Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bagwell (Kilmore)

Thomas P. Power writes that John Bagwell, a Clonmel merchant, purchased about 900 acres in the barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, from Lord Dunboyne in 1729 and soon afterwards acquired the 1,500 acre Kilmore estate of John Slattery, a Catholic lawyer and agent to Lord Cahir and some smaller properties. The Kilmore estate became the property of John's eldest son while the former Dunboyne estate was sold to the Riall family of Clonmel in 1778. The younger branch of the Bagwell family continued as merchants and bankers in Clonmel and bought the Marlfield property in 1780 from Stephen Moore and the borough of Clonmel from the Earl of Mountcashel in 1800. John Bagwell of Kilmore married Lucinda Piercy in 1791 and their son also named John Bagwell married Anne Taylor of Noan in 1819. She died the next year following the birth of their son, John Taylor Bagwell. In February 1851 the estate of John Bagwelll at Kilmore, Moanrua and Orchardstown, amounting to 1,107 acres in the barony of Iffa and Offa East was advertised for sale in 5 lots. The purchasers included Edward Reeves and Richard Grubb. In January 1853 the Noan estate of 1,783 acres belonging to John Bagwell (Taylor) was advertised for sale. Captain John Bagwell held land in the parish of Lisronagh at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In December 1854 the rental of Shanbally and Lisronagh was put up for sale. John Bagwell of Lisronagh owned 547 acres in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenconnor Glenconnor Kiltegan Clonmel Inishlounaght 82 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S183 232
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 74
Kilmore Kilmore Lisronagh Clonmel Lisronagh 80 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 75
Noan Noan Graystown Cashel Graystown 47 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S166 454
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bagwell, 14 Feb 1851, Vol 5 (49), MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Lisronagh. 11 Feb 1757 & a survey of estate of John Bagwell at Shanbally, Kilmore & Lisronagh in the barony of Iffa & Offa East, Co Tipperary, including names of tenants and acreage of holdings. By J.L. July 1815. 21 F. 46 (15 & 16); National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bagwell, (Shanbally & Lisronagh), 8 Dec 1854, Vol 32 (48), MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Bagwell of Clonmel, of Kilmore, Co. Tipperary, and of Cork City, 1738 -- 1783. GO Ms.139, pp.70-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bagwell (Taylor), 21 Jan 1853, Vol 20 (10), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources