In 1901, he was living in house 122, 'Craythorpe', Upper Newtownards Road, Knock, Belfast with his step-father, Andrew Magowan and his mother.
A transfer to Royal Avenue (1902) was followed by Head Office (1908), Shaftesbury Square (1911) and Head Office (1915). By 1911, he was living in house 113, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast. The Census record describes his occupation as a ‘Solicitors Typist’ and his sister, Amy (27) is described as a Bank Clerk.
On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, Bagshaw signed the Ulster Covenant at the Old Town Hall, Belfast.