Frederic Bagshawe was born at Pendleton, Lancashire, the son of Edward Benjamin Bagshawe, rector of Eyam, Derbyshire; his mother, whose maiden name was Partridge, came from Bishop’s Wood, Hereford. He went to school at Rossall and Uppingham and took an arts degree at St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 1857. He obtained his medical training at Addenbrooke’s and St. George’s Hospitals, graduating as M.B. in 1863. He then started to practise in London, holding a junior appointment at the Hospital for Sick Children and acting as physician to the Western General Dispensary. The state of his health, however, obliged him to leave London and for some winters he conducted a seasonal practice in the South of France, spending the summers at St. Leonards. In 1870 he was able to settle permanently at St. Leonards, and a year later was appointed assistant physician to the Hastings, St. Leonards and East Sussex Hospital. He became full physician in 1882 and consulting physician in 1907, and during his long connection with the Hospital contributed generously to its funds. He took a prominent part in local affairs and was chosen as mayor of Hastings in 1897. Fishing and shooting were his recreations. He married twice—firstly, in 1859, Frances Boss, and secondly, in 1870, Emily Dickinson, sister of Howship Dickinson, F.R.C.P.
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[Lancet, 1912; B.M.J., 1912; Al.Cantab., I, 116]