Humphrys genealogy

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Henry Blennerhassett, of Annaghgarry, Co.Kerry

Dorcas, widow of Henry Blennerhassett of Annaghgarry, listed in [Deed of Nov 1728].
It is more clearly written as Annaghgarry later in the deed.

Henry Blennerhassett,
born est c.1675.
Descendant of Edward III.
See Wikitree.

He was of Annaghgarry, near Killorglin, Co.Kerry.
Also called Henry of Gortmasherry, Co.Kerry.
He mar pre-1701 to Dorcas Crumpe.

Killarney or Gortmasherry or Annaghgarry?
[TCD Alumni] says that Henry's son Arthur was born 1701 at "Killariam", Co.Kerry. This is apparently Killarney (Cill Airne) in Latin. This is only the transcript. One would need to see the original.
Henry is meant to be of Gortmasherry but this place is unidentified. It seems to first appear in [Burkes Irish, 1976]. It is unclear what the source is. Gortmasherry seems to have no existence apart from with Blennerhassett.
Henry's grandson Arthur is listed in 1772 as of Gortnaskarry, parish of Knockane, Co.Kerry. Could "Gortmasherry" be a mis-reading of that?
In contemporary records, Henry is listed as of Annaghgarry in [Deed of Nov 1728] after his death.

Henry died before 1728.
He was bur in the chapel at Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry.
[Deed of Feb 1728] shows Henry has died.
Dorcas is party to [Deed of Nov 1728]. She is a widow. Deed is about the family property at Annaghgarry.
Henry is included in the 1732 inscription on the now-vanished Blennerhassett tomb at Castle Conway.
Henry and Dorcas had issue:

  1. Arthur Blennerhassett,
    born 1701.
    He was educ TCD. Entered 15 June 1719, age 18.
    See entry in [TCD Alumni]. Son of Henry Blennerhassett, gentleman.
    Arthur converted to Catholicism and settled in France.

  2. John Blennerhassett.

  3. William Blennerhassett.

  4. Robert Blennerhassett,
    of Annaghgarry, Co.Kerry,
    also called Robert of Mount Rivers,
    born est c.1705.

  5. Samuel Blennerhassett,
    of Tralee.

  6. Edward Blennerhassett.

  7. Richard Blennerhassett,
    of Ballymacprior, Killorglin par, Co.Kerry.

  1. Dorcas Blennerhassett.
    She mar John Godfrey and had issue.

  2. Avis Blennerhassett,
    also recorded as Avice or Avicia,
    "Avis" in Deed of 1724 and Deed of 1726 and husband's will 1745.
    She mar pre-1717 to John Yeilding and had issue.

  3. Alice Blennerhassett.
    She mar Daniel Ferris [a Catholic].
    Her child was Catholic. Note her brother became Catholic also.
    Alice and Daniel had issue:

    1. Rev. Edward Ferris,
      born 1738, Co.Kerry.
      RC priest. Vice-General of the Lazarites.
      Divinity Professor in Maynooth College.
      He died 1809.

  4. Lucy Blennerhassett.
    She mar John Heaphy and had issue.

Henry Blennerhassett listed as deceased in [Deed of Feb 1728].

Entry for Henry Blennerhassett in "Black Jack's Book".
This is pp.22-23 of MS 7937 (this section written 1735).

Transcript of the previous. From p.46 of [Hickson, 1872].
See also p.22 and p.23 and p.24 in the 1840 Eagar transcript of "Black Jack's Book" in [Ms 4112]. Also Addenda.

Henry Blennerhassett branch starts on p.566 of [Foster's Royal Descents, vol.4, 1886].

Entry for Arthur Blennerhassett in [TCD Alumni].


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