Lewis Bagot

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Lewis Bagot, Bishop of Bristol, by Thomas Gainsborough

Lewis Bagot MA (1 January 1740 – 4 June 1802) was an English cleric, the fifth son of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot of Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire, and younger brother of William, Lord Bagot.

He was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford. He was ordained in 1765 and was Canon of Christchurch 1771–1777 and Dean 1777–1783. He was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1782, Bishop of Norwich in 1783 and Bishop of St Asaph 1790.

His portrait appears in the National Portrait Gallery.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Newton
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Christopher Wilson
Preceded by
Philip Yonge
Bishop of Norwich
Succeeded by
George Horne
Preceded by
Samuel Hallifax
Bishop of St Asaph
Succeeded by
Samuel Horsley