Mr Allen Marden Baggott

Allen Marden Baggott

Allen Mardon Baggott was born in Stepney, Middlesex, England on 13 April 1884. He was the son of William Baggott (1847-1908) and Susan Lake (1844-1914). At the time of his baptism on 12 June 1884 in St Thomas' Church, Stepney, his parents were resident at 41 Johnson Street, Stepney and his father was a dock labourer. His father hailed from Suffolk and his mother from Devon and he had two known siblings: Elizabeth Ann (b. 1874), William Henry (b. 1880).

Allen first shows up on the 1901 census and at that time the family were living at 2 New Basin, Shadwell, London. His father passed away in 1908 and his mother went to live with her married daughter Elizabeth Tibbenham. She passed away in Essex in 1914.

Allen was married in Stepney in late 1905 to Hannah Buck (b. 11 November 1883 in Sunderland, Durham). 

On the 1911 census Allen is absent but his wife is resident at 38 St Mary's Place, Southampton. The record indicates that they have had six children in total, with four living past infancy: Nancy Eileen (b. 1905), Robert Allen (1906-1994), William Mardon (1907-1968) and Irene Nancy (b. 1910). A further two children would be born later George (b. 1911) and Bessie (1913-1999).

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Allen gave his address as 106 Park Road, Itchen (Southampton). He had previously worked as a Chief Steward but on the Titanic he was employed as a first class steward. As such he received £3 15s monthly wages. His last ship had been the Oceanic. He came aboard the Titanic at 6 a.m. on 10 April.

Baggott was rescued in lifeboat 9.

Allen returned to Southampton and resumed a career at sea, later serving in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in the early 1920s on the RFA Perthshire as chief steward. It was during this time that his alcoholism became apparent and he appears on the ship's log on numerous occasions for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. On one such occasion in Constantinople in November 1920 he reported for duty at a British Naval Base whilst inebriated. The base Captain ordered his detention on HMS Heliptope and he was released three days later and returned to the Perthshire.

Arriving in Grand Harbour, Malta several weeks later, Allen Baggott suddenly took ill following a seizure. He died 15 February 1921 whilst en route to the Royal Naval Hospital ashore, and was buried on 21 February 1921 and was buried in Ta' Braxia cemetery, Malta in an unmarked grave.

His widow Hannah relocated to Romford, Essex where she died in 1938.

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Allen Mardon Baggott (Titanic Steward)
ALLEN MARDON BAGGOTT (TITANIC STEWARD)
 

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  1. Gary S. Colin said:

    Trying to find more information on a crew member named Allen Baggott. He is possibly related to my wifes side of family. Gary S. Colin New Jersey

  2. Ronald Frank Ratcliffe said:

    Fresh from celebrating winning the ashes back from the great Aussies today, I am most interested in the item posted by Craig Stringer regarding the photo on p219 and the person identified as Allen Marden Baggott. Are there any other photographs in which Allen appears? Grateful for any information. Thank you.

  3. Ronald Frank Ratcliffe said:

    Re Titanic Voices, Page 219. Still interested to hear if Allen Marden Baggott is in any other Titanic crew photographs. Allen wrote a detailed mini account of sinking on 'Carpathia'Headed Letter Card whilst enroute NEW YORK. I have established that Allan, who was from a sea faring family, served at sea during 1st World War. It would seem that at least one of the ships he was serving on had a pretty rough time of it at one stage. A couple of years after the war, he died whilst still serving at sea. Records show he was buried at Malta. He left a widow and five children. Thank you readers.

  4. Senan Molony said:

    Allen Baggott CR10

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  5. Ronald Frank Ratcliffe said:

    Senan. Thank you for the CR10 photograph. I have recently come into possession of a copy of the same photograph kindly supplied as a result of some ongoing research. This happened since my request for information regarding photographs of Allen Marden Baggot, I think that there maybe other photographs of Allen in existence and I shall be most grateful for any information regarding same. Thank you for your kindness and time, I shall keep on digging away.

  6. Ronald Frank Ratcliffe said:

    As a Grandson of Allen (AMB) I can say he was married and lived with his wife and children at Itchin Southampton.  He told his family his RMS Titanic posted lifeboat station was No. 9. Whilst still at sea aboard RMS Carpathia he wrote his account of the Titanic sinking on RMS Carpathia headed letter card. In it amongst other details he bravely wrote "There were insufficient lifeboats to accommodate more than were saved." On arrival in New York Allen posted the letter to my Great Grandfather. That letter remained in the safe custody of my family and my mother for many years. Sadly it... Read full post

  7. Kaitlyn Bimer said:

    I am doing this for a school project.......... I hope I can honnor him

  8. Brian Turner said:

    The mother of Allen Mardon BAGGOT was Susan Lake MARDON Birth registered in 4th quarter of 1843 in Kingsbridge Devon Susan Lake MARDON Vol 9 Page 363 GRO index says mother's maiden name = MATTHEWS Baptism in Stoke Fleming Devon 29 Oct 1843 ... Sarah Lake daughter of Richard & Mary MARDON of Stoke Fleming Labourer Original of this baptism can be viewed on FindMy Past So the parents of Susan Lake MARDON were Richard MARDON and his wife Mary MATTHEWS

  9. Brian Turner said:

    Allen M BAGGOTT appears aged 6 in the 1891 census … RG12/303 Folio 33 Page 21 … living at 10 Bermuda Street in Mile End Old Town, London with his parents William & Susan L BAGGOTT and two sisters Elizabeth A aged 16 and Helena M aged 9 … this record says his father William BAGGOTT aged 44 came from Iken in Suffolk … there is a baptism in Iken Suffolk in 1847 that ties up with this ... Birth of William BAGGOTT is registered in Plomesgate, Suffolk in the 3rd quarter of 1846 Vol 12 Page 383 Baptism of William BAGGOTT took place in Iken, Suffolk on 5 Sep 1847 William son of Eliza... Read full post

  10. Brian Turner said:

    Hello Ronald … your grandfather Allen Mardon BAGGOTT born 1884 was a 4th cousin of my great grandfather William A J BAGGOTT born in 1879 … guess that makes you and I 6th cousins once removed … I have done quite a lot of research in the BAGGOTTs that came from Suffolk and can trace them back to 1511

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References and Sources

Historical RFA : Titanic Survivor later served in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) Allen Marden Baggott (ref: #1726, last updated: 5th April 2020, accessed 5th June 2020 12:40:23 PM)
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