Baltimore (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
Former Borough constituency|
for the Irish House of Commons
Boundaries and Boundary Changes
A potwalloper (sometimes potwalloner or potwaller) is an archaic term referring to a borough constituency returning members to the British House of Commons before 1832 and the Reform Act created a uniform suffrage. (Several potwalloper constituencies were also represented in the Irish House of Commons, prior to its abolition in 1801). A potwalloper borough was one in which a householder had the right to vote if he had, in his house, a hearth large enough to boil, or wallop, a cauldron, or pot.
Members of Parliament, 1613–1801
Baltimore, Incorporated 25 March 1613.
- 1639 Bryan Jones
- 1639 Henry Knyveton
- 1661 Sir Nicholas Purdon
- 1661 Richard Townsend
|Election||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|1689 Patriot Parliament||Daniel O'Donovan||Jeremiah O'Donovan|
|1692||Thomas Beecher||Edward Richardson|
|1713||Richard Barry||Michael Beecher|
|1721||Sir Percy Freke, 2nd Bt|
|1728||Sir John Freke, 3rd Bt|
|1768||Sir John Evans-Freke, 1st Bt|
|1783||Viscount Sudley||Richard Longfield|
|1790||Sir John Evans-Freke, 2nd Bt||Richard Grace|
- Also elected for Cork City in 1761, for which he chose to sit
- O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
- Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 February 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4
- T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
- Tim Cadogan and Jeremiah Falvey, A Biographical Dictionary of Cork, 2006, Four Courts Press ISBN 1-84682-030-8
- 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.