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"Black Jack's Book"

Early Blennerhassett genealogy 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.

  


MS 7937 (Fenit House, TCD)

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

  

Transcripts of Fenit House Ms

Many transcripts exist of the Fenit House Ms, both published and unpublished.

  


Index into Hickson transcript online

Hickson's transcript of the Fenit Ms is readable online on pp.35-108 of [Hickson, 1872].
Here is an index into the sections of it.

  
Section MS 7937 pages Hickson transcript
Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty p.1 p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty p.1 p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy pp.1-2 p.35
John Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy pp.2-3 pp.35-36
Edward, son of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.3-5 pp.36-37
Arthur Blennerhassett of Loughgur pp.5-12 pp.37-41
Mary Blennerhassett and George Rowan pp.7-9 pp.38-39
Elizabeth, dau of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.12-14 pp.41-42
Capt. Robert Blennerhassett, of Castle Conway p.15 p.42
John Blennerhassett, "Black Jack" pp.15-21 pp.42-45
Gun pp.19-20 pp.44-45
Thomas Blennerhassett and Jane Darby pp.21-22 pp.45-46
Henry Blennerhassett, of Gortmasherry pp.22-24 pp.46-47
Daughters of Capt. Robert Blennerhassett, of Castle Conway pp.24-29 pp.47-50
Conway pp.30-34 pp.50-53
Eveleigh and Cross pp.35-46 pp.53-59
Thomas Blennerhassett, of Littur pp.47-53 pp.59-62
Daughters of John Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty pp.53-56 pp.62-64
Forrest and Lynne pp.56-61 pp.64-66
Blennerhassett of Dublin
Said to be cousin of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty.
pp.61-62 pp.66-68
Blennerhassett of Fermanagh
Said to be cousin of Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty.
p.63 pp.68-69
Browne and Spring and Ryeves pp.64-102 pp.69-101
O'Ryan pp.103-111 pp.101-107
Tuchet pp.112-115 pp.107-108
  



The close of "Black Jack's Book", as printed on p.108 of [Hickson, 1872].
"Show me the country, place, or spot of ground; Where 'Hassetts or their allies are not found."


  

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