Donegal County (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Donegal
Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created  ()
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Donegal

Donegal County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800. The county received two seats at Westminster thereafter.

History[edit]

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Donegal County was not represented.[1] Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1689–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Donegal County was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 Charles Hamilton Gustavus Hamilton
1695 Henry Conyngham
1707 Frederick Hamilton [note 1] Whig
1713 Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt Whig
1716 Hon. Gustavus Hamilton
1727 Alexander Montgomery
1730 Hon. Henry Hamilton
1735 George Knox
1741 Sir St George Gore-St George, 5th Bt
1743 Andrew Knox
1747 Sir Ralph Gore, 6th Bt
1765 Robert Clements
1768 John McCausland Alexander Montgomery
1776 Robert Clements
1783 Henry Vaughan Brooke
1800 Viscount Sudley
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Donegal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1715

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501

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