Armagh Borough (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Armagh Borough (also known as Armagh City) was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1613 to 1800.

Armagh Borough
Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1613 (1613)
Replaced byArmagh City


This constituency was the borough of Armagh in County Armagh.

During the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland the borough was not represented in the Protectorate Parliaments (1654-1659), except as a small part of the Down, Antrim and Armagh county constituency.

After the restoration, in 1660, the Parliament of Ireland was revived with the borough again represented. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Armagh Borough was represented with two members.[1]

Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough retained one parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801

  • 1613–1615 Marcus Usher and Christopher Conway [2]
  • 1634–1635 John Dillon and William Hilton [2]
  • 1639–1649 William Dixon and Sir Archibald Hamilton, Bt [2]
  • 1661–1666 Hon Sir James Graham and Thomas Chambers [2]


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Patriot Parliament Francis Stafford Constantine O'Neale
1692 Marmaduke Coghill Edward Lyndon
1695 Samuel Dopping [note 1]
1713 Epaphroditus Marsh
1715 Silvester Crosse Charles Bourchier
1716 John Eyre
1727 Edward Knatchbull Ambrose Philips
1749 Philip Bragg
1759 Marquess of Tavistock
May 1761 Robert Cuninghame Hon. John Ponsonby [note 2]
1761 Hon. Barry Maxwell
1768 George Macartney Philip Tisdall [note 3]
1769 Charles O'Hara
1776 Philip Tisdall Henry Meredyth
1777 George Rawson
January 1790 Henry Duquerry
May 1790 Robert Hobart [note 4]
1796 Sackville Hamilton
1798 Hon. Thomas Pelham Patrick Duigenan
1799 Gerard Lake
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Armagh City


  1. Also elected for Dublin University in 1715, for which he chose to sit
  2. Also elected for Kilkenny County in 1761, for which he chose to sit
  3. Also elected for Dublin University in 1768, for which he chose to sit
  4. Styled as Lord Hobart from 1793


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 500
  2. Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 606.


  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
  • Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.
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