St Canice (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

St Canice, also called Irishtown, was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from the 1661 until 1800.[1] Irishtown was a borough within the parish of St Canice in the county of the city of Kilkenny.[1] The borough was separate from the city itself, which was represented by Kilkenny City constituency.

St Canice
Former borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created ()

The borough was disfranchised by the Acts of Union 1800.[2] Compensation for the loss of the patronage was awarded in the standard amount of £15,000.[2] The claim of Hugh Hamilton, Bishop of Ossory to this compensation was disallowed; instead it went to the Commissioners of First Fruits.[1][2]

Members of ParliamentEdit


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1661 Sir William Flower Oliver Wheeler
1692 Richard Connell Sir Christopher Wandesford, 2nd Bt
July 1707 Hon. Christopher Wandesford
September 1707 Richard Cole
1713 Sir Standish Hartstonge, 2nd Bt Sir Robert Maude, 1st Bt
1727 James Agar Richard Dawson
January 1734 Richard Reade
1734 Hervey Morres
1757 Viscount Moore
1759 Eland Mossom
1761 Thomas Waite
1768 Lord Frederick Campbell
1774 Thomas Radcliffe
1776 John Monck Mason John William Hamilton
1781 Dominick Trant
1783 Hon. Richard Annesley
1790 Marcus Beresford
1794 Sylvester Douglas
1796 William Elliot
1801 Disenfranchised


  • Return of Names of the Members of the Lower House of Parliament of England, Scotland and Ireland, with Name of Constituency and Date of Return, 1213-1874; Part II. Command papers. Vol. C.69-I. March 1878. pp. 621, 642, 648, 650, 653, 659, 665, 670, 675, 679, 684, 688.
  • 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.
  1. ^ a b c Hanna, William; King, Maurice (1835). "Irishtown". Appendix to the First Report of the Commissioners on Municipal Corporations in Ireland: Southern, midland, western and south-eastern circuits, and part of the north-eastern circuit. Command papers. pp. 525–530. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Return of claims for compensation on account of elective franchises admitted by Union of Ireland with Great Britain". HC Papers (53) vii, 529. EPPI. 18 March 1805. p. 20. Retrieved 14 April 2012.