Sir Walter Bagot, 5th Baronet

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Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot, 5th Baronet (3 August 1702 – 20 January 1768) was 5th Baronet in the Baronetcy of Blithfield in the Baronetage of England. He succeeded his father Sir Edward Bagot in 1712.

He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was granted a DCL in 1737.

He served as a Member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme 1724–1727, for Staffordshire 1727–1754 and for Oxford University 1762–1768.

The family seat was at Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire.

He married Barbara Legge, daughter of the Earl of Dartmouth in 1724. Their children included:

  • William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot (1729–1798)
  • Charles Bagot (1730–1793), who married Catherine Legge, a niece of the Earl of Dartmouth, and who changed his name to Charles Chester by Act of Parliament in 1755.
  • Reverend Walter Bagot of Pype Hayes Hall (1731–1808), who married firstly Anne Swinnerton; their daughter Louisa-Frances married Rev. Richard Levett of Milford Hall, Staffordshire.[1] (Coincidentally, Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot had built a large home at Blithfield for Rev. Richard Levett, grandfather of the rector who later married into the Bagot family.[2]) He married secondly Mary Ward; their daughter, Jane Margaret, married the English judge Sir Edward Vaughan Williams [3] in 1826 and they were the grandparents of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
  • Richard Bagot (1733–1813), who married a daughter of William Howard, Viscount Andover and changed his name by Act of Parliament to Howard.
  • Right Reverend Lewis Bagot (1740–1802)


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Brian Broughton
Thomas Leveson-Gower
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
With: Thomas Leveson-Gower
Succeeded by
Baptist Leveson-Gower
John Ward
Preceded by
Thomas Paget
William Leveson-Gower
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
With: William Leveson-Gower
Succeeded by
William Leveson-Gower
William Bagot
Preceded by
Peregrine Palmer
Sir Roger Newdigate
Member of Parliament for Oxford University
With: Sir Roger Newdigate
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Newdigate
Sir William Dolben
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Edward Bagot
(of Blithfield Hall)
Succeeded by
William Bagot