Newtownards (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°35′42″N 5°42′11″W / 54.595°N 5.703°W / 54.595; -5.703

Newtownards
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created  ()
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Newtownards was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1613–1801[edit]

The town was incorporated on 1 April 1613 and a privilege of that incorporation was to send two burgers to serve as members of Parliament.[1] Members of Parliament from 1613 to 1800 inclusive:[2]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1613 George Conyngham, Loghriscoll James Cathcart, Ballenyane
1634 Hugh Montgomery, Master of the Ardes
1639 Hugh Montgomery John Trevor, Balleclender
1640 (February) George Montgomery, Ballylessan Hugh Montgomery
1640 (March) George Montgomery
1661 William Montgomery, Rosemount Charles Campbell, Donaghadee, Dublin
1692 Robert Echlin Thomas Knox
1695 Clotworthy Upton Charles Campbell
1703 George Carpenter
1705 Brabazon Ponsonby
1715 Richard Tighe
1725 Hon. William Ponsonby
1727 John Denny Vesey [3] Robert Jocelyn
1739 Hon. John Ponsonby
1750 Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby
1761 Richard Ponsonby Redmond Morres
1768 Thomas Le Hunt Hon. John Ponsonby
1769 Sir William Morres, 1st Bt
1775 Arthur Dawson
1776 Sir John Browne, 7th Bt James Somerville
October 1783 William Brabazon Ponsonby Lodge Evans Morres
1783 Hon. John Ponsonby George Lowther
1785 Sir William Morres, 3rd Bt
1788 Henry Alexander
1790 Hon. Richard Annesley John La Touche
1796 John La Touche
1798 Sir John Blaquiere, 1st Bt Robert Alexander
1800 Hon. Du Pre Alexander
1801 Constituency disenfranchised

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery & Hill 1869, p. 67.
  2. ^ "The [following] list has been kindly supplied by T. K. Lowry, Esq., Editor of the Hamilton Manuscripts" (Montgomery & Hill 1869, pp. 67, 68):
    • 1613, April — George Conyngham, Esq., Loghriscoll. James Cathcart, Esq., Ballenyane.
    • 1634, June — Hon. Hugh Montgomery, Master of the Ardes, Newtown (Newtownards).
    • 1639, March 2 — Hon. Hugh Montgomery, Newtown. John Trevor, Esq., Balleclender.
    • 1640, Feb. — Hon. George Montgomery, Ballylessan, vice H. Montgomery, sick.
    • 1640, March — G. Montgomery.
    • 1661, April 18 — William Montgomery, Esq., Rosemount. Charles Campbell, Gent., Donaghadee, Dublin.
    • 1692, Sept. 26 — Robert Echlin, Esq., Rush, Dublin. Thomas Knox, Esq., Dungannon, Tyrone.
    • 1695, Aug. 19 — Clotworthy Upton, Esq., Castle Upton, Antrim. Charles Campbell, Esq., Dublin.
    • 1703, Sept. 21 — George Carpenter, Esq., Longwood, Hants. Charles Campbell, Esq., Dublin.
    • 1704, Feb. 23 — Brabazon Ponsonby, Esq., Bessborough, Kilkenny, vice Carpenter absent on the Queen's service in England.
    • 1713, Oct. 29 — Brabazon Ponsonby, Esq., Bessborough, Kilkenny. Charles Campbell, Esq., Dublin.
    • 1715, Nov. 4 — Richard Tighe, Esq., Dublin. Charles Campbell, Esq. , Dublin.
    • 1725, Nov. 9 — Hon. Wm. Ponsonby, Bessborough, Kilkenny, vice Campbell, deceased.
    • 1727, Nov. 8 — John Denny Vesey (Bart.), Abbyleix, Queen's County. Robert Joeelyn, Esq., Dublin.
    • 1739, Oct. 23 — Hon. John Ponsonby, Bishops' Court, Kildare, vico Joeelyn, Lord Chancellor.
    • 1750, April 26 — Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby, Esq., Ashgrove, Kilkenny, vice Vesey, Lord Knapton.
    • 1761, May 2 — Hon. Richard Ponsonby, Dublin. Redmond Morres, Esq., Rathgar, Dublin.
    • 1768, July 16 — Hon. John Ponsonby, Bishops' Court, Kildare. Thomas Le Hunte, Esq., Dublin.
    • 1769, Oct. 30 — Sir William Evans Morres, Bart., Kilcreen, Kilkenny.
    • 1775, Oct. 10 — Cornelius O'Callaghan (the elder), Esq. Arthur Dawson, Esq.
    • 1776, June 18 — John Browne of the Neale, (Bart.) James Summerville, Esq.
    • 1783, Oct. 4 — William Brabazon Ponsonby, Esq. Lodge Morres, Esq.
    • 1785, Jan. 20 — Right Hon. John Ponsonby. Sir William Evans Ryves Morres, Bart.
    • 1788, Feb., 4 — Henry Alexander, Esq., vice Ponsonby, deceased.
    • 1790, July, 2 — Hon. Richard Annesley, John La Touche, Esq.
    • 1796, Mar., 2 — John La Touche. jun., Esq.
    • 1798, Jan., 9 — Rt- Hon. Sir John Blacquiere, K.B. Robert Alexander, Esq.
    • 1800, Feb., 3 — Hon. Dupre Alexander, vice Robt. Alexander.
  3. ^ from 1730 Sir John Vesey, 2nd Bt

References[edit]

  • Montgomery, William; Hill, George (1869), The Montgomery manuscripts: (1603-1706) Comp. from family papers by William Montgomery, of Rosemount; and edited with notes, Belfast: Archer, p. 67 (footnote 65)