Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham

Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham PC (1705 – 3 April 1781) was a British nobleman and politician.

An absentee landlord, he owned extensive properties in counties Meath and Donegal, while spending most of his time abroad. Despite being a British MP, he also controlled the pocket Irish constituency of Newtown Limavady and sat for Killybegs between 1727 and 1753.[1]

In 1765 he was made a Privy Councillor of Ireland.


  1. James Kelly, ‘Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004
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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Pearson
Robert Colvill
Member of Parliament for Killybegs
With: William Conyngham 1727–39
Leslie Corry 1739–41
Henry Conyngham 1741–49
Henry Gore 1749–53
Succeeded by
Henry Gore
Francis Pierpoint Burton
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Dudley Ryder
Sir William Yonge, Bt
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
With: Sir Dudley Ryder
Succeeded by
Sir William Yonge, Bt
Henry Pelham
Preceded by
John Clevland
Claudius Amyand
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
1756 – 1774
With: John Clevland 1756–61
George Hay 1761–68
Philip Stephens 1768–74
Succeeded by
Philip Stephens
William Hey
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl Conyngham
Viscount Conyngham
Baron Conyngham
Baron Conyngham
Succeeded by
Francis Conyngham
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