John Bagwell (1751–1816)
He was the son of William Bagwell and Jane Harper. Bagwell built Marlfield House, Clonmel as the family residence. In 1774 he married Mary Hare, with whom he had six children, including William and Richard.
He ran unsuccessfully for Cork City in 1775 and in 1792 was declared a member for Tipperary in the Parliament of Ireland by a committee of the House of Commons, sitting until the Union with Great Britain in 1801. During the Act of Union debates he controversially changed his vote twice, 'to the disgust of the [then] Lord Lieutenant', Charles Cornwallis. Bagwell went on to support the government of William Pitt the Younger, but expected certain appointment for his sons in return, namely 'a deanery for Richard, full-pay employment in the army for John and succession to his colonelcy of the county militia for William.'
- Lundy, Darryl. "Colonel John Bagwel". Person Page - 25219: thePeerage.com. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
- Burke, John (1838). A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 3. London: Henry Colburn. pp. 141, 142. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
- The House of Commons, 1790-1820, Volume 1 by R. G. Thorne p 103
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Parliament of Ireland
|Member of Parliament for Tipperary
1801 – 1806
With: Viscount Mathew
Montague James Mathew
Francis Aldborough Prittie