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Robert Blennerhassett, of Mount Rivers

Mount Rivers on 1829 to 1842 map.
See street view of W entrance to Mount Rivers today.
And street view of disused E entrance.
See Mount Rivers.

Robert Blennerhassett,
born est c.1705,
of Mount Rivers, Ownagarry, Killorglin par, Co.Kerry,
and of nearby Annaghgarry House, Ownagarry, Killorglin par, Co.Kerry,
mar Frances Yielding
and had issue:

  1. Belinda Blennerhassett, mar Charles Hurly and had issue:
    1. Mary Hurly, mar Tallis Eagar and had issue.

  2. Alice Blennerhassett, mar 1758 to James Eagar and had issue.
  3. Millicent Blennerhassett, mar Tallis Eagar and had issue.
  4. Sarah Blennerhassett, mar 1776 to John Eagar and had issue.

  1. Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet, of Blennerville, Co.Kerry, born 1741.

  2. Arthur Blennerhassett,
    Arthur Robert, born est c.1745,
    the deed of 1806 calls him "Arthur Blennerhassett Robert" (the latter refers to his father),
    of Fortfield (or Fordfield, or Fordstown, or Fordhill), Co.Kerry (unidentified, though there is a modern "Fort Field" near Tralee, see map),
    and of Cara, Co.Kerry,
    the deeds of 1806 and 1807 refer to him holding a vast number of lands, all in Co.Kerry, and a house at Annaghgarry (his father's house),
    mar Catherine (Rosanna) Hickson [dau of James Hickson] and had issue:

    1. Robert Blennerhassett, of Fortfield,
      Robert Arthur, born c.1772,
      the deed of 1807 calls him "Robert Blennerhassett Arthur" (the latter refers to his father),
      mar 22 May 1798, Tralee, to Catherine Hickson [born 1779, eldest dau of Robert Hickson of Tralee],
      marriage settlement 17 May 1798, incomplete copy is [NLI] D.27079,
      registered with [LR] 5th Feb 1807, book 587, p.324, no.398234,
      he died 12th Aug 1814, Tralee, age c.42 yrs, (todo) see Limerick Evening Post,
      she died Mon 24th May 1841, at her house in Denny St, Tralee, age 62 yrs,
      she was "for many years a resident of Tralee" [Kerry Evening Post, Wed 26th May 1841, [KCL] RR microfilm].

    2. Rosanna Blennerhassett,
      mar 27 May 1790 to Sir Robert Blennerhassett, 2nd Baronet and had issue.

    had affair with ---- and had issue:

    1. Elizabeth Blennerhassett, illegitimate,
      Arthur's will of 1790 left £300 to "his natural daughter Elizabeth" [LR],
      the [NLI] copy of Robert's marriage settlement 1798 refers to her as "now the wife of Denis Murphy",
      mar pre-1798 to Denis Murphy.

    will dated 26th Apr 1790,
    died 4th May 1790, at Fortfield, age est c.45 yrs,
    will pr 1790,
    settlement of will registered with [LR] 10th Sept 1806, book 580, p.289, no.395285,
    he left all lands to his brother Rowland, who managed his estate after his death, paid off his debts, and set up his children's inheritances when they came of age and married.

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