Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Baronet (7 April 1705 – 26 November 1765) was an Irish politician and baronet.

Born in England in 1705, he was the eldest surviving child of Lucius O'Brien (1675-1717) and Catherine Keightley (1676- c. 1733). He would be followed by a younger brother Thomas and two sisters Anne and Lucia, who both died as children. His maternal grandmother, Lady Frances Keightley (née Hyde) was the sister of Anne Hyde, duchess of York who in turn was the mother of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. Edward was raised first in Ireland, before attending Oxford. He married Mary Hickman in 1726 and together they had four children:[1]

He entered the Irish House of Commons in 1727, sitting for Clare, the same constituency his grandfather had also represented, until his death in 1765.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Rachel, Elite Women in Ascendancy Ireland, 1690-1745: Imitation and Innovation (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, 2015). ISBN 978-1783270392
  2. ^ Burke Royal Descents. London 1864
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 28 August 2009. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wilson, Rachel, Elite Women in Ascendancy Ireland, 1690-1745: Imitation and Innovation (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, 2015). ISBN 978-1783270392
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
George Purdon
John Ivers
Member of Parliament for Clare
1727–1765
With: Francis Burton 1727–1745
Robert Hickman 1745-1757
Murrough O'Brien 1757–1761
Francis Pierpoint Burton 1761–1765
Succeeded by
Francis Pierpoint Burton
Charles MacDonnell
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Donough O'Brien
Baronet
(of Leaghmenagh)
1717 - 1765
Succeeded by
Lucius O'Brien

Welcome to the O'Brien Clan - Sir Conor O'Brien Historical Memoir of The O'Brien's by John O'Donoghue published 1860