Michael Beecher (politician)

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Michael Beecher (8 April 1674 1726) [1] was an Irish politician.

Born at Aughadown in County Cork, he was the son of Colonel Thomas Beecher and his wife Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Henry Turner. [2] Beecher was educated at the Trinity College, Dublin [3] and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1695. [2] Between 1713 and 1727, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Baltimore, the same constituency his father had represented before. [1] Beecher was married to Peniel Gates. [2] in 1698. His will was proved 8 September 1726.

Although the surname was spelt Becher by the family, the version today used is Beecher. [4]

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  1. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. 1 2 3 "ThePeerage - Michael Becher" . Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  3. "Alumni Dublinenses: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593–1860)" George Dames Burtchaell/Thomas Ulick Sadleir p55: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  4. Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 69. ISBN   1-903688-60-4.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Baltimore
With: Richard Barry 1713–1715
William Southwell 1715–1721
Sir Percy Freke, 2nd Bt 1721–1726
Succeeded by