Josceline Bagot

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Josceline Fitzroy Bagot
Josceline Bagot.jpg
Born (1854-10-22)22 October 1854
Died 1 March 1913(1913-03-01) (aged 58)
Allegiance British
Service/branch Army
Rank Honorary Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Westmoreland and Cumberland Imperial Yeomanry
Battles/wars Boer War
Other work Member of Parliament, Author

Josceline Fitzroy Bagot (22 October 1854 – 1 March 1913) was an English British Army officer and Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

Josceline Fitzroy Bagot was born in Ashtead, Surrey, the son of Col. Charles Bagot and Sophia Louisa Percy.

Military career[edit]

He joined the Army and received a commission in the Grenadier Guards in 1875 [1] and was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of Canada in 1881–1882 and 1888–1889. He also saw service in the Boer War in 1899–1900, where he was mentioned in despatches and was the chief Military Censor.[2] His wife was also in South Africa during the war, running a military hospital. He was later attached to the Westmoreland and Cumberland Imperial Yeomanry, where he was granted the honorary rank of lieutenant-colonel on 7 May 1902.[3]

Political career[edit]

He was twice returned as Conservative MP for Kendal (1892–1906 and 1910–1913),[4] and served as a Parliamentary Secretary at both the Treasury and the Home Office. He was nominated for a baronetcy in 1913 but died the same year. The baronetcy was conferred instead on his only son, Sir Alan Bagot, 1st Baronet. Josceline Bagot was buried in St Peters churchyard, Heversham, Cumbria.[5]


He married on 11 June 1885 Theodosia Leslie (1865–1940), daughter of Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet. His wife was appointed a Lady of Grace of the Order of St. John (DStJ) in July 1901.[6] They had four children, Alan Desmond (who became the 1st and last Baronet Bagot of Leven), Dorothy, Marjorie Constance and Mary.[7] They lived at Levens Hall, near Kendal which Bagot had inherited from a distant relative, Mary Howard[8]


  • Colonel James Grahme of Levens: A Biographical Sketch of Jacobite Times published by W. Kent & Co, 1886.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24367. p. 5201. 26 September 1876. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  2. ^ "03 Mar 1913 - The Advertiser - p16". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27431. p. 3017. 6 May 1902.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 413. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27330. p. 4469. 5 July 1901.
  7. ^ "Conqueror4". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived 4 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl of Bective
Member of Parliament for Kendal
Succeeded by
Dudley Stewart-Smith
Preceded by
Dudley Stewart-Smith
Member of Parliament for Kendal
Succeeded by
John Wakefield Weston