Antrim Borough (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Antrim Borough
Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1666 (1666)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Antrim Borough was a two-member borough constituency used to elect members of the Parliament of Ireland.


The Borough of Antrim in County Antrim was enfranchised as a borough constituency in 1666. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Antrim Borough was not represented.[1] Thereafter it continued to be entitled to send two Members of Parliament to the Irish House of Commons until the Parliament of Ireland was merged into the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 1 January 1801. The constituency was disenfranchised on 31 December 1800.

The borough was represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as part of the county constituency of Antrim.

Electoral System and Electorate

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. First past the post was also used for the county division.

The borough had a Potwalloper electorate.

Members of Parliament, 1666–1801


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Antrim Borough was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 Sir Robert Adare Arthur Upton
1695 Thomas Brooke Thomas Dawson
1696 Robert Dalway
1703 Hugh Montgomery [note 1] Thomas Bell
1713 Thomas Upton Hugh Henry
1715 John William MacMullan
1717 John Skeffington
1727 Robert Colvill
1744 James Smyth
1749 Hungerford Skeffington
1768 William John Skeffington
1769 Hugh Skeffington
1776 Hon. Chichester Skeffington
1798 Hon. Henry Skeffington
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. Styled as Viscount Montgomery from 1717


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 500


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