George Agar, 1st Baron Callan

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George Agar, 1st Baron Callan PC (4 December 1751 – 29 October 1815) was an Anglo-Irish politician and peer.

Agar was the son of James Agar, of Ringwood, County Kilkenny, by the Honourable Rebecca Flower, daughter of William Flower, 1st Baron Castle Durrow. Ellis Bermingham, Countess of Brandon, was his aunt. His father was killed in a duel with Henry Flood in 1769. He was educated at Eton and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[1]

Agar was returned to the Irish House of Commons for Callan in 1776, a seat he held until 1790, and was admitted to the Irish Privy Council in 1789.[2][1][3] In 1790 he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Callan, of Callan in the County of Kilkenny.[1] In 1801 he was elected as one of the original 28 Irish Representative peers to sit in the British House of Lords.[1][4]

Lord Callan never married and the title became extinct on his death in October 1815, aged 63.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e George Agar, 1st and last Baron Callan
  2. ^ " Irish House of Commons 1692–1800". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ Privy Counsellors – Ireland
  4. ^ Representative peers – Ireland
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Flood
Hercules Langrishe
Member of Parliament for Callan
With: Pierce Butler 1777–1783
John Bourke O'Flaherty 1783–1790
Succeeded by
William Meeke
Nathaniel Warren
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New position
Irish Representative Peer for Ireland
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Thomond
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Callan