Sir John Stewart, 1st Baronet, of Athenree

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Sir John Stewart, 1st Baronet (c.1758 – 22 June 1825)[1] was an Irish lawyer and politician. He was son of Church of Ireland clergyman, the Reverend Hugh Stewart, Rector of Termon, County Tyrone. He was educated in Drogheda and at Trinity College, Dublin, studied law at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1781.[2]

In 1794, he was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Augher. At the 1797 elections, he was elected for four constituencies: Askeaton, Bangor, Portarlington and Strabane. He chose to sit for Bangor, and held that seat until the dissolution of the Parliament of Ireland when the Act of Union came into effect in 1801.[3] He was Solicitor-General for Ireland from 1798 to 1799 and Attorney-General for Ireland from 1799 to 1803.[1] He was High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1809.[2]

After Act of Union he was elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom as Tory Member of Parliament (MP) for Tyrone from 1802 to 1806 and 1812 until his death in 1825.[4]

Stewart married in 1789, Mary, daughter of Mervyn Archdale of Castle Archdale, near Enniskillen, with whom he had two sons and a daughter.[2]

Driving a horsed carriage while suffering from long term sickness, he was badly injured when his horses bolted and died four days later in June 1825. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, Hugh.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Baronetcies beginning with "S" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 23 November 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d [1] History of Parliament Online article.
  3. ^ "Irish House of Commons 1692–1800". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Coghlan
Edmond Stanley
Member of Parliament for Augher
1794–1798
With: Edmond Stanley
Succeeded by
William Bailey
James Galbraith
Preceded by
Sir Joseph Hoare, 1st Bt
Henry Alexander
Member of Parliament for Askeaton
1798
With: Sir Joseph Hoare, 1st Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Joseph Hoare, 1st Bt
Sir Vere Hunt, 1st Bt
Preceded by
Richard Cavendish
William Browne
Member of Parliament for Portarlington
1798
With: Sir John Parnell, 2nd Bt
Succeeded by
Frederick Trench
Thomas Stannus
Preceded by
Sir John Hamilton, 1st Bt
Henry Pomeroy
Member of Parliament for Strabane
1798
With: Nathaniel Montgomery-Moore
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Montgomery-Moore
Andrew Knox
Preceded by
Sir John Blackwood, 2nd Bt
John Keane
Member of Parliament for Bangor
1798–1801
With: Hon. Robert Ward
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Corry
James Stewart
Member of Parliament for Tyrone
18021806
With: James Stewart
Succeeded by
Thomas Knox (1)
James Stewart
Preceded by
Thomas Knox (1)
James Stewart
Member of Parliament for Tyrone
18121825
With: Thomas Knox (2) to 1818
William Stewart from 1818
Succeeded by
Henry Lowry-Corry
William Stewart
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Toler
Solicitor-General for Ireland
1798–1799
Succeeded by
William Cusack-Smith
Preceded by
John Toler
Attorney-General for Ireland
1799–1803
Succeeded by
William Plunket
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Athenree)
1803–1825
Succeeded by
Hugh Stewart