John Blunden (politician)

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John Blunden (c. 1695 – 8 January 1752)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was named after his father[2] and entered the Irish House of Commons in 1727, sitting for Kilkenny City until his death in 1752.[3] Blunden married Martha Cuffe, only surviving daughter of Agmondesham Cuffe and sister of John Cuffe, 1st Baron Desart and had by her five sons.[4] His only surviving son John succeeded his father as Member of Parliament.[5]


  1. ^ Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 71. ISBN 1-903688-60-4.
  2. ^ "ThePeerage - John Blunden". Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  4. ^ 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. 62.
  5. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 124.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Warren
William Gore
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny City
With: William Gore 1727–1748
Ralph Gore 1748–1752
Succeeded by
Ralph Gore
William Evans Morres