SHERIFF WILLIAM BAGOT COAT
The Coat of Arms shown below
of Sheriff William Bagot is so old we don't know if the motto was “Deo
Non Fortuna” or “Antiquum Obtinens.” Some of the older Bagots bore
the motto, “Deo Non Fortuna.” The Motto, Deo Non Fortuna, is by translation:
“Given of God, not the goddess of fortune.” William was Sheriff of Warwick
and Leicester. This gentleman lived in the time of King Henry III (1216-1272).
His father was the Honorable Robert Bagot. His grandfather, Morton Bagot,
lived in the time of King Henry I (1100-1135).