BAGOT, Arthur Andrew

1904 - 1985

Arthur Andrew Bagot was born at High Path, Kessingland, Suffolk and baptised at Kessingland on 6 November 1904, second of the six children of William Andrew Bagot (24 January 1879-8 April 1949), a fisherman, later a haulage contractor, and his wife Alice Mary née Utting (3 March 1880-July 1963), who married at Kessingland on 14 October 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 and in 1921 Arthur was a 16-year-old fisherman aboard the steam drifter 'All's Well' out of Lowestoft, at Fish Quay North Shields, Tynemouth. In 1939, his mother kept a shop at 2 Salisbury Villas, Beech Road, Kessingland where she was living with her husband and unmarried son Ernest William Bagot, a longshore fisherman. Arthur Bagot married in 1927, Rosa Florence Chaston (31 October 1906-1986) and they had two sons and in 1939 were living with Arthur's parents at Salisbury Lodge, Beech Road, Kessingland. He was a painter artist and a recorder of his native Suffolk landscape and 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. Arthur Andrew Bagot died at 3 Beaconsfield Place, Kessingland, Suffolk on 26 March 1985, when his birth year is incorrectly given as 1905, his name is sometimes given as Baggott.

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