Dublin County (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1921–1969 constituency, see Dublin County (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Dublin County
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Map of constituency
Local government in Ireland County Dublin
Major settlements Blanchardstown, Swords, Balbriggan
18011885
Replaced by North Dublin and South Dublin
Created from Dublin County constituency

Dublin County was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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[edit]

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801, 1 January Hans Hamilton Tory Sir Frederick Falkiner, Bt Tory
1807, 26 May Richard Talbot Whig
1823, 11 February Henry White Whig
1830, 16 August Lord Brabazon Whig
1832, 22 December Christopher Fitzsimon Repeal Association George Hampden Evans Whig
1837, 7 August Lord Brabazon Whig
1841, 16 July James Hans Hamilton Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor Conservative
1863, 22 April Ion Hamilton Conservative
1883, 27 February Edward King-Harman Conservative
1885 Constituency divided: see Dublin County South and Dublin County North

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

County Dublin by-election, 1883
Registered electors 5,008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Edward King-Harman 2,514
Irish Parliamentary Edward MacMahon 1,428
Irish Conservative Thomas H. Guinness 13
Turnout
Irish Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1880: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 4,725
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor Uncontested n/a n/a
Irish Conservative Ion Hamilton Uncontested n/a n/a

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

Dublin County by-election, 1874
Registered electors 4,193
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor 2,183 63.9 N/A
Home Rule Charles Stewart Parnell 1,235 36.1 N/A
Majority 948 27.7 N/A
Turnout 3,418 81.5 N/A
Irish Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1874: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 4,193
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor Uncontested n/a n/a
Irish Conservative Ion Hamilton Uncontested n/a n/a

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 4,465
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Ion Hamilton 2,174
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor 2,163
Liberal Peter Paul McSwiney 1,183
General Election 1865: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 4,744
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor 2,100
Irish Conservative Ion Hamilton 2,083
Liberal Capt. Hon. Charles William White 1,646
County Dublin by-election, 1863
Registered electors 4,894
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative Ion Hamilton Uncontested n/a n/a
Irish Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1859: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 6,251
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative James Hans Hamilton Uncontested n/a n/a
Irish Conservative Thomas Edward Taylor Uncontested n/a n/a
General Election 1857: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 6,123
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative James Hans Hamilton 2,451
Irish Conservative Lt. Col. Thomas Edward Taylor 2,338
Liberal Sir Charles Compton William Domvile, Bt 1,659
General Election 1852: County Dublin
2 Seats
Registered electors 4,864
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Conservative James Hans Hamilton 1,962
Irish Conservative Lt. Col. Thomas Edward Taylor 1,946
Liberal Capt. Augustus Craven 1,410
Liberal John Lentaigne 1,396

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