Waterford City (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Waterford City was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1264 to 1800. Following the Act of Union of 1800 the borough retained one seat.

Waterford City
Former Corporation constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1264 (1264)
Replaced byWaterford City - One seat

Boundaries and Boundary ChangesEdit

This constituency was based in the city of Waterford in County Waterford.


It was incorporated by charter in 1264 with freeholders and freemen.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1560 Maurice Wise Peter Stronge[1]
1585 Nicholas Walsh Speaker Sir Patrick Walsh[1]
1613 Richard Wadding Paul Sherlock[1]
1634 William Dobbin Richard Strange[1]
1639 Richard Butler John Walsh[2]
1661 William Hulsey John Eyers[1]
1689 Patriot Parliament John Porter Nicholas FitzGerald
1692 Henry Nicholls Anthony Suxbury
1695 Richard Christmas
1703 Maynard Christian
1713 Thomas Christmas
1715 John Mason
1738 Ambrose Congreve
1739 Robert Carew
1741 Christmas Paul
1747 Samuel Barker
1748 Shapland Carew
1761 Cornelius Bolton Henry Alcock
1769 Shapland Carew
1776 Cornelius Bolton Robert Shapland Carew
1783 Henry Alcock
1798 William Congreve Alcock
1801 Replaced by Westminster constituency Waterford City


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 634.
  2. ^ McGrath, Brid (19 June 1998). "A biographical dictionary of the membership of the Irish House of Commons 1640-1641" – via www.tara.tcd.ie.


  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4, on line [1]
  • 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 Commons. Cites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.