Person:Mabel Bagenal (1)

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Mabel Bagenal
 
d.Dec 1595
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Name Mabel Bagenal
Gender Female
Marriage 3 Aug 1591 to Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone
Death? Dec 1595

Mabel, the sister of Sir Henry Bagenal, eloped with the great Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, in 1591.

In the early 1590s, English government in Ulster took the form of a Provincial Presidency, to be headed by the colonist, Henry Bagenal who lived at Newry. In 1591, O'Neill roused the ire of Bagenal by eloping with his sister, Mabel, but showed his loyalty to the crown with his military support for his brother-in-law in the defeat of Hugh Maguire at Belleek in 1593. After Mabel's death, O'Neill gradually fell into a barely concealed opposition to the crown and sought aid from Spain and Scotland.