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Goddard Blennerhassett

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Death notice for Goddard Blennerhassett describes him as Royal Navy.
From Belfast Newsletter, 15 Oct 1833.

Goddard Blennerhassett, born 1802.
He was educ TCD. Entered 4 Nov 1816, listed as age 14. BA Summer 1821.
See entry in [TCD Alumni].
He mar, licence dated 1821, to Sarah King [Sally, dau of Sir Abraham Bradley King, 1st Baronet].
Served in Royal Navy.
Confusingly, he had an uncle Goddard Blennerhassett who was a Commander (and acting Captain) in the Royal Navy and who outlived him.
[Bill Jehan] says he is listed as a Commander in Royal Navy in "Deaths & Removals in the RN 1833" in "HT" (unexplained) 27 Jan 1834.
He died 3 Oct 1833, Dublin, age 31 yrs.
See notice in Belfast Newsletter, 15 Oct 1833.
See p.478 in the Gentleman's Magazine, Nov 1833.

Sarah re-married to --- Fleetwood.
She was living Liverpool in 1851 and 1861.
She died 23 Dec 1870, West Derby, Liverpool.
Goddard and Sarah had issue:

  1. John Blennerhassett, born 10 Feb 1825,
    bapt 5 Mar 1825 [Monkstown CoI par records, Co.Dublin].

  2. Elizabeth Blennerhassett,
    Elizabeth Frances Blennerhassett,
    mar July 1861 to Rev. Thomas C. Wilson,
    she died pre-1881.

  3. Ellen Blennerhassett, born 1832,
    living Clifton, Bristol in 1881, unmarried,
    will dated 14 July 1881,
    died 16 Aug 1881, Clifton, age 49 yrs,
    admin granted 19 Dec 1881.

  4. Anne Blennerhassett,
    mar --- Sutton and had issue:

    1. Stanley Sutton,
      mar Catharine --- and had issue,
      living Everton, Liverpool, in 1881,

    2. William Sutton.

  5. Mary Blennerhassett,
    mar 1stly to Montague Fryer and had issue,
    apparently divorced,
    mar 2ndly to Patrick Whelan and had issue.

Extract from KING in [Burkes Peerage, 1881].


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