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Arthur Blennerhassett, of Gortatlea, Co.Kerry



Grave of Blennerhassett of Gortatlea. Ballyseedy graveyard.
Photo 2008. From Brendan O'Donoghue.




Arthur Blennerhassett, born c.1755,
of Gortatlea (SE of Tralee), Ballymacelligott par, Co.Kerry,
and Skaghduve (Blackbriar), Co.Kerry.
This branch was Protestant, but disinherited.
A table tomb was erected in memory of him at Ballyseedy old graveyard (near front centre) by his four sons, Thomas, Arthur, Richard and John, "for them and their posterity", dated 10 May 1840.
He had issue:


  1. Thomas Blennerhassett,
    Thomas Arthur Blennerhassett, born 1786,
    of Gortatlea and Blackbriar,
    died 1868, age 82 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. William Blennerhassett, of Gortatlea, born 1821,
      mar Jane Giles and had issue:

      1. Thomas William Blennerhassett, of Gortatlea, born 1849,
        see entry for his family in [Census, 1911],
        had issue:

        1. Thomas Blennerhassett, of Gortatlea,
          "Old Tom", born 1884 or 1886.
          "Thomas T.W. Blennerhassett" corresponded with Pat Lavelle 1965. See [PAT/14].
          See letter about Letitia Blennerhassett being dau of Sir Rowland.
          He corresponded (about Gortatlea disinheritance) with Bill Jehan 1969. See [PAT/20] and [PAT/21].
          He died 1971, having had issue.

        2. Lena Blennerhassett, born 1895,
          mar James Sims and had issue:

          1. Nancy Sims, mar Frank Blennerhassett and had issue.


    2. Mary Anne Blennerhassett, born 1827,
      mar James Leslie and had issue:

      1. Rev. James Blennerhassett Leslie, born 1865,
        author of histories of CoI clergy.


    3. Susan Blennerhassett, born 1836, NOT 1837,
      mar William Fitzell and had issue:

      1. Richard Fitzell, had issue:

        1. Ernest Fitzelle, mar Georgina O'Neill and had issue:

          1. Brian Fitzelle, genealogist,
            wrote the BLENNERHASSETT entry in [Burkes Irish, 1976].

    4. Anne Blennerhassett, born 1843,
      mar Thomas O'Neill and had issue:

      1. John O'Neill, born 1874, had issue:

        1. Georgina O'Neill, mar Ernest Fitzelle and had issue.


  2. Arthur Blennerhassett,
    Arthur Thomas Blennerhassett,
    born 1786 [perhaps twin],
    of Gortatlea,
    mar Ellen Blennerhassett [Eileen, some cousin of his, born 1794],
    Church of Ireland,
    he died 1873, age 87 yrs,
    she died 1884, age 90 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. John Arthur Blennerhassett, born 1829,
      mar 1862 in Co.Kerry and had issue,
      lived at Glenageenty, near Castleisland, Co.Kerry,
      died 1895, Co.Kerry.

    2. Thomas A. Blennerhassett, born 1842, had issue:
      1. Thomas Blennerhassett, born 1874, had issue:

        1. Frank Blennerhassett, researched family history,
          author of [Blennerhassett and Hollwey, 1991],
          mar Nancy Sims and had issue.


  3. Richard Arthur Blennerhassett,
    mar 1829 to Mary Blennerhassett and had issue.


  4. John Blennerhassett.



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