Bagshaw, William a Nonconformist minister, was born in 1628, and died in 1702. His zeal in the northern parts of Derbyshire acquired for him the title of "the Apostle of the Peak." He published Water for a Thirsty Soul, in several sermons on Re 21:6 (1653), and a number of other works. Some 50 of his works, upon various subjects, have never been printed. — Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1:99.