Dublin City (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Dublin City was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1801.

Dublin City
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1264 (1264)
Replaced byDublin City


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Dublin City was represented with two members.[1] In the 1760s the radical politician Charles Lucas used the seat as his political base.

Members of Parliament, 1264–1801Edit


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Sir Michael Creagh Terence Dermot
1692 Thomas Coote Sir Michael Mitchell
1695 William Handcock Sir John Rogerson
1703 John Forster Whig Benjamin Burton Whig
1715 John Rogerson
1727 Samuel Burton William Howard
1728 John Stoyte
1729 James Somerville[note 1]
1733 Humphrey French
1737 Nathaniel Pearson
1749 James Digges La Touche[note 2]
1749 Charles Burton[note 3] Sir Samuel Cooke, 1st Bt
1758 James Dunn
1761 James Grattan Charles Lucas Radical/Patriot
1767 Marquess of Kildare Patriot
1771 William Clement
1773 Redmond Morres
1776 Sir Samuel Bradstreet, 3rd Bt Independent
1782 Travers Hartley
1784 Nathaniel Warren
1790 Lord Henry FitzGerald Patriot Henry Grattan Patriot
1797 Arthur Wolfe John Claudius Beresford
July 1798 George Ogle Whig
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Dublin City


General Election 1790: Dublin City[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Patriot Henry Grattan 1695
Patriot Lord Henry FitzGerald 1695
Pro-Government Lord Mayor John Exshaw 836
Pro-Government Alderman Henry Gore Sankey 776


  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1748
  2. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1749
  3. ^ Created a baronet in 1758


  1. ^ O'Hart 2007, p. 501.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g McGrath, Brid (24 October 1998). "A biographical dictionary of the membership of the Irish House of Commons 1640-1641" – via www.tara.tcd.ie.
  3. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 614.
  4. ^ Grattan, Henry (1841). Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 3. H. Colburn. p. 463.


  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. Vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 978-0-7884-1927-0.
  • 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.