Chester, Charles Bagot (1770 -1838)

Charles Bagot Chester, of Chicheley Hall, in Buckinghamshire, was the eldest son of Charles Bagot Chester, a Porto merchant, and his cousin, Catherine, daughter of Heneage Legge, Baron of the Exchequer, second son of William, 1st Earl of Dartmouth. The father took the additional name of Chester on inheriting Chicheley from his cousin, Sir Charles Bagot Chester, 7th Baronet in 1755. The son was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 31 January 1788. He was Member of Parliament for Castle Rising in Norfolk 1790 1807, and succeeded his father in 1793. A man of fashion, fond of the turf and gambling, he had to sell part of the Chicheley Hall Estate to pay his debts. He never married, and left his estate to his nephew, Charles Montagu Chester.

Seat / Residence(s): Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Chester, Charles Bagot (1770 - 1838) (Stamp 1) Monogram: C
Crest: A ram's head couped
Heraldic Charges: ram's head