Tichborne Aston

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Tichborne Aston (1 November 1716 4 March 1748) [1] was an Irish politician.

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He was the son of William Aston and his wife Hon. Salisbury Tichborne, daughter of Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard. [2] Aston entered the Irish House of Commons in 1741 and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Ardee until his death in 1748. [3] He was appointed High Sheriff of Louth in 1742. [2]

Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard, known as Sir Henry Tichborne, Bt, between 1697 and 1715, was an Irish peer.

Irish House of Commons lower house of the irish parliament (until 1800)

The Irish House of Commons was the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland that existed from 1297 until 1800. The upper house was the House of Lords. The membership of the House of Commons was directly elected, but on a highly restrictive franchise, similar to the Unreformed House of Commons in contemporary England and Great Britain. In counties, forty-shilling freeholders were enfranchised whilst in most boroughs it was either only the members of self-electing corporations or a highly-restricted body of freemen that were able to vote for the borough's representatives. Most notably, Catholics were disqualified from sitting in the Irish parliament from 1691, even though they comprised the vast majority of the Irish population. From 1728 until 1793 they were also disfranchised. Most of the population of all religions had no vote. The vast majority of parliamentary boroughs were pocket boroughs, the private property of an aristocratic patron. When these boroughs were disfranchised under the Act of Union, the patron was awarded £15,000 compensation for each.

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

In 1746, he married Jane Rowan, daughter of William Rowan. [2] Their only son William succeeded as Lord Aston. [2]

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References

  1. Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 68. ISBN   1-903688-60-4.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "ThePeerage - Tichborne Aston" . Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  3. "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800" . Retrieved 7 May 2009.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Parkinson
John Donnellan
Member of Parliament for Ardee
1741 1748
With: Robert Parkinson
Succeeded by
Robert Parkinson
William Ruxton