Kerry (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created  ()
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Kerry

Kerry was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800. Following the Act of Union 1800 the county retained two seats.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was based in County Kerry.


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

Members of Parliament[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Nicholas Brown Sir Thomas Crosbie
1692 Edward Denny Hon. Thomas FitzMaurice
1697 William Sandes
1703 Edward Denny John Blennerhassett
1709 John Blennerhassett
1713 Sir Maurice Crosbie
1715 John Blennerhassett
1727 Arthur Denny
1743 Hon. John FitzMaurice
1751 John Blennerhassett
1759 Lancelot Crosbie
1761 Viscount FitzMaurice John Blennerhassett
1762 John Blennerhassett
1763 Thomas Fitzmaurice
1768 Barry Denny
1775 Arthur Blennerhassett
1776 Rowland Bateman
1783 Sir Barry Denny, 1st Bt Richard Townsend Herbert
1790 John Blennerhassett
May 1794 John Gustavus Crosbie
July 1794 Sir Barry Denny, 2nd Bt
1795 Maurice FitzGerald
1798 James Crosbie
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Kerry



  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501


  • 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. 
  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4, and online [1]
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • 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.