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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Bagenalstown House
County Carlow

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Bagenalstown House c.1900
Map of Bagenalstown c.1846

During research of this residence it has shown evidence that Bagenalstown House had several owners.  At one time it belonged to the Bagenal1 family.

Bagenalstown House. A 2 storey Georgian house with a front of 2 curved bows joined by a conservatory. The home of Mr. John Hedges Becher (of the family of Becher / IFR, but not actually included in the pedigree).

Source: Mark Bence-Jones and his book "A Guide to Irish Country Houses".

The following research was carried out by Patricia O'Shea who lives in New Zealand in February 2010:

The earliest reference I can see online is 1766 when the house appears to be mentioned in relation to Michael CARTER but is said to be the property of the BAGENAL family.

John NEWTON is recorded there in the family tree of his mother Sarah WESTROP (said to be the natural daughter of Beauchamp BAGENAL) who married Col Philip NEWTON in 1785, according to online sources.

1837 Samuel Lewis directory has Miss NEWTON as occupant.
1841 there is an online reference to John NEWTON of Bagenalstown House.
'The Peerage' website has John NEWTON as High Sherriff of County Carlow in 1856 - he died in 1859.
1884 Thoms Directory gives occupant as PERSSE, Walter Blakeney, who died in 1889 (per Dunleckney headstone inscription online)..
The house appears to have reverted to the BAGENAL family after this, with a Beauchamp Walter BAGENAL recorded as living there in the 20th century.

Source: J.J. Woods and Carmel Flahavan Executive Librarian. Carlow Library,

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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP