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Major Alexander Bagot
27 February 1862

Volume 6, page 55, sitting number 7092.

Born on 10 June 1822, Alexander Bagot was the third son of the Right Honourable Sir Charles Bagot, son of William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot. His mother was Lady Mary Charlotte Anne née Wellesley-Pole, daughter of William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington.

On 22 October 1852 he married Gertrude Letitia Hallifax, daughter of Brigadier-General Robert Dampier Hallifax.

He pursued a military career in India, where he died, aged 53, on 20 October 1874. 

The extract of his will reads in part: 'The will of Alexander Bagot formerly of Jutog near Simla in the Presidencey of Bengal in the East Indies a Major in the East India Company's Service commanding the Nusseree Rifle Battalion but late of Buxa near Bhootan in the East Indies a Colonel in Her Majesty's Army Bengal Staff Corps and commanding the 38th Regiment Bengal Infantry.' According to the same source, he died 'in camp near Buxa.' His sole executrix was 'Gertrude Letitia Bagot of Lady Cross Lodge near Brockenhurst in the County of Southampton.'

[His wife sat for Silvy on 8 June 1861. His two young sons were photographed by Silvy on 13 June 1861.]

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