Rev. Conway Blennerhassett,
2nd son, born May 1736.
He was educ TCD,
Ordained 1767 at Limerick.
mar 4 Mar 1778 to Lucy Orpen [Louisa, of Killowen, Co.Kerry], no issue.
She died 8 June 1787, Ardfert, Co.Kerry.
Rev. Conway Blennerhassett of Ardfert
Rev. Conway was Rector of Ballyseedy 1796-1804.
Rector of Ardfert 1805.
Will dated 1805.
abstract of will
He died 22 Nov 1805, Ardfert, age 69 yrs.
Edward Conway Blennerhassett, born Jan 1776,
died at St.Louis, Missouri, Dec 1855, age 79 yrs,
will not filed in St.Louis probate court until 1904,
the claim then was that the inheritance was property in Ireland worth
which caused great media interest,
Richard Spottiswoode Blennerhassett, born 1811, had issue:
Therese Blennerhassett, born c.1843,
mar 1871 to John Calvin Adams,
she wrote memoir of
Harman Blennerhassett, 1901,
died 1913, age c.70 yrs.
Her ancestry is [NLI] GO Ms 182, pp.124-6, microfilm POS 8309.
mar post-1774 to Gerald Blennerhassett.
mar post-1774 to Robert Hilliard [of Hollymount].
mar pre-1774 to Hilliard Giles [of Castlemaine, Co.Kerry].
Elizabeth Blennerhassett, born 1736. Ancestry.com
lists her as born in
But this must be just an error caused by her appearing in the
[Crossle newspaper abstracts]
from newspapers at Newry library.
She mar 1stly to (think) Daniel Connell.
Some sources list him as "Daniel O'Connor".
But she is listed in her father's
as his dau
"Elizabeth Connell (wife of Samuel K. Williams of Milltown)".
Think this must be surname of 1st husband rather than a middle name.
mar 2ndly, pre-1774, to Samuel K. Williams
and had issue.
born probably after 1736.
She was unmarried at time of father's will 1774.
mar post-1774 to --- Clifford
and had issue.
He was apparently a Catholic.
Their descendants were Catholic.
The will of Edward Blennerhassett
was indexed in [Index to Irish Wills].
An abstract was published in
Unfortunately the original will would have been burnt in the Four Courts in 1922.
made an error in the name which is still being propagated today.
Blennerhassett wills listed in Ardfert and Aghadoe in
[Index to Irish Wills].
He is listed correctly as "Edward".
Abstract of will printed in
The author just makes an error here by writing "Robert".
It should be Edward.
Note that in the family tree in the same article, the author writes "Edward", not Robert.
Note that Black Jack names his children
and does not name any "Robert".
Unfortunately, this "Robert" error continues to propagate today.
The late filing in 1904 of the will of Edward Blennerhassett of St.Louis (died 1857).
St.Louis Post-Dispatch, 6 Aug 1904. Bill Jehan
notes many inaccuracies in the above.
Another rather inaccurate article
in The Buffalo Courier,
8 Aug 1904,
about the Edward Blennerhassett inheritance.
It speculates that
Rowland Blennerhassett Mahany
may be an heir, but this seems to be based on nothing.
He is not even descended from Blennerhassett.
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