William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot
Bagot was the son of Sir Walter Bagot, 5th Baronet, and his wife Lady Barbara Legge. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and graduated Master of Arts in 1749 and Doctor of Civil Law in 1754, and then sat as Member of Parliament for Staffordshire from 1754 to 1780. In 1768 Bagot succeeded to the Baronetcy of Blithfield, Staffordshire, and to the family estate at Blithfield Hall on the death of his father. On 17 October 1780 he was raised to the Peerage of Great Britain as Baron Bagot, of Bagot's Bromley in the County of Stafford.
Lord Bagot married Elizabeth St John, daughter of the 2nd Viscount St John, in Wroxham, Oxon, on 20 August 1760. They had 8 children including William, his successor, but three died of scarlet fever within 3 days. He died in London on 22 October 1798, aged 70, and was succeeded by his eldest son William. His other sons were the Hon. Sir Charles Bagot and the Hon. Richard Bagot. Lady Bagot died in 1820.
Lord Bagot's niece, Jane Margaret (daughter of his brother Walter by his second wife, Mary Ward) married the English judge Sir Edward Vaughan Williams  in 1826 and they were the grandparents of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot
|Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
Served alongside: William Leveson-Gower 1754–1757
Henry Thynne 1757–1761
Lord Grey of Groby 1761–1768
Sir John Wrottesley 1768–1780
Sir John Wrottesley
|Peerage of Great Britain|
|New creation||Baron Bagot
|Baronetage of England|
Walter Wagstaffe Bagot