Boyle (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1614 (1614)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

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


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Boyle was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1614–1801


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Patriot Parliament John King Terence MacDermott
1692 William Handcock Stephen Ludlow
1695 Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Bt John King [note 1]
1703 Sir Robert King, 1st Bt
1707 Henry King [note 2]
1715 Robert Sandford
1727 Arthur French Richard Wingfield
1743 Sir Robert King, 4th Bt
1749 Edward King [note 3]
1761 Henry King Benjamin Burton
1763 Richard FitzGerald
1776 Viscount Kingsborough
October 1783 Peter Metge [note 4]
1783 Robert Boyd
1790 Laurence Harman Harman [note 5]
1792 Thomas Tenison
1797 Viscount Kingsborough [note 6]
January 1798 Hon. Robert Edward King
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. Succeeded as 2nd Baronet in 1707
  2. Succeeded as 3rd Baronet in 1720
  3. Succeeded as 5th Baronet in 1755
  4. Also elected for Ratoath in 1783, for which he chose to sit
  5. Also elected for Longford County in 1790, for which he chose to sit
  6. Elected, but never took his seat


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 503


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