Members of the 1st UK Parliament from Ireland

1st Parliament (1801)
2nd Parliament (1802)
3rd Parliament (1806)

This is a list of the Irish MPs who were co-opted from the former Parliament of Ireland, to serve as members of the 1st UK Parliament from Ireland, or who were elected at subsequent by-elections. There were 100 seats representing Ireland in this Parliament.

The United Kingdom came into existence on 1 January 1801, so the terms of all the original Westminster MPs from Ireland are deemed to begin on that date. The 1st United Kingdom Parliament assembled on 22 January 1801 and was dissolved on 29 June 1802 (a length of one year, five months and seven days).

Summary of MPs by party (Ireland only)Edit

The names of MPs and votes for candidates at by-elections are based on Walker. Party labels are based on those used by Stooks Smith and may differ from those in other sources. Many early nineteenth century Irish MPs are not classified by party, by Stooks Smith.

In some cases, when a party label is used for the MP by Stooks Smith in a subsequent Parliament, this is noted in the Members list below.

Party Seats
1 January 1801
Tory 29 34
Whig 14 16
unclassified 53 50
vacant 4 0
Total 100 100

Members by constituencyEdit

The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency. The County prefixes used for county constituencies is disregarded in determining alphabetical order, but the county follows any borough or city constituency with the same name.

The name of an MP who served during the Parliament, but who was not the holder of a seat at the dissolution in 1802, is given in italics. When the date of the election is in italics, this indicates a by-election.

No election took place on 1 January 1801. The MPs for constituencies which retained two members after the Union (the thirty two counties and the cities of Cork and Dublin), continued in office. In the remaining seats, which were reduced from two MPs to one, there was a drawing of lots to determine which member served at Westminster. If one seat in the Parliament of Ireland was vacant, the remaining member continued in office. If both seats were vacant, then a United Kingdom by-election was held to fill the vacancy.

Election Constituency Member Party Notes
1801, 1 January County Antrim
2 members
Rt Hon. John Staples
Edmond Alexander MacNaghten Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
1801, 1 January Armagh Patrick Duigenan Tory Appointed Commissioner of Compensation 1801
1801, 2 March[a]
1801, 1 January County Armagh
2 members
Hon. Archibald Acheson Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
Robert Camden Cope
1801, 1 January Athlone William Handcock
1801, 1 January Bandon Sir Broderick Chinnery, Bt Whig
1801, 1 January Belfast James Edward May Tory
1801, 1 January Carlow Hon. Henry Sadleir Prittie The 2nd Baron Dunalley from 3 January 1801
1801, 21 March[a] Hon. Francis Aldborough Prittie Resigned
1801, 30 July[a] Charles Montague Ormsby Tory
1801, 1 January County Carlow
2 members
William Henry Burton
Sir Richard Butler, Bt
1801, 1 January Carrickfergus Noah Dalway
1801, 1 January Cashel Richard Bagwell Resigned
1801, 9 December[a] John Bagwell (c. 1780-1806)
1801, 1 January County Cavan
2 members
Francis Saunderson Whig
Nathaniel Sneyd Tory
1801, 1 January County Clare
2 members
Hon. Francis Nathaniel Burton
Hugh Dillon Massy
1801, 1 January Clonmel seat vacant No co-option (both Irish Parliament seats vacant)
1801, 13 February[a] Rt Hon. William Bagwell Tory
1801, 1 January Coleraine Walter Jones Tory
1801, 1 January Cork
2 members
Hon. John Hely-Hutchinson Whig Created 1st Baron Hutchinson 1801
Mountifort Longfield Tory
1802, 8 January[a] Hon. Christopher Hely-Hutchinson Whig
1801, 1 January County Cork
2 members
Viscount Boyle Classified Whig in the 3rd Parliament
Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald
1801, 1 January County Donegal
2 members
Henry Vaughan Brooke Tory
Viscount Sudley Tory
1801, 1 January County Down
2 members
Viscount Castlereagh Tory
Francis Savage
1801, 1 January Downpatrick Clotworthy Rowley Appointed Commissioner of Compensation 1801
1801, 10 March[a] Samuel Campbell Rowley
1801, 1 January Drogheda Edward Hardman
1801, 1 January Dublin
2 members
John Claudius Beresford Tory
Rt Hon. George Ogle Tory
1801, 1 January County Dublin
2 members
Hans Hamilton Tory
Frederick John Falkiner Tory
1801, 1 January Dublin University Hon. George Knox Tory
1801, 1 January Dundalk seat vacant No co-option (both Irish Parliament seats vacant)
1801, 28 February[a] Rt Hon. Isaac Corry Tory
1801, 1 January Dungannon Hon. John Knox Died
1801, 21 November[a] Sir Charles Hamilton, Bt Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
1801, 1 January Dungarvan Edward Lee Whig
1801, 1 January Ennis John Ormsby Vandeleur Tory
1801, 1 January Enniskillen Hon. Arthur Cole Hamilton Tory
1801, 1 January County Fermanagh
2 members
Mervyn Archdall (senior) Tory
Viscount Cole Tory
1801, 1 January Galway St. George Daly Resigned
1801, 10 March[a] John Brabazon Ponsonby Whig
1801, 1 January County Galway
2 members
Richard Le Poer Trench
Richard Martin
1801, 1 January County Kerry
2 members
James Crosbie Tory
Rt Hon. Maurice Fitzgerald
(The 18th Knight of Kerry)
Whig Appointed Commissioner of the Treasury 1801
1801, 5 March[a]
1801, 1 January County Kildare
2 members
Maurice Keatinge
John La Touche Whig Not John La Touche, MP elected 1802
1801, 1 January Kilkenny William Talbot Resigned
1802, 2 March[a] Richard Archdall
1801, 1 January County Kilkenny
2 members
Hon. James Wandesford Butler Whig
Rt Hon. William Brabazon Ponsonby Whig
1801, 1 January King's County
2 members
Sir Lawrence Parsons, Bt Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
Denis Bowes Daly Tory
1801, 1 January Kinsale William Rowley Appointed Commissioner of Irish Revenue 1801
1801, 20 February[a]
1801, 1 January County Leitrim
2 members
Viscount Clements Whig
Rt Hon. Theophilus Jones Tory
1801, 1 January Limerick Henry Deane Grady
1801, 1 January County Limerick
2 members
John Waller
William Odell Classified Tory in the 4th Parliament
1801, 1 January Lisburn George Hatton Tory
1801, 1 January Londonderry Henry Alexander
1801, 1 January County Londonderry
2 members
Hon. Charles William Stewart Tory
seat vacant Beresford became Marquess of Waterford 1800
1801, 14 January [a] Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bt Tory
1801, 1 January County Longford
2 members
Sir Thomas Fetherston, Bt Classified Tory in the 3rd Parliament
Sir William Gleadowe-Newcomen, Bt
1801, 1 January County Louth
2 members
John Foster Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
William Charles Fortescue
1801, 1 January Mallow John Longfield
1801, 1 January County Mayo
2 members
Rt Hon. Denis Browne Classified Tory in the 2nd Parliament
George Jackson
1801, 1 January County Meath
2 members
Hamilton Gorges
Sir Marcus Somerville, Bt Classified Whig in the 2nd Parliament
1801, 1 January County Monaghan
2 members
Richard Dawson
Warner William Westenra Succeeded as 2nd Baron Rossmore on 6 August 1801
1801, 1 December[a] Charles Powell Leslie II Tory
1801, 1 January New Ross Robert Leigh
1801, 1 January Newry John Moore
1801, 1 January Portarlington Frederick Trench Created the 1st Baron Ashtown on 27 December 1800 and never sat, though elected
1801, 5 March[a] William Elliot
1801, 1 January Queen's County
2 members
Sir John Parnell, Bt Died 6 December 1801
Rt Hon. Charles Henry Coote The 2nd Baron Castle Coote from 1 March 1802
1801, 28 December[a] Hon. William Wellesley-Pole
1802, 5 April[a] Henry Brooke Parnell
1801, 1 January County Roscommon
2 members
Arthur French Whig
Thomas Mahon Whig
1801, 1 January Sligo Owen Wynne Tory
1801, 1 January County Sligo
2 members
Joshua Edward Cooper Tory
Charles O'Hara Whig
1801, 1 January County Tipperary
2 members
Viscount Mathew
John Bagwell (c. 1752-1816)
1801, 1 January Tralee Arthur Moore
1801, 1 January County Tyrone
2 members
Viscount Corry The 2nd Earl Belmore from 2 February 1802
James Stewart
1802, 1 March[a] Rt Hon. John Stewart
1801, 1 January Waterford William Congreve Alcock Tory
1801, 1 January County Waterford
2 members
Rt Hon. John Beresford Tory
Richard Power Whig
1801, 1 January County Westmeath
2 members
William Smyth
Gustavus Hume-Rochfort Classified Tory in the 5th Parliament
1801, 1 January Wexford Francis Leigh Resigned
1801, 20 February[a] Ponsonby Tottenham
1801, 1 January County Wexford
2 members
Viscount Loftus Tory
Abel Ram Tory
1801, 1 January County Wicklow
2 members
William Hoare Hume Whig
seat vacant Death of Westby on 30 November 1800
1801, February George Ponsonby Whig First contested UK election, in Ireland
1801, 1 January Youghal Sir John Keane, Bt Tory Created baronet 1 August 1801
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t An unopposed return (applies to by-elections only).

See alsoEdit


  • The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844–50), second edition edited (in one volume) by F. W. S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
  • Walker, B. M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922. Royal Irish Academy.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages