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Callan, Baron (I, 1790 - 1815)


Creation: let.pat. 4 Jun 1790


Extinct: 29 Oct 1815


Family name: Agar




Azure a Lion rampant Or


A Demi-Lion rampant Or


Dexter: An Unicorn Argent horned maned hoofes and tufted Or;  Sinister: A White Horse proper


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James Agar, of Gowran Castle, co. Kilkenny, mar. (1) 10 Jan 1692 Susannah Alexander, dau. of James Alexander, and (2) Mary Wemyss (b. c. 1665; d. 1771), 1st dau. of Sir Henry Wemyss, of Danesfort, co. Kilkenny, and had issue by his second wife:

1. Henry Agar MP, of Gowran Castle, co. Meath (d. 18 Nov 1746), mar. 29 May 1733 Anne Ellis, sister and hrss. of Welbore [Ellis], 1st Baron Mendip, and only dau. of Rt Rev Welbore Ellis DD, Bishop of Meath, by his wife Diana Briscoe, dau. of Sir John Briscoe, of Amberley Castle, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1a. James Agar MP, later 1st Baron Clifden later 1st Viscount Clifden

2a. Welbore Ellis Agar, a Commissioner of Customs (b. 1735;  dsp. 30 Oct 1805), mar. 21 Oct 1762 Gertrude Hotham, only dau. of Col Sir Charles Hotham, 5th Bt., of Scorborough, co. York, by his wife Lady Gertrude Stanhope, 1st dau. of Philip [Stanhope], 3rd Earl of Chesterfield

3a. Most Rev Charles Agar DD, Archbishop of Dublin later 1st Baron Somerton later 1st Viscount Somerton later 1st Earl of Normanton

4a. Rev Henry Agar, Rector of Inniscarra, co. Cork (d. 14 May 1798), mar. Mary Tyrrel, dau. of Benjamin Tyrrel, and had issue

1a. Diana Agar (d. 1814)

2. James Agar, of Ringwood, co. Kilkenny (b. 7 Sep 1713;  d. 3 Aug 1769), mar. 6 Jul 1741 Hon Rebecca Flower (d. 3 Mar 1789), only dau. of William [Flower], 1st Baron Castle Durrow, by his wife Edith Caulfeild, dau. of Hon Toby Cailfeild, of Clone, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Rebecca Walsh, dau. of Oliver Walsh, of Ballykilcavan, Queen's County), 3rd son of William [Caulfeild], 1st Viscount Charlemont, and had issue:

1a. George Agar, later 1st Baron Callan

2a. Ven Charles Agar, Archdeacon of Emly (b. 28 May 1755;  d. 5 May 1789)

1a. Mary Agar, mar. 30 Aug 1760 Philip Savage

1. Ellis Agar, later suo jure for life Countess of Brandon (b. c. 1708;  dsp. 11 Mar 1789), mar. (1) 4 Mar 1726 as his second wife Theobald [Bourke], 7th Viscount Mayo, and (2) 17 Aug 1745 as his second wife Francis [Bermingham], 14th Baron Athenry

2. Mary Agar, mar. 1742 James Smyth, of Tinny, co. Wicklow, and had issue


George [Agar], 1st Baron Callan, PC


4 Dec 1751


29 Oct 1815


4 Jun 1790 Baron Callan, of Callan in the County of Kilkenny


Member of Parliament for Callan 1777-90; Privy Councillor [I] 1789; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1801-15


First written 5 Feb 2013



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