PARNELL, Sir John, 1744-1801, 2nd Baronet, Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer

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Three volumes constituting a journal of a tour through Wales and England. Parnell visited country seats and commented on design, making notes and drawings. The fourth volume is an account book detailing personal expenses, expenses of building his house in Ireland plus an account of the building progress.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Parnell (1744-1801), Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, was a student of Lincoln's Inn 1766, and a bencher at King's Inns, Dublin, 1786. From 1761 to 1768 he was MP for Bangor in the Irish Parliament, and for Inistioge 1776-1783. He became Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer in 1785. He opposed the liberal policy of the English government, and in consequence of his opposition to the Union was removed from his post in 1799. In 1801 he entered the first parliament of the United Kingdom as MP for Queen's County.

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