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Elizabeth Bagot (Cave)

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Death: December 3, 1638 (81-89)
Blithfield, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roger Cave of Stanford and Margaret Cave
Wife of Walter Bagot, MP
Mother of Anne Lane; Sir Hervey Bagot, MP, 1st Baronet of Blithfield Hall; Frances Broughton and Mary Cotes
Sister of Lady Margaret Cave; Cecil Cave; Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford; Anne Bussy and William Cave
Half sister of Rev. Henry Smith

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About Lady Elizabeth Cave

  • Elizabeth Cave1
  • F, #61579, d. circa November 1638
  • Last Edited=6 May 2008
  • Elizabeth Cave was the daughter of Roger Cave and Margaret Cecil.1 She married Walter Bagot, son of Richard Bagot and Mary Saunders, before June 1584.1 She died circa November 1638.1 She was buried on 3 December 1638.1
  • From before June 1584, her married name became Bagot.1
  • Children of Elizabeth Cave and Walter Bagot
    • Anne Bagot+
    • Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st Bt.+1 b. 8 Feb 1590/91, d. 27 Dec 1660
  • Citations
  • [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 162. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  • From:


  • Margaret CECIL
  • Born: 1523, Lincoln, England
  • Died: 19 Mar 1552/3
  • Father: Richard CECIL (CYSSEL)
  • Mother: Jane HECKINGTON
  • Married: Roger CAVE of Stamford (Esq.) (d. 26 Jul 1586) 24 Nov 1561
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth CAVE
    • 2. Margaret CAVE (d. AFT 1588) (m. Sir William Skipwith of Coates (b. 1564 - d. 3 May 1610))
    • 3. Thomas CAVE (Sir)
  • From: CECIL1


  • BAGOT, Walter (1557-1622), of Blithfield, Staffs.
  • b. 26 Oct. 1557, 1st s. of Richard Bagot of Blithfield by Mary, da. of William Saunders of Welford, Northants. educ. Merton, Oxf. matric. 1577. m. 1584, Elizabeth, da. of Roger Cave of Stanford, Northants. by Elizabeth, sis. of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, 5s. 4da. suc. fa. 1597.
  • Offices Held
    • J.p. Staffs. 1597, collector of the loan 1598, sheriff 1599-1600, 1603-4, dep. lt. temp. Jas. I.
  • The Bagot family lived in Stafford throughout the Middle Ages and was related to the Lords Stafford. When Walter Bagot succeeded his father, he inherited the manor and advowson of Blithfield, three other manors in mid-Staffordshire and over 4,000 acres of land. He was well connected: his father was a prominent county official, his wife a niece of Lord Burghley, and his younger brother in the household of the Earl of Essex. His brother-in-law Richard Broughton, another follower of Essex, was recorder of Tamworth. Essex no doubt secured Bagot’s return there in 1586, at a time when the Earl of Leicester was in the Netherlands.
  • As a result of his marriage, Bagot had more influence at court than most country gentlemen. In 1584 he wanted a lease of Seenye Park and Shepnell Grange, formerly the property of the attainted Lord Paget, and his father-in-law wrote to Burghley on his behalf. Later, in 1610, with the help of Sir Robert Cecil, his wife obtained the wardship of Humphrey Okeover, to whom he planned to marry his infant daughter. However, after a long and expensive lawsuit, Bagot surrendered the marriage rights in return for £800. In 1599 Bagot’s attempt to be excused from serving as sheriff brought him a testimonial from the Queen, who ‘heard he was an honest man like his father, and therefore was sorry she had spared him so long’ He continued to be an active county official until his death.
  • He died 2 Mar. 1622 and was buried at Blithfield. In his will, dated 25 Feb. 1622 and proved 16 May 1623, he asked to be buried in ‘seemly sort’ but without ‘unnecessary expense’, and left money to the poor. He had already settled his estate on his son in 1623, and mentioned only one specific bequest to any member of his family—the £800 awarded to him by the court of wards, which he left to his daughter. He appointed as executors his wife and his second but eldest surviving son, Henry.
  • Hist. Bagot Fam. (Wm. Salt Arch. Soc. n.s. xi), 71-92; C142/150/27; APC, xxviii. 559; PCC 52 Swann.
  • From:


  • BAGOT, Sir Hervey, 1st Bt. (1591-1660), of Field, Staffs.
  • b. 8 Feb. 1591, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Walter Bagot† of Blithfield, Staffs. and Elizabeth, da. of Roger Cave of Stanford, Northants. educ. Trin., Oxf. 1608. m. (1) c.1612, Katherine (bur. 13 Feb. 1623) da. of Humphrey Adderley of Weddington, Warws., 5s. (3 d.v.p.) 1da.; (2) aft. 3 Feb. 1625, Anne (d. 9 May 1656), da. of Sir Clement Fisher of Packington, Warws., wid. of Sir Thomas Dilke (d.1613) of Maxstoke, Warws., s.p. suc. fa. 1623;1 cr. bt. 31 May 1627.2 d. 27 Dec. 1660.3 sig. Her[vey]/Har[vey] Bagot.
  • From:


Elizabeth Cave was born ? and died circa November 1638. She was buried on 3 December 1638. [S8]

Parents: Roger Cave (ca. 1553-1586) and Margaret Cecil (daughter of Richard Cecil and Jane Heckington).

  1. Married: before June 1584 to Walter Bagot, son of Richard Bagot and Mary Saunders. From before June 1584, her married name became Bagot.

Children of Elizabeth Cave and Walter Bagot

  1. Anne Bagot+
  2. Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st Bt.+1 b. 8 Feb 1590/91, d. 27 Dec 1660



[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 162. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.


... Elizabeth Cave was married to Walter Bagot (c. 1557-1623) of Staffordshire in 1586 ..."


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Lady Elizabeth Cave's Timeline

Staffordshire, England
September 7, 1585
Age 32
Blithfield, Staffordshire, England
February 8, 1591
Age 38
Blithfield, Staffordshire, England
November 9, 1597
Age 44
April 2, 1608
Age 55
Staffordshire, England
December 3, 1638
Age 85
Blithfield, Staffordshire, England