Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bagot (Bagotstown, Ballyturin & Aghrane/Castlekelly)

This family were first established at Bagotstown, county Limerick in the 13th century. They later held land in counties Laois and Offaly. It was through a marriage with a member of the Cuff family that a junior branch of the Bagot family of county Offaly came to possess an estate in the barony of Ballymoe, county Galway. Catherine Cuff, a granddaughter of Thomas Cuff, a brother of James Cuff, Lord Tyrawley, married John Lloyd Bagot in 1775. Griffith's Valuation records Thomas Neville Bagot and his son John Lloyd Bagot owning townlands in the parishes of Drumatemple and Kilcroan. The Bagot estate was further expanded by the acquisition of the Castlekelly estate in the barony of Killian. Bateman notes that there much litigation between Mr. Bagot and his sister-in-law, afterwards Mrs. Roberts, on the issue. By the 1870s John Lloyd Bagot owned 6,900 acres in county Galway and 104 acres in county Roscommon, his brother Christopher Neville Bagot owned 12,396 acres in county Galway and another brother Bernard William Bagot of Carrownure, Lecarrow, owned 686 acres in county Roscommon. John Lloyd Bagot married Anna Georgina Kirwan of Ballyturin, parish of Kilbeacanty, barony of Kiltartan, county Galway. Their son John owned 1,072 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. By 1906 John Bagot held over 600 acres of untenanted demesne land in Ballyturin as well as the mansion house. 281 acres of the Bagot estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in February 1916.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Russaun (Russane) Russaun Kilbeacanty Gort Kiltartan 101 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M483010
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 52
Ballyturin Ballyturin Kilbeacanty Gort Kilbeacanty 100 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M494004
OS Sheet: 123/129
Discovery map: 52
Durrow Durrow Drumatemple Glennamaddy Ballymoe 82 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M699 718
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 39
The Hermitage Lisnageeragh Kilcroan Glennamaddy Ballymoe 82 Ballymoe Galway OSI Ref: M677 706
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 39
Aghrane Castle/Castle Kelly Aghrane or Castlekelly Athleague Mountbellew Killeroran 149 Killian Galway OSI Ref: M782 548
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 40
Carrownure House Carrownure Upper St Johns Athlone Lecarrow 16 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M994 527
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Bagot of Bagotstown & Rathjordan, Co Limerick, & of Kilcoursey, King’s Co (Offaly), circa 1575-1862. GO MS 178:445-454; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bagot of Bagotstown, city of Dublin & Paris, circa 1600-1771. GO MS 159:14-15 & 67, GO MS 165:160-163; National Library of Ireland
  • Attestation by Francis Power Trench re pedigrees of Bagot of Bagotstown, Madrid & Paris, 1770. GO MS 96:165-167; National Library of Ireland
  • Aughrane Castle photos. 022/005 ; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Land Judges' Court Rental, Miles Victor Neville Bagot, Aghrane, Co Galway, 6 July 1904. Small Accessions Index, No. 1/65, Rental 56 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' records from the office of Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, include deeds re estate of Thomas Neville Bagot, Ballymoe, 19th century. Deeds series 2C 47 105 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mortgages involving John Lloyd Bagot, 1857, 1873. Small Accs. Index 65, D.16233 & D.16261 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bagot of Cos Kildare, Galway & Roscommon & of Australia, c 1575-1862. GO MS 178: 445-454 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Thomas Neville Bagot of Ballymoe, 15 Mar 1867. GO MS 109: 141-142 ; National Library of Ireland
  • An Act for giving effect to a compromise of a suit concerning the last Will and Testament of the late Christopher Neville Bagot deceased, and for modifying certain of the trusts of his said Will affecting his Estates in the counties of Galway and Roscommon in Ireland, 1881. Private Act (Printed) 44 & 45 Victoria I, c. 4 - ref. HL/PO/PB/1/1881/44&45V1n245 ; Parliamentary Archives
  • Local History file on Bagot family ; Roscommon County Library
  • Bound copy of 'The celebrated case of Bagot v Bagot which occupied the Irish Probate Court from 25th April to 20th May 1878. 2nd edition, London ; Roscommon County Library
  • Charles G. Lowden Collection, surveyor, estate agent & auctioneer, includes two sale catalogues & notice card re sale of furniture from Augrane Castle, Co Galway, seat of the Bagots & works of art from Ballincollig House, Co Cork, seat of "the late" Sir Thomas Tobin, to be sold on 7 Apr 1891. BDB17/SP3/45; Cumbria Record Office

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Modern printed sources