Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th Baronet

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Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th Baronet (17 April 1773 – 13 March 1837)[1] was an Irish parliamentarian who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1802 to 1826.

He was the son of Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Baronet (1731–1795) and Anne French. On his father's death (possibly as the result of a duel), he inherited Sir Lucius' baronetcy and his seat in the Parliament of Ireland, representing Ennis from 1795 until the Union with Great Britain in 1801.

At the 1802 general election, O'Brien was elected as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Clare.[2] He was re-elected 5 times, holding the seat until the 1826 general election, which he did not contest.[2]

He died on 13 March 1837 at age 63.[1] He had married Charlotte Smith, daughter of William Smith, on 12 November 1799. They had 4 children:


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "O"
  2. ^ a b Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801–1922. A New History of Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 203. ISBN 0901714127. ISSN 0332-0286. 

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Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Lucius O'Brien
(of Leaghmenagh)
Succeeded by
Lucius O'Brien
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Nathaniel Burton
Hugh Dillon Massy
Member of Parliament for Clare
With: Francis Nathaniel Burton to 1808
Augustine FitzGerald 1808–18
William Vesey-FitzGerald from 1818
Succeeded by
William Vesey-FitzGerald
Lucius O'Brien