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Sir Arthur Blennerhassett, 5th Baronet

Sir Arthur Blennerhassett, 5th Baronet,
born 1871.
See Wikitree and thepeerage.
He mar 1899 to Mary Frances von Aretin.
She was dau of Baron Ludwig von Aretin and Mary Louisa Howard (see thepeerage and genealogics).
Mary Louisa Howard is dau of Sir Henry Francis Howard, descendant of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.
Descendant through multiple lines from Edward III.

5th Baronet succ 1909.
He was a senior civil servant in British India.
He died 28 Jan 1915, at Yeotmal (now Yavatmal), Maharashtra, India.
Bill Jehan had a story that he was murdered, but the source is lost and it may not be true.
He was buried at Tiger Gap cemetery, Nagpur, Maharashtra (see map and street view).
See grave inscription on p.12 of "List Of Inscriptions On Tombs Or Monuments In The Central Provinces And Berar" (1932).
See admin.
Mary Frances died 1950.
They had issue:

  1. Sir Marmaduke Blennerhassett, 6th Baronet,
    Marmaduke Charles Henry Joseph Casimir Blennerhassett, born 20 Nov 1902.
    Went as "Marmaduke" or "Charles".

This must be the 5th Baronet as a child.
Portrait inherited by the Blennerhassett Baronets.
Looks like "Londres, Juin 1874" on RHS (London, June 1874).
On LHS is possible signature of artist, and something like "For Lady Blennerhassett".
See larger and full size.
See close-up of writing LHS and RHS.

5th Baronet as a child, 1881.
Portrait inherited by the Blennerhassett Baronets.
Portrait by Franz von Lenbach.
See larger and full size.
See signature. See back.

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