Knocktopher (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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

Knocktopher was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.


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

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • 1665 Sir Maurice Eustace, junior


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Harvy Morris Henry Meagh
1689 Redmond Purcell
1692 William Robinson Anthony Maude [note 1]
1695 Edward Worth Blayney Sandford
1713 Roscarrick Dunkin
1715 William Wall
1741 Benjamin Burton
1747 Richard Ponsonby
1761 Sir William Fownes, 2nd Bt Hercules Langrishe [note 2]
1776 Andrew Caldwell
1783 Robert Langrishe
1796 Richard Hardinge
1798 Sir George Shee, 1st Bt
March 1800 Thomas Staples [note 3]
April 1800 Stephen Mahon
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1692
  2. ^ Created a baronet in 1777
  3. ^ Last surviving member of the Irish House of Commons


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502


  • 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.