DALWAY, Noah (c.1746-1820), of Bella Hill, Carrickfergus, co. Antrim.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1801 - 1802

Family and Education

b. c.1746, s. of Noah Webb of Dunshaughlin, co. Meath by Mehetabella, da. and event. coh. of Robert Dalway, MP [I], of Bella Hill. m. 22 May 1795, Eleanor, da. of Ven. Conway Benning, archdeacon of Dromore, 5s. 7da. suc. fa. 1768; uncle Marriot Dalway, MP [I], to Bella Hill and took name of Dalway 8 Apr. 1795.

Offices Held

MP [I] 1799-1800.

Lt. RN 1779, cdr. (superannuated 1814).


Dalway’s mother’s family had long been associated with Carrickfergus and the maternal uncle to whose property he succeeded in 1795 was Member for the borough. In 1799 he himself became Member and opposed the Union. His return to the Irish and Imperial Parliaments was probably secured by the Marquess of Donegall. He voted against government on the Irish master of the rolls bill, 19 Mar. 1801, and on Grey’s motion for an inquiry into the state of the nation, 25 Mar., and was listed in opposition by Secretary Abbot. No speech is recorded and he was not re-elected in 1802. He died 17 July 1820, ‘aged 76’.

N. and Q. cxciii. 350; S. McSkimin, Carrickfergus, 317, 477; PRO 30/9/13 pt. 2, Irish Members 1801.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp