Sir John Parnell, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Parnell, 1st Baronet (c. 1720–1782), was an Irish politician and a baronet.[1]

He was the only son of John Parnell, Esq., M.P., Judge of the Court of King's Bench, and Mary, sister of the Lord Chief-Justice Whitshed.[2] His uncle, the Rev. Thomas Parnell was the archdeacon of Clogher in 1705, prebendary of Dublin in 1713, vicar of Finglas in 1718, and poet, friend of Alexander Pope and Jonathon Swift.[3]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Queen's County in 1753. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Maryborough in 1761, and was created a Baronet of Rathleague, Queen’s County, on 3 November 1766. Sir John married Anne, second daughter of the Hon. Michael Ward, of Castle Ward, County Down, one of the judges of the court of King's Bench in Ireland.[4]

Sir John Parnell died in 1782, was succeeded by his only son, Sir John Parnell, 2nd Baronet,[5] knight of the shire for the Queen's County, commissioner of the revenue in Ireland, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Privy Councilor, and Lord of the Treasury [6] He was great-great-grandfather of Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1880). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage. London: Harrison & Sons, p. 282.
  2. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1859). The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage and Baronetage. London: Hurst and Blackett, p. 123.
  3. ^ Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, p. 282.
  4. ^ Lodge, The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage and Baronetage, p. 123.
  5. ^ Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, p. 282.
  6. ^ O’Brien, R. Barry (1898). The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell. New York: Harper and Brothers, pp. 6-8.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Burke, Sir Bernard (1880). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage. London: Harrison & Sons. 
  • Lodge, Edmund (1859). The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage and Baronetage. London: Hurst and Blackett. 
  • O’Brien, R. Barry (1898). The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell. New York: Harper and Brothers. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Eyre Coote
William Gilbert
Member of Parliament for Maryborough
1761–1782
With: William Gilbert to 1764
Hunt Walsh 1764–76
Viscount Jocelyn 1776–78
John Tydd from 1778
Succeeded by
John Tydd
Richard FitzPatrick
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Rathleague, Queen’s County)
1766–1782
Succeeded by
John Parnell