Athlone (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Athlone was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough became the Westminster constituency of Athlone.

Former borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
CountyCounty Westmeath
1607 (1607) (1607 (1607))–1801 (1801)
Replaced byAthlone

History edit

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by James II, Athlone was represented by two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1607–1801 edit

1689–1801 edit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Edmund Malone Edmond Malone x
1692 William Handcock Arthur St George
1703 William Jones William Handcock
1715 Henry St George I
1723 Gustavus Handcock
1723 George St George
1727 Peter Holmes
1732 Gustavus Handcock
1751 Robert Handcock
1759 William Handcock I
1761 Henry St George II
1763 Richard St George[note 1]
1783 William Handcock II
1789 Sir Richard St George, 2nd Bt
1800 Richard Handcock
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Athlone

Notes edit

  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1766

References edit

  1. ^ O'Hart 2007, p. 504.
  2. ^ a b c d Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 636.
  3. ^ Kearney, Hugh. Strafford in Ireland 1633–1641: A Study in Absolutism. p. 231.

Bibliography edit

  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. Vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 978-1-903688-09-0
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534–1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commons. Cites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.