VEREKER, John Prendergast (1790-1865), of Loughcutra Castle, co. Galway.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
Available from Boydell and Brewer



25 July 1817 - 3 July 1820

Family and Education

b. 1 July 1790, 1st s. of Charles Vereker*. educ. Harrow 1803-10. m. (1) 15 Dec. 1814, Maria O’Grady (d. 4 Apr. 1854), da. of Standish, 1st Visct. Guillamore [I], 5s. 1da,; (2) 10 June 1861, Elizabeth Mary, da. and h. of John Jones, wid. of George Tudor of East Cowes Castle, I.o.W., s.p. suc. fa. as 3rd Visct. Gort [I] 11 Nov. 1842.

Offices Held

Mayor, Limerick 1831-2.

Capt. Limerick city militia 1804, maj. 1811; col. Limerick city artillery 1842-d.

Rep. peer [I] June 1865-d.


Vereker succeeded to his father’s seat for Limerick when the latter became a peer of Ireland and, like him, was regarded as a supporter of government. He survived a contest then and in 1818. On 3 May 1819 he voted against Catholic relief. On 5 May he expressed his constituents’ hostility to the Irish window tax and voted against it. He was in the government majority on 18 May 1819, but made no other mark in Parliament. He was unseated on petition after the election of 1820. He died 20 Oct. 1865.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp