He was Muster master-general and clerk of the cheque in Ireland. He was Member of Parliament County Roscommon in 1640. He was sent to Parliament"s affairs in Ulster in 1645.
He was knighted 1621 and a Member of the Irish Parliament for Boyle in 1634 and 1639. He was member of the Council of State in 1653 and sat in the First Protectorate Parliament for the counties of Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim in 1654.