Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


My ancestors - Blennerhassett - Contents


Gerald Blennerhassett, of Riddlestown

"Mrs. Letitia Blennerhassett" at a dinner in Farnham House, Co.Cavan, in 1801.
From Diary of Justice Robert Day, 25 July 1801.
There are various Co.Kerry people there. Also at the dinner is "Lady Anne FitzGerald".

Gerald Blennerhassett,
of Riddlestown Park, Co.Limerick,
born est c.1757.
He mar 2ndly, 1778, to Letitia Bateman.
She might be "Mrs. Letitia Blennerhassett" who is at a dinner in Farnham House, Co.Cavan, in 1801. Mentioned in diary of Judge Robert Day, 25 July 1801. See [O'Carroll, 2004, p.53].
Gerald died 1806.
He had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Gerald Blennerhassett, had issue:

    1. Gerald Blennerhassett, born 1809,
      mar 1840 to Geraldine Anne Fitzgerald and had issue.

    2. Clara Anne Blennerhassett, born c.1812,
      mar 1835 to John Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin and had issue.

    3. William Massy Blennerhassett, bapt 1814,
      officer in RIC, Sub-Inspector,
      mar 1847 to Margaret Sophia Fitzgerald.

  2. John Blennerhassett,
    of Riddlestown, Co.Limerick,
    of Whiskey Hall, Kilmoylan, Co.Limerick,
    and of Rockfield, Ballycahane par, Co.Limerick (possibly formerly held by Nihell, definitely formerly held by Furnell),
    mar 1stly, 1807, to --- Wren,
    mar 2ndly, 1817, to Mary Anne Bennett,
    he or his son would be the John Blennerhassett who leased Finnoo, Kilmoylan par, Co.Limerick, to Joseph Lindsay around 1852,
    died at a great age in 1871,
    had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Letitia Grace Blennerhassett,
      born Co.Limerick, 1827 (by age given in census) or 1821 (by age given at death).
      She would be Letitia Blennerhassett, age 74, unmarried, who is listed in 1901 census as an inmate of an old people's home in Limerick city.
      She died unmarried, 31 Mar 1915, said to be age 94 yrs.
      She was bur 2 Apr 1915, Crecora, Co.Limerick [Kilpeacon, Limerick, burial register].

    2. John Brooke Blennerhassett, born c.1827,
      died 1892,
      had issue [did NOT have a daughter Letitia - that is a confusion with his sister].
      Ancestor of Blennerhassett of Rockfield, Ballycahane par, Co.Limerick,
      and of Ballyregan (NOT Ballyvegan), Ballycahane par, Co.Limerick.

  3. Letitia Blennerhassett, born est c.1785,
    her descendant Tania Macdonald says she was known as "Lei Lei",
    mar 1807 to Samuel Harding and had issue.

Donation Drive

Please donate to support this site. I have spent a great deal of time and money on this research. Research involves travel and many expenses. Some research "things to do" are not done for years, because I do not have the money to do them.
Please Donate Here to support the ongoing research and to keep this website free.

Help       Conventions       Abbreviations       How to read the trees

Privacy policy       Adoption policy       Image re-use policy       New 200 G VPS server.