Brockhill Newburgh

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Colonel Brockhill Newburgh (c. 1659 – 11 January 1741) was an Irish politician.

Ballyhaise House, Co. Cavan

He was the second son of Thomas Newburgh and his wife Mary, the daughter of Brockhill Taylor, M.P who had represented Cavan Borough in the Irish House of Commons. He inherited the estate of Ballyhaise in 1701 on the death of his elder brother. He was appointed High Sheriff of Cavan for 1704.

From 1715 until 1727, Newburgh sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cavan County. He was chairman of the Linen Board.

He married Maria, the daughter of Oliver More of Salestown, co. Kildare, and died 11 January 1741/2, leaving four sons and two daughters. His eldest son and heir was the poet Thomas Newburgh, publisher of Essays, Poetical, Moral, &c., 1769, a work that perhaps contains notes from, and is sometimes attributed to, Brockhill Newburgh.[1]


  1. ^ Carpenter, Andrew (1998). "Thomas Newburgh". Verse in English from eighteenth-century Ireland. Cork University Press. p. 319. ISBN 978-1-85918-104-1. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Francis Hamilton, 3rd Bt
Robert Saunderson
Member of Parliament for Cavan County
With: Mervyn Pratt
Succeeded by
Charles Coote
John Maxwell