List of Escheators of Munster

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This is a list of the Members of Parliament appointed as Escheator of Munster, a notional 'office of profit under the crown' which was used to resign from the Irish House of Commons, and after the Union, that of the United Kingdom.

The office was formerly substantive. It was founded in 1605, when the escheatorship for Ireland was divided among the provinces of Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster.

Members of the Irish House of Commons[edit]

Members of the United Kingdom House of Commons[edit]

After the Acts of Union 1800, the office was retained as a sinecure, without duties, and was also used for resignation from Parliamentary seats. John Hewson was appointed to the post by letters patent in 1825, 1830, 1837, and 1838. In the latter year, however, all of the Irish escheatorships were abolished by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.[27]



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