CARROLL, John (?1790-1875), of St. Stephen's Grove, Dublin.
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Family and Education
b. ?1790, o.s. of Ephraim Carroll, MP [I], barrister, of St. Stephen’s Grove, Dublin by his w., da. of John Doherty of Aungier Street, Dublin. educ. Trinity, Dublin 4 July 1808, aged 17; G. Inn 1813, called [I] 1815 m. (1) 22 Oct. 1812,1 Frances Ann, sis. of Charles Sharp, 1s. 6da.; (2) Charlotte, s.p. suc. fa. 1825.
Carroll’s father, a distant relative of the 1st Marquess of Ely, had been one of the latter’s Irish parliamentary squad for 16 years (1783-7 Mar. 1799), but opposed the Union. Carroll himself, also an Irish barrister, came in at the instigation of the and Marquess. He supported government silently, voting with them on the case of Wyndham Quin*, 29 Mar., and against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819, as well as for the foreign enlistment bill, 10 June, and the seditious libel bill, 23 Dec. Like many Irish Members, he was in the minority for the abolition of the Irish window tax on 5 May. As New Ross was an alternating nomination borough, Carroll would normally have held it for the duration of one Parliament only and his temporary return in 1820 was doubtless for the convenience of his successor Francis Leigh*. Carroll subsequently took up residence in London, where he died 4 June 1875.
Ref Volumes: 1790-1820
Author: P. J. Jupp
- 1. The marriage entry in St. Marylebone register states that a marriage between them had already taken place.