Augher (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°27′50″N 7°10′08″W / 54.464°N 7.169°W / 54.464; -7.169

Former Corporation constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1614 (1614)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Augher was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until the Acts of Union 1800 came into force on January 1, 1801.


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Augher was not represented.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1614–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1613 Ralph Birchenshaw Edward Skorye
1634 Robert Meredith James Erskine
1639 Robert Byron William Peasley, replaced
in 1641 by
Robert Martin
1661 Henry Mervyn Richard Palfrey
1689 Augher was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 James Moutray Archibald Richardson
1695 Sir Thomas Pakenham David Creighton
1703 James Moutray John Hamilton
1713 William Balfour Henry Mervyn
1727 Richard Tighe
1737 William Richardson
1739 Richard Gorges
1755 St George Richardson
1761 William Montgomery James Moutray
1768 Robert Rochfort
1776 George Hamilton Sir William Fortick
October 1783 William Richardson [note 1] Henry Vaughan Brooke [note 2]
1783 Samuel Hayes [note 3]
1790 Thomas Coghlan Edmond Stanley
1794 John Stewart [note 4]
1798 William Bailey James Galbraith
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1787
  2. ^ Also elected for Donegal County in 1783, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Created a baronet in 1789
  4. ^ Also elected for Bangor in 1797, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 504


  • 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. 
  • Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.