Fore (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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

Fore was a constituency in County Westmeath represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1612 to 1800.

History[edit]

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

1689–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament John Nugent Christopher Nugent
1692 John Adams James Nugent
1695 Walter Pollard Thomas Smith
1713 Viscount Tamworth Denis Kelly
1715 William Smyth Patrick Fox
November 1727 Robert Perceval Walter Nugent
December 1727 William Handcock
1741 Richard Malone
1759 Lord Delvin
1761 Godfrey Lill John Newenham
1768 Thomas Eyre John Armstrong
1772 Benjamin Chapman
1776 James FitzGerald Cornelius O'Keefe
1780 Lord Delvin
1783 Gervase Parker Bushe
1790 Stephen Francis William Fremantle
1792 John Macartney
1794 Richard Magenis
January 1798 Robert Ross [note 1] Hon. Richard Annesley [note 2]
March 1798 Cromwell Price Sir John Tydd, 1st Bt
1798 John Staunton Rochfort
1800 Thomas Burgh
1801 Constituency disenfranchised

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also elected for Old Newry in 1798, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for Blessington in 1798, for which he chose to sit

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 504

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.