Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Capt. Edward Fuller,
mar July 1791
to Elizabeth Blennerhassett
[bapt 17 May 1772,
descendant of Edward III].
They mar at Ardfert church, Co.Kerry.
Mar licence dated 7 July 1791. See note from mar licence in [D950/1/9, p.24].
(todo) See report dated "Limerick, 25th July", in Cork Evening Post, Thur 28 July 1791.
(todo) See Dublin Chronicle, 2 Aug 1791.
On his marriage in 1791 he built Beechmount House, near Kenmare, Co.Kerry.
As well as Beechmount, Edward is also described as of Sackville, Ardfert par, Co.Kerry.
He would be Edward Fuller, of Cork, who witnessed [Deed, 2 Jan 1794] about marriage of Elizabeth's brother John.
Edward Fuller, of Cork, is party to [Marriage settlement, 19 Nov 1794] of Elizabeth's sister Louisa.
The 1798 Rebellion:
In the 1798 rebellion, Edward and his regiment fought against the rebels and the French troops in Co.Mayo. He was present at the Battle of Ballinamuck, Co.Longford, on 8 September 1798, when the French were defeated.
[Fuller, Omniana] says that Elizabeth "followed her husband - at a safe distance - from place to place" during the 1798 rebellion (May-Sept 1798). But he then confuses matters by saying: "thus it came to pass that my father was born in Carrick-on-Shannon". But his father was born years after the 1798 rebellion.
He was appointed Captain of Kerry Militia 29 Mar 1803 [List of Officers of the Militia] or 3 Apr 1803 [Treble Almanac].
Elizabeth possibly dies in 1827:
Teresa Stokes found a reference that Elizabeth died or was buried 27 May 1827, but the source for this is unclear.
[Crisp, 1904] says Elizabeth is bur "in the Blennerhassett vault at Drumavalla, Co.Kerry". (This, for her branch, must be Dromavally, Killorglin town.)
Burial not found on that date in St.Anne's Shandon, Cork, burial register (but not surprising if bur Killorglin).
No burial register survives for Killorglin.
Edward dies, 1827:
Edward died probably Mon 8 Oct 1827, South Mall, Cork, having just arrived in town.
See notice in Waterford Mail, Wed 17 October 1827.
See notice in Tipperary Free Press, Wed 24 October 1827. This says died "Monday evening last" but cannot be Mon 22 Oct because of earlier newspaper notice, and cannot be Mon 15 Oct because of burial date.
He was bur Fri 12 Oct 1827 in Fuller and Harnett vault, churchyard of St.Anne's church at Shandon, Cork.
Burial listed on this date in St.Anne's Shandon burial register [RCB].
Was NOT bur at the vanished St.Mary's Shandon. See [Fuller, 1868, p.323].
Edward and Elizabeth had issue:
Kerry Militia in [Dublin Almanac, 1806, p.95].
Lists Capt. Edward Fuller.
See full size LHS and RHS. See other photo.
Beechmount House on modern street view.
Memorial to Ven. Nathaniel Bland.
See full size. From here.
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