Westmeath (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created  ()
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Westmeath

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[edit]

It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1611 to 1800.


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1692 Dillon Pollard Robert Rochfort
1695 George Peyton
1703 William Handcock
1707 George Rochfort
1707 John Cooke
1713 Edward Pakenham
1715 John Wood
1721 William Handcock
1723 Richard Levinge [1]
1727 George Rochfort Anthony Malone
1731 Robert Rochfort
1738 Arthur Rochfort
1761 George Rochfort, Viscount Belfield Richard Rochfort
1768 Anthony Malone
1776 Robert Rochfort Benjamin Chapman [2]
1783 Richard Malone
1784 William Smyth
1798 Gustavus Home Rochford
1801 Replaced by Westminster constituency Westmeath


  1. ^ from 1724 Sir Richard Levinge, 2nd Bt
  2. ^ 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.