James Crosbie (Kerry politician)

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James Crosbie (c. 1760 – 20 September 1836)[1] was an Irish politician from County Kerry.

Crosbie was the oldest son of Pierce Crosbie, from Ballyheigue, County Kerry, and his wife Frances, daughter of Rowland Bateman of Oak Park, County Carlow. He was educated in England at Harrow School, and in 1785 he married his cousin Elizabeth née Bateman. They had 4 sons and 2 daughters.[2]

He was High Sheriff of County Kerry in 1792.[3] In 1798 he was elected to the House of Commons of Ireland for both the borough of Tralee and for Kerry, but chose to sit for the county seat.[4] His election had been organised by his cousin John Crosbie, 2nd Earl of Glandore, whose continued support ensured his return to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. However he ran out of money and fell out with Glandore, and with neither patronage nor money he was unable to contest the 1806 general election.[2]

A legacy and the support of Lord Ventry secured his re-election in 1812, and he held the seat until 1826. On the death of John Crosbie, 2nd Earl of Glandore he was able to obtain the coveted post of Custos Rotulorum of Kerry, which he held until his own death in 1836.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b c Jupp, P. J. (1986). R. Thorne, ed. "CROSBIE, James (c.1760-1836), of Ballyheigue Castle, co. Kerry". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Colonel James Crosbie". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
John Gustavus Crosbie
Maurice FitzGerald
Member of Parliament for Kerry
1798–1800
With: Maurice FitzGerald
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Ireland
Member of Parliament for Kerry
18011806
With: Maurice FitzGerald
Succeeded by
Maurice FitzGerald
Henry Arthur Herbert
Preceded by
Maurice FitzGerald
Henry Arthur Herbert
Member of Parliament for Kerry
18121826
With: Maurice FitzGerald
Succeeded by
Maurice FitzGerald
William Hare