REPRESENTATIVE PEERS - IRELAND
Under the Act of Union of 1800 between Great Britain and Ireland, provision was made for the
election by the Irish peers of 28 of their number to represent them in the House of Lords.
Once elected,such peers held their places for life and those not elected were free to offer
themselves as candidates for election to the House of Commons, as in the case of Earl
Winterton,who sat in the Commons for 47 years,ending his service as "Father of the House."
Writs for the election of the Irish representative peers were issued by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. No election has taken place since 1919 and the post of Lord Chancellor of Ireland was abolished after the establishment of the Irish Free State. The last Irish representative peer (the 4th Earl of Kilmorey) died in 1961.
As part of the Peerage Act 1963,Section 5 provided that an Irish peer can be elected as a member of the House of Commons for any constituency in the United Kingdom. Prior to this Act, an Irish peer was not permitted to be elected for a constituency in Northern Ireland.
 
My thanks to Edward Law for planting the idea
for compiling this information.
 
Date   No. Replacing Name Born Died Age
    The original Representative Peers, arranged
in order of date of death
2 Aug 1800 1 - Robert Cuninghame,Baron Rossmore 6 Aug 1801
2 - Robert Clements,Earl of Leitrim 25 Nov 1732 27 Jul 1804 71
3 - Otway Cuffe,Earl of Desart 1737 9 Aug 1804 67
4 - Francis Mathew,Earl of Landaff 1738 30 Jul 1806 68
5 - Lawrence Harman Parsons,Viscount 26 Jul 1749 20 Apr 1807 57
Oxmantown,later Earl of Rosse
6 - John Thomas de Burgh,Earl of Clanricarde 22 Sep 1744 27 Jul 1808 63
7 - John Denis Browne,Earl of Altamont,later
Marquess of Sligo             11 Jun 1756 2 Jan 1809 52
8 - Charles Agar,Baron Somerton,later Earl
of Normanton                       22 Dec 1736 14 Jul 1809 72
9 - Richard Longfield,Baron Longueville,later
Viscount Longueville               1734 23 May 1811 76
10 - George Frederick Nugent,Earl of Westmeath 18 Nov 1760 30 Dec 1814 54
11 - John Crosbie,Earl of Glandore 25 May 1753 23 Oct 1815 62
12 - Robert Howard,Earl of Wicklow 7 Aug 1757 23 Oct 1815 58
13 - George Agar,Baron Callan 18 Apr 1754 29 Oct 1815 61
14 - Thomas Knox,Viscount Northland 20 Apr 1729 5 Nov 1818 89
15 - Richard Butler,Baron Caher,later Earl of Glengall 13 Nov 1775 30 Jan 1819 43
16 - Robert Jocelyn,Earl of Roden 26 Oct 1756 29 Jun 1820 63
17 - Robert Stewart,Earl of Londonderry,later
Marquess of Londonderry 27 Sep 1739 8 Apr 1821 81
18 - James Cuffe,Baron Tyrawley 1748 15 Jun 1821 72
19 - Richard Hely-Hutchinson,Viscount
Donoughmore,later Earl of Donoughmore 29 Jan 1756 22 Aug 1825 69
20 - Hugh Carleton,Viscount Carleton 11 Sep 1739 25 Feb 1826 86
21 - John Creighton,Earl of Erne 1731 15 Dec 1828 97
22 - Thomas Taylour,Earl of Bective,later
Marquess of Headfort          18 Nov 1757 24 Oct 1829 71
23 - Francis Bernard,Viscount Bandon,later
Earl of Bandon                         26 Nov 1755 26 Nov 1830 75
24 - Henry Conyngham,Earl Conyngham,later
Marquess Conyngham             26 Dec 1766 28 Dec 1832 66
25 - Thomas Pakenham,Earl of Longford 14 May 1774 28 May 1835 61
26 - Richard Bingham,Earl of Lucan 4 Dec 1764 30 Jun 1839 74
27 - Charles Henry St.John O'Neill,Earl O'Neill 22 Jan 1779 25 Mar 1841 62
28 - Edmond Henry Pery,Baron Glentworth,later
Earl of Limerick                      8 Jan 1758 7 Dec 1844 86
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2 Nov 1801 29 1 Charles William Bury,Viscount Charleville,later
Earl of Charleville                          30 Jun 1764 31 Oct 1835 71
13 Oct 1804 30 2 John Willoughby Cole,Earl of Enniskillen 23 Mar 1768 31 Mar 1840 72
26 Nov 1804 31 3 Du Pre Alexander,Earl of Caledon 14 Dec 1777 8 Apr 1839 61
12 Dec 1806 32 4 Francis William Caulfeild,Earl of Charlemont 3 Jan 1775 26 Dec 1863 88
11 Jul 1807 33 5 George King,Earl of Kingston 28 Apr 1771 18 Oct 1839 68
16 Dec 1808 34 6 Richard le Poer-Trench,Earl of Clancarty 18 May 1767 24 Nov 1837 70
15 Apr 1809 35 7 Charles John Gardiner,Viscount Mountjoy,
later Earl of Blessington 19 Jul 1782 25 May 1829 46
22 Oct 1809 36 8 Lawrence Parsons,Earl of Rosse 21 May 1758 24 Feb 1841 82
19 Aug 1811 37 9 Archibald Acheson,Earl of Gosford 1 Aug 1776 27 Mar 1849 72
24 Mar 1815 38 10 Stephen Moore,Earl Mount Cashell 19 Mar 1770 27 Oct 1822 52
2 Mar 1816 39 11 John James Maxwell,Earl of Farnham 5 Feb 1760 23 Jul 1823 63
2 Mar 1816 40 12 John Bourke,Earl of Mayo 18 Jun 1766 23 May 1849 82
2 Mar 1816 41 13 William O'Brien,Marquess of Thomond c 1765 21 Aug 1846
13 Mar 1819 42 14 Somerset Richard Butler,Earl of Carrick 28 Sep 1779 4 Feb 1838 58
5 May 1819 43 15 Somerset Lowry-Corry,Earl of Belmore 11 Jul 1774 18 Apr 1841 66
7 Oct 1820 44 16 James Stevenson Blackwood,Baron
Dufferin and Claneboye 8 Jul 1755 8 Aug 1836 81
3 Aug 1821 45 17 Richard Wingfield,Viscount Powerscourt 11 Sep 1790 9 Aug 1823 32
10 Nov 1821 46 18 William Howard,Earl of Wicklow 13 Feb 1788 22 Mar 1869 81
8 Feb 1823 47 38 Robert Edward King,Viscount Lorton 12 Aug 1773 20 Nov 1854 81
30 Jan 1824 48 39 John Evans-Freke,Baron Carbery 11 Nov 1765 12 May 1845 79
30 Jan 1824 49 45 Charles Vereker,Viscount Gort 1768 11 Nov 1842 74
17 Dec 1825 50 19 John Maxwell-Barry,Baron Farnham 18 Jan 1767 20 Sep 1838 71
1 Jul 1826 51 20 Stephen Moore,Earl of Mount Cashell 20 May 1792 10 Oct 1883 91
19 Dec 1828 52 21 Henry Sadlier Prittie,Baron Dunalley 3 Mar 1775 19 Oct 1854 79
1 Sep 1829 53 35 Richard Butler,Earl of Glengall 17 May 1794 22 Jan 1858 63
15 Mar 1830 54 22 Hayes St.Leger,Viscount Doneraile 9 May 1786 27 Mar 1854 67
26 Feb 1831 55 23 George Thomas John Nugent,Marquess
of Westmeath 17 Jul 1785 5 May 1871 85
30 Mar 1833 56 24 Ulysses de Burgh,Baron Downes 15 Aug 1788 26 Jul 1863 74
31 Jul 1835 57 25 James Bernard,Earl of Bandon 14 Jun 1785 31 Oct 1856 71
18 Jan 1836 58 29 Edward Wadding Plunkett,Baron Dunsany 7 Apr 1773 11 Dec 1848 75
31 Oct 1836 59 44 Cornwallis Maude,Viscount Hawarden 28 Mar 1780 12 Oct 1856 76
20 Feb 1838 60 34 Robert Dillon,Baron Clonbrock 29 Mar 1807 4 Dec 1893 86
13 Apr 1838 61 42 Charles William Bury,Earl of Charleville 29 Apr 1801 14 Jul 1851 50
19 Jan 1839 62 50 John Vesey,Viscount de Vesci 15 Feb 1771 19 Oct 1855 84
2 Jul 1839 63 31 Henry Maxwell,Baron Farnham 9 Aug 1799 20 Aug 1868 69
21 Sep 1839 64 26 Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin,Earl of
Dunraven and Mount Earl 24 Sep 1782 6 Aug 1850 67
21 Jan 1840 65 33 Edward Crofton,Baron Crofton 1 Aug 1806 27 Dec 1869 63
22 Jun 1840 66 30 George Charles Bingham,Earl of Lucan 16 Apr 1800 10 Nov 1888 88
8 May 1841 67 36 James Du Pre Alexander,Earl of Caledon 27 Jul 1812 30 Jun 1855 42
12 Jun 1841 68 27 Cadwallader Davis Blayney,Baron Blayney 19 Dec 1802 18 Jan 1874 71
6 Jul 1841 69 43 Richard Handcock,Baron Castlemaine 17 Nov 1791 4 Jul 1869 77
31 Jan 1843 70 49 John Bruce Richard O'Neill,Viscount O'Neill 30 Dec 1780 12 Feb 1855 74
24 Feb 1845 71 28 William Parsons,Earl of Rosse 17 Jun 1800 31 Oct 1867 67
24 Jul 1845 72 48 John Crichton,Earl of Erne 30 Jul 1802 3 Oct 1885 83
11 Dec 1846 73 41 John Otway O'Connor Cuffe,Earl of Desart 12 Oct 1818 1 Apr 1865 46
16 Apr 1849 74 58 Eyre Massey,Baron Clarina 6 May 1798 18 Nov 1872 74
22 Jun 1849 75 37 John Cavendish Browne,Baron Kilmaine 11 Jun 1794 13 Jan 1873 78
14 Aug 1849 76 40 George John Danvers Butler-Danvers,Earl
of Lanesborough                6 Dec 1794 7 Jul 1866 71
19 Nov 1850 77 64 Randall Edward Plunkett,Baron Dunsany 5 Sep 1804 7 Apr 1852 47
23 Sep 1851 78 61 Denis St.George Daly,Baron Dunsandle and
Clanconal                             10 Jul 1810 11 Jan 1893 82
22 Jun 1852 79 77 Robert Bourke,Earl of Mayo 12 Jan 1797 12 Aug 1867 70
1 Jul 1854 80 54 Richard White,Earl of Bantry 16 Nov 1800 16 Jul 1868 67
9 Jan 1855 81 52 Edward Ward,Viscount Bangor 23 Feb 1827 14 Sep 1881 54
2 May 1855 82 47 Hayes St.Leger,Viscount Doneraile 1 Oct 1818 26 Aug 1887 68
11 Sep 1855 83 70 Arthur Hill-Trevor,Viscount Dungannon 9 Nov 1798 11 Aug 1862 63
24 Oct 1855 84 67 Henry John Reuben Dawson-Damer,Earl
of Portarlington                                          5 Sep 1822 1 Mar 1889 66
23 Jan 1856 85 62 James Hewitt,Viscount Lifford 31 Mar 1811 20 Nov 1887 76
10 Jan 1857 86 59 Thomas Vesey,Viscount de Vesci 21 Sep 1803 23 Dec 1875 72
13 Jan 1857 87 57 Somerset Lowry-Corry,Earl of Belmore 9 Apr 1835 6 Apr 1913 77
21 Aug 1858 88 53 Francis Bernard,Earl of Bandon 3 Jan 1810 17 Feb 1877 67
2 Dec 1862 89 83 Cornwallis Maude,Viscount Hawarden later
Earl de Montalt                                   4 Apr 1817 9 Jan 1905 87
20 Oct 1863 90 56 Lucius O'Brien,Baron Inchiquin 5 Dec 1800 22 Mar 1872 71
8 Mar 1864 91 32 Edward Plunkett,Baron Dunsany 29 Nov 1808 22 Feb 1889 80
 
13 Jun 1865 92 73 John Prendergast Vereker,Viscount Gort 1 Jul 1790 20 Oct 1865 75
 
26 Dec 1865 93 92 Mervyn Wingfield,Viscount Powerscourt 13 Oct 1836 5 Jun 1904 67
14 Sep 1866 94 76 George Frederick Upton,Viscount Templetown 5 Aug 1802 4 Jan 1890 87
15 Oct 1867 95 79 William Richard Annesley,Earl Annesley 21 Feb 1830 10 Aug 1874 44
11 Jan 1868 96 71 Theobald Fitzwalter Butler,Baron Dunboyne 11 Feb 1806 22 Mar 1881 75
28 Sep 1868 97 80 Charles Allanson-Winn,Baron Headley 25 Jun 1810 30 Jul 1877 67
 
22 Dec 1868 98 63 Lawrence Parsons,Earl of Rosse 17 Nov 1840 29 Aug 1908 67
       
6 Jul 1869 99 46 William Henry Hare Hedges-White,Earl of
  Bantry                                             10 Nov 1801 15 Jan 1884 82
6 Sep 1869 100 69 Geoffrey Dominick Augustus Frederick
  Guthrie-Browne,Baron Oranmore and Browne 8 Jun 1819 15 Nov 1900 81
5 Apr 1870 101 65 John Vansittart Danvers Butler-Danvers,
Earl of Lanesborough                                    18 Apr 1839 12 Sep 1905 66
 
10 Jul 1871 102 55 Dayrolles Blakeney Eveleigh-de-Moleyns,
  Baron Ventry                                      22 Jan 1828 8 Feb 1914 86
19 Jun 1872 103 90 Charles Francis Arnold Howard,Earl of Wicklow 5 Nov 1839 20 Jun 1881 41
11 Feb 1873 104 74 Edward Henry Churchill Crofton,Baron Crofton 21 Oct 1834 22 Sep 1912 77
5 Apr 1873 105 75 Edward Donough O'Brien,Baron Inchiquin 14 May 1839 9 Apr 1900 60
 
9 May 1874 106 68 Richard Handcock,Baron Castlemaine 25 Jul 1826 26 Apr 1892 65
 
10 Nov 1874 107 95 John Henry Reginald Scott,Earl of Clonmell 2 Mar 1839 22 Jun 1891 52
 
14 Mar 1876 108 86 John Thomas William Massy,Baron Massy 30 Aug 1835 28 Nov 1915 80
28 Apr 1877 109 88 Hugh Annesley,Earl Annesley 26 Jan 1831 15 Dec 1908 77
30 Oct 1877 110 97 James Alexander,Earl of Caledon 11 Jul 1846 27 Apr 1898 51
6 Jun 1881 111 96 James Francis Bernard,Earl of Bandon 12 Sep 1850 18 May 1924 73
23 Aug 1881 112 103 Edward Nugent Leeson,Earl of Milltown 9 Oct 1835 30 May 1890 54
 
31 Dec 1881 113 81 Francis Charles Needham,Earl of Kilmorey 3 Aug 1842 28 Jul 1915 72
 
20 Dec 1883 114 51 Charles Mark Allanson-Winn,Baron Headley 4 Dec 1845 13 Jan 1913 67
14 Mar 1884 115 99 Hercules Edward Rowley,Baron Langford 1 Jun 1848 29 Oct 1919 71
 
12 Jan 1886 116 72 Henry William Crosbie Ward,Viscount Bangor 26 Jul 1828 23 Feb 1911 82
24 Oct 1887 117 82 Henry Ernest Newcomen King-Tenison,Earl
of Kingston                            31 Jul 1848 13 Jan 1896 47
23 Jan 1888 118 85 Cecil Ralph Howard,Earl of Wicklow 26 Mar 1842 24 Jul 1891 49
31 Dec 1888 119 66 Eyre Challoner Henry Massey,Baron Clarina 29 Apr 1830 16 Dec 1897 67
8 Apr 1889 120 91 Thomas Kane McClintock-Bunbury,Baron
Rathdonnell                                29 Nov 1848 22 May 1929 80
 
19 Apr 1889 121 84 George Bingham,Earl of Lucan 8 May 1830 5 Jun 1914 84
21 Feb 1890 122 94 Francis William Browne,Baron Kilmaine 24 Mar 1843 9 Nov 1907 64
 
14 Jul 1890 123 112 Dermot Robert Wyndham Bourke,Earl of Mayo 2 Jul 1851 31 Dec 1927 76
 
3 Aug 1891 124 107 William Charles Evans-Freke,Baron Carbery 24 May 1812 7 Nov 1894 82
 
9 Oct 1891 125 118 Henry O'Callaghan Prittie,Baron Dunalley 21 Mar 1851 5 Aug 1927 76
13 Jun 1892 126 106 Hamilton Matthew Tilson Fitzmaurice
  Deane-Morgan,Baron Muskerry 18 May 1854 9 Jun 1929 75
6 Mar 1893 127 78 John William Plunkett,Baron Dunsany 31 Aug 1853 16 Jan 1899 45
29 Jan 1894 128 60 Henry Edward Montagu Dorington
  Clotworthy Upton,Viscount Templetown 20 Apr 1853 30 Sep 1939 86
21 Jan 1895 129 124 Luke Gerald Dillon,Baron Clonbrock 10 Mar 1834 12 May 1917 83
20 Mar 1896 130 117 George Lionel Henry Seymour
Dawson-Damer,Earl of Portarlington 19 Aug 1858 31 Aug 1900 42
7 Mar 1898 131 119 Albert Edward Handcock,Baron Castlemaine 26 Mar 1863 6 Jul 1937 74
22 Jul 1898 132 110 Somerset Henry Maxwell,Baron Farnham 7 Mar 1849 22 Nov 1900 51
31 Mar 1899 133 127 Ponsonby William Moore,Earl of Drogheda 29 Apr 1846 28 Oct 1908 62
 
5 Jun 1900 134 105 Raymond Harvey de Montmorency,Viscount 21 Sep 1835 7 May 1902 66
  Frankfort de Montmorency
23 Nov 1900 135 130 Lucius William O'Brien,Baron Inchiquin 21 Jun 1864 9 Dec 1929 65
4 Jan 1901 136 100 Robert St.John Fitzwalter Butler,Baron
  Dunboyne 20 Jan 1844 29 Aug 1913 69
4 Feb 1901 137 132 Anthony Francis Nugent,Earl of Westmeath 11 Jan 1870 12 Dec 1933 63
11 Jul 1902 138 134 Geoffrey Henry Browne,Baron Oranmore and
Browne 6 Jan 1861 30 Jun 1927 66
 
1 Aug 1904 139 93 Charles Bertram Bellew,Baron Bellew 19 Apr 1855 15 Jul 1911 56
 
10 Mar 1905 140 89 Ivo Francis Walter Bligh,Earl of Darnley 13 Mar 1859 10 Apr 1927 68
27 Nov 1905 141 101 Ralph Francis Howard,Earl of Wicklow 24 Dec 1877 11 Oct 1946 68
21 Jan 1908 142 122 George Nathaniel Curzon,Baron Curzon of
Kedleston,later Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 11 Jan 1859 20 Mar 1925 66
4 Nov 1908 143 98 Frederic Oliver Trench,Baron Ashtown  2 Feb 1868 20 Mar 1946 78
(declared bankrupt 28 Oct 1915 and therefore
ineligible to continue as a Representative Peer)
18 Dec 1908 144 133 Arthur Kenlis Maxwell,Baron Farnham 2 Oct 1879 5 Feb 1957 77
13 Feb 1909 145 109 Yvo Richard Vesey,Viscount de Vesci 16 Dec 1881 16 Aug 1958 76
14 Apr 1911 146 116 John Edward Deane Browne,Baron Kilmaine 18 Mar 1878 27 Aug 1946 68
9 Oct 1911 147 139 William Edward Parsons,Earl of Rosse 14 Jun 1873 10 Jun 1918 44
18 Nov 1912 148 104 John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford,
Baron Decies 5 Dec 1866 31 Jan 1944 77
7 Mar 1913 149 114 Maxwell Richard Crosbie Ward,Viscount Bangor 4 May 1868 17 Nov 1950 82
2 Jun 1913 150 87 Charles John Brinsley Butler,Earl of
Lanesborough 12 Dec 1865 18 Aug 1929 63
21 Nov 1913 151 136 Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore,Earl of Drogheda 21 Apr 1884 22 Nov 1957 73
20 Apr 1914 152 102 George Leopold Bryan Bellew-Bryan,Baron
Bellew 22 Jan 1857 15 Jun 1935 78
10 Aug 1914 153 121 George Charles Bingham,Earl of Lucan 13 Dec 1860 20 Apr 1949 88
24 Sep 1915 154 113 Frederick Rudolph Lambart,Earl of Cavan 16 Oct 1865 28 Aug 1946 80
10 Jan 1916 155 143 Arthur Edward Lowther Crofton,Baron Crofton 7 Aug 1866 15 Jun 1942 75
14 Feb 1916 156 108 Francis Charles Adelbert Henry Needham, 26 Nov 1883 11 Jan 1961 77
Earl of Kilmorey (the last surviving Irish
Representative Peer)
13 Jul 1917 157 129 Henry Edwyn King-Tenison,Earl of Kingston 19 Sep 1874 11 Jan 1946 71
19 Aug 1918 158 147 James Edward Geale Caulfeild,Viscount
Charlemont 12 May 1880 30 Aug 1949 69
22 Dec 1919 159 115 Robert Soame Jocelyn,Earl of Roden 8 Sep 1883 30 Oct 1956 73