King's County (UK Parliament constituency)
Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||King's County Birr and King's County Tullamore|
|Created from||King's County Birr and King's County Tullamore|
King's County was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) 1801–1885 and one in 1918–1922.
This constituency comprised the whole of King's County now known as County Offaly.
Members of Parliament
|Election||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1801, 1 January||Sir Lawrence Parsons, Bt||Denis Bowes Daly|
|1802, 22 July||Thomas Bernard|
|1807, 22 May||Hardress Lloyd|
|1818, 30 June||John Clere Parsons|
|1821, 30 July||William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse Lord Oxmantown|
|1833, 1 January||Nicholas Fitzsimon|
|1835, 16 January||Hon. John Westenra|
|1841, 24 February||Sir Andrew Armstrong|
|1852, 26 July||Sir Patrick O'Brien, Bt||Loftus Henry Bland|
|1859, 19 May||John Pope Hennessy|
|1865, 24 July||John Gilbert King|
|1868, 23 November||David Sherlock|
|1880, 13 April||Bernard Charles Molloy|
|1885||Constituency divided: see King's County Birr and King's County Tullamore|
|1918||Patrick McCartan||Sinn Féin|
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|Home Rule||Sir Patrick O'Brien, Bt||1,893||42.96|
|Home Rule||Bernard Charles Molloy||1,712||38.86|
- Note: Registered electors 3,208. Turnout estimated by dividing votes cast by 2. This will underestimate turnout to the extent that electors only used one of their two possible votes.
- Constituency abolished 1885 and re-created as a single member constituency 1918
|Sinn Féin||Patrick McCartan||Unopposed||N/A||N/A|
- Constituency abolished 1922
- Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)
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