Kilbeggan (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
for the Irish House of Commons
Kilbeggan was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1612 to 1800.
The borough was incorporated by James I by a Charter dated 27 February 1612. The charter conferred upon the elected portreeve and burgesses the right to return two Members to Parliament. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Kilbeggan was represented with two members. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote.
A sum of £15,000 was paid at the 1801 Union, to Gustavus Lambart, Esq., as Compensation for the loss of the elective franchise.
Members of Parliament, 1612–1801
- Richard Lambart, 1647-1649 Declared insane.
|Election||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|1689 Patriot Parliament||Bryan Geoghegan||Charles Geoghegan|
|1692||Oliver Lambart||John Wakeley|
|1713||Brabazon Newcomen||John Preston [note 1]|
|1776||Sir Richard Johnston, 1st Bt|
|1783||Henry Flood||Patriot||John Philpot Curran||Patriot|
|1790||Thomas Burgh||William Sherlock|
|1798||Sir Francis Hopkins, 1st Bt||Gustavus Lambart|
- Also elected for Meath in 1713, for which he chose to sit
- O'Hart (2007), p. 504
- http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/offaly/community/borough_kilbeggan.htm The Midland Boroughs in the 1830s - Kilbeggan
- 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.