Sir Robert Blennerhassett, 2nd Baronet,
Lives at Mount Rivers, near Killorglin:
He is the Robert Blennerhassett found at Mount Rivers, Annaghgarry townland, near Killorglin, Co.Kerry, in the 1790s.
This is NOT his 1st cousin (and wife's brother) Robert Arthur Blennerhassett.
Robert Blennerhassett of Mount Rivers is party to his 1st cousin Richard Yeilding's marriage settlement in [Deed of Feb 1796]. [Deed, Apr 1834] confirms this is the future 2nd Baronet and not his cousin.
The name "Mount Rivers" is in fact first found in [Deed of Feb 1796]. Possibly a new house was built at Annaghgarry after Robert's marriage in 1790, with a new name, "Mount Rivers".
Robert Blennerhassett of Mount Rivers is one of the "lives" in [Deed, Jan 1797].
When son baptised in Tralee in July 1797 they are listed as of parish of Killorglin (Mount Rivers).
Lives at Churchtown:
Listed as of Churchtown, near Killarney, Co.Kerry, in 1798 marriage settlement of his 1st cousin (and wife's brother) Robert Arthur Blennerhassett. He is called "Robert Blennerhassett Rowland" (the name refers to his father).
Listed as of Churchtown in brother's marriage settlement, 1799.
He is "Robert Blennerhassett Rowland" of Churchtown who is one of the "lives" in [Deed of 1806].
He is listed as of Churchtown in [Deed, 1807].
He witnessed [Deed, 1 May 1808]. Listed as of Churchtown.
Listed as of Churchtown in brother's marriage settlement, 12 May 1808.
He witnessed [Deed, Nov 1809]. Listed as of Churchtown.
Apparently party to [Deed, Jan 1810]. Listed as of Churchtown.
He is listed at Churchtown in Belfast Newsletter, July 24, 1812.
[Deed, Aug 1815]
[Deed, Jan 1816].
Listed as of Churchtown.
He and his wife are party to [Deed, Feb 1816] with his father. Listed as of Churchtown.
He succ as Baronet when his father died March 1821. Listed at Churchtown in death notice of father.
Listed at Churchtown in [Deed, Apr 1821].
He is party to [Deed, May 1823]. Listed at Churchtown.
High Sheriff of Co.Kerry 1823-1824.
He is party to [Deed, May 1825] and [Deed, May 1826]. Listed at Churchtown.
Rosanna dies, 1828:
She died Jan 1828 at Churchtown, "the seat of her husband".
See item in Dublin Morning Register, 26 January 1828.
See Kerry Evening Post, Sat 26 Jan 1828, [KCL] RR microfilm.
(todo) See "The Warder", Dublin, 30 Jan 1828.
(todo) See "The Gentleman's Magazine", Feb 1828.
2nd Baronet is listed at Churchtown in Kerry Evening Post, 19 February 1831. He is "J.P."
2nd Baronet dies, 1831:
His will dated 17 Sept 1831.
He died at Churchtown, 21 Sept 1831, age 62 yrs.
See notice in Cork Constitution, 24 September 1831.
See notice in Freeman's Journal, 27 September 1831. Incorrectly calls him "Sir Rowland".
Will proved 31 Jan 1832.
Will would be burnt in 1922. Summary of will survives. Divides property between Robert and William. (Others presumably taken care of elsewhere.)
2nd Baronet and Rosanna had issue:
William dies, 1835:
Listed as of Mount Rivers in death notice.
His will dated 7 June 1835.
Papers in [Landed Estates Court box 3494] are wrong to think he died on that date.
He died 16 June 1835 at house of his brother-in-law Rev. Edward Conyers, Knockane Glebe.
See death notice in Westmeath Guardian, 25 June 1835.
Will proved 6 Oct 1835. Will would be burnt in 1922. Summary of will survives. This lists him as of Annaghgarry, Mount Rivers. He left money towards a Protestant school and also towards a Catholic school. (His brother had become a Catholic.)
See also entry under 1835 in Irish will index, 1828-1837.
An incident on 19 June 1812 when Robert Blennerhassett of Churchtown was threatened by a gang for building a church.
From Belfast Newsletter, July 24, 1812.
See copy in Strabane Morning Post, 28 July 1812.
"R.A. Blennerhasset, esq." listed at Churchtown in [Leet's Directory, 1814].
The same directory lists the 1st Baronet as "Sir R. Blennerhasset, bt." at Blennerville.
This listing should be Robert Blennerhassett, future 2nd Baronet.
But the "R.A." is strange. Maybe confusion with his 1st cousin Robert Arthur Blennerhassett.
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