Rathcormack (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1611 (1611)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Rathcormack (also known as Rathcormack Borough) was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1611 to 1800. It was a mix of Potwalloping and a Manor Borough established by Charter and remained tied to the borough and surrounding area. The franchise was vested in the £5 and until 1793, Protestant Freeholders and after 1782 a year's residence was necessary. It was disenfranchised with the coming of the Act of Union and compensation of £15,000 was paid to the representatives of the Tonson family

Boundaries and boundary changes

This constituency was the borough of Rathcormack in County Cork. After its establishment in 1611 it had a sovereign, 12 burgesses and freemen. Under the terms of the Act of Union 1800, the constituency was disenfranchised and abolished in 1800.

Members of Parliament


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1692 James Barry Robert Foulke
September 1703 Daniel Gahan [1]
1703 John Silver
1713 James Barry Edward Corker
November 1715 Jephson Busteed
1715 James Tynte
1727 James Barry Redmond Barry
1728 William FitzHerbert
1743 Joseph Leeson
1743 Brettridge Badham
1745 John Magill
1757 Abraham Devonsher
1761 James Dennis
1768 James Barry
1776 William Tonson Francis Bernard Beamish
1783 Charles Francis Sheridan Sackville Hamilton
1784 Thomas Orde
1790 Henry Duquerry John Philpot Curran
January 1798 Charles McDonnell Henry Boyle, Viscount Boyle
1798 William Bagwell
1801 Constituency disenfranchised


  1. from 1705 Sir Daniel Gahan


See also


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