Clogher (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°24′36″N 7°10′23″W / 54.410°N 7.173°W / 54.410; -7.173

Clogher
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1264 (1264)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Clogher was a borough constituency in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. It represented the "city" of Clogher in County Tyrone. The city, actually no more than a village, gained its importance as the site of the cathedral of the Church of Ireland diocese of Clogher. The constituency was a rotten borough in the gift of the bishop. When the constituency was disestablished, bishop John Porter's claim for £15,000 compensation was disallowed.[1]

History[edit]

In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Clogher was not represented.[2]

Members of Parliament, 1264–1801[edit]

1613–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1613 George Watkins William Ferrar
1634 Sir Henry Spotteswood Edward Ascough
1639 George Wandesford Henry Mannings
1661 Edward Cook Matthew Draper, died
and repl. 1661 by
John Paine
1689 Clogher was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 Edward Davis John Rogerson [note 1]
August 1695 William Wolseley [note 2] Richard Johnson
1695 Henry Tenison [note 3]
1696 Sir Robert Staples, 4th Bt
1703 Richard St George Henry St George
1713 Thomas Ashe
1723 James Coghill
1727 Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt Silvester Crosse
1731 Walter Carey [note 4]
1733 Richard Vincent
1757 Nehemiah Nixon Donnellan
1761 Sir Capel Molyneux, 3rd Bt Samuel Lowe
1765 William Moore
1768 John Staples
1776 Sir Capel Molyneux, 3rd Bt Thomas St George
1783 Sackville Hamilton
1785 John Francis Cradock
1790 Richard Townsend Herbert
1795 Hon. Thomas Pelham
January 1798 Sir John Tydd, 1st Bt Thomas Burgh
1798 Jonah Barrington Irish Patriot
January 1800 William Gardiner [note 5] Hon. Richard Annesley [note 6]
March 1800 John King Charles Ball
1801 Disenfranchised

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Knighted in 1693
  2. ^ Also elected for Longford Borough in 1695, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Also elected for Monaghan County in 1695, for which he chose to sit.
  4. ^ Also spelt 'Cary'
  5. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1800
  6. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1800

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gale, Peter (1834). "Appendix XXIV". An inquiry into the ancient corporate system of Ireland. London: Richard Bentley. pp. clxiv. 
  2. ^ 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.