Sir Frederick Falkiner, 1st Baronet

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Sir Frederick John Falkiner, 1st Baronet (8 April 1768 – 14 September 1824)[1] was an Irish baronet and politician.

He was the eldest son of Daniel Falkiner, grandson of Daniel Falkiner, and his wife Dorothy Faure, daughter of Henry Faure.[2] Falkiner was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.[3] In 1804, he raised the 100th Regiment of Foot, and one year later, after the authorisation of King George III of the United Kingdom and the integration into the British Army, he became its colonel.[4]

In 1791, Falkiner was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Athy and sat for it until 1798.[5] Subsequently he was returned for Dublin County until the Act of Union in 1801[5] and thereafter for Dublin County to the British House of Commons until 1807.[6] He stood for Carlow Borough in 1812 and represented the constituency until 1818.[7] Falkiner was secretary to the Order of St Patrick,[2] and was appointed High Sheriff of County Dublin in 1801.[3] On 21 December 1812, he was created a baronet, of Abbotstown, in the County of Dublin.[8]

On 23 October 1798, he married Anne Frances Gardiner, daughter of Sackville Gardiner.[9] Falkiner died without issue and the baronetcy became extinct.[10]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment – Baronetage". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. II (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 1136. 
  3. ^ a b "ThePeerage – Sir Frederick John Falkiner, 1st and last Bt". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Leinster Regiment Association, Official Website, – 100th Foot". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment – Irish House of Commons 1692–1800". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment – British House of Commons, Dublin County". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Leigh Rayment – British House of Commons, Carlow Borough". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "No. 16683". The London Gazette. 19 December 1812. p. 2547. 
  9. ^ Debrett, John (1828). Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. II (17th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 734. 
  10. ^ Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 192. 

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Lord Henry FitzGerald
Arthur Ormsby
Member of Parliament for Athy
With: Arthur Ormsby
Succeeded by
William Hare
Richard Hare
Preceded by
John Finlay
Sir Edward Newenham
Member of Parliament for Dublin County
1798 – 1801
With: Hans Hamilton
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Dublin County
With: Hans Hamilton
Succeeded by
Hans Hamilton
Richard Wogan Talbot
Preceded by
Andrew Strahan
Member of Parliament for Carlow Borough
Succeeded by
Charles Harvey-Saville-Onley
Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the 100th Regiment of Foot
Regiment disbanded
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Abbotstown)