Chapter 2, Page 1b
The Baggett Family in England, Part II
The Early History of England

The first known recording of the name Bagod in English history appeared in the eleventh century–although there may have been several of the Baggett family already established in England before the Conquest in 1066. The Norman Army apparently included men from Scandinavia, Artois, and Flanders. Bagod de Arras came to England at the time of the Conquest, along with other Bagots: The most prominent family of Bagots in England is those who settled in Staffordshire at a place called Bagots Bromley: 

The name is recorded on the Roll of Battle Abbey. One ancestor is recorded as a principal knight in the army of William, with his Arms displayed along with the Arms of other principal knights. He is whom we claim, unmistakably, that bears the oldest Coat of Arms of Bagod in England: There are other Arms of Baget, but we're not sure of their descent: One of the earliest Arms of Bagot in England with a different motto:

Although some of the things that are written in this segment of English history have already been mentioned, it is necessary that they be put in sequential order regarding the descent of the Bagot/Baggot family in England from other parts of the world. See the English line of the Bagot family in Staffordshire here:

As already mentioned, the name began as “Bigod,” “Bago,” or "Bagod." Beginning shortly after the tenth century, the name began to be spelled with two t's or two g's. The modern spelling of the name Baggett, as it is usually spelled in America, began in England in about the fifteenth century. By the seventeenth century, it was very common. See seventeenth century English Parish Register in London County here:

There are many Baggetts listed in the many parishes in England whose names have been preserved and are available through the Mormon Library. (Many names of Baggett and it’s variants will be found in the Mormon Library.) The first known recording of the surname “Baget” in England was in A.D. 1413. As already stated earlier, the (“of”), (“ott”) and (“et”), (“ett”) had been added by the French many years before.

By the fifteenth century A.D. the two “ts” and two “g’s” were beginning to be very common. In fact, the name was spelled Bagott, with two “t’s”, but this name shown in the Roll of Battle Abbey could have been altered during reprint down through the centuries. It was probably spelled “Bagot,” or more likely “Bagod,” on the original roll. As you will see later on the Victorian Roll, it is spelled as it was earlier in England, “Bagot”; but it was probably spelled “Bagod” in its earliest existence there in England. (The Bagod Coat of Arms):

During the seventeenth century, in many documents in England, the name was spelled “Baggett,” but there were also many other variations of the name by that time. The name varied over the centuries in the country of England, but as the family began to migrate to other countries it became varied in many forms, including “Bagu” in Spanish. This is the way it is spelled in Argentina.  As you can see in the Name Origins section, there is a lot of difference in the way it is spelled today in America than it is presently spelled in many countries.

All the Baggett clan descended from a baronial family of Carlovingian Counts of Artois in the ninth century in Flanders, whose descendants were Advocates of Arras, Lords of Bethune, Castellans of Saint-Omer, Earls of Albe-Marle, and Dukes of Sully. This is according to Arthur Kilner, a genealogist in Ohio. See here:

Artois was a local name from the province of Artois in the Netherlands. Arras became the capital of the province, and other important places were Bethune, Saint-Omer, Aire, Hesdin, and Saint-Venant.

Arras is the name of a city of the province of Artois. Arras was the principal center of the Atrebates (whence its name), one of the last Gaulish peoples to resist Caesar. It is the capital of Pas-de-Calais Department in France.

Its bishopric was promoted by St. Vedast under the king and had a richly endowed abbey in the seventh century. It was transferred to Cambrai, but the seat of the bishopric returned to Arras in 1094. The city passed to the Count of Flanders in A.D. 863.

Bethune was a local name from the town of Bethune, a fortified town and capital of a county in Artois. The city is located, now, in northern France southwest of Lille, near the Lawe River. The county of Bethune was an independent county until A.D. 1248. Thereafter, it was held successively by the Counts of Artois and Flanders, the Dukes of Burgundy, and the Habsburgs. It is still dominated by its fourteenth century belfry.

Saint-Omer was a Catholic diocese located in Artois. It was the chief town of an Arrondissement in the department of Pas-de-Calais, now in northern France. It is situated near the Plain of Flanders on the Aa River at its junction with the Neuffosse Canal.

St. Omer, a bishop, founded a monastery there in the seventh century and built a small church, Notre Dame, on a hill above the Aa River. St. Bertin gave his name to the abbey on the river, and a village known as Saint-Omer grew up between the two churches during the eighth century. Saint-Omer was the seat of a bishopric, and the church of Notre Dame was a cathedral from 1563 to 1801.

Flanders was a former country in Europe, on the coast of the Strait of Dover and the North Sea. In the eighth century, it embraced the present provinces of East and West Flanders in Belgium, the southern portion of the Zealand province in the Netherlands, and the Nord Department in France. By the middle of the eleventh century Flanders had acquired power equivalent to that of a kingdom, and its rulers wielded considerable influence in the political affairs of Western Europe.

This family of Bagods apparently migrated from either Norway, Denmark, or another country in Europe, before the Carolingian reign began in 768. Members of this family were apparently (according to records of Arthur Kilner, genealogist, and a Website) among the greatest nobles of Flanders during the Carolingian reign, and the princely honors that were bestowed upon them continued in the eleventh century when, according to our records, some of them migrated to England and attained high positions there in Stafford.

In Burke's General Armory it states that the family of Bagot (descended from Bagod) held Bramshall in Staffordshire from Robert de Stafford at the time of the Domesday survey in A.D. 1086. Bagod de Arras (Bagod of Bromley), or possibly his son of the same name, was living in 1120. His son, Hervey Fitz Bagod, succeeded his father in about 1130, and was living in 1160 and 1166 when he held three knight's fees of old feoffment, including Bramshall.

Hervey Fitz Bagod’s grandson, Hervey Bagot, married Millicent, daughter of his feudal overlord, Robert de Stafford, who became heir of her brother before 1193. Their son, Hervey, assumed the name De Stafford, and was ancestor of the Earls and Dukes of Buckingham.

You will find information on Bagot’s Bromley in England's Gazetteer. It is found in the report on the famed Abbot's Bromley. Abbot's Bromley once had a strong connection with the Bagot family. The Bagot family lived in a moated manor house at Bagot’s Bromley. This Bagot's Bromley was about six miles south of Uttoxeter and quite close to Blithfield Hall, and was only a mile northwest of Abbot’s Bromley. (In order to find Bagots Bromley on the Map of England, first make a triangle between Nottingham, Birmingham, and Stoke-on-Trent. Then look for Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Abbot’s Bromley, and Rugeley. Bagot’s Bromley was located between Uttoxeter and Rugeley, about one mile's distance from Abbot’s Bromley.) The family resided at this old manor house from the time of the Conquest until the fourteenth century, when they then moved to nearby Blithfield. The old house was used as a farm until it was demolished in 1811. A stone in Monument Field marks the site.

The Shell Guide to England describes Blithfield Hall as being the home of the Bagot family and their ancestors, the De Blithfields, for almost 900 years. (What the Guide probably meant was that the family had lived at Bagot’s Bromley and Blithfield combined for some 900 years.) The present Hall, principally Elizabethan with Georgian and Regency additions, is open to the public. The Bagot family still resides at the Main Hall, so there is a large part of Blithfield that is still owned by the family, probably most of it. Excerpts from Memorials of the Bagot Family by Baron William Bagot: (Baron William Bagot's Coat of Arms is shown here):

The Bagot family's link with Abbot’s Bromley is maintained by a performance of the ancient Abbot’s Bromley Horn Dance at the Hall each year. Abbot’s Bromley has five inns, a cluster of old black-and-white cottages, a church with fourteenth century arcades and an old butter cross, which makes Abbot’s Bromley one to the most charming villages in the county. But Abbot’s Bromley owes its fame not to its buildings, but to its annual Horn Dance, normally performed on the Monday after the Sunday following 4 September. The dance, which is believed to have religious (or at least ritualistic) connections (the dancers’ gear is stored in the church) probably dates from before the Normans came to England in A.D. 1066. Twelve people take part in the dance: a man on a hobby horse, a maid, a jester, a boy with a bow and arrow, six men wearing reindeer antlers, and two musicians on accordion and triangle. More information on Horn Dance:

The Treasures of Britain says that the Bagot home known as Blithfield Hall is now a Museum of Childhood and Costume. The museum is situated in an Elizabethan house, which has been the home of the Bagot family for 600 years. In the landscaped gardens are a church, an eighteenth century orangery, and the descendants of a herd of goats given by King Richard II to Sir John Bagot:

Apparently the herd of Bagot Goats that we mentioned were given by the king in return for excellent hunting enjoyed at Blithfield: The ancestors of these goats were presumably taken from the Rhône Valley on one of the Crusades, and were brought back to England as traveling food. They are called Schwartzhal and are white with black beards, breast and neck. In a picture I received they are shown in Levens Park and Gardens in the Cumbrian Mountains, England: Levens Hall has a lot of history behind it: It has been in the family for over three centuries. It is a beautiful place in England and has well kept. It has some of the most fantastic landscaping in England: Take a view in more Gardens and see more beauty:

The goats were living in Bagots Park until about 1980: Evidently this park was part of the old Blithfield estate, where the Bagots had been living since the fourteenth century. Ralph Bagot married Elizabeth de Blithfield, who was heiress to the estate, and their children inherited it. Apparently Ralph's parents left Bagot's Bromley and moved to Blithfield:The history about the family at Bagots Bromley ceases at this time:

From reading some of the old documents, there is evidence that the Blithfield family almost went broke in the seventeenth century while operating a glass manufacturing establishment. At that time, there was a restriction on making charcoal from the oak trees on the estate. This caused hardships for the business. Oak was shipbuilding timber, and the restriction on using oak for firewood was strongly enforced in the 1640s.

It is said that there are still a few oaks on what was the old estate, but one particular tree is called Bagot's Walking Stick. This tree is about seventy feet tall and as straight as a die. It stands on the side of a hill on the old estate. It is wide and bushy and makes quite a monument.

Reports are that this particular estate is situated in a beautiful English countryside, and the picturesque mountain scenery in the summertime explains why the family lived there for centuries. The beautiful white goats trimmed in black actually added beauty to the mountain scenery.

The annual Horn Dance is performed on the lawn in front of Blithfield Hall. Presumably, the house was enlarged in Elizabethan times; but the hall is actually older and was the nucleus of the additions. The ceiling is eighteenth century, and covers the old roof beams of the original building.

There in a glass case situated at the entrance of Blithfield Hall is a family tree of the Staffordshire Bagots, but now belongs to the Staffordshire Historical Society. (Patrick Bagot of South Australia reported the dance performance and described the appearance inside the Hall. His ancestors settled in Australia in 1840.)

The line of Bagots at Bagot’s Bromley are the ancestors of Bagots that became Stafford. William Bagot, a cadet of the family, is named in a deed in 1160 with Hervey Fitz Bagod (presumed to be his father). He held two-thirds of a knight's fee from Robert de Stafford in 1166, which has been established as Bagot’s Bromley. It was called Bradelie in Domesday.  (The Bagot Arms of Jersey is presented here):

BIGOD–Bigod is descended from a modest Norman family. The founder of the English line, Roger Bigod, acquired soon after 1066 extensive estates around Framlingham Castle in Suffolk and also in Norfolk, where he was among the greatest of the lay landowners. His heir, William Bigod, was drowned in the wreck of the White Ship in 1120, and Roger was succeeded by his second son Hugh. His second son was created Earl of Norfolk in 1141. Although he was faithful to King Richard I, Hugh joined the barons against King John in 1215 and was among the lords elected to maintain Magna Carta.

His son Hugh, (3rd) Earl, married Matilda, co-heiress of William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke. Hugh died young, and their son Roger, (4th) Earl of Norfolk, inherited the marcher lordship of Chepstow in his mother's right and was recognized as Marshal of England in 1246.

This Roger died without heirs and was succeeded by his brother Hugh's son, Roger Bigod. Hugh's son Roger was best known in English history for his quarrel with King Edward I in 1297, whom he defied with the stubborn pride characteristic of his family. He and Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford, refused to serve abroad unless the king personally led the expedition. Although angry words were exchanged, the two forced the king to confirm the Magna Carta charters.

Roger died childless and gave up his titles to the Crown. Although a cadet branch of this family long survived in Yorkshire, at Roger’s death the Bigods disappeared from high office and English history.

STAFFORD–The name Stafford is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word “Stat,” meaning a town, and “ford,” meaning a ford. These two words joined together produce the name Statford, which through a simple transition was finally spelled Stafford, the name of a town in England, which was originally built by Ethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred, about 910-915 A.D. It is located on the Sow River, near its junction with the Penk River. It is located about 130 miles north of London, and, in 1921, it had a population of approximately 30,000.

The famous English House of Stafford was founded by Robert, a younger brother of Ralph de Toesni, of a noble Norman House, who was standard bearer of the Dutchy. Robert received at the conquest of England a great fief extending into seven counties and became known as Robert de Stafford from his residence at Stafford Castle. His sons, Nicholas and Robert Toesni, died before they could inherit their father’s estate and the male line became extinct. Hervey Bagot, one of the knightly tenants and husband of Nicholas and Robert’s sister Millicent, succeeded to her right in 1194.

Their descendant Edward de Stafford was summoned as a baron in 1299. His son Ralph conducted the brilliant defense of Aiguillon against the host of France; fought at Crecy and in the siege of Calais; and was chosen Knight of the Garter at the foundation of the Order. He was created Earl of Stafford in 1351.

Edward’s son, Hugh, who succeeded as (2nd) Earl of Stafford in 1372, served in the French Wars. From 1376 he became prominent in politics, probably through his marriage to a daughter of Warwick, being one of the four Lords of the committee in the Good Parliament, and also serving on the committee that controlled Richard II (1378-80), whom he accompanied on his Scottish expedition in 1385. He died the next year on a pilgrimage to Rhodes.

Hugh’s son Thomas Stafford, (3rd) Earl of Stafford, married in 1392 Anne, daughter and heiress of Thomas (of Woodstock), Duke of Gloucester, son of King Edward III. Anne, after her husband, Thomas Stafford’s death in 1392 and his brother, William, the (4th) Earl’s death in 1395, married in 1398 their brother Edmond Stafford, (5th) Earl of Stafford. After Anne’s brother Humphrey's death (who had inherited the title of Earl of Buckingham), Anne became Countess of Buckingham. Anne and Edmund’s son Humphrey Stafford I (1402-1460), by reason of his descent, inherited the title of Earl of Buckingham and Duke of Buckingham.

Henry Stafford, (2nd) Duke of Buckingham, after his father and grandfather’s death during the War of the Roses, attained the title of (3rd) Duke of Buckingham. But because he plodded against the overthrow of King Richard II, was found guilty and executed for treason against the Crown. After forfeiting his estates, Henry Stafford was beheaded at Shropshire there in the market place on Sunday, November 2, 1483. After Henry Stafford’s execution, Henry Tutor secured an army and because of the triumph of Henry VII, in 1486, Edward Stafford, (3rd) Duke (1478-1521), regained the title and the estates and recovered the ancestral office of Lord High Constable in 1509. He was also accused of treason and after a nominal trial by his peers, was beheaded on 17 May 1521. Subsequently, an Act of Parliament in 1523 confirmed his attainder.

Henry Stafford (1501-1563), son of the last Duke of Buckingham was granted by the Crown some of his father’s manors for his support. And, espousing the Prostestant cause (though married to a daughter of Margaret, Countess of Salesbury and sister of Cardinal Pole) was restored in blood on Edward VI’s accession and declared Lord Stafford, a new creation by Act of Parliament.

His second surviving son, Thomas Stafford, evidently assumed the Royal Arms, sailed from Dieppe with two ships on April 1557, landed in Scarborough, seized the castle and proclaimed himself protector. He was captured and executed for high treason. His father’s new barony, in 1637, passed to a cadet in humble circumstances who was called on, as a pauper, to surrender to the King, which he did (illegally it is now held) in 1639. The King therefore bestowed on Mary Stafford (the Heir general of the line) and her husband, William Howard, in whose descendants it is now vested.

Roger Stafford, who had surrendered the title (died 1640), the last male heir, was apparently of the main line of this historic house. (Reference: 1- Dugdale Baronage in 1675; Vol. i. 2- G. E. Cokayne, Complete Peerage. 3- Wrottealey, History of the Family of Bagot in 1908 and Crecy and Calais. 4- Harconti, His Grace the Steward and the Trial of the Peers in 1907. Episcopal Registers, diocese Exeter, 1395-1409.)

Edmond Stafford was Bishop of Exeter. King Henry IV, by his Letters Patent had granted License to the Ekerdon and Edmond Elyot, clerks. Also to Robert Gray, enabling them to convey to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter the Manors of Wynterborn Wast, Bokhamton and Swanwych, in the County of Dorset. And the Avowson of the Church of Wynterborn, to find three chaplins to celebrate daily in the Catholic Church for the King himself and his sons in life, and for their souls after death, and his kinsmen and for all the faithful departed.

Subsequently, the said William Ekerdon, Edmond Elyot, and Robert Grey, conveyed the said estates accordingly. And the Bishop proceeded to the ordinance–which provided that the Dean priests to be called the Annivellarii of Edmond, Bishop. Who should at the Alter of St. John the Evangelist, adjoining the Lady V. Chapel, for the Bishop himself, and for Sir Humphrey de Stafford and his wife Elizabeth, Sir Richard de Stafford, knight, and Isabella Stafford, the Bishop’s father and mother, and also for his uncle, Ralph de Stafford. And lastly for King Henry IV–for all these whether living or departed and for the faithful departed. (Ref: Book 5107, E8A3, Vol. 3, Cong. Lib. Dr. G. M. G.)

Stafford states in Stafford Genealogy: “There was only one Stafford family in England, no matter how lowly in worldly goods or station a man might be who bore that name, it was definitely known that he was a member of that great parent family designated by it. The Staffords are Norman descent through Robert de Tonei, a knight who came over to England in the retinue of William the Conqueror and became the progenitor of the extensive family now known by the name of Stafford. His Royal Master appointed him Governor of the Castle of Stafford. From the title of the Castle, Robert de Tonei and his descendants assumed the name of Stafford.”

As already stated, Edmund Stafford, (5th) Earl of Stafford and Constable of England, married Lady Anne Plantagenet, eldest daughter of Thomas, (of Woodstock), Duke of Gloucester, youngest son of King Edward III, an his wife Eleanor Bohun, daughter of Humphrey Bohun, (6th) Earl of Hereford. Humphrey Bohun united Hereford, Northampton, and Essex in his own person. He was a descendant of Henry Bohun, (1st) Earl of Hereford and his wife Matilda Fitzpeter. In consequence of Edmund and Anne’s only son Humphrey Stafford I’s near alliance to the Crown, upon his mother's death, he attained the title of Earl of Buckingham and in 1444 was created Duke of Buckingham. Humphrey Stafford I (1402-1460), (6th) Earl of Stafford, was placed by his descent and his possessions in the front rank of the English Nobility. Consequently all of the descendants of Humphrey, Earl of Stafford, Earl of Buckingham, and Duke of Buckingham, were in line of direct descent from the House of Plantagenet.

BOHUN FAMILY–The old Bohun family was of Norman origin. Henry Bohun, Earl of Hereford, married Matilda Fitzpeter. Their son Humphrey gained the title of Earl of Essex and had great estates in that part of the country. His son Humphrey, (2nd) Earl of Essex, married Eleanor, daughter of William de Braose. This family inherited the fortunes of the Welsh lordships of Brecon, Hay, and Haverfordwest.

The (2nd) Earl of Essex's grandson, Humphrey, (3rd) Earl of Essex, succeeded him, and his great-grandson, Humphrey Bohun, temporarily united the three Bohun earldoms of Hereford, Northampton, and Essex in his own person, but his death without issue of a male heir ended the male line of the family. All his estates were partitioned between his daughters. One daughter, Eleanor Bohun, married Thomas (of Woodstock), Duke of Gloucester (son of King Edward III). Eleanor's share of the wealth passed to the Staffords.

Humphrey Stafford I (born in 1402), (6th) Earl of Stafford, son of Edmund and Anne and grandson of Eleanor, was created Duke of Buckingham in 1444, as stated above.

BUCKINGHAM–Buckingham became the name of earls, marquesses, and dukes of five different families in the English peerage (distinguished from Buckinghamshire). The name Buckingham is derived from the town of Buckingham in Buckinghamshire.

Walter Gifford was apparently created (1st) Earl of Buckingham in 1097. After the death of his son Walter in 1164, the title was assumed by Richard who led an invasion into Ireland, Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke. He was a great-grandson of the Richard de Clare who married a daughter of Gifford, (1st) Earl of Buckingham. This line of Earls died with Richard de Clare in 1176.

Another family of earls began in 1377. Thomas (of Woodstock), Duke of Gloucester (son of King Edward III), was created in a new line of earls, Earl of Buckingham, at the coronation of King Richard. Humphrey, son of Thomas, bore that of Earl of Buckingham only. On Humphrey’s death without heirs, his sister Anne became Countess of Buckingham. Anne had married Edmund Stafford.

DUKES OF BUCKINGHAM–The line of Buckingham dukes began with Humphrey Stafford, who became the (1st) Duke of Buckingham, created in 1444, and became extinct when Edward Stafford was executed for treason in 1521.

Edmund Stafford and his wife Anne’s son, Humphrey Stafford I, inherited the title of Buckingham at Anne's death in 1438. He attained the title as Earl of Buckingham and Duke of Buckingham, and the title of duke remained in the Bagot family until the attainder and execution of Edward Stafford, (3rd) Duke of Buckingham, in 1521.

Henry Stafford (1454-83), son of Humphrey Stafford II (Earl of Stafford), and grandson of Humphrey Stafford I, (1st) Duke of Buckingham in the right of his mother Anne, was born of a double line of royal blood. Henry’s great-grandmother Anne on his father's side was the granddaughter of King Edward III. Henry Stafford’s mother was Margaret, daughter of Edmund Beaufort, (2nd) Duke of Somerset (a grandson of John of Gaunt). John of Gaunt was the forth son of King Edward III.

LANCASTER–This was the name of an English royal dynasty which included King Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. The House of Lancaster ruled from 1399-1461, 1470-71. The name originated in 1267 when Henry III conferred the title of Earl of Lancaster upon his second son Edmund. Edmund’s grandson, Henry Lancaster, was made (1st) Duke of Lancaster. He had no sons, but his daughter Blanche married John of Gaunt (fourth son of King Edward III).

In 1362 John of Gaunt was created Duke of Lancaster, and thus Lancaster was established as a royal house. At the same time, the title of Duke of Clarence was given to John of Gaunt’s older brother Lionel, whose descendants established the rival royal House of York.

The House of York fought against the House of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses, so named because the badge of the House of Lancaster bore a red rose and the badge of the House of York bore a white rose.

BEAUFORT FAMILY–This family was in line for the crown, although during reign of King Henry IV Edmund Beaufort was barred. Edmund was next in line, the senior surviving male member of the House of Lancaster. Edmund Beaufort was sought out and killed in the first battle of the War of the Roses.

Edmund Beaufort was a grandson of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swynford. Their daughter, Margaret Beaufort, married Humphrey Stafford II, Earl of Stafford. Their son, Henry Stafford, was Edmund Beaufort's grandson.

THE FAMILY IN SUFFOLK–John Bagott is recorded as owing fifteen shillings and four pence to the Church in 1497 for “St. Margaret's lights,” presumably candles to burn in the chapel there at St. Margaret's.

St. Margaret's was a parish church of Dennington, where John Bagott lived. In 1524 John was worth £3 in goods when assessed for taxes. He owned property in Dennington that he bought in 1511 and sold in 1519. It later became part of a town charity, so the document written on parchment and in Latin with a seal attached is still in existence in its original form in the Record Office in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Before John, all references to the name of Baggott and all its variants, which include Bakhot, occur in West Suffolk, particularly in and around Bury St. Edmunds and Mildenhall. The earliest reference is to a Baggott’s Manor in Barnham, West Suffolk, in the time of King Henry III (1216-72).

In 1413 and 1417, John Baget (or Bagot), had land at Downham and Mildenhall. Richardus Baggott is buried there in Mildenhall Church where a small brass gives his name and the date of 1424.

In 1425, Nicholas Bacot (or Bagot) was Rector of St. James, Icklingham. In 1434, apparently supported by the Bishop of Norwich, he had a disagreement with the Abbot of Bury about the collection of tithes, or taxes, which was, according to their own Register, carried to “intolerable heights.”

This is the first mention of a Nicholas, and he is believed to belong to the same family as John Bagott of Mildenhall and a Robert Bagott of Bury St. Edmunds.

This Robert is believed to be the son of John Bagott of Mildenhall. Robert left a will in 1439 which left bequests to John and to the Church of St. James located at Icklingham, which signifies an earlier family connection.

Robert Baggot, a day laborer, is recorded as being worth £2 in 1524. Robert's will, dated 1562, named eldest son John (his children were John, Robert, and Alice); son Robert (died 1589, aged 56); son Thomas (who married in 1563, will was dated 1619, and buried 1625, noted as “Old Thomas”). Robert's daughters were Anne, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Margery Baggot.

Old Thomas, according to his will and parish registers, had at least nine children: Thomas Baggot, baptized in 1565; Margaret, 1568; Mary, 1571-72; another Margaret, 1574-94; John, 1577; Mary (married John Reve, 1603); a daughter who married a Tomson; another son; and another daughter Ann, who married John Cooper.

In his will Thomas mentioned the following grandchildren under 21 in 1619: John, Ann, Prudens and Robert; Mary, Frances and Susanna Reve; Mary and Margery Tomson; Joseph Baggot the younger, and Robert Baggot the younger.

Joseph Baggot, who married in 1640 and made his will in 1676, died in 1677. His five children: Joseph Baggot, John Baggot, Sarah Baggot, James Baggot, and Thomas Baggot.

Another lineage in Mildenhall, which included several Nicholas’s, begins in the mid-sixteenth century. Thomas Baggott, Gentleman, was of Mildenhall and married a daughter of Nicholas Palton of Mildenhall. Thomas is recorded as being worth £6 in land in 1568. His children; all were under 21years of age in 1548, were Nicholas Baggot, Gent. (Will was written 1589); Andrye Baggot; Mary Baggot; Katherine (married Robert Harcole in 1571); Thomas Baggot, Gent. (had four daughters); and another daughter.

Nicholas, Thomas’ son above, married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Pope of the Manor of Twamil. Pope’s will, dated 1559, names her with his five sons. Nicholas and Margaret had eight children: Margaret (who married Robert Curie); Mary (baptized 1561); Mary (baptized 1563, living in 1569); Anne, (baptized 1568, living in 1589); Nicholas (under 21 in 1589); Thomas (baptized 1575); Frances (baptized 1577); William (baptized 1585, made his will in 1633).

The above history on these families in Suffolk is very interesting because of the name Nicholas, which appears several times.



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James Baggett I Descendants | James Baggett II Descendants | The Baggett Family in Belgium | The Baggett Family in France | Jesse Baggett and Wife, Zilla Godwin
Joseph Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett II last Will and Testament |Descendants of Solomon Baggett
Nicholas Baggett III Last Will and Testament | An Indian Raid in Texas | Descendants of Joseph Baggett I | Descendants of Jesse Baggett | Baggett Family Pedigree