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Lewis Bagot

Bishop of St Asaph
Bp Lewis Bagot by John Hoppner.jpg
Lewis Bagot by John Hoppner
DioceseDiocese of St Asaph
In office1790–1802
PredecessorSamuel Hallifax
SuccessorSamuel Horsley
Other postsBishop of Bristol (1782–1783)
Bishop of Norwich (1783–1790)
Personal details
Born(1740-01-01)1 January 1740
Died4 July 1802(1802-07-04) (aged 62)
EducationWestminster School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford

Lewis Bagot (1 January 1740 – 4 June 1802) was an English cleric who served as the Bishop of Bristol, Norwich, and St Asaph.

Early life

Lewis Bagot, Bishop of Bristol, by Thomas Gainsborough.
Lewis Bagot, Bishop of Bristol, by Thomas Gainsborough.

He was the fifth son of Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot of Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire and the former Lady Barbara Legg (a daughter of William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth). Among his elder brothers were William, Lord Bagot, the Rev. Walter Bagot of Pype Hayes Hall (who married Anne Swinnerton and, later, Mary Ward), and Richard Bagot (who married a daughter of Viscount Andover).[1]


He was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford.[2]

He was ordained in 1765 and was Canon of Christ Church 1771–1777 and Dean of Christ Church 1777–1783. He was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1782, Bishop of Norwich in 1783 and Bishop of St Asaph 1790.[2]

His portrait appears in the National Portrait Gallery.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Bagot, William Bagot, (2nd of) (1824). Memorials of the Bagot Family. Blithfield: W. Hodgetts. p. 141. Retrieved 20 May 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Bagot, Lewis" . Dictionary of National Biography. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Markham
Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
Succeeded by
Cyril Jackson
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

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