Philip Tisdall

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Philip Tisdall (portrait by Angelica Kauffman, 1770s)

Philip Tisdall SL (1 March 1703 – 11 September 1777) was an Irish lawyer and politician.

He sat in the Irish House of Commons for Dublin University from 1739 to 1776 and then for the city of Armagh from 1776 to his death. He had been elected for Armagh in 1768, but chose to continue sitting for the University.[citation needed]

In 1742 he was appointed Third Serjeant, then Solicitor-General in 1751 and Attorney-General in 1760. In 1763 he became Principal Secretary of State, and on 28 February 1764 he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland.[citation needed]


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Marmaduke Coghill
John Elwood
Member of Parliament for Dublin University
With: John Elwood 1739–1741
Sir Archibald Acheson 1741–1761
William Clement 1761–1768
Sir Capel Molyneux 1768–1776
Succeeded by
Walter Hussey-Burgh
Richard Hely-Hutchinson
Preceded by
Robert Cuninghame
Hon. Barry Maxwell
Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough
With: George Macartney
Succeeded by
George Macartney
Charles O'Hara
Preceded by
George Macartney
Charles O'Hara
Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough
With: Henry Meredyth
Succeeded by
Henry Meredyth
George Rawson
Legal offices
Preceded by
Warden Flood
Solicitor-General for Ireland
Succeeded by
John Gore
Attorney-General for Ireland
Succeeded by
John Scott
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Carter
Principal Secretary of State
Succeeded by
John Hely-Hutchinson