Ardfert (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
|Former Corporation constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Boundaries and Boundary Changes
Ardfert in County Kerry was enfranchised as a borough constituency, by a charter in 1639 with a Provost, 12 Burgesses and freemen. It had a Corporation, and the electorate consisted of 13 burgesses and 50 freemen. The parliamentary representatives of the borough were elected using the bloc vote for two-member elections and first past the post for single-member by-elections. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Ardfert was not represented.
It continued to be entitled to send two Members of Parliament to the Irish House of Commons until the Act of Union merged Parliament of Ireland into the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 1 January 1801. The constituency was disenfranchised on 31 December 1800.
Members of Parliament, 1639–1801
|Election||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|1689 Patriot Parliament||Roger MacElligot||Cornelius MacGillicuddy|
|1692||Christopher Dominick||Andrew Young|
|1735||William Crosbie [note 1]|
|October 1783||John Scott [note 2]||Sir Frederick Flood, 1st Bt|
|1790||Robert Day||Richard Archdall|
|January 1798||Arthur Wolfe [note 3]|
|1798||Lord Charles FitzGerald|
|February 1800||John Talbot|
|September 1800||Matthew Franks [note 4]|
- O'Hart (2007), p. 502
- O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
- Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4,
- T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
- 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.