Doneraile (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1640 (1640)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Doneraile was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.


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

Members of Parliament, 1640–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Daniel O'Donovan John Baggot
1692 Arthur St Leger John St Leger
1695 John Hayes Edward Denny
1703 Sir Francis Brewster William Philips
1705 Joseph Kelly
1713 Sir John St Leger Bartholomew Purdon
1715 Hon. Arthur St Leger William Causabon
1727 John Waller Jephson Busteed [note 1]
1728 Hon. Hayes St Leger
1743 William Harward
1751 Sir John Colthurst, 1st Bt
1761 John St Leger St Leger Aldworth [note 2]
1768 Richard Aldworth
1776 Hayes St Leger [note 3]
1777 Richard St Leger
1783 James Chatterton
1788 John Harrison
1790 John Bagwell
1792 John Maxwell
January 1798 Peter Holmes John Townsend [note 4]
1798 Barry Boyle St Leger
1800 Francis Aldborough Prittie
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1727
  2. ^ Changed surname to St Leger in 1767
  3. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1785
  4. ^ Also elected for Castlemartyr in 1798, for which he chose to sit


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


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  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • Tim Cadogan and Jeremiah Falvey, A Biographical Dictionary of Cork, 2006, Four Courts Press ISBN 1-84682-030-8
  • 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.