Jamestown (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1622 (1622)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Jamestown was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. It took its name from Jamestown, County Leitrim.


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Jamestown was represented with two members.[1]

Jamestown was a small village containing approximately 48 houses. [2]

Members of Parliament, 1622–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Alexander MacDonnell William Shanley
1692 John Mahon Robert Smith
1695 Edmond Reynell
1703 John King
1709 Gilbert King
1715 Hon. Algernon Coote
1721 Richard Geering John King
1727 Robert French
1737 Gilbert King
1745 Richard Liddell
1747 John Gore
1761 Roger Palmer Edward Loftus
1768 James Browne John FitzGibbon
1776 Viscount Westport Richard Martin
1781 John Hall
1783 Sir Francis Hutchinson Henry Bruen
1790 Arthur Wolfe Henry Wood
1796 Robert Edward King [note 1]
1798 Gilbert King John King
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1797



  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7. 
  • 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.