Coleraine (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

55°07′55″N 6°40′05″W / 55.132°N 6.668°W / 55.132; -6.668

Former borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
CountyCounty Londonderry
 () ( ())–1801 (1801)
Replaced byColeraine

Coleraine was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1611 to 1800. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote.



In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by James II, Coleraine was not represented.[1] The borough was disenfranchised under the terms of the Act of Union 1800.

Members of Parliament



Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Coleraine was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 John Davys William Leslie
1695 Sir Arthur Langford, 2nd Bt Samuel Jackson
September 1703 Richard Gorges[note 1]
1703 Thomas Pearce
1713 Frederick Hamilton Whig George Lowther Whig
1715 Sir Marcus Beresford, 4th Bt Whig
1721 Francis Burton
1727 Henry Carey Thomas Jackson
1751 Richard Jackson
1757 Hamilton Gorges
1761 Lord La Poer
1763 George Paul Monck
1768 John Beresford[note 2]
August 1768 Theophilus Jones
1776 Hon. Richard Annesley
1783 John Beresford[note 3]
October 1783 Arthur Wolfe
1789 George Jackson John Beresford[note 4]
1791 George FitzGerald Hill
1795 William Domville Stanley Monck
1796 John Staunton Rochfort
January 1798 Earl of Tyrone[note 5] John Beresford[note 6]
1798 John Beresford Walter Jones
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Coleraine


  1. ^ Also elected for Bandonbridge in 1703, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for County Waterford in 1768, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Also elected for County Waterford in 1783, for which he chose to sit
  4. ^ Also elected for County Waterford in 1789, for which he chose to sit
  5. ^ Also elected for County Londonderry in 1798, for which he chose to sit
  6. ^ Also elected for County Waterford in 1798, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart 2007, p. 501.
  2. ^ a b c d Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 625.
  3. ^ Burke, John. A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. p. 792.


  • 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.
  • 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.