William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot
William Bagot was born in London, the eldest son of William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot, and his second wife Elizabeth Louisa St John. He was educated at Westminster School and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 10 November 1791. He married twice; firstly the Hon. Emily Fitzroy, daughter of Lt-Gen Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton on 30 May 1799 and secondly (after the death in 1800 of his first wife) Lady Louisa Legge, daughter of George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth on 17 February 1807. He succeeded to his titles of 7th Baronet Bagot, of Blithfield and 2nd Baron Bagot of Bagot's Bromley on 22 October 1798. He had one child, Louisa Barbara who died in infancy, by his first wife and four children, Agnes, William (his successor), Hervey Charles and Alfred Walter by his second.
He was invested as a Fellow of Society of Antiquaries and then in 1834 awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Oxford University.
He wrote a book in 1823 "Memorials of the Bagot Family" detailing the Bagot family genealogy up to that point.
Lord Bagot died at the family home in Blithfield, Staffs and was succeeded in his titles by William Bagot, 3rd Baron Bagot.
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