Baron O'Hagan

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Thomas O'Hagan,
1st Baron O'Hagan

Baron O'Hagan, of Tullahogue in the County of Tyrone, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 14 June 1870 for Sir Thomas O'Hagan, then Lord Chancellor of Ireland.[2] His younger son, the third Baron, served as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1907 to 1910 in the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith and was later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. In 1909 Lord O'Hagan assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Towneley, which was that of his maternal grandfather. As of 2010 the title is held by his grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded in 1961. He is the son of the Hon. Thomas Anthony Edward Towneley Strachey (d. 1955). Lord O'Hagan was a Member of the European Parliament for Devon from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1979 to 1994, first as an independent and later as a Conservative. He assumed in 1938 by deed poll the additional Christian name of Towneley and the surname of Strachey in lieu of his patronymic. Strachey was the surname of his maternal grandfather Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie.[3]

Barons O'Hagan (1870)[edit]

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

The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, Columba Strachey (b. 1985)

Coat of arms of Baron O'Hagan
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1st on a Roman fasces lying fesswise Proper a cubit arm vested Gules cuffed Ermine the hand holding a dagger erect both Proper (O’Hagan) 2nd on a perch Or a hawk close Proper beaked and belled Gold jessed Gules (Towneley).
Quarterly 1st & 4th Ermine a bend Azure on a chief of the last a fleur-de-lys Or (O’Hagan) 2nd & 3rd Argent a fess Sable in chief three mullets of the second (Towneley).
Two lions Or collared gemel Sable pendent therefrom an escutcheon Argent charged with a hand couped Gules.
Mihi Res Non Me Rebus. [4]


  1. ^ "No. 23624". The London Gazette. 14 June 1870. p. 2957.
  2. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1959.