1720 in Ireland

1720 in Ireland


*The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Ireland Act of 1720.
*Declaratory Act 1720 passes in British parliament declaring the right of the Parliament of Great Britain to legislate for Ireland and denying the appellate jurisdiction of the Irish House of Lords.

Arts and Literature

*Jonathan Swift publishes "Proposal for Universal Use of Irish Manufacture".


*1 October - Hector Theophilus de Cramahé, Lieutenant-Governor of Province of Quebec, and Lieutenant Governor of Detroit (d.1788).
*9 October - Andrew Lewis, pioneer and surveyor, soldier from Virginia (d.1781).

Full date unknown

*Patrick Browne, physician and botanist (d.1790).


*18 August - Matthew Aylmer, 1st Baron Aylmer, Admiral of the Royal Navy (b. c1650).

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