Monday, 19 October 2020

1st Baron O'Hagan

The O'HAGANS, whose principal seat was at Tullahogue, County Tyrone, were legislators to the O'Neills, Princes of Tyrone.

THE RT HON SIR THOMAS O'HAGAN KP QC (1812-85), LORD CHANCELLOR OF IRELAND, only son of Edward O'Hagan and his wife Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Bell, of Belfast, married firstly, in 1836, Mary, daughter of Charles Hamilton Teeling, of Belfast, and had issue,
Charles (1838-40);
Madeleine; Frances Mary.
He wedded secondly, in 1871, Alice Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Colonel Charles Towneley, of Towneley, Lancashire, High Sheriff of Lancashire, 1857, and had further issue,
THOMAS TOWNELEY, his successor;
Kathleen Mary; Mary Caroline, MBE.
Sir Thomas was elevated to the peerage, in 1870, in the dignity of BARON O'HAGAN, of Tullahogue, County Tyrone.

His lordship's father, Edward O'Hagan, carried on business in Gordon Street, Belfast, though later moved to another part of the town and became a general merchant.

Bust of the 1st Baron O'Hagan KP
(Image: Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum)

Upon his retirement, in 1882, Lord O'Hagan was appointed a Knight of St Patrick.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

THOMAS TOWNELEY, 2nd Baron (1878-1900), Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, who served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and died of enteric fever whilst on active service.

His lordship was succeeded by his brother,

MAURICE HERBERT TOWNELEY, 3rd Baron (1882-1961), JP, who espoused firstly, in 1911, Frances Constance Magdalena, only daughter of Edward, 1st Baron Strachie, and had issue,
(THOMAS) ANTHONY EDWARD TOWNELEY, dvp 1955; father of 4th Baron;
Helen Frances Alice.
His lordship wedded secondly, in 1937, Evelyn Violet, daughter of Harry Thornton Ross.

He was succeeded by his grandson,

CHARLES TOWNELEY STRACHEY, 4th Baron (1945-), who espoused firstly, in 1967, Her Serene Highness Princess Tamara Imeretinsky, daughter of His Serene Highness Prince Michael Imeretinsky, and had issue,
Nina Natalia O'Hagan, b 1968.
He divorced in 1984.

His lordship wedded secondly, in 1985, Mary Claire, daughter of the Rev Leslie Roose-Francis, and had issue,
Antonia Philippa Mary.
The 4th Baron divorced in 1995, and married thirdly, in 1995, Elizabeth Leslie Eve, daughter of Hubert Smith, of Exeter, Devon.

The heir is his younger brother, the Hon Richard Towneley Strachey (b 1950).

Former London residence ~ Hereford House, Mayfair.

The O'Hagan Papers are deposited at PRONI.

First published in September, 2014.

1 comment :

bob said...

TULLYHOGUE O’HAGAN OF TULLYHOGUE !reported 21/9/1963 Dungannon Observer
1958 report

Five years ago a cashier in West Bromwich,Corporation transport department applied for his own coat of arms and got it.Now the college of Arms advises in the ‘London Gazette’ he has a double-barrelled surname.Mr John O’Hagan,of Tullhogue ,Ruskin Street West Bromwich,traced back his family history 250 years and found that the clan O’Hagan of Tullyhogue were one-time law-givers to the O’Neills,Princes of Ulster.As the last of his generation in his branch of the clan,he was keen to ensure that the clan did not again fall into obscurity.After many visits to the Royal College of Heralds he received a gold-sealed parchment scroll granting him his coat of arms(which subsequently appeared on his private notepaper)His new surname,assumed last month by deed poll:Tullyhogue O’Hagan.