John Bacot

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1853–1855 1st Pensioner Settlements Independent

John Thomas Watson Bacot (1821–1888) was a New Zealand politician in the Auckland Region.


Bacot arrived in New Zealand in June 1848 to take up a position as Medical Officer to the Pensioner Settlements, having previously served as an Assistant Surveyor in the British army in India. He retired to England in 1858.

He was a member of New Zealand's 1st Parliament, representing the Pensioner Settlements from 1853 to 1855, when he was defeated.[1]

The Pensioner Settlements electorate consisted of the Auckland suburbs of Howick, Onehunga, Otahuhu, and Panmure.


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 181. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Pensioner Settlements
Served alongside: Joseph Greenwood
Succeeded by
John Williamson