Fermanagh (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°27′04″N 7°42′47″W / 54.451°N 7.713°W / 54.451; -7.713

Fermanagh
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Replaced by North Fermanagh and South Fermanagh

Fermanagh was a UK Parliament constituency in Northern Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the whole of County Fermanagh, except for the Borough of Enniskillen.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party Note
1801, January 1 Mervyn Archdall Tory Viscount Cole 1801: Co-opted
1802, July 19 Mervyn Archdall Tory
1803, June 27 Hon. Lowry Cole[1] Viscount Cole entered the House of Lords as Baron Grinstead.
1823, March 8 Viscount Corry Tory Cole appointed Governor of Mauritius.
1831, May 16 Viscount Cole Conservative
1834, June 27 Mervyn Edward Archdale Conservative Archdall resigned.
1840, 30 April Sir Arthur Brooke Conservative Viscount Cole entered the House of Lords as Baron Grinstead.
1854, 29 December Hon. Henry Cole Conservative Death of Brooke.
1874, 16 February William Humphrys Archdale Conservative
1880, April 13 Viscount Crichton Conservative Last MPs for the constituency
1885 Constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1852: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Brooke Unopposed
Conservative Mervyn Archdall Unopposed
Registered electors 3,497
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Brooke's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 29 December 1854: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1857: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole Unopposed
Conservative Mervyn Archdall Unopposed
Registered electors 4,420
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General Election 1859: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole Unopposed
Conservative Mervyn Archdall Unopposed
Registered electors 4,672
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1865: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole Unopposed
Conservative Mervyn Archdall Unopposed
Registered electors 4,861
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General Election 1868: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole Unopposed
Conservative Mervyn Archdall Unopposed
Registered electors 5,175
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cole 2,285 32.0 N/A
Conservative William Humphrys Archdale 2,205 30.9 N/A
Liberal John Grey Vesey Porter 1,546 21.6 N/A
Liberal Charles Robert Barton 1,111 15.5 N/A
Majority 659 9.2 N/A
Turnout 3,574 (est) 75.2 (est) N/A
Registered electors 4,752
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: Fermanagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Humphrys Archdale 2,479 36.7 +5.8
Conservative Viscount Crichton 2,443 36.2 +4.2
Liberal John Grey Vesey Porter 1,835 27.2 −9.9
Majority 608 9.0 −0.2
Turnout 4,314 (est) 90.3 (est) +15.1
Registered electors 4,778
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
Conservative hold Swing +4.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knighted in 1813.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.