Dublin County (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Replaced by||North Dublin and South Dublin|
The constituency was created under the Act of Union 1800, replacing the Dublin County constituency in the Parliament of Ireland. For the 1885 general election, it was replaced with two new county divisions, Dublin County South and Dublin County North.
This constituency comprised the whole of County Dublin, except for the Dublin borough constituency (which was separately represented). The borough comprised the whole of the county of the city of Dublin and the portion of the county at large within the Circular Road (see Dublin City (UK Parliament constituency) for further details.
A Topographical Directory of Ireland, published in 1837, describes some aspects of the Parliamentary history of the county.
Two knights of the shire are returned to the Imperial parliament, who are elected at the county court-house at Kilmainham : the number of electors registered under the 2d of William IV., c. 88, up to Feb. 1st, 1837, is 2728, of which 788 were £50, 407 £20, and 622 £10, freeholders; 18 £50, 427 £20, and 423 £10, leaseholders; and 12 £50, 30 £20, and 1 £10, rent-chargers : the number that voted at the last general election was 1480. Prior to the Union, the boroughs of Swords and Newcastle sent each two members to the Irish House of Commons.
Members of Parliament
|Year||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1801, 1 January||Hans Hamilton||Sir Frederick Falkiner, Bt|
|1807, 26 May||Richard Talbot|
|1823, 11 February||Henry White|
|1830, 16 August||Lord Brabazon|
|1832, 22 December||Christopher Fitzsimon||Repeal Association||George Hampden Evans||Whig|
|1837, 7 August||Lord Brabazon|
|1841, 16 July||James Hans Hamilton||Thomas Edward Taylor||Conservative|
|1863, 22 April||Ion Hamilton|
|1883, 27 February||Edward King-Harman||Conservative|
|1885||Constituency divided: see Dublin County South and Dublin County North|
- Part of the Library Ireland: Irish History and Culture website containing the text of A Topographical Directory of Ireland, by Samuel Lewis (a work published by S. Lewis & Co of London in 1837) including an article on County Dublin
- The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), 2nd edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
- Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
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