Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Baronet
He was the son of Henry Brooke and his wife Lettice Burton, daughter of Benjamin Burton. Brooke was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1746. He was appointed High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1752, and became later Governor of County Fermanagh. In 1761, Brooke was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Fermanagh, a seat he held until 1783. Subsequently he represented Maryborough until his death in 1785. On 3 January 1764, he was created a baronet, of Colebrooke, in the County of Fermanagh and on 15 May 1770, he was invested to the Privy Council of Ireland.
On 6 August 1751, he married firstly Margaret Fortescue, daughter of Thomas Fortescue. She died in 1756, and Brooke married secondly Elizabeth Foorde at The Palace in Clogher on 21 September 1775. By his first wife, he had two daughters and two sons. Brooke died on Sackville Street (Dublin). His sons having predeceased him, the baronetcy became extinct. His eldest daughter, Selina Elizabeth Brooke, married Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci.
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Sir John Parnell, 2nd Bt
Charles Henry Coote
|Member of Parliament for Maryborough
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Charles Henry Coote
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