Henry Vaughan Brooke

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Colonel Henry Vaughan Brooke (1743 – 27 November 1807)[1] was an Irish politician.

Background[edit]

Brooke originated from a family with roots in the counties Fermanagh as well as Donegal and was the son of Basil Brooke.[2] His mother was Jane, daughter of Henry Wrey.[2] He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin until 1761[3] and when his father died seven years later, he interited the latter's estates.[4] Brooke was unmarried and following his death was succeeded by his nephew Thomas Grove, who thereupon assumed his uncle's surname.[5]

Career[edit]

Brooke entered the Irish House of Commons in 1776, having been elected for Donegal Borough.[1] In 1783, he stood successfully for both Donegal County as well as Augher, choosing to sit for the former constituency.[1] He represented it until the Act of Union 1801 and then gained a seat in the British House of Commons for the new established constituency Donegal until 1802.[4] By support of his friend Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham, Brooke was returned for Donegal again in 1806, however died only a year later.[4] He was nominated High Sheriff of Donegal in 1786 and became colonel of the county's militia in 1798.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Johnston-Lilk (2006), p. 73
  2. ^ a b Lowry-Corry (1887), pp. 303–304
  3. ^ Burtchaell (1935), p. 99
  4. ^ a b c d Thorne (1986), p. 263
  5. ^ "Brookeborough Papers" (PDF). Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 

References[edit]

  • Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN 1-903688-60-4. 
  • Thorne, R. G. (1986). The House of Commons, 1790–1820. vol. I. London: Secker & Warburg. ISBN 0-436-52101-6. 
  • Burtchaell, George Dames (1935). Alumni Dublinenses: A Register of the Students, Graduates, Professors and Provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593–1860). Dublin: Alexander Thom and Co. Ltd. 
  • (4th Earl Belmore) Lowry-Corry, Somerset (1887). Parliamentary Memoirs of Fermanagh and Tyrone, from 1613 to 1885. Dublin: Alexander Thom and Co. Ltd. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Barry Yelverton
James Cuffe
Member of Parliament for Donegal Borough
1776–1783
With: James Cuffe 1776–1777
Robert Longfield 1777–1779
Henry Cope 1779–1783
Succeeded by
Henry Hatton
Viscount Sudley
Preceded by
Robert Clements
Alexander Montgomery
Member of Parliament for Donegal County
1783–1801
With: Alexander Montgomery 1783–1800
Viscount Sudley 1800–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Hamilton
Sir William Fortick
Member of Parliament for Augher
1783
With: William Richardson
Succeeded by
William Richardson
Samuel Hayes
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Ireland
Member of Parliament for Donegal
18011802
With: Viscount Sudley
Succeeded by
Sir James Stewart, 7th Bt
Viscount Sudley
Preceded by
Sir James Stewart, 7th Bt
Viscount Sudley
Member of Parliament for Donegal
1806–1807
With: Sir James Stewart, 7th Bt
Succeeded by
Sir James Stewart, 7th Bt
Henry Conyngham Montgomery