Francis Burton (Irish politician)

Francis Burton (1 December 1696 – 20 March 1744),[1] from Buncraggy, County Clare, was an Irish politician.

He was a Member of Parliament for Coleraine from 1721 until 1727 and sat subsequently in the Irish House of Commons for Clare from 1727 until his death in 1744.


He married the sister of Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham.[2] and was the father of Francis, 2nd Baron Conyngham and William Burton Conyngham.[2]


  2. 1 2 James Kelly, ‘Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Frederick Hamilton
Sir Marcus Beresford, 4th Bt
Member of Parliament for Coleraine
1721 1727
With: Frederick Hamilton
Succeeded by
Henry Carey
Thomas Jackson
Preceded by
John Ivers
George Purdon
Member of Parliament for Clare
1727 1744
With: Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Bt
Robert Hickman

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