John Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy
born est c.1620,
mar [settlement 1654] to Elizabeth Denny
[born 25th Feb 1635, descendant of Edward I
High Sheriff of Co.Kerry
1658 and 1663,
MP for Tralee
he died 1677, age est c.57 yrs,
possibly bur at Ballycarty
(see his son Arthur),
will pr 1677,
Elizabeth's will dated 2 Nov 1689,
asked to be bur in Tralee church,
she died 1696, age 61 yrs,
bur St.John's church, Tralee
will pr 22 May 1696,
- Arthur Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy,
died Tralee, 7 Jan 1686,
see entry in Denny Family Bible,
bur at "Bally Carthy"
- John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy, born est c.1660.
- Ruth Blennerhassett, born est c.1660,
would be after grandmother,
mar 1stly to Capt. Thomas Browne,
he died 1681,
mar 2ndly, post-1681, to her father's 1st cousin
Thomas Blennerhassett and had issue.
Wills of John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy, proved 1677,
and his wife Elizabeth, proved 1696.
[Vicars' index of wills 1536-1810]
These were burnt in 1922.
Extract from elegy to this John's son
the Gaelic poet
Aodhagán Ó Rathaille.
Ó Rathaille refers to him as
"John, son of John, son of John of Ballyseedy".
[Dineen and O'Donoghue, 1911].
Extract from will of Elizabeth Denny.
Entry in Denny Family Bible
for the death of Arthur Blennerhassett in 1686.
This says that "Bally Carthy"
was then the burial place of the Blennerhassetts.
Ruth Blennerhassett mentioned in the
will of her brother John, dated 24 Jan 1709.