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William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot

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Name  William 3rd
Role  Politician

Died  January 19, 1887
Parents  Lady Louisa Legge
William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot
Siblings  Alfred Walter Bagot, Agnes Bagot, Hervey Charles Bagot
Education  Eton College, Charterhouse School
Grandparents  George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth, Lady Frances Finch
Uncles  Heneage Legge, Arthur Legge, Charles Legge, William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth, George Legge, Henry Legge

William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot DL (27 March 1811 – 19 January 1887), styled The Honourable from birth until 1856, was a British courtier and Conservative politician.

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Background

Born at Blithfield House, he was the eldest son of William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot and his second wife Lady Louisa, daughter of George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth. Bagot was educated at Charterhouse School, then at Eton College and finally at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Career

He was returned to Parliament for Denbighshire in 1835, a seat he held until 1852. The year before, he had been nominated lieutenant-colonel of the Staffordshire Yeomanry Cavalry, which he commanded from 1854. He represented the county as Deputy Lieutenant and in 1856, Bagot succeeded his father as baron, entering subsequently the House of Lords. He served in the Conservative administrations of the Earl of Derby and Benjamin Disraeli as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1866 to 1868 and again from 1874 to 1880. Apart from his political career he was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince Consort between 1858 and the next year.

Family

Lord Bagot married the Hon. Lucia Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, in 1851. They had two sons and five daughters. Their daughter Louisa married Hamar Alfred Bass of the Bass Brewery family in 1879. Bagot died in January 1887, aged 75, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son William. Lady Bagot survived her husband by eight years and died in January 1895, aged 68.

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William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot Wikipedia


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