chevrons azure.


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Revision and acknowledgements


This post was first published 8 December 2017 and was divided into two parts, 13 December 2017.