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Kildare County (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Kildare County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1801.

Kildare County
Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created ()
Abolished1801
Replaced byKildare

HistoryEdit

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Kildare County was represented with two members.[1]

Members of ParliamentEdit

1689–1801Edit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament John Wogan George Aylmer
1692 George FitzGerald Robert FitzGerald
1698 Henry Colley
1703 Sir Kildare Borrowes, 3rd Bt Thomas Keightley
1709 Joshua Allen [note 1]
1715 Brabazon Ponsonby [note 2]
1725 Francis Allen
1727 Richard Allen Maurice Keating
1745 Sir Kildare Borrowes, 5th Bt
1761 Arthur Pomeroy
1776 Lord Charles FitzGerald
1783 John Wolfe
1790 Lord Edward FitzGerald Maurice Bagenal St Leger Keating
1798 John La Touche
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Kildare

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1717
  2. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/77206
  3. ^ a b Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 618.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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 Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.