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