Dublin City (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Dublin City
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1264 (1264)
Abolished 1801
Replaced by Dublin City

Dublin City was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1801.

History[edit]

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Dublin City was represented with two members.[1] In the 1760s the radical politician Charles Lucas used the seat as his political base.

Members of Parliament, 1264–1801[edit]

1689–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Sir Michael Creagh Terence Dermot
1692 Thomas Coote Sir Michael Mitchell
1695 William Handcock Sir John Rogerson
1703 John Forster Benjamin Burton
1715 John Rogerson
1727 Samuel Burton William Howard
1728 John Stoyte
1729 James Somerville [note 1]
1733 Humphrey French
1737 Nathaniel Pearson
1749 James Digges La Touche [note 2]
1749 Charles Burton [note 3] Sir Samuel Cooke, 1st Bt
1758 James Dunn
1761 James Grattan Charles Lucas Radical
1767 Marquess of Kildare Patriot
1771 William Clement
1773 Redmond Morres
1776 Sir Samuel Bradstreet, 3rd Bt Independent
1782 Travers Hartley
1784 Nathaniel Warren
1790 Lord Henry FitzGerald Patriot Henry Grattan Patriot
January 1798 Arthur Wolfe John Claudius Beresford
July 1798 George Ogle
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Dublin City

Elections[edit]

General Election 1790: Dublin City[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Patriot Henry Grattan 1695
Patriot Lord Henry FitzGerald 1695
Pro-Government Lord Mayor John Exshaw 836
Pro-Government Alderman Henry Gore Sankey 776

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1748
  2. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1749
  3. ^ Created a baronet in 1758

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501
  2. ^ Grattan, Henry (1841). Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 3. H. Colburn. p. 463. 

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