Downpatrick (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°19′26″N 5°42′11″W / 54.324°N 5.703°W / 54.324; -5.703

Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1586 (1586)
Replaced byDownpatrick

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


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Downpatrick was not represented.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1586–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Downpatrick was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 James Hamilton Nicholas Price
1695 Sir John Magill, 1st Bt Francis Annesley [note 1]
1703 Mathew Forde
1705 Isaac Manley
1713 Francis Annesley
1715 Sir Emanuel Moore, 3rd Bt Thomas Medlycott
1727 Edward Southwell Cromwell Price
1755 Bowen Southwell
1761 Mathew Forde Hon. Francis Charles Annesley
1771 Clotworthy Rowley
1776 Hon. Robert Henry Southwell
1783 Hon. Hercules Rowley [note 2]
October 1783 Andrew Caldwell
1790 Jonathan Chetwood
1798 Josias Rowley
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Downpatrick


  1. ^ Expelled in 1703
  2. ^ Also elected for Antrim County in 1783, 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.