Ardfert (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Last updated

Ardfert
Former Corporation constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
County County Kerry
Province Munster
Former constituency
Created1639 (1639)
Abolished1800
Seats2
Replaced byDisenfranchised

Ardfert was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of Ireland until the Act of Union 1800.

Contents

Area

This constituency was based in the town of Ardfert in County Kerry.

History

Ardfert in County Kerry was enfranchised as a borough constituency, by a charter in 1639 with a Provost, 12 Burgesses and freemen. It had a Corporation, and the electorate consisted of 13 burgesses and 50 freemen. The parliamentary representatives of the borough were elected using the bloc vote for two-member elections and first past the post for single-member by-elections. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Ardfert was not represented. [1]

It continued to be entitled to send two Members of Parliament to the Irish House of Commons until the Act of Union merged Parliament of Ireland into the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 1 January 1801. The constituency was disenfranchised on 31 December 1800.

Thereafter borough was represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as part of the county constituency of Kerry.

Members of Parliament, 1634–1801

ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1634David Crosbie [2] James FitzJames Pierce [3]
1639Anthony Stoughton [4]
1661Thomas AmoryJohn Carricke [5]
1689 Patriot Parliament Roger MacElligot Cornelius MacGillicuddy
1692 Christopher Dominick Andrew Young
1699 Theobald Purcell
1703 Henry Rose
1713 William Crosbie
1735 William Crosbie [note 1]
1743 Edmond Malone
1758 Maurice Coppinger
1762 Lancelot Crosbie
1776 Viscount Crosbie
1781 Edward Gleadowe
October 1783 John Scott [note 2] Sir Frederick Flood, 1st Bt
1783 John Tydd
1790 Robert Day Richard Archdall
January 1798 Arthur Wolfe [note 3]
1798 Lord Charles FitzGerald
1798 Lorenzo Moore
February 1800 John Talbot
September 1800 Matthew Franks [note 4]
1801 Disenfranchised

Notes

  1. Styled as The Honourable from 1758
  2. Also elected for Portarlington in 1783, for which he chose to sit
  3. Also elected for Dublin City in 1798, for which he chose to sit
  4. Elected, but never took his seat

Related Research Articles

Ardee was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1378 to 1801.

Armagh Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons, the house of representatives of the Kingdom of Ireland, from 1613 to 1800.

Ballyshannon was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1613 to 1800.

Carrick was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1614 to 1800. It returned two members.

Carrickfergus was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1326 to 1800, the house of representatives of the Kingdom of Ireland.

Castlemartyr was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1676 to 1800.

Cavan Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1611 to 1800.

Galway Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Kilbeggan was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1612 to 1800.

Carlow Borough was a constituency representing the borough of Carlow in the Irish House of Commons, the lower house in the Irish Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland. It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1613 to 1800.

Bandonbridge was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Clonakilty was a constituency in County Cork represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Charleville was a constituency in County Cork represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Athy was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disenfranchised.

Dingle was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Castlebar was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1614 to 1800. The area is in County Mayo. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those who were married to Catholics could not vote.

Carysfort was a borough constituency for Carysfort, now Macreddin, in County Wicklow represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Kildare Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1801.

Fore was a constituency in County Westmeath represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1612 to 1800.

Clogher was a borough constituency in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. It represented the "city" of Clogher in County Tyrone. The city, actually no more than a village, gained its importance as the site of the cathedral of the Church of Ireland diocese of Clogher. The constituency was a rotten borough in the gift of the bishop. When the constituency was disestablished, bishop John Porter's claim for £15,000 compensation was disallowed.

References

  1. O'Hart 2007, p. 502.
  2. The Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland; Or, The Ancient and ..., Volume 3. p. 154.
  3. McGrath, Brid (1998). A biographical dictionary of the membership of the Irish House of Commons 1640-1641 (thesis). Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of History. hdl:2262/77206. Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. "Smith's Kerry History Excerpts". Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 618.

Bibliography