Members of the 1689 Irish Parliament

The Patriot Parliament is the name given to the Irish Parliament called by James II during the 1689 to 1691 war in Ireland. The first since 1666, it held only one session, from 7 May 1689 to 20 July 1689.

The Commons was 70 members short since there were no elections in Fermanagh and Donegal, while its members were overwhelmingly Old English and Catholic.[1] Sir Richard Nagle was elected Speaker while the Lords was led by Baron Fitton; it contained five Protestant peers and four Church of Ireland bishops, including Anthony Dopping, Bishop of Meath, who acted as leader of the opposition.[2]

Members of the LordsEdit

Fitton spent much of his adult life in prison for criminal libel; allegedly selected by James because he was a Protestant, he promptly converted to Catholicism.[3] It included five Protestant peers, Granard, Longford, Barrymore, Howth and Rosse, who was Tyrconnell's son-in-law, plus four Church of Ireland bishops; Anthony Dopping, Bishop of Meath, acted as leader of the opposition.[2]

The members of the House of Lords are as follows:[4]

Name Title
Michael Boyle Archbishop of Armagh
Alexander MacDonnell Earl of Antrim
Richard Nugent Earl of Westmeath
Richard Barry Earl of Barrymore
Richard or Charles Lambart[5] Earl of Cavan
Donough MacCarty Earl of Clancarty
Richard Power Earl of Tyrone
Francis Aungier Earl of Longford
Arthur Forbes Earl of Granard
William Dongan Earl of Limerick
Jenico Preston Viscount Gormanston
Richard Butler Viscount Mountgarret
Theobald Dillon Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen
Nicholas Netterville Viscount Netterville of Dowth
Bryan Magennis Viscount Magennis of Iveagh
Dominick Sarsfield Viscount Sarsfield of Killmallock
Theobald Bourke Viscount Mayo
Pierce Butler Viscount Ikerrin
Maximilian O'Dempsey Viscount Clanmalier
Nicholas Barnewall Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland
Pierce Butler Viscount Galmoye
Daniel O'Brien Viscount Clare
Richard Parsons Viscount Rosse
Ulick Bourke Viscount Galway
Valentine Browne Viscount Kenmare
Justin MacCarty Viscount Mountcashell
Anthony Dopping Bishop of Meath
Ezekiel Hopkins Bishop of Derry
Thomas Otway Bishop of Ossory
Simon Digby Bishop of Limerick
Edward Wetenhall Bishop of Cork
William Smyth Bishop of Raphoe
Richard Tennison Bishop of Killala
Edward Bermingham Baron Athenry
Almeric de Courcy Baron Kingsale
William Fitzmaurice Baron Kerry
Christopher Fleming Baron Slane
Thomas St Lawrence Baron Howth
Matthias Barnewall Baron Trimlestown
Christopher Plunkett Baron Dunsany
Pierce Butler Baron Dunboyne
Barnaby Fitzpatrick Baron Upper Ossory
Matthew Plunkett Baron Louth
William Bourke Baron Bourke of Castleconnell
Theobald Butler Baron Cahir
Theobald Bourke Baron Bourke of Brittas
Henry Vincent Blayney Baron Blayney of Monaghan
Dermot Malone[6] Baron Glean-O'Mallun and Courchy
(This title had probably been extinct since about 1641.)
Roger Maguire[7] Baron Maguire of Enniskillen
(This title had been forfeit since 1645.)
Claud Hamilton
Earl of Abercorn in the peerage of Scotland
Baron Hamilton of Strabane
Robert King Baron Kingston
John Bellew Baron Bellew of Duleek
Alexander Fitton
Lord Chancellor
Baron Fitton of Gawsworth
John Bourke Baron Bourke of Bophin
Thomas Nugent
Lord Chief Justice
Baron Nugent of Riverston

Members of the CommonsEdit

The House was 70 members short, since no elections were held in the northern provinces of Fermanagh and Donegal. Six members were Protestant, the remaining 224 Catholic, a minority being Gaelic or 'Old Irish', while the majority were from the Old English Catholic elite.[8] The Speaker or leader was Sir Richard Nagle, a wealthy Catholic lawyer and close ally of Tyrconnell.[9]

County Antrim
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Antrim County Cormuck O'Neale Randal Mac Donnell
Belfast Marcus Talbot Daniel O'Neale
County Armagh
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Armagh City Francis Stafford Constantine O'Neale
Armagh County Arthur Brownlow Walter Hovendon
County Carlow
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Carlow Borough Marcus Baggot John Warren
Carlow County Dudley Bagenal (1638–1712) Henry Luttrell (d. 1717)
Old Leighlin Darby Long Daniel Doran
County Cavan
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Belturbet Sir Edward Tyrrel Bt. Philip Tuite Newcastle, County Cavan
Cavan Borough Philip Oge O'Reyly Hugh Reily Lara
Cavan County Philip Reyley Aghnecrevy John Reyly Garirobuck
County Clare
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Clare County Daniel O'Brien John MacNamara Crattlagh
Ennis Florence MacNamara Dromod Theobald Butler Shrangaloon
County Cork
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Cork City Sir James Fitz Edmond Cotter knight John Galloway
Cork County Justin McCarthy Sir Richard Nagle Clogher, knight
Kinsale Andrew Murrogh Miles de Coursey
Baltimore Daniel O'Donavan Jeremiah O'Donovan Protestant
Bandonbridge Charles Mac Carthy Ballea Daniel Mac Carthy MacCarthy Reagh
Charleville John Baggot, Sr. Baggotstown John Power Killballane
Clonakilty (also Cloghnakilty) Lt.-Col. Owen McCarthy Daniel Fionn McCarthy
Doneraile Daniel O'Donovan John Baggot, Jr. Baggotstown
Midleton Dermod Long John Long
Mallow (also Moyallow) John Barret Castlemore David Nagle Carragowne
Rathcormack James Barry Barry was later absolved of treason on the basis that he was elected without his knowledge while in England.[10] Edward Powel
Youghal Thomas Uniack alderman Edward Gough alderman
County Dublin
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Dublin City Sir Michael Creagh Lord Mayor of Dublin, knight Terence Dermot, Sr. alderman
Dublin County Simon Luttrell Luttrellstowne Patrick Sarsfield Lucan
Newcastle Thomas Arthur Colganstown John Talbot Belgard
Swords Francis Barnwall Woodparke, Co. Meath Robert Russell Drynham
Dublin University Sir John Meade, Bt knight Joseph Coghlan
County Down
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Down County Murtogh Mac Gennis Green-Castle Ever Mac Gennis Castlewellan
Killyleagh (also Killileagh) Bernard Mac Gennis Ballygorianbeg Torl O'Neile Drummekelly
Newry Rowland White Rowland Savage
County Galway
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Athenry James Talbot Mount Talbot Charles Daly Dunsandle
Galway Borough Oliver Martin John Kirwan
Galway County Sir Ulick Burke Glinsk Sir Walter Blake
Tuam James Lally Tullindaly William Bourk Carrowfrila
County Kerry
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Ardfert Col. Roger MacElligot Cornelius Mac Gillicuddy
Dingle (also Dingle Icouch) Edward Rice FitzJames Ballinelig, County Limerick John Hussey Culmullin
Kerry County Nicholas Brown Sir Thomas Crosby knight
Tralee Maurice Hussey Kerrys James Hackett alderman
County Kildare
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Athy William FitzGerald William Archbold
Harristown James Nihell Edmond FitzGerald
Kildare Borough Francis Leigh Robert Porter
Kildare County John Wogan George Aylmer
Naas Walter Lord Dungan Charles White
County Kilkenny
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Callan Walter Butler Thady Meagher
Gowran Colonel Robert Fielding womaniser Walter Kelly doctor of physick
Inistioge Edward FitzGerald James FitzGerald
Kilkenny City John Rooth Mayor James Bryan alderman
Kilkenny County John Grace Courtstown Robert Walsh Cloneneassy
Knocktopher Harvey Morres Henry Meagh
Thomastown Robert Grace Sr. Robert Grace Jr.
King's County (Offaly)
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Banagher Terence Coghlan Esq. Terence Coghlan gent.
King's County Heward Oxburgh Owen Carrol
Philipstown John Connor Heward Oxburgh
County Leitrim
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Jamestown Alexander Mac Donnell William Shanley
Leitrim Edmond Reynolds Iriel Farrell
County Limerick
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Askeaton John Bourke Cahirmoyhill Edward Rice
Kilmallock Sir William Hurley, Bt. John Lacy
Limerick City Nicholas Arthur alderman Thomas Harrold alderman
Limerick County Sir John FitzGerald, Bt. Gerald FitzGerald Knight of Glin
County Longford
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Lanesborough Oliver FitzGerald Roger Farrell
Longford County Roger Farrell Robert Farrell
St Johnstown Sir William Ellis Protestant Lt.-Col. James Nugent
County Louth
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Ardee Hugh Gernon John Babe
Carlingford Christopher Peppard FitzIgnatius Bryan Dermot
Dundalk Robert Dermot John Dowdall
Drogheda Henry Dowdall recorder Christopher Peppard FitzGeorge alderman
Louth Thomas Bellew William Talbot
County Mayo
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Castlebar John Bermingham portreeve Thomas Bourke
Mayo County Gerald Moore Walter Bourke
County Meath
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Athboy John Trynder Robert Longfield
Kells Patrick Everard John Delamare
Meath County Sir William Talbot, Bt. Sir Patrick Barnwall, Bt.
Navan Christopher Cusack Corballis Christopher Cusack Rathaldran
Ratoath John Hussey James FitzGerald
Trim Capt. Nicholas Cusacke Walter Nangle
County Monaghan
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Bryan Mac Mahon Hugh Mac Mahon
Queen's County (Laois)
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Ballynakill Sir Gregory Byrne, Bt. Oliver Grace Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer
Maryborough Pierce Bryan Thady FitzPatrick
Portarlington Sir Henry Bond, Bt. Sir Thomas Hacket knight
Queen's County Sir Patrick Trant knight Edmond Morres
County Roscommon
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Boyle Capt. John King Terence Mac Dermot alderman
Roscommon Borough John Dillon John Kelly
Roscommon County Charles Kelly John Bourke
County Sligo
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Sligo Borough Terence Mac Donogh James French
Sligo County Henry Crofton Longford House, Beltra Oliver O'Gara
County Tipperary
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Cashel Denis Kearny alderman James Hackett alderman
Clonmel Nicholas White alderman John Bray alderman
Fethard Sir John Everard, Bt. James Tobin Fethard
Tipperary Nicholas Purcell Loughmore James Butler Graingebegg
County Tyrone
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Dungannon Arthur O'Neale Peter Donnelly Dungannon
Strabane Christopher Nugent Daniel Donnelly
Tyrone Colonel Gordon O'Neale Lewis Doe Dungannon
County Waterford
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Dungarvan John Hore Martin Hore
Waterford City John Porter Nicholas FitzGerald
Waterford County John Power Matthew Hore
County Westmeath
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Athlone Edmond Malone Ballynahoune Edmond Malone counsellor at law
Fore (also Fowre) John Nugent Donore Christopher Nugent Dardistown
Kilbeggan Bryan Geoghegan Donore Charles Geoghegan Syonane
Mullingar Gerald Dillon prime sergeant Edmond Nugent Carlanstowne
Westmeath County William Nugent Hon. Col. Henry Dillon
County Wexford
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Bannow Francis Plowden Dr. Alexius Stafford
Clonmines (also Cloghmine) Edward Sherlock Dublin City Nicholas White Rosse, merchant
Enniscorthy James Devereux Carigmenan Arthur Waddington portreeve
Fethard Rt Hon. Col. James Porter Capt. Nicholas Stafford
Gorey (also Newburgh) Abraham Strange Toberduffe Richard Doyle Kilcorky
New Ross Luke Dormer Richard Butler
Taghmon George Hore Polehore Walter Hore Harperstown
Wexford Borough William Talbot Francis Rooth merchant
Wexford County Walter Butler Monfin Patrick Colclough Mochury
County Wicklow
Constituency First Member Notes Second Member Notes
Blessington James Eustace Maurice Eustace
Carysfort Hugh Roe Byrne Pierce Archbold (upon default of whose appearance Bartholomew Polewhele)
Wicklow Borough Francis Toole Thomas Byrne
Wicklow County Richard Butler William Talbot


  1. ^ Harris 2006, p. 437.
  2. ^ a b Moody, Martin and Byrne 2009, p. 489.
  3. ^ Slater 2007, p. Online.
  4. ^ G.E.C., ed. Vicary Gibbs and H. Arthur Doubleday, The Complete Peerage, vol. III (1913) Appendix D.
  5. ^ The Complete Peerage, vol. III, p. 117.
  6. ^ John D'Alton, King James's Irish Army List, vol. II (1861) p. 413.
  7. ^ King James's Irish Army List, vol. II, p. 182.
  8. ^ Szechi 1994, pp. 47–48.
  9. ^ McGuire 2004, p. Online.
  10. ^ "Imposition on Grants". House of Commons Journal. London: British History Online. 12: 278–280. 20 May 1698. Retrieved 18 May 2017.


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