Kilbeggan (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1612 (1612)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

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.[1] 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.[2]

Members of Parliament, 1612–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Bryan Geoghegan Charles Geoghegan
1692 Oliver Lambart John Wakeley
1695 Charles Lambart
1703 Patrick Fox
1713 Brabazon Newcomen John Preston [note 1]
1715 William FitzHerbert
1715 Charles Lambart
1727 Charles Lambart
1741 Gustavus Lambart
1753 Hamilton Lambart
1761 Thomas Tipping
1768 Charles Lambart
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
1800 Thomas Gould
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Meath in 1713, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 504
  2. ^ 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.