BAGWELL, John II (c.1780-1806), of Marlfield, co. Tipperary.
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Capt. 92 Ft. 1794; maj. 30 Drag. 1794; lt.-col. 6 Drag. Gds. 1800, half-pay 1803.
Bagwell was returned for Cashel in place of his brother Richard who had taken holy orders: not for Clonmel, as stated in the Official Return. His father had bought the seat and he held it only until the dissolution, giving a silent support to ministers. The chief secretary subsequently reported that he ‘attended his duty very regularly. He is I believe the best of the family, and they are all at this moment very much devoted to government and ready to obey any orders.’1 In 1802 Bagwell twice applied to government for a military appointment in Ireland, and in June 1803 his father applied to the chief secretary for some ‘staff situation attached to the army in Ireland’ for him.2 He was appointed deputy adjutant-general and in 1804 Lord Westmorland, a friend of the family, applied to Pitt for Bagwell to be placed on full pay as a major. Bagwell was made an inspector of yeomanry, but preferred his former appointment.3 He died near Exeter, 4 Mar. 1806, killed on the spot after being thrown from his horse.4