Captain William Stacpoole, M.P.

The Times 12th July 1879

We have to record the death of Captain Stacpoole, M.P. for Ennis, which occurred on Thursday night at his residence, Carlisle-square, Chelsea. The hon. member had been ailing only a few days. Captaoin Stacpoole was the eldest son of Mr. Andrew Stacpoole, of Ballyalla, county Clare, by his marriage with Diana, daughter of Mr. D. Finucane, of Stamer-park, in the same county, was born in the year 1830, and was educated at Cheltenham College and at Trinity College, Dublin. He was for some years a Captain of the Clare Militia, and also a magistrate for that county, but about seven years ago was “superseded” in the commission of the peace at his own request. He had sat for Ennis in the Home Rule interest for upwards of 19 years. Captain Stacpoole married Miss Mary Ann Catharine Winifred Hennessy, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Hennessy, of Leamington, Warwickshire. His death causes, of course, a vacancy in the representation of the borough of Ennis.