Ennis (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Ennis
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1613 (1613)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Ennis

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

History[edit]

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

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801[edit]

    • 1613 John Thornton, Doonass.
    • 1634 Sir Barnaby O’Brien
    • 1634 Sir Richard Sudwell
    • 1634 Francis Windebank
    • 1634 Edmond Blood, Bohersallagh
    • 1639 Ralph Leventhorpe
    • 1641 Simon Thorogood
    • 1641 Robert Casey
    • 1661 William Purefoy, King’s County
    • 1661 Isaac Granier, Kilrush

1689–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Florence MacCarthy Sir Theobald Butler
1692 Francis Burton John Gore
1695 Francis Gore
1703 Simon Purdon
1713 David Bindon [note 1]
1713 Francis Gore
1715 David Bindon Samuel Bindon
1727 Arthur Gore
1731 David Bindon
1761 Thomas Burton Lucius Henry O'Brien [note 2]
1768 Charles McDonnell Crofton Vandeleur
1776 William Burton [note 3] Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt
1778 Francis Bernard
1783 Stewart Weldon John Thomas Foster
1790 Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt William Burton Conyngham
1795 Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th Bt
1796 Lodge Evans Morres
1798 Nathaniel Sneyd [note 4]
1798 John Ormsby Vandeleur
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Ennis

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1713
  2. ^ Succeeded as 3rd Baronet in 1765
  3. ^ Changed surname to Conyngham in 1781
  4. ^ Also elected for Carrick in 1798, for which he chose to sit

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  • James Frost,The History and Topography of the County of Clare
  • 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.