Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purefoy


Estate(s)

Name Description
Bagwell Purefoy The Bagwell Purefoys descend from Edward Bagwell, a grandson of John Bagwell of Marlfield, Clonmel, county Tipperary. In 1847, Edward Bagwell assumed the additional name of Purefoy on succeeding to the estate of Colonel William Purefoy of Greenfield who died in December 1846. A Captain Arthur Purefoy was granted an estate of over 2,500 acres in the barony of Kilnamanagh in 1667. William Holmes was agent on this estate between 1847-1852. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward Bagwell held at least fourteen townlands in the parish of Donohill and four townlands in the parish of Aghacrew, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower. In 1854, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bagwell married Isabella Petronella, daughter of Major Langley of Brittas Castle, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Colonel Bagwell Purefoy owned 7,607 acres in county Tipperary.