Henry Bruen (1741–1795)

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Henry Bruen (1741 –14 December 1795)[1] was an Irish politician. In the pre-Act of Union Parliament of Ireland, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Jamestown from 1783 to 1790, and then for Carlow County from 1790 until his death in 1795.[1]


Henry was the second son of Moses Bruen (died 1757), from Boyle, County Roscommon.[2] He married Dorothea Henrietta Knox, daughter of Francis Knox, in 1787. They had three sons and three daughters: their eldest son Henry (1789–1852), was an MP for County Carlow for most of the period from 1812 to 1852, and their youngest child Francis was MP for Carlow Borough in the 1830s. Henry's son Henry Bruen (1828–1912), was MP for County Carlow from 1857 to 1880.

From 1775 until 1957, the family lived in Oak Park estate, near Carlow town.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Moses Bruen". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 10 December 2009.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ "Oak Park Forest Park". Carlow County Museum. Archived from the original on 6 December 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Martin
John Hall
Member of Parliament for Jamestown
With: Sir Francis Hutchinson
Succeeded by
Henry Wood
Arthur Wolfe
Preceded by
Sir Richard Butler, 7th Bt
William Henry Burton
Member of Parliament for Carlow County
With: William Henry Burton
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Butler, 7th Bt
William Henry Burton