John Brady (MP)

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John Brady (1812–1887) was an Irish medical doctor, landlord, and nationalist politician from County Leitrim.

Born in County Cavan, Brady was the son of Tobias and Margaret Brady.[1] He was a member of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons.[2]

He had addresses in London, Cambridgeshire and Rugby, Warwickshire. He owned over 2,000 acres of land in County Leitrim by the 1870s, mostly within that part of the Poor Law Union of Bawnboy which was in county Leitrim, but also in Cloone, near Mohill.[3]

In 1847, he married Sarah Rayner of Ely, Cambridgeshire. They had two daughters.[1]

At the 1852 general election he was elected as a Tenant Right candidate to be one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Leitrim. He was re-elected at the next five general elections, serving as MP for Leitrim for 27 years until he retired in 1879 due to ill-health.[3]

Brady died in late March 1887, at his home near Rugby.[2]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Walford, Edward (1869). "The County Families of the United Kingdom" (5th ed.). R. Hardwicke. p. 120. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Obituary: Mr John Brady". The Times. London, England. 2 April 1887. p. 12. Retrieved 22 June 2017 – via The Times Digital Archive.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "Estate Brady (Carrigallen)". Landed Estates Database. NUI Galway. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward King-Tenison
Charles Clements
Member of Parliament for Leitrim
With: Hugh Lyons-Montgomery
William Ormsby-Gore
Francis O'Beirne
Succeeded by
Francis O'Beirne
Arthur Loftus Tottenham

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