Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Baronet

Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Baronet PC (Ire) (1726 7 March 1785)[1] was an Irish baronet and politician.

He was the son of Henry Brooke and his wife Lettice Burton, daughter of Benjamin Burton.[2] Brooke was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1746.[3] He was appointed High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1752,[4] and became later Governor of County Fermanagh.[3] In 1761, Brooke was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Fermanagh, a seat he held until 1783.[5] Subsequently he represented Maryborough until his death in 1785.[5] On 3 January 1764, he was created a baronet, of Colebrooke, in the County of Fermanagh[6] and on 15 May 1770, he was invested to the Privy Council of Ireland.[7]

On 6 August 1751, he married firstly Margaret Fortescue, daughter of Thomas Fortescue.[8] She died in 1756, and Brooke married secondly Elizabeth Foorde at The Palace in Clogher on 21 September 1775.[3] By his first wife, he had two daughters and two sons.[3] Brooke died on Sackville Street (Dublin).[3] His sons having predeceased him, the baronetcy became extinct.[1] His eldest daughter, Selina Elizabeth Brooke, married Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci.


  1. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  2. Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall, ed. The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. VI. Dublin: James Moore. p. 36.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "ThePeerage - Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st and last Bt". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  4. "Public Record Office of Northern Ireland - Brookeborough Papers" (PDF). Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  5. 1 2 "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 10365. p. 2. 12 November 1763. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  7. "Leigh Rayment - Privy Council of Ireland". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  8. Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. II (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 1280.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Nicholas Archdall
Henry Brooke
Member of Parliament for Fermanagh
1761 – 1783
With: Mervyn Archdall
Succeeded by
Mervyn Archdall
Arthur Cole-Hamilton
Preceded by
Sir John Parnell, 2nd Bt
Charles Henry Coote
Member of Parliament for Maryborough
1783 – 1785
With: Charles Henry Coote
Succeeded by
Frederick Trench
Charles Henry Coote
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Colebrooke)
1770 – 1785
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