Nicholas Bagenal

(c. 1537—1590) soldier

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(1508–91), from the English midlands, made marshal of the army and granted Newry with the lordships of Mourne and Carlingford in 1548. He built up Newry as a mainly Gaelic town. In 1577 Sidney made him chief commissioner of Ulster, in the hope of eventually erecting a provincial presidency. Bagenal helped contain the O'Neills, first Turlough and then Hugh, but his authority never extended beyond south-east Ulster. The marshal disliked the interference of other English colonists and administrators, especially Perrot, with whom he quarrelled violently in 1587. His son Henry Bagenal succeeded him as marshal and was killed at the battle of the Yellow Ford.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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