List of Irish representative peers

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The Chamber of the Irish House of Lords was the location of the first election of Irish representative peers.

This is a list of representative peers elected from the Peerage of Ireland to sit in the House of Lords.

List of Irish Representative Peers[edit]

1800–1850[edit]

The 2nd Earl of Enniskillen, an Irish representative peer between 1804 and 1840.
The 2nd Earl of Caledon, an Irish representative peer between 1804 and 1839.
The 1st Earl of Blessington, an Irish representative peer between 1809 and 1829.
The 2nd Earl of Rosse, an Irish representative peer between 1809 and 1841.
The 2nd Lord Downes, an Irish representative peer between 1833 and 1863.
The 3rd Earl of Rosse, an Irish representative peer between 1845 and 1863.
The 4th Earl Belmore, an Irish representative peer between 1857 and 1913.
The 4th Earl of Rosse, an Irish representative peer between 1868 and 1908.
The 1st Lord Curzon of Kedleston, an Irish representative peer between 1908 and 1925.
The 10th Earl of Cavan, an Irish representative peer between 1915 and 1946.
Representative peer Elected Replacing Died
Robert Cuninghame, 1st Baron Rossmore 2 August 1800   5 August 1801
Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim 2 August 1800   27 July 1804
Otway Cuffe, 1st Earl of Desart 2 August 1800   9 August 1804
Francis Mathew, 1st Earl Landaff 2 August 1800   30 July 1806
Laurence Parsons, 1st Earl of Rosse 2 August 1800   20 April 1807
John de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde 2 August 1800   27 July 1808
John Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo 2 August 1800   2 January 1809
Charles Agar, 1st Earl of Normanton 2 August 1800   14 July 1809
Henry Yelverton, 1st Baron Longueville 2 August 1800   23 May 1811
George Frederick Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath 2 August 1800   30 December 1814
John Crosbie, 2nd Earl of Glandore 2 August 1800   23 October 1815
Robert Howard, 2nd Earl of Wicklow 2 August 1800   23 October 1815
George Agar, 1st Baron Callan 2 August 1800   29 October 1815
Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland 2 August 1800   5 November 1818
Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall 2 August 1800   30 January 1819
Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl of Roden 2 August 1800   29 June 1820
Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry 2 August 1800   6 April 1821
James Cuffe, 1st Baron Tyrawley 2 August 1800   15 June 1821
Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore 2 August 1800   22 August 1825
Hugh Carleton, 1st Viscount Carleton 2 August 1800   25 February 1826
John Creighton, 1st Earl Erne 2 August 1800   15 September 1828
Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort 2 August 1800   24 October 1829
Francis Bernard, 1st Earl of Bandon 2 August 1800   26 November 1830
Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham 2 August 1800   28 December 1832
Thomas Pakenham, 2nd Earl of Longford 2 August 1800   24 May 1835
Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan 2 August 1800   30 June 1839
Charles O'Neill, 1st Earl O'Neill 2 August 1800   25 March 1841
Edmund Pery, 1st Earl of Limerick 2 August 1800   7 December 1844
Charles Bury, 1st Earl of Charleville 2 November 1801 Robert Cuninghame, 1st Baron Rossmore 31 October 1835
John Cole, 2nd Earl of Enniskillen 13 October 1804 Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim 31 March 1840
Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon 26 November 1804 Otway Cuffe, 1st Earl of Desart 8 April 1839
Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont 12 December 1806 Francis Matthew, 1st Earl Landaff 26 December 1863
George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston 11 July 1807 Laurence Parsons, 1st Earl of Rosse 18 October 1839
Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty 16 December 1808 John de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde 24 November 1837
Charles Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington 15 April 1809 John Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo 25 May 1829
Lawrence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse 22 October 1809 Charles Agar, 1st Earl of Normanton 24 February 1841
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford 19 August 1811 Henry Yelverton, 1st Viscount Longueville 27 March 1849
Stephen Moore, 2nd Earl Mount Cashell 24 March 1815 George Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath 27 October 1822
John Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham 2 March 1816 John Crosbie, 2nd Earl of Glandore 23 July 1823
John Bourke, 4th Earl of Mayo 2 March 1816 Robert Howard, 2nd Earl of Wicklow 23 May 1849
William O'Brien, 2nd Marquess of Thomond 2 March 1816 George Agar, 1st Baron Callan 21 August 1846
Somerset Butler, 3rd Earl of Carrick 13 March 1819 Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland 4 February 1838
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore 5 May 1819 Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall 18 April 1841
James Blackwood, 2nd Baron Dufferin 7 October 1820 Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl of Roden 8 August 1836
Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt 3 August 1821 Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry 9 August 1823
William Howard, 4th Earl of Wicklow 10 November 1821 Charles O'Hara, 1st Baron Tyrawley 22 March 1869
Robert King, 1st Viscount Lorton 8 February 1823 Stephen Moore, 2nd Earl Mount Cashell 20 November 1854
John Evans-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery 30 January 1824 John Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham 12 May 1845
Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort 30 January 1824 Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt 11 November 1842
John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham 17 December 1825 Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore 20 September 1838
Stephen Moore, 3rd Earl Mount Cashell 1 July 1826 Hugh Carleton, 1st Viscount Carleton 10 October 1883
Henry Prittie, 2nd Baron Dunalley 19 December 1828 John Creighton, 1st Earl Erne 19 October 1854
Richard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall 1 September 1829 Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington 22 June 1858
Hayes St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile 15 March 1830 Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort 27 March 1854
George Nugent, 1st Marquess of Westmeath 26 February 1831 Francis Bernard, 1st Earl of Bandon 5 May 1871
Ulysses Burgh, 2nd Baron Downes 30 March 1833 Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham 26 July 1863
James Bernard, 2nd Earl of Bandon 31 July 1835 Thomas Pakenham, 2nd Earl of Longford 31 October 1856
Edward Plunkett, 14th Baron Dunsany 18 January 1836 Charles Bury, 1st Earl of Charleville 11 December 1848
Cornwallis Maude, 3rd Viscount Hawarden 31 October 1836 James Stevenson Blackwood, 2nd Baron Dufferin 12 October 1856
Robert Dillon, 3rd Baron Clonbrock 20 February 1838 Richard Le Poer Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty 4 December 1893
Charles Bury, 2nd Earl of Charleville 13 April 1838 Somerset Richard Butler, 3rd Earl of Carrick 14 July 1851
John Vesey, 2nd Viscount de Vesci 19 January 1839 John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham 19 October 1855
Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham 2 July 1839 Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon 20 August 1868
Windham Quin, 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl 21 September 1839 Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan 6 August 1850
Edward Crofton, 2nd Baron Crofton 21 January 1840 George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston 27 December 1869
George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan 22 June 1840 John Cole, 2nd Earl of Enniskillen 10 November 1888
James Alexander, 3rd Earl of Caledon 8 May 1841 Lawence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse 30 June 1855
Cadwallader Blayney, 12th Baron Blayney 12 June 1841 Charles O'Neill, 1st Earl O'Neill 18 January 1874
Richard Handcock, 3rd Baron Castlemaine 6 July 1841 Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore 4 July 1869
John O'Neill, 3rd Viscount O'Neill 31 January 1843 Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort 12 February 1855
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse 24 February 1845 Edmund Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Limerick 31 October 1867
John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne 24 July 1845 John Evans-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery 3 October 1885
John Cuffe, 3rd Earl of Desart 11 December 1846 William O'Brien, 2nd Marquess of Thomond 1 April 1865
Eyre Massey, 3rd Baron Clarina 16 April 1849 Edward Plunkett, 14th Baron Dunsany 18 November 1872
John Browne, 3rd Baron Kilmaine 22 June 1849 Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford 13 January 1873
George Butler, 5th Earl of Lanesborough 14 August 1849 John Bourke, 4th Earl of Mayo 7 July 1866

1850–1900[edit]

Representative peer Elected Replacing Died
Randall Plunkett, 15th Baron Dunsany 19 November 1850 Windham Quin, 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl 7 April 1852
Denis Daly, 2nd Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal 23 September 1851 Charles Bury, 2nd Earl of Charleville 11 January 1893
Robert Bourke, 5th Earl of Mayo 22 June 1852 Randall Edward Plunkett, 15th Baron Dunsany 12 August 1867
Richard White, 2nd Earl of Bantry 1 July 1854 Hayes St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile 16 July 1868
Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor 9 January 1855 Henry Prittie, 2nd Baron Dunalley 14 September 1881
Hayes St Leger, 4th Viscount Doneraile 2 May 1855 Robert King, 1st Viscount Lorton 26 August 1887
Mark Trevor, 3rd Viscount Dungannon 11 September 1855 John O'Neill, 3rd Viscount O'Neill 11 August 1862
Henry Dawson-Damer, 3rd Earl of Portarlington 24 October 1855 James Alexander, 3rd Earl of Caledon 1 March 1889
James Hewitt, 4th Viscount Lifford 23 January 1856 John Vesey, 2nd Viscount de Vesci 20 November 1887
Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci 10 January 1857 Cornwallis Maude, 3rd Viscount Hawarden 23 December 1875
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore 13 January 1857 James Bernard, 2nd Earl of Bandon 6 April 1913
Francis Bernard, 3rd Earl of Bandon 21 August 1858 Richard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall 17 February 1877
Cornwallis Maude, 1st Earl de Montalt 2 December 1862 Mark Trevor, 3rd Viscount Dungannon 9 January 1905
Lucius O'Brien, 13th Baron Inchiquin 20 October 1863 Ulysses Burgh, 2nd Baron Downes 22 March 1872
Edward Plunkett, 16th Baron Dunsany 8 March 1864 Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont 22 February 1889
John Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort 13 June 1865 John Cuffe, 3rd Earl of Desart 20 October 1865
Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt 26 December 1865 John Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort 5 June 1904
George Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown 14 September 1866 George Butler, 5th Earl of Lanesborough 4 January 1890
William Annesley, 4th Earl of Annesley 15 October 1867 Robert Bourke, 5th Earl of Mayo 10 August 1874
Theobald Butler, 14th Baron Dunboyne 11 January 1868 William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse 22 March 1881
Charles Allanson-Winn, 3rd Baron Headley 28 September 1868 Richard White, 2nd Earl of Bantry 30 July 1877
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse 22 December 1868 Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham 29 August 1908
William Hedges-White, 3rd Earl of Bantry 6 July 1869 William Howard, 4th Earl of Wicklow 15 January 1884
Geoffrey Guthrie-Browne, 2nd Baron Oranmore and Browne 6 September 1869 Richard Handcock, 3rd Baron Castlemaine 15 November 1900
John Butler, 6th Earl of Lanesborough 5 April 1870 Edward Crofton, 2nd Baron Crofton 12 September 1905
Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry 10 July 1871 George Nugent, 1st Marquess of Westmeath 8 February 1914
Charles Howard, 5th Earl of Wicklow 19 June 1872 Lucius O'Brien, 13th Baron Inchiquin 20 June 1881
Edward Crofton, 3rd Baron Crofton 11 February 1873 Eyre Massey, 3rd Baron Clarina 22 September 1912
Edward O'Brien, 14th Baron Inchiquin 5 April 1873 John Browne, 3rd Baron Kilmaine 9 April 1900
Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine 9 May 1874 Cadwallader Blayney, 12th Baron Blayney 26 April 1892
John Scott, 4th Earl of Clonmell 10 November 1874 William Annesley, 4th Earl of Annesley 22 June 1891
John Massy, 6th Baron Massy 14 March 1876 Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci 28 November 1915
Hugh Annesley, 5th Earl of Annesley 28 April 1877 Francis Bernard, 3rd Earl of Bandon 15 December 1908
James Alexander, 4th Earl of Caledon 30 October 1877 Charles Allanson-Winn, 3rd Baron Headley 27 April 1898
James Bernard, 4th Earl of Bandon 6 June 1881 Theobald Butler, 14th Baron Dunboyne 18 May 1924
Edward Leeson, 6th Earl of Milltown 23 August 1881 Charles Howard, 5th Earl of Wicklow 30 May 1890
Francis Needham, 3rd Earl of Kilmorey 31 December 1881 Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor 28 July 1915
Charles Allanson-Winn, 4th Baron Headley 20 December 1883 Stephen Moore, 3rd Earl Mount Cashell 13 January 1913
Hercules Rowley, 4th Baron Langford 14 March 1884 William Hedges-White, 3rd Earl of Bantry 29 October 1919
Henry Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor 12 January 1886 John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne 23 February 1911
Henry Newcomen King-Tenison, 8th Earl of Kingston 24 October 1887 Hayes St Leger, 4th Viscount Doneraile 13 January 1896
Cecil Howard, 6th Earl of Wicklow 23 January 1888 James Hewitt, 4th Viscount Lifford 24 July 1891
Eyre Massey, 4th Baron Clarina 31 December 1888 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan 16 December 1897
Thomas McClintock-Bunbury, 2nd Baron Rathdonnell 8 April 1889 Edward Plunkett, 16th Baron Dunsany 22 May 1929
Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan 19 April 1889 Henry Dawson-Damer, 3rd Earl of Portarlington 5 June 1914
Francis Browne, 4th Baron Kilmaine 21 February 1890 George Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown 9 November 1907
Dermot Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo 14 July 1890 Edward Leeson, 6th Earl of Milltown 31 December 1927
William Evans-Freke, 8th Baron Carbery 3 August 1891 John Scott, 4th Earl of Clonmell 7 November 1894
Henry Prittie, 4th Baron Dunalley 9 October 1891 Cecil Howard, 6th Earl of Wicklow 5 August 1927
Hamilton Deane-Morgan, 4th Baron Muskerry 13 June 1892 Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine 9 June 1929
John Plunkett, 17th Baron Dunsany 6 March 1893 Denis Daly, 2nd Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal 16 January 1899
Henry Upton, 4th Viscount Templetown 29 January 1894 Robert Dillon, 3rd Baron Clonbrock 30 September 1939
Luke Dillon, 4th Baron Clonbrock 21 January 1895 William Evans-Freke, 8th Baron Carbery 12 May 1917
George Dawson-Damer, 5th Earl of Portarlington 20 March 1896 Henry King-Tenison, 8th Earl of Kingston 31 August 1900
Albert Handcock, 5th Baron Castlemaine 7 March 1898 Eyre Massey, 4th Baron Clarina 6 July 1937
Somerset Maxwell, 10th Baron Farnham 22 July 1898 James Alexander, 4th Earl of Caledon 22 November 1900
Ponsonby Moore, 9th Earl of Drogheda 31 March 1899 John Plunkett, 17th Baron Dunsany 28 October 1908

1900–1919[edit]

Representative peer Elected Replacing Died
Reymond de Montmorency, 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency 5 June 1900 Edward O'Brien, 14th Baron Inchiquin 7 May 1902
Lucius O'Brien, 15th Baron Inchiquin 23 November 1900 George Dawson-Damer, 5th Earl of Portarlington 9 December 1929
Robert Butler, 16th Baron Dunboyne 4 January 1901 Geoffrey Guthrie-Browne, 2nd Baron Oranmore and Browne 29 August 1913
Anthony Nugent, 11th Earl of Westmeath 4 February 1901 Somerset Maxwell, 10th Baron Farnham 12 December 1933
Geoffrey Browne, 3rd Baron Oranmore and Browne 11 July 1902 Reymond de Montmorency, 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency 30 June 1927
Charles Bellew, 3rd Baron Bellew 1 August 1904 Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt 15 July 1911
Ivo Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley 10 March 1905 Cornwallis Maude, 1st Earl de Montalt 10 April 1927
Ralph Howard, 7th Earl of Wicklow 27 November 1905 John Butler, 6th Earl of Lanesborough 11 October 1946
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 21 January 1908 Francis Browne, 4th Baron Kilmaine 20 March 1925
Frederic Trench, 3rd Baron Ashtown 4 November 1908 Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse (20 March 1946)
Arthur Maxwell, 11th Baron Farnham 18 December 1908 Ponsonby Moore, 9th Earl of Drogheda 5 February 1957
Yvo Vesey, 5th Viscount de Vesci 13 February 1909 Hugh Annesley, 5th Earl of Annesley 16 August 1958
John Browne, 5th Baron Kilmaine 14 April 1911 Henry Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor 27 August 1946
William Parsons, 5th Earl of Rosse 9 October 1911 Charles Bellew, 3rd Baron Bellew 10 June 1918
John Beresford, 5th Baron Decies 18 November 1912 Edward Crofton, 3rd Baron Crofton 31 January 1944
Maxwell Ward, 6th Viscount Bangor 7 March 1913 Charles Allanson-Winn, 4th Baron Headley 17 November 1950
Charles Butler, 7th Earl of Lanesborough 2 June 1913 Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore 18 August 1929
Henry Moore, 10th Earl of Drogheda 21 November 1913 Robert Butler, 16th Baron Dunboyne 22 November 1957
George Bellew-Bryan, 4th Baron Bellew 20 April 1914 Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry 15 June 1935
George Bingham, 5th Earl of Lucan 10 August 1914 Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan 20 April 1949
Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan 24 September 1915 Francis Needham, 3rd Earl of Kilmorey 28 August 1946
Arthur Crofton, 4th Baron Crofton 10 January 1916 Frederic Trench, 3rd Baron Ashtown 15 June 1942
Francis Needham, 4th Earl of Kilmorey 14 February 1916 John Massy, 6th Baron Massy 11 January 1961
Henry King-Tenison, 9th Earl of Kingston 13 July 1917 Luke Dillon, 4th Baron Clonbrock 11 January 1946
James Caulfeild, 8th Viscount Charlemont 19 August 1918 William Parsons, 5th Earl of Rosse 30 August 1949
Robert Jocelyn, 8th Earl of Roden 22 December 1919 Hercules Rowley, 4th Baron Langford 30 October 1956

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† Lord Ashtown's bankruptcy was reported on 28 October 1915, thereby disqualifying him from the House of Lords. He was therefore replaced before his death.

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