Michael Beecher (politician)

Michael Beecher (8 April 1674 1726)[1] was an Irish politician.

Born at Aughadown in County Cork, he was the son of Colonel Thomas Beecher and his wife Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Henry Turner.[2] Beecher was educated at the University of Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1695.[2] Between 1713 and 1727, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Baltimore, the same constituency his father had represented before.[1] Beecher was married to Peniel Gates.[2] in 1698. His will was proved 8 September 1726.

Although the surname was spelt Becher by the family, the version today used is Beecher.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 "ThePeerage - Michael Becher". Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  3. Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 69. ISBN 1-903688-60-4.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Francis Langston
Edward Riggs
Member of Parliament for Baltimore
With: Richard Barry 1713–1715
William Southwell 1715–1721
Sir Percy Freke, 2nd Bt 1721–1726
Succeeded by
Sir Percy Freke, 2nd Bt
Richard Tonson

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