Henry Southwell (politician)

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Henry Southwell (September 1700 – 20 October 1758),[1] styled The Honourable from 1717, was an Irish politician and soldier.

He was the second son of Thomas Southwell, 1st Baron Southwell and his wife Lady Meliora Coningsby, eldest daughter of Thomas Coningsby, 1st Earl Coningsby.[2] His uncles were William Southwell and Richard Southwell.[3]

In 1729, Southwell entered the Irish House of Commons for Limerick County, the same constituency his father and his older brother Thomas had represented before, and sat for it until his death in 1758.[4] He was appointed Deputy Governor of County Limerick in and captain of a troop of grenadiers in 1735.[2]

He married Dulcinea Royse, daughter of Reverend Henry Royse, and had by her a son and two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 123. ISBN 1-903688-60-4. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 25. 
  3. ^ "ThePeerage - Hon. Henry Southwell". Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Eyre Evans
Richard Southwell
Member of Parliament for Limerick County
With: Eyre Evans
Succeeded by
Eyre Evans
Hugh Massy