Westmeath (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Westmeath was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1611 to 1800. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote. The borough was disenfranchised under the terms of the Act of Union 1800.
Members of Parliament
It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1611 to 1800.
- Sir James Dillon
- James Dillon (1640-1642); expelled as a rebel
- 1661–1666 William Handcock
- 1689–1689 Patriot Parliament
- William Nugent
- Hon. Col. Henry Dillon
|Election||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|1692||Dillon Pollard||Robert Rochfort|
|1723||Richard Levinge |
|1727||George Rochfort||Anthony Malone|
|1761||George Rochfort, Viscount Belfield||Richard Rochfort|
|1776||Robert Rochfort||Benjamin Chapman |
|1798||Gustavus Home Rochford|
|1801||Replaced by Westminster constituency Westmeath|
- from 1724 Sir Richard Levinge, 2nd Bt
- from 1782 Sir Benjamin Chapman
- Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN 1-903688-60-4.
- Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.