Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet
Sir James Porter Corry, 1st Baronet (8 September 1826 – 28 November 1891) was a British politician. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) from 1874 to 1885 and an Irish Unionist Alliance MP from 1886 until his death.
Sir James was the son of Robert Corry, of Turnagardy, Newtownards, Co. Down, a quarry owner and Belfast timber merchant. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academic Institution, he entered the family timber firm, which was at that time occupied with building the growing industrial port of Belfast.
He was first elected to Parliament for the Irish constituency of Belfast in the 1874 general election. The constituency was abolished for the 1885 general election. On 15 September 1885 he was created a baronet, of Dunraven, Antrim.
On 1 February 1886 he became the MP for Mid Armagh in a by-election following the death of John McKane. In July 1886, he joined the Irish Unionist Alliance and stood for subsequent elections for this party. He died, in office, in 1891 at his home, Dunraven on Belfast's Malone Road, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, William.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Corry
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Thomas McClure and
|Member of Parliament for Belfast
1874 – 1885
With: William Johnston (until 1878)
William Ewart (1878-1885)
|Member of Parliament for Mid Armagh
1886 – 1891
Dunbar Plunket Barton
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
1885 – 1891
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