Leonard Dobbin

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Leonard Dobbin (29 September 1762[1] – 19 February 1844) was an Irish Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1837.

Dobbin was a clerk of the peace in Armagh. In the 1832 general election Dobbin was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Armagh. He held the seat until 1837.[2] Dobbin then became High Sheriff of Armagh in 1838.[3]

Dobbin gave to the city an area of parkland beside the Ballinahone River in Armagh.[4] This is commemorated in the song Dobbin's Flowery Vale.[5]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John William Head Brydges
Member of Parliament for Armagh City
18321837
Succeeded by
William Curry