Sir John Blackwood, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Blackwood, 2nd Baronet (1721[1] – 27 February 1799) was an Irish politician and baronet.

He was the eldest son of Sir Robert Blackwood, 1st Baronet of Ballyleidy.[1] Blackwood entered the Irish House of Commons for Killyleagh in 1761 and sat for it until 1768. He was then returned for Bangor until 1776. He was Member of Parliament for Killyleagh again until 1790 and subsequently for Bangor until 1798. From the latter year to his death in 1799, he represented Killyleagh a third time.

He married Dorcas Stevenson (afterwards Dorcas Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye), eldest daughter and co-heir of James Stevenson, of Killyleagh, County Down (by his wife Ann, daughter of General Nicholas Price), son of Hans Stevenson by his wife Anne, daughter and eventually sole heiress of James Hamilton, of Neilsbrook, County Antrim, the nephew and sole heir of James Hamilton, 1st Viscount Claneboye, father of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil.[1] They had 11 children:[1]

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Bernard Ward
John Congreve
Member of Parliament for Killyleagh
1761–1768
With: John Congreve
Succeeded by
Viscount Ikerrin
Sir Archibald Acheson, 6th Bt
Preceded by
John Parnell
Robert Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Bangor
1768–1776
With: Bernard Ward 1768–1771
Hon. Nicholas Ward 1771–1776
Succeeded by
Hon. Pierce Butler
Hon. Edward Ward
Preceded by
Arthur Johnston
Hon. Pierce Butler
Member of Parliament for Killyleagh
1776–1790
With: Robert Blackwood 1776–1788
James Stevenson Blackwood 1788–1790
Succeeded by
Hon. Robert Ward
James Stevenson Blackwood
Preceded by
Edward Hunt
Richard Magenis
Member of Parliament for Bangor
1790–1798
With: Sir John Parnell, 2nd Bt 1790–1798
John Keane 1791–1798
Succeeded by
Hon. Robert Ward
John Stewart
Preceded by
Hon. Robert Ward
James Stevenson Blackwood
Member of Parliament for Killyleagh
1798–1799
With: James Stevenson Blackwood
Succeeded by
Hans Blackwood
Sir James Blackwood, 3rd Bt
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Blackwood
Baronet
(of Killyleagh)
1774–1799
Succeeded by
James Blackwood