Blessington (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Blessington
Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1670 (1670)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Blessington in County Wicklow was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1670 until 1800.

History[edit]

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Blessington was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1670–1801[edit]

1689–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament James Eustace Maurice Eustace
1692 William Crowe Sir Richard Levinge
1695 Denny Muschamp Gideon Delaune
1703 William Crowe John Jephson
1711 Hon. Charles Boyle
1719 David Dunbar
1724 Joseph Slattery
November 1727 Sir Richard Levinge, 2nd Bt Anthony Malone [note 1]
1727 Patrick French
1745 Charles Ussher
1748 Joseph Kelly
1749 Francis McCartney
1759 George Smyth
1761 John Monck Mason
1768 George Smyth
1769 John Monck Mason
1771 Charles Dunbar
1776 John Talbot Dillon
1779 John Reilly
October 1783 William Montgomery [note 2]
1783 Sir Richard Johnston, 1st Bt
1796 David Ker
1798 Richard Annesley
1800 William Saurin
1801 Disenfranchised

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also elected for Westmeath in 1727, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for Hillsborough in 1783, for which he chose to sit

References[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.