Charles Bagot

Sir Charles Bagot
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Governor General of the Province of Canada
In office
1842–1843
MonarchQueen Victoria
Preceded byCharles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham
Succeeded byCharles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe
Lieutenant Governor of Canada West
In office
1842–1843
MonarchVictoria
Preceded bySir Richard Downes Jackson
Succeeded byCharles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe
Lieutenant Governor of Canada East
In office
1842–1843
MonarchVictoria
Preceded bySir Richard Downes Jackson
Succeeded byCharles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe
Personal details
Born23 September 1781 (1781-09-23)
Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire, England
Died19 May 1843(1843-05-19) (aged 61)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Lady Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesley
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Occupationpolitician, administrator, diplomat
Sir Charles Bagot (Francis William Wilkin, 1825)

Sir Charles Bagot GCB (23 September 1781 – 19 May 1843) was a British politician, diplomat and colonial administrator. He served as ambassador to the United States, Russia, and the Netherlands. He served as the first Governor General of the Province of Canada from 1841 to 1843.[1]

Early life, family, education, political career

He was the second son of William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot of Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire. He was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered Lincoln's Inn, where he studied law, but left and returned to Oxford to complete his master's degree.[2]

His marriage to the wealthy Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesley-Pole, the niece of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and other Bagot family connections made possible his subsequent diplomatic career.

Bagot served as Member of Parliament for Castle Rising from 1807 to 1808.

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