Ballyshannon (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1613 (1613)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Ballyshannon (also known as Ballyshannon Borough) was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1613 to 1800.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was the borough of Ballyshannon in County Donegal. It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1613 to 1800.


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

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Ballyshannon was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 Francis Folliott John Folliott
1695 Hon. Henry Folliott
1697 Richard Warburton
1703 Richard Geering
1713 Owen Wynne John Rochfort
November 1727 William Conolly [note 1] Whig Thomas Pearson
1727 William James Conolly
1737 Edward Walpole [note 2]
1754 Michael Clarke
May 1761 Thomas Conolly [note 3]
1761 John Gustavus Handcock
1766 Hugh Henry Mitchell
1768 Francis Andrews [note 4]
1769 William Gamble
1776 John Staples Sir Michael Cromie, 1st Bt
1783 William Ogilvie
1790 Thomas Dickson
January 1798 Viscount Corry David Babington
1798 Sir William Richardson, 1st Bt
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Londonderry County in 1727, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Knighted in 1753
  3. ^ Also elected for Londonderry County in 1761, for which he chose to sit
  4. ^ Also elected for Londonderry City in 1768, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501


  • 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.