BAGOT, Arthur Andrew

1904 - 1985

Born at High Path, Kessingland, Suffolk and baptised at Kessingland on 6 November 1904, second of the six children of William Andrew Bagot (1879-1949), a fisherman, later a haulage contractor, and his wife Alice Mary née Utting (1880-1963), who married at Mutford, Suffolk in 1897. In 1911 as Baggott, a six year old living at Kessingland with his 31 year old mother Alice, and his five siblings, his father was absent, probably at sea. In 1939 his mother kept a shop at 2 Salisbury Villas, Beech Road, Kessingland. Arthur Bagot was a painter artist and recorder of his native Suffolk landscape. A member of the Beccles Society of Artists, he exhibited widely in his native East Anglia where his watercolours can be found gracing many houses. He married in 1927, Rosa Florence Chaston (1906-1986) and they had two sons. In 1939 his wife was living with her parents-in-law at Salisbury Lodge, Beech Road, Kessingland. Arthur died in the Waveney district of Suffolk in April 1985, when his birth date is given incorrectly as 1905 and his name is sometimes given as Baggott.




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