Walter Bagot (priest)

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Arms of Levett impaling Bagot, Church of St Leonard, Blithfield, Staffordshire

Walter Bagot (2 November 1731 – 10 July 1806) was an English cleric and landowner. He was the third son of Sir Walter Bagot of Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and graduated Master of Arts in 1757. He was ordained in that year and appointed Rector of Leigh, Kent. In 1759 he was appointed Rector of Blithfield.

He inherited Pype Hayes Hall, which had been in the Bagot family since 1630, on the death of a cousin.

He married twice. Firstly in 1773 with Anne Swinnerton by whom he had seven children, including his eldest son and heir Reverend Egerton Bagot. Secondly with Mary Ward by whom he had another eight children. Rev. Walter Bagot's daughter Louisa-Frances married Rev. Richard Levett of Milford Hall, Staffordshire, also an Oxford graduate and a minister.

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