Harristown (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1684 (1684)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Harristown was a borough constituency representing Harristown, County Kildare in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.


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

Members of Parliament, 1684–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament James Nihell Edmund FitzGerald
1692 Sir Maurice Eustace [note 1] Robert Graydon
1695 Francis Wemys
1703 Richard FitzPatrick Robert Dixon
1713 Benjamin Chetwood Alexander Graydon
1715 Robert Johnson
1721 Sir Walter Borrowes, 4th Bt
1727 Edward Stratford John Graydon
1740 Agmondisham Vesey
1761 Murrough O'Brien Edward Sandford
1768 Garret FitzGerald Robert Graydon
1775 Thomas Burgh
1776 Richard Allen Maurice Keating
1777 Michael Keating
1781 Charles John Crowle
1783 Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 6th Bt Thomas Burgh
1790 Arthur Burdett
1794 Robert La Touche
February 1797 John La Touche [note 2]
1797 John La Touche
1801 Constituency disenfranchised


  1. ^ Expelled in 1695
  2. ^ Also elected for Kildare County in 1797, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502


  • 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.