Prof D Hayton

School of History
Queen’s University Belfast

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Biography and Irish Studies research interests
Undergraduate at Manchester University, followed by D.Phil. at Oxford. Junior Fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies from 1973–5 and thereafter employed by the History of Parliament, first as a research assistant and then as editor of the section of the history covering the period 1690–1715. Joined the School of History at QUB in 1994, promoted reader in 1998 and professor in 2003. Has written many articles and essays covering the political and religious history of Ireland from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century. Since 1998 has been joint-editor of Irish Historical Studies. At present is preparing editions of the letters of the Irish M.P. Marmaduke Coghill, 1722-39, for the Irish Manuscripts Commission, and the correspondence of the Brodrick family of Midleton, Co. Cork, 1680–1728, for the Parliamentary History Record Series. Awarded a Major Project Grant by the Leverhulme Trust in 2004 (with Dr James Kelly of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) to carry out as study of Irish legislation in the period 1692–1800. Has supervised a number of Ph.D. theses on 17th- and 18th-century Irish history, on subjects ranging from Catholic politics in the Restoration period, to Presbyterian practice and belief in the early 19th century.

Selected Publications
1. 1979, (jt-ed.), Penal era and golden age: essays in Irish history 1690-1800 (Ulster Historical Foundation)
2. 1996 (ed.) , The parliamentary diary of Sir Richard Cocks 1698–1702 (Oxford UP)
3.2001 (ed.), The Irish parliament in the eighteenth century: the long apprenticeship (Edinburgh UP)
4. 2002 (ed. and contrib.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690–1715 (Cambridge UP)
5. 2004, Ruling Ireland 1685–1742: politics, politicians and parties (Boydell)