Cavan Borough (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1611 (1611)
Replaced byDisenfranchised

Cavan Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1611 to 1800.

Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was the borough of Cavan in County Cavan.


It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1611 to 1800. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Cavan Borough was represented with two members.[1] The borough was disenfranchised under the terms of the Act of Union 1800.

Members of Parliament, 1611–1801[edit]

  • 1613: Hugh Culme and George Seaton
  • 1614: Walter Brady and Thomas Brady
  • 1634–1635: Brockhill Taylor (died 1636) and Alan Cooke
  • 1639–1649: Alan Cooke and Edward Lake (Lake expelled 1640)

Irish MPs sat in the Parliament of the Protectorate

  • 1661–1666: William Moore and Thomas Ashe


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Philip Og O'Reilly Hugh Reily
1692 Thomas Ashe Robert Saunders
1709 Joseph Addison
1713 Charles Lambart Theophilus Clements
1715 Thomas Nesbitt
1729 Henry Clements
1745 Robert Clements
1747 Edward Weston
1750 Cosby Nesbitt
1761 Nathaniel Clements [note 1]
1768 Thomas Nesbitt
1769 Henry Theophilus Clements
1776 Nathaniel Clements [note 2]
1777 John Clements
1783 Henry Theophilus Clements
1790 Lord Charles James FitzGerald
1798 Viscount Clements [note 3]
1798 George Cavendish
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Leitrim in 1768, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for Carrick in 1776, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Also elected for Leitrim in 1798, 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.