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"Black Jack's Book"

Early Blennerhassett genealogy (up to 1730s) by John Blennerhassett, "Black Jack" (born 1665).
The Blennerhassett family, plus his other ancestral lines and his wife's ancestors.

He is believed to have started writing it down when in prison in Galway in 1689.
He did the final version in the 1730s shortly before his death.

Images used with the kind permission of the Board of Trinity College, The University of Dublin.

  


The cover made in 1862 for the original Fenit Ms (MS 7937 at TCD).
See full size. It says: "Black Jack's Book. 1735"
See other side. It says: "John Hurly. 1862"


  


The Fenit Ms (MS 7937 at TCD)

This is the definitive Ms of "Black Jack's Book", dating from the 1730s (shortly before he died).

  

Transcripts

Many transcripts exist of the Fenit House Ms, both published and unpublished.

  


Images

We present here an index of images of the original Fenit Ms (MS 7937 at TCD).
Used with the kind permission of the Board of Trinity College, The University of Dublin.
  
  


Images plus transcript

This section divides the book into family groups, linking to the images of the original, and also to the transcript by Hickson.

Images of the original Fenit Ms (MS 7937 at TCD).
Used with the kind permission of the Board of Trinity College, The University of Dublin.

Index into the relevant pages of Hickson's transcript of the Fenit Ms.
This is pp.35-108 of [Hickson, 1872].



Section MS 7937 pages Hickson transcript
Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy pp.35-36
Edward, son of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.36-37
Arthur Blennerhassett of Loughgur pp.37-41
Mary Blennerhassett and George Rowan pp.38-39
Elizabeth, dau of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.41-42
Capt. Robert Blennerhassett, of Castle Conway p.42
John Blennerhassett, "Black Jack" pp.42-45
Gun pp.44-45
Thomas Blennerhassett and Jane Darby pp.45-46
Henry Blennerhassett and Dorcas Crumpe pp.46-47
Daughters of Capt. Robert Blennerhassett, of Castle Conway pp.47-50
Conway pp.50-53
Eveleigh and Cross pp.53-59
Thomas Blennerhassett, of Littur pp.59-62
Daughters of John Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.62-64
Forrest and Lynne pp.64-66
Blennerhassett of Dublin
Said to be cousin of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty.
pp.66-68
Blennerhassett of Fermanagh
Said to be cousin of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty.
pp.68-69
Browne and Spring and Ryeves pp.69-101
O'Ryan pp.101-107
Tuchet pp.107-108
  



Quote in "Black Jack's Book".
From p.127 of MS 7937.
"Show me the country vale or spot of ground, where Hassetts or their allies are not found."



Transcript on p.108 of [Hickson, 1872].
She has it a bit different: "Show me the country, place, or spot of ground; Where 'Hassetts or their allies are not found."


  

Inserts

  

Card inserted in the book to explain what it is.
See full size.



Letter of 1908 from John C.D. Hurly explaining that he has the original book.
Found inserted in the book.
See full size.


  

D680/3/1 (PRO.NI)

  

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