John Gustavus Handcock

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John Gustavus Handcock (1720 – 26 February 1766)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the sixth son of William Handcock and his wife Susan Warburton, daughter of Richard Warburton.[2] His older brother was William Handcock and his cousins were William Handcock, 1st Viscount Castlemaine and Richard Handcock, 2nd Baron Castlemaine.[2] In 1761, Handcock entered the Irish House of Commons, representing Ballyshannon until his death in 1766.[1]

On 6 August 1755, he married Margaret Caroline Wilson.[2] Their marriage was childless.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 94. ISBN 1-903688-60-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Debrett, John (1828). Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. I (17th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 805–806.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Michael Clarke
Thomas Conolly
Member of Parliament for Ballyshannon
With: Michael Clarke
Succeeded by
Michael Clarke
Hugh Henry Mitchell