Thomas Wallace (Irish MP)

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Thomas Wallace (13 April 1765 – 9 January 1847) was an Irish Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Yarmouth from 1827 to 1830, from 1831 to 1835 for Drogheda and then for County Carlow.[1][2]

Wallace was a Dublin barrister. He stood unsuccessfully at Drogheda at the general elections in 1818,[3][4] 1820,[3] 1826[3] before being elected as a Tory for Yarmouth at a by-election in August 1827.[5] He held the Yarmouth seat until the 1830 general election,[6] when he did not defend the seat.[5] He contested Drogheda again in 1831,[3] before winning the seat at an unopposed by-election in October 1831.[7]

At the 1832 general election he was elected as one of the two MPs for County Carlow, and held the seat until he retired from the Commons at the 1835 general election.[8]

Wallace died at the age of 81.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
  3. ^ a b c d Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. pp. 209–210. ISBN 0-901714-12-7. 
  4. ^ R. G. Thorne The House of Commons, 1790-1820, Volume 1 p 674
  5. ^ a b Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 522. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y"
  7. ^ Walker, page50
  8. ^ Walker, page 256

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Binning
Joseph Phillimore
Member of Parliament for Yarmouth (Isle of Wight)
1827 – 1830
With: Joseph Phillimore
Succeeded by
William Yates Peel
George Lowther Thompson
Preceded by
John Henry North
Member of Parliament for Drogheda
Succeeded by
Andrew Carew O'Dwyer
Preceded by
Sir John Milley Doyle
Walter Blackney
Member of Parliament for County Carlow
With: Walter Blackney
Succeeded by
Thomas Kavanagh
Henry Bruen