John Irving the elder

MP (Conservative / West India interest)


According to Thorne, H of C, Irving was MP for both Bramber and subsequently Antrim. Hansard online lists them as two different people. Note also that end date of tenure is approximate. Hansard lists him as sitting until 1845 with no date/month; Thorne gives date as 10 Nov 1845; Hansard gives tenure start as 24 July 1838; Thorne gives it as 1837. [Exact dates for Bramber are given correctly.]

Returned for Bramber 1806 by the 5th Duke of Rutland, friend of his uncle, John Rae (partner in a West Indian trading firm). ' inconspicious member' (Thorne, 285). Generally voted in support of the Government (Tory); voted against Catholic Relief in May 1813, 1816 and 1817; voted for Christian missions to India, 1813. Main interests in currency questions and in favour of freer trade though from a conservative stance.

R. G. Thorne (ed.), The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (5 vols., London, Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1986), IV (Members G-F)

Elections / Constituences

Bramber Sussex
1806 - 1832 
Antrim Antrim
1837 - 1841