Castlemartyr (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Castlemartyr (also known as Castlemartyr Borough) was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1676 to 1800.
Boundaries and boundary changes
This constituency was the borough of Castlemartyr in County Cork. After its establishment in 1676 it had a sovereign, 12 burgesses and freemen. It was the base of Speaker Boyle and this family had control until disenfrachisement.
In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Castlemartyr was not represented. Under the terms of the Act of Union 1800, the constituency was disenfranchised and abolished in 1801. The 2nd Earl of Shannon received £15,000 compensation for its disenfranchisement.
Members of Parliament, 1676–1801
|Election||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|1689||Castlemartyr was not represented in the Patriot Parliament|
|1692||Sir Richard Hull||Robert Pooley|
|September 1703||Thomas Keightley [note 1]||Joseph Deane [note 2]|
|1703||Robert FitzGerald||Sir Thomas Dilkes|
|1709||St John Brodrick|
|1713||William Southwell||Robert Oliver|
|1715||Bartholomew Purdon||Charles Coote|
|1728||Michael O'Brien Dilkes|
|1753||John Lysaght [note 3]|
|1761||Anthony Malone||John Magill|
|1768||Sir John Colthurst, 1st Bt||Attiwell Wood|
|1776||James Lysaght||Sir Riggs Falkiner, 1st Bt|
|1783||John Bennett||Broderick Chinnery|
|1790||Sir James Cotter, 2nd Bt||Charles O'Neill [note 4]|
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