Henry Brooke (Irish politician)

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Henry Brooke (January 1671 – 14 July 1761)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the son of Thomas Brooke, grandson of Sir Basil Brooke, 1st Baronet, and his wife Catherine Cole, daughter of Sir John Cole, 1st Baronet.[2] In 1709, he was appointed High Sheriff of Fermanagh and Governor of County Fermanagh.[2] Between 1713 and 1727, he sat for Dundalk in the Irish House of Commons.[1] Subsequently he was returned for Fermanagh until his death in 1761.[1]

On 29 March 1711, he married Lettice Burton, daughter of Benjamin Burton.[2] They had four daughters and two sons.[3] His oldest son Arthur represented Fermanagh and Maryborough and was later created a baronet.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "ThePeerage - Henry Brooke". Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  3. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. II (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 1280.
  4. ^ Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall (ed.). The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. VI. Dublin: James Moore. p. 36.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Bellingham
Richard Tisdall
Member of Parliament for Dundalk
With: Henry Bellingham 1713–1715
James Hamilton 1715–1719
Henry Morrison 1719–1721
James Tisdall 1721–1727
Succeeded by
Thomas Fortescue
Hans Hamilton
Preceded by
Richard Cole
Sir Gustavus Home, 3rd Bt
Member of Parliament for Fermanagh
With: Richard Cole 1727–1731
Nicholas Archdall 1731–1761
Succeeded by
Mervyn Archdall
Arthur Brooke