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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at

Sue Mackay

BAGOT, Robert Wood - Extra Data


(member of William SMITH's Party)


Captain (Half Pay) in 47th Regiment. Previously served at the Cape. See pre 1820 correspondence. Service details available as free download at the National Archives, Kew (WO25/750/89)

First appointed 1 December 1804, aged 16

Appointed Ensign on 30 December 1804

Appointed Lieutenant 30 January 1806

Appointed Captain 30 September 1813

Half Pay 6 September 1816 by reduction of 2nd Battalion 47th Regiment


Service record states date of marriage as 1 January 1811 in Bombay. Children listed as Edward Perry BAGOT, born 15 February 1819, and Henry Edgar BAGOT, born 11 March 1821.


Families in British India Society

Bombay 1811

Robert Wood W BAGOT married Latitia DENTON Z/N/3 Vol 4 f 435


Society of Genealogists


Robert Wood BAGOT, British Army (Ind)

Marriage: 1811, Jan 1 Bombay

Wife's name: Laticia DENTON (widow)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Letitia BAGOT says her maiden name was DE MAIN


Northamptonshire County Council Archives


Edw'd Perry BAGHOT, son of Rob't Wood and Laetitia BAGHOT, Kingsthorpe, Officer in the Army, was baptised 9 April 1819 in St.John the Baptist, Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire.


Eastern Province Herald 25 August 1863


DIED at Palmiet River, at the residence of his son, Henry Edgar BAGOT Esq, in the Ward Great Winter Hoek, in the district of Uitenhage, on the 8th inst, Captain Robert Wood BAGOT. The deceased was by birth and in manners a perfect specimen of the true Irish gentleman, and had attained the age of upwards of 90 years..........

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