Members of the 3rd UK Parliament from Ireland

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This is a list of the MPs for Irish constituencies, who were elected at the United Kingdom general election, 1806, to serve as Members of the 3rd UK Parliament from Ireland, or who were elected at subsequent by-elections. There were 100 seats representing Ireland in this Parliament.

This was the second United Kingdom general election, as the House of Commons of the 1st Parliament was chosen from the members of the Parliament of Great Britain and the Parliament of Ireland and not by a popular election.

The 3rd United Kingdom Parliament was elected between 29 October 1806 and 17 December 1806, as at this period the exact date for the election in each constituency was fixed by the Returning Officer. The Parliament first assembled on 13 December 1806, for a maximum duration of seven years from that date. It was dissolved on 29 April 1807 (a length of four month and sixteen days - the shortest UK Parliament ever).

Summary of Results by Party (Ireland only)[edit]

The names of and votes for candidates at elections are based on Walker. Party labels are based on those used by Stooks Smith and may differ from those in other sources. Many early nineteenth century Irish MPs are not classified by party, by Stooks Smith.

In some cases, when a party label is used for the MP by Stooks Smith in a subsequent Parliament, this is noted in the Members list below.

At the dissolution of the 2nd Parliament, the MPs by party (calculated as above), were

Tory 43, Whig 31, Other (unclassified) 26: Total 100.

The summary results of the 1806 general election, in Ireland, were as follows.

Party Candidates Unopposed Votes  % Seats
Election
Seats
Dissolution
Tory a 55 35 19,064 56.00 50 50 b
Whig a 43 32 10,265 30.15 36 36 b
Other 17 12 4,714 13.85 14 14
Total 115 79 34,043 100.00 100 100

Notes:-

  • a One Whig and three Tory candidates each contested and won two constituencies. The Right Hon. Maurice Fitzgerald, the Knight of Kerry (Whig) was elected for Kerry and Tralee. He chose to represent Kerry. Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bt (Tory) was returned by the boroughs of Coleraine and Londonderry. He decided to represent the latter seat. The Hon. George Knox (Tory) won Dublin University and Dungannon. He decided to sit for the University. Nathaniel Sneyd (Tory) was elected by Cavan and Enniskillen. He retained the Cavan seat. Each candidacy is counted separately in the table.
  • b It is possible that there was a petition following the election at Downpatrick, which resulted in Edward Southwell Ruthven (Whig) being unseated and John Wilson Croker (Tory) being declared duly elected. Walker does not refer to this petition, but Stooks Smith mentions one. If this change did take place then there should be one more Tory member and one less Whig at the dissolution.

General Election Results by Constituency[edit]

Constituency Votes
Tory
Votes
Whig
Votes
Other
Result
County Antrim
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Armagh Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
County Armagh
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
Athlone - - Unopp. - - W gain from O
Bandon Unopp. - - - - T gain from W
Belfast Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Carlow - - - Unopp. - O hold
County Carlow
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
Carrickfergus Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Cashel - - Unopp. - - W hold
County Cavan
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T gain from W
County Clare
2 members
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
Clonmel Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Coleraine Unopp. - - - - T hold
Cork
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Cork
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W gain from O 1
- - Unopp. - - W gain from O
County Donegal
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T hold
County Down
2 members
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
Downpatrick 105 - 119 - - W gain from O
Drogheda Unopp. - - - - T gain from O
Dublin
2 members
1,638 - 1,522 - - T hold 1
- - 1,675 - - W hold
County Dublin
2 members
545 - - - - T hold 1
455 - 357 - - T hold 1
Dublin University 35 32 - - - T hold 1
Dundalk Unopp. - - - - T hold
Dungannon Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Dungarvan - - Unopp. - - W hold
Ennis Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Enniskillen Unopp. - - - - T hold
County Fermanagh
2 members
1,260 413 - - - T hold 1
1,416 623 - - - T hold 1
Galway Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
County Galway
2 members
2,012 - - 1,770 - T gain from O 1
3,305 - - - - T hold 1
County Kerry
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W gain from T
County Kildare
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
Kilkenny - - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Kilkenny
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold
King's County
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Kinsale - - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Leitrim
2 members
759 - - - - T hold 1
607 - 365 - - T gain from W
Limerick Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
County Limerick
2 members
- - - 851 - O hold 1
- - - 628 225 O hold
Lisburn Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Londonderry Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
County Londonderry
2 members
1,397 - 978 - - T hold 1
1,123 - 608 - - T hold 1
County Longford
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T gain from O
County Louth
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T gain from O 1
Unopp. - - - - T gain from O
Mallow - - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Mayo
2 members
3,768 - - - - T hold 1
- - 3,768 1,240 - W hold 1
County Meath
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Monaghan
2 members
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
New Ross - - - Unopp. - O hold
Newry 142 - 121 - - T gain from W
Portarlington - - - Unopp. - O hold
Queen's County
2 members
Unopp. - - - - T gain from O 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Roscommon
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold
Sligo Unopp. - - - - T hold 1
County Sligo
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
Unopp. - - - - T hold
County Tipperary
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W gain from O
- - Unopp. - - W gain from O
Tralee - - Unopp. - - W gain from T
County Tyrone
2 members
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
- - - Unopp. - O hold
Waterford - - Unopp. - - W hold 1
County Waterford
2 members
454 - 285 - - T hold 1
5 - 427 - - W hold
County Westmeath
2 members
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
- - - Unopp. - O hold 1
Wexford Unopp. - - - - T hold
County Wexford
2 members
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W gain from T
County Wicklow
2 members
- - Unopp - - W hold 1
- - Unopp. - - W hold 1
Youghal Unopp. - - - - T hold
Constituency Votes
Tory
Votes
Whig
Votes
Other
Result

Note:-

  • 1 Incumbent re-elected

Members by constituency[edit]

The list is given in alphabetical order by constituency. The County prefixes used for county constituencies is disregarded in determining alphabetical order, but the county follows any borough or city constituency with the same name.

The name of an MP who served during the Parliament, but who was not the holder of a seat at the dissolution in 1807, is given in italics. When the date of the election is in italics, this indicates a by-election.

A member of the 2nd Parliament, for the same constituency, is indicated by an * before the MPs name. A member of the 2nd Parliament, for a different constituency in Ireland, is indicated by a + before the MPs name.

Election Constituency Member Party Notes
1806, 24 November County Antrim
2 members
*Edmond Alexander MacNaghten Tory
*Hon. John Bruce Richard O'Neill Tory
1806, 11 November Armagh *Patrick Duigenan Tory
1806, 17 November County Armagh
2 members
*Viscount Acheson Tory Became the 2nd Earl of Gosford
*Hon. Henry Caulfeild Whig
1807, March 13 William Brownlow Tory
1806, 13 November Athlone George Tierney Whig
1806, 15 November Bandon Hon. Courtenay Boyle Tory
1806, 17 November Belfast *James Edward May Tory
1806, 13 November Carlow Hon. Frederick John Robinson
1806, 13 November County Carlow
2 members
*David Latouche Whig
*Walter Bagenal Whig
1806, 17 November Carrickfergus *Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester Tory Resigned
1807, March 31 James Craig Whig
1806, 17 November Cashel Viscount Primrose Whig
1806, 17 November County Cavan
2 members
*Nathaniel Sneyd Tory Also returned for Enniskillen
John Maxwell-Barry Tory
1806, 13 November County Clare
2 members
*Hon. Francis Nathaniel Burton
*Sir Edward O'Brien, Bt
1806, 20 November Clonmel *Rt Hon. William Bagwell Tory
1806, 13 November Coleraine +Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bt Tory Elects to sit for Londonderry
1807, February 4 *Walter Jones Tory
1806, 14 November Cork
2 members
*Mountifort Longfield Tory
*Hon. Christopher Hely-Hutchinson Whig
1806, 17 November County Cork
2 members
*Viscount Boyle Whig
+Hon. George Ponsonby Whig
1806, 17 November County Donegal
2 members
*Sir James Stewart, Bt Tory
Henry Vaughan Brooke Tory
1806, 17 November County Down
2 members
*Francis Savage
*Hon. John Meade
1806, 18 November Downpatrick Edward Southwell Ruthven Whig Possibly unseated on petition and John
Wilson Croker
(Tory) declared duly elected
1806, 14 November Drogheda Henry Meade Ogle Tory
1806, 19 November Dublin
2 members
*Robert Shaw Tory
Rt Hon. Henry Grattan Whig
1806, 27 November County Dublin
2 members
*Hans Hamilton Tory
*Frederick John Falkiner Tory
1806, 6 November Dublin University *Hon. George Knox Tory Also returned for Dungannon
1806, 22 November Dundalk John Metge Tory Resigned
1807, January 20 Josias Dupré Porcher Tory
1806, 11 November Dungannon *Hon. George Knox Tory Elects to sit for Dublin University
1807, January 31 Viscount Hamilton Tory
1806, 14 November Dungarvan Hon. George Walpole Whig
1806, 6 November Ennis Rt Hon. James Fitzgerald Tory
1806, 20 November Enniskillen Nathaniel Sneyd Tory Elects to sit for Cavan
1807, January 14 Richard Henry Alexander Bennet Tory
1806, 17 November County Fermanagh
2 members
*Mervyn Archdall (junior) Tory
*Hon. Galbraith Lowry Cole Tory
1806, 10 November Galway *James Daly Tory
1806, 17 December County Galway
2 members
*Richard Martin Tory
*Denis Bowes Daly Tory
1806, 17 November County Kerry
2 members
*Rt Hon. Maurice Fitzgerald
(The 18th Knight of Kerry)
Whig Also returned for Tralee
Henry Arthur Herbert Whig
1806, 21 November County Kildare
2 members
*Lord Robert Stephen Fitzgerald Whig
*Robert La Touche Whig
1806, 2 December Kilkenny *Hon. Charles Harward Butler Whig
1806, 21 November County Kilkenny
2 members
*Hon. James Wandesford Butler Whig
Hon. Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby Whig
1806, 17 November King's County
2 members
*Sir Lawrence Parsons, Bt Tory
*Thomas Bernard (senior) Tory
1806, 11 November Kinsale *Henry Martin Whig
1806, 21 November County Leitrim
2 members
*Henry John Clements Tory
William Gore Tory
1806, 10 November Limerick *Charles Vereker Tory
1806, 22 November County Limerick
2 members
*William Odell Classified Tory in the 4th Parliament
Hon. William Henry Quin
1806, 20 November Lisburn *Earl of Yarmouth Tory
1806, 8 December Londonderry *Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bt Tory
1806, 4 December County Londonderry
2 members
*Hon. Charles William Stewart Tory
*Lord George Thomas Beresford Tory
1806, 25 November County Longford
2 members
*Sir Thomas Fetherston, Bt Tory
Viscount Forbes Tory
1806, 18 November County Louth
2 members
*Rt Hon. John Foster Tory
Viscount Jocelyn Tory
1806, 12 November Mallow *Denham Jephson Whig
1806, 17 November County Mayo
2 members
*Rt Hon. Denis Browne Tory a
*Hon. Henry Augustus Dillon Whig a
1806, 18 November County Meath
2 members
*Sir Marcus Somerville, Bt Whig
*Thomas Bligh Whig
1806, 19 November County Monaghan
2 members
*Richard Dawson
*Charles Powell Leslie II Tory
1806, 10 November New Ross Charles Leigh
1806, 15 November Newry Hon. Francis Needham Tory
1806, 22 November Portarlington Sir Oswald Mosley, Bt
1806, 12 November Queen's County
2 members
*Henry Brooke Parnell Whig
*Hon. William Wellesley-Pole Tory Appointed Clerk of the Ordnance
1807, April 13
1806, 17 November County Roscommon
2 members
*Arthur French Whig
Hon. Stephen Mahon Whig
1806, 17 November Sligo *George Canning Tory Cousin of the future Prime Minister
1806, 17 November County Sligo
2 members
*Charles O'Hara Whig
Edward Synge Cooper Tory
1806, 17 November County Tipperary
2 members
Hon. Montagu James Mathew Whig b
Hon. Francis Aldborough Prittie Whig
1806, 17 November Tralee +Rt Hon. Maurice FitzGerald
(The 18th Knight of Kerry)
Whig Elects to sit for Kerry
1807, January 17 Samuel Boddington Tory
1806, 18 November County Tyrone
2 members
*James Stewart
Hon. Thomas Knox
1806, 17 November Waterford *Sir John Newport, Bt Whig
1806, 18 November County Waterford
2 members
*John Claudius Beresford Tory
Richard Power Whig
1806, 15 November County Westmeath
2 members
*William Smyth
*Gustavus Hume-Rochfort Classified Tory in the 5th Parliament
1806, 10 November Wexford Sir Robert Wigram, Bt Tory
1806, 17 November County Wexford
2 members
John Colclough Whig
Robert Shapland Carew Whig
1806, 15 November County Wicklow
2 members
*William Hoare Hume Whig
*William Tighe Whig
1806, 10 November Youghal Viscount Bernard Tory

Supplementary notes:-

  • a Stooks Smith does not classify this MP by party, in this Parliament, but does in the previous and next Parliaments. It is assumed the party allegiance was the same in this Parliament.
  • b Stooks Smith wrongly lists Hon. Montagu James Mathew as a member of the previous Parliament, following a by-election in 1806 caused by Viscount Mathew having succeeded as the 2nd Earl Landaff.

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