Henry Alexander (Irish politician)

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Alexander's gravestone, Groote Kerk, Cape Town

Henry Alexander (1763 – 6 May 1818)[1] was an Irish politician from County Londonderry who sat in the Parliament of Ireland until its abolition under the Act of Union 1800 and then in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He was returned as a Member of Parliament for the rotten borough of Old Sarum in the 1802 election.

He was the brother of James Alexander, who was also a Member of Parliament for Old Sarum, and who bought the patronage of the borough in 1820 from their cousin, The 2nd Earl of Caledon.[2] He was also the brother of Josias du Pré Alexander.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Farrell, Stephen (2009). D.R. Fisher (ed.). "ALEXANDER, Josias Du Pré (1771-1839), of Freemantle Park, Hants and 7 Grosvenor Square, Mdx". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Hon. John Ponsonby
Sir William Morres, Bt
Member of Parliament for Newtownards
1788–1790
With: Sir William Morres, Bt
Succeeded by
John La Touche
Hon. Richard Annesley
Preceded by
Richard Griffith
Joseph Hoare
Member of Parliament for Askeaton
1790–1798
With: Joseph Hoare
Succeeded by
John Stewart
Joseph Hoare
Preceded by
William Lecky
Sir George Hill, Bt
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
1798–1800
With: Sir George Hill, Bt
Sir Andrew Ferguson, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Ireland
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
18011802
Succeeded by
Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bt
Preceded by
George Hardinge
John Horne Tooke
Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
18021806
With: Nicholas Vansittart
Succeeded by
Nicholas Vansittart
The Lord Blayney