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My family tree - Royal Descent


  Descents of Martha Lynne

Descents of Ellen Stoughton

Descent from the Kings of Munster

My possible Royal Descent

  

Introduction

Royal Descents are not as unusual as you might think. In the West, your family tree tends to either (a) end in obscurity after a few generations, or (b) goes on to connect with the vast, inter-connected web of medieval gentry, nobility, and eventually Royalty, in Europe. There is a single vast family tree of the West, from which millions of people are provably descended. Showing your descent from medieval Royalty is probably the most convenient way of showing your connection to the Western family tree.

  


The Blennerhassett line

This is in fact the golden age of genealogy, when you can be born without a Royal Descent, set off to look for one, and finally, triumphantly, connect with the Western family tree. In the future, everyone will have a known Royal Descent at birth, which won't be half as much fun.

This is exactly my story. Since 1985, I have been aware that my Blennerhassett line may connect to the Western family tree. I have a lot of evidence now about what that connection is, but the final proof is still missing.

To be precise, if Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel then I get a Royal Descent as below.

See Evidence that Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel.


  

Descents of Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel, then the most recent English monarch I would descend from is Edward III (died 1377).

The most recent monarch of any sort I would descend from is Murrough O'Brien, King of Thomond (died 1551).

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Edward III (died 1377).
The most recent English monarch that Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert descends from.



Ennis Abbey, Ennis, Co.Clare.
Burial place of Murrough O'Brien, King of Thomond (died 1551), the most recent monarch of any sort that Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert descends from.





Descents of Martha Lynne

Letitia Blennerhassett has other Royal descents, from earlier monarchs. Here I just show her descents from Edward III.

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel then the following holds.




                               Edward III
                                |
                 +--------------+----------------------------------------+ 
                 |                                                       |
                John of Gaunt                                           Edmund Plantagenet
                 |                                                       |
                Joan de Beaufort                                        Constance Plantagenet       
                 |                                                       |
      +----------+-------------------------------+                      Isabel le Despencer
      |                                          |                       |
     1st Earl of Salisbury                      3rd Baron Abergavenny   Elizabeth Beauchamp
      |                                          |                       |
     Alice Neville                               +----------+------------+
      |                                                     |
     Elizabeth Fitz-Hugh                                   4th Baron Abergavenny
      |                                                     |
     Catherine Vaux                                        Sir Edward Neville, Kt.
      |                                                     |
     Clement Throckmorton                                  Catherine Neville
      |                                                     |
      +-------------------------+---------------------------+
                                |
                               Martha Throckmorton
                                |
                               George Lynne
                                |
                               Martha Lynne
                                |
  +------------------------+----+--------------------+
  |                        |                         |
 Robert Blennerhassett    John Blennerhassett       Thomas Blennerhassett == Ellen Stoughton  
  |                        |                         |                       descendant of Edward III and of
  |                        |                         |                       Murrough O'Brien, King of Thomond 
  |                       Ruth Blennerhassett        |   
 John Blennerhassett       |                        Martha Blennerhassett
  |                       Mary Blennerhassett        |
  |                        |                         |
 Edward Blennerhassett    Mary Rowan                William Mullins 
  |                        |                         |
  |                        +-----------+-------------+
  |                                    |
  |                                   Mary Mullins
  |                                    |
 Rev. John Blennerhassett             Louisa Goddard
  |                                    |
  +-------------------+----------------+
                      |
                     Letitia Blennerhassett   
                      |                                          
                     George Blennerhassett Cashel                
                      |                                          
                     Blennerhassett Cashel                       
                      |                                          
                     Agnes Cashel                                
                      |                                          
                     Eithne O'Mara                               
                      |                                          
                     Richard Humphreys                           
                      |                                          
                     Mark Humphrys                               





Descents of Ellen Stoughton

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel then the following holds.

  


                     Edward III           
                      |
                     John of Gaunt
                      |
                     Joan de Beaufort
                      |
                     1st Earl of Salisbury
                      |
  +-------------------+----------------+
  |                                    |
 Catherine Neville                    1st Marquess of Montagu
  |                                    |
 Cicely Bonville                      Lucy Neville
  |                                    |
 Elizabeth Grey                       Sir Anthony Browne
  |                                    |
 11th Earl of Kildare                 Mabel Browne 
  |                                    |
  +-------------------+----------------+
                      |
                     Mary Fitzgerald
                      |
                     Mabel Nugent == Murrough O'Brien, 4th Baron of Inchiquin
                      |              descendant of Murrough O'Brien, King of Thomond 
                      |
                     Dermod O'Brien, 5th Baron of Inchiquin
                      |
                     Honora O'Brien
                      |
                     Ellen Stoughton == Thomas Blennerhassett 
                      |                 descendant of Edward III
                      |
                     Martha Blennerhassett
                      |
                     William Mullins == Mary Rowan
                      |                 descendant of Edward III
                      |
                     Mary Mullins
                      |
                     Louisa Goddard == Rev. John Blennerhassett
                      |                descendant of Edward III
                      |
                     Letitia Blennerhassett   
                      |                                          
                     George Blennerhassett Cashel                
                      |                                          
                     Blennerhassett Cashel                       
                      |                                          
                     Agnes Cashel                                
                      |                                          
                     Eithne O'Mara                               
                      |                                          
                     Richard Humphreys                           
                      |                                          
                     Mark Humphrys                               





Descent from the Kings of Munster

Letitia Blennerhassett also has an impressive descent from the Irish Kings of Thomond and Kings of Munster.

The most recent monarch of any sort she descends from is Murrough O'Brien, the last King of Thomond, and 1st Earl of Thomond (died 1551).

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel then the following holds.

  


    
        Brian Boru, High King of Ireland
         |
        Teige O'Brien, King of Munster 
         |
        Turlogh O'Brien, King of Munster and Ireland 
         |
        Dermot O'Brien, King of Munster 
         |
        Turlogh O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Domnall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond
         |
        Donnchad O'Brien, King of Thomond
         |
        Conor "na Suidane" O'Brien, King of Thomond  
         |
        Teige "Cael-uisce" O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Turlogh O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Murtogh O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Mahon O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Brian O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Turlogh "Bog" O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Teige "an Chomhard" O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
        Turlogh Don O'Brien, King of Thomond 
         |
 +-------+----------------------------------+
 |                                          |
Murrough O'Brien, King of Thomond          Connor O'Brien, King of Thomond
 |                                          |
 |                                         Donnchadh O'Brien, 2nd Earl of Thomond 
 |                                          |
Dermod O'Brien, 2nd Baron of Inchiquin     Margaret O'Brien 
 |                                          |
 +-------+----------------------------------+
         |
        Murrough O'Brien, 3rd Baron of Inchiquin
         |
        Murrough O'Brien, 4th Baron of Inchiquin == Mabel Nugent
         |                                          descendant of Edward III
         |
        Dermod O'Brien, 5th Baron of Inchiquin
         |
        Honora O'Brien
         |
        Ellen Stoughton == Thomas Blennerhassett 
         |                 descendant of Edward III
         |
        Martha Blennerhassett
         |
        William Mullins == Mary Rowan
         |                 descendant of Edward III
         |
        Mary Mullins
         |
        Louisa Goddard == Rev. John Blennerhassett
         |                descendant of Edward III
         |
        Letitia Blennerhassett   
         |                                          
        George Blennerhassett Cashel                
         |                                          
        Blennerhassett Cashel                       
         |                                          
        Agnes Cashel                                
         |                                          
        Eithne O'Mara                               
         |                                          
        Richard Humphreys                           
         |                                          
        Mark Humphrys                               





Most recent titled ancestors

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is my ancestor, then my most recent titled ancestors are:





Tomb of Thomas Roper, 1st Viscount Baltinglass (died 1638), my most recent titled ancestor (if Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is my ancestor).


  

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