LEIGH, Charles (c.1760-1836), of Rosegarland, co. Wexford.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1806 - 1807
1812 - 1818

Family and Education

b. c.1760, 2nd s. of Robert Leigh* of Rosegarland by Arabella, da. of Robert Leslie of Glasslough, co. Monaghan; bro. of Francis Leigh*. unm.

Offices Held

Ensign 15 Ft. 1775, lt. 1775; capt. 49 Ft. 1778, 93 Ft. 1794, maj. Whitelock’s regt. 1795; ret. on full pay as supt. co. R. Invalids, with rank of capt.


Leigh was twice returned for New Ross by his brother Francis, who nominated the Member alternately. He gave a silent support to government, though evidence of his activity is slight. He voted against Catholic relief on 13 and 24 May 1813, 21 May 1816 and 9 May 1817; was in the government majority on the army estimates, 8 Mar. 1816, in their minority on the property tax, 18 Mar. 1816, and in their majorities on the civil list, 6 and 24 May 1816. He also voted with them in February 1818. He died 20 Apr. 1836.

Courier, 21 May 1813; Add. 40280, f. 72; Gent. Mag. (1836), ii. 221.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp