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Sir Charles Bagot

1781 - 1843

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes

Politician, diplomat and colonial administrator.

National Gallery Trustee (1835–1848).

Slavery connections

In 1842, he authorized the criminal extradition of Arkansan fugitive enslaved Nelson Hackett, to the United States from Canada West. (Central Arkansas Library System, CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, ‘Nelson Hackett (1810?–?)’ [online], 27 November 2007, <> accessed 16 June 2021.)

Abolition connections

No known connections with abolition.


P. Buckner, 'Bagot, Sir Charles', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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