Warden Flood

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Warden Flood (1694 – 16 April 1764)[1][2] was an Irish judge who held office as Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, but is mainly remembered as the natural father of the statesman Henry Flood.[3]

He was born at Burnchurch in County Kilkenny, son of Francis Flood and Anne Warden. He was educated at Kilkenny College and the University of Dublin, taking his degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1714. He entered Middle Temple in 1716 and was called to the Irish Bar in 1720.[4]

He was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland in 1741, Attorney-General for Ireland in 1751, and in 1760 was appointed chief justice of the King's Bench. He acted as a judge of assize and was briefly Speaker of the Irish House of Lords.[5] He became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Callan in 1727. He had a house at Cuffe Street in Dublin and at Farmley in Kilkenny.[6]

His nephew, also Warden Flood, was MP for Longford Borough, Baltinglass, Carysfort, and Taghmon.[1][7]

He had several children by Isabella Whiteside, but whether they were legally married is doubtful; his most famous child, the statesman Henry Flood, who appears to have been Isabella's son, was generally said to have been born out of wedlock.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commons([self-published source][better source needed]) cites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation. 
  2. ^ F. Elrington Ball (1897). "Robert Marshall, of Clonmell, Esq.". Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society III (25): 269. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  3. ^ F. Elrington Ball The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926 Vol.2 p.109
  4. ^ Ball p.211
  5. ^ Ball p.221
  6. ^ Ball p.221
  7. ^ Warden Flood (1838). Memoirs of the life and correspondence of the Right Hon. Henry Flood, M.P. John Cumming. p. 7. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  8. ^ Ball p.109
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Francis Flood
James Agar
Member of Parliament for Callan
1727–1760
With: Henry Wemys 1727–1751
James Wemys1751–1760
Succeeded by
James Agar
Patrick Wemys
Legal offices
Preceded by
St George Caulfeild
Solicitor-General for Ireland
1741–1751
Succeeded by
Philip Tisdall
Attorney-General for Ireland
1751–1760
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland
1760–1764
Succeeded by
John Gore