Old Leighlin (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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

Old Leighlin was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disfranchised.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was based in Old Leighlin, near the town of Leighlinbridge in County Carlow.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1692–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1692 John Dunbar Edward Jones
1695 Richard Boyle John Beauchamp
1703 James Agar John Tench
1713 John Beauchamp St Leger Gilbert
1727 Thomas Trotter
1745 Hon. Robert Jocelyn Thomas Carter
1757 Richard Rigby
May 1761 John Bourke Francis Andrews [1]
1761 Edward Nicholson
1768 Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 6th Bt Thomas Monck
1773 John Blaquiere [2]
1776 Hugh Massy
1777 Robert Jephson
1783 Hon. Henry Luttrell [3] Hon. Arthur Acheson
1787 Sir Edward Leslie, 1st Bt
1790 Edward Cooke
1791 Patrick Duigenan
1798 Sir Boyle Roche, 1st Bt
1801 Constituency disenfranchised

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sat for Londonderry City
  2. ^ from 1774 Sir John Blaquiere
  3. ^ from 1785 Henry Luttrell, Viscount Luttrell

Elections[edit]

  • 1695
  • 1703
  • 1713
  • 1715
  • 1727
  • 1761
  • 1768
  • 1776
  • 1783
  • 1790
  • 1796 (by-election)
  • 1797

References[edit]

  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • 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.