John Philip Bagwell
John Philip Bagwell DL (11 August 1874 – 22 August 1946) was an Irish businessman and politician. He was the son of Richard and Harriette Philippa Jocelyn (née Newton) Bagwell.
During the Irish Civil War he was kidnapped and held hostage by anti-Treaty forces in the Dublin Mountains. The Free State government responded by issuing a proclamation to the effect that if Bagwell were not safely released, reprisals would be taken.
Bagwell, however, maintained that he escaped his captors through his own efforts and his safe release could not be attributed to these threats. At around the same time, the family residence at Marlfield House, Clonmel, County Tipperary, was burned by Anti-treaty forces and the library of rare historical documents destroyed.
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- New York Times, 1 February 1923.
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