Thomastown (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Thomastown was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disenfranchised.

Thomastown
Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1541 (1541)
Abolished1800
Replaced byDisenfranchised

Members of ParliamentEdit

  • 1560 Francis Cosby and Henry Colley [1]
  • 1585 Walter Sherlock and Robert Porter [1]
  • 1613–1615 Robert Porter and Nicolas Robucke [1]
  • 1634–1635 Patrick Sherlock and Jacob Walsh [1]
  • 1639–1649 Seafoule Gibson [1] and Michael Wandesford [2]
  • 1661–1666 Robert Shapcote (sat for Wicklow and replaced 1661 by John Brett) and Thomas Burrell [3]

1689–1801Edit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Robert Grace, Snr Robert Grace, Jnr
1692 William Harrison John Hayes
1695 Christopher Hewetson Arthur Bushe
1703 John Beauchamp
1713 Amyas Bushe
1715 William Flower John Cuffe
1715 William Despard
1721 Richard Bettesworth
1727 Luke Gardiner Nicholas Aylward
1755 Redmond Morres
1757 Hon. Joseph Leeson
1761 Alexander McAuley Thomas Eyre
1767 Lord Frederick Campbell
1768 James Agar Thomas Maunsell
1769 George Dunbar
1776 Robert Forde Edward Bellingham Swan
1783 George Roth Patrick Welch
1786 George Bunbury
1790 George Burdett
1798 George Dunbar James Kearney
March 1800 Hon. Charles William Stewart
April 1800 William Gardiner
May 1800 John Francis Cradock
1801 Constituency disenfranchised

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e McGrath, Brid (1998). A biographical dictionary of the membership of the Irish House of Commons 1640–1641 (thesis). Trinity College Dublin (TARA). hdl:2262/77206. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Memoirs of Fermanagh and Tyrone, from 1613 to 1885". Alex. Thom & Co. 1887.
  3. ^ Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 621.
  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534–1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • 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.