Charleville (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1673 (1673)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Charleville was a constituency in County Cork represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.


The town it represented was named after Charles II. It was enfranchised in 1673, with a sovereign, 12 burgesses and freemen. It belonged to the Earl of Orrery, a branch of the Boyle family. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Charleville was represented with two members.[1] At the end of the 18th Century the constituency was controlled by the Earl of Shannon and the Earl of Cork who each nominated one member. The compensation of £15,000 for the loss of the seats in the Act of Union 1800 was divided equally between them.

Members of Parliament, 1673–1801


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Patriot Parliament John Baggot John Power
1692 Henry Boreman George Crofts [note 1]
1695 Hon. Charles Boyle John Ormsby
1703 George Evans Robert FitzGerald
1713 Sir Matthew Deane, 3rd Bt Brettridge Badham
1715 George Evans William Boyle
1721 Henry Purdon
1725 James O'Brien
1727 John Lysaght Price Hartstonge
1744 Edward Barry
1759 Viscount Dungarvon
1761 Robert Barry Richard Longfield
1768 James Lysaght
1776 Richard Cox Thomas Warren
October 1783 Rogerson Cotter John Bennett [note 2]
1783 Richard St George
1790 Sir John Blaquiere, 1st Bt
1798 Charles Boyle
1800 George Nugent
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. Expelled in October 1692
  2. Also elected for Castlemartyr in 1783, for which he chose to sit


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 501


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