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Blennerhassett of Co.Kerry

Normally "Blennerhassett" but sometimes "Blennerhasset" (how the village is spelt).
I normalise the surname spelling throughout to "Blennerhassett".

Blennerhasset village, Cumberland

The family takes its name from the village of Blennerhasset (thus spelt now), Cumbria (formerly Cumberland), N England.
The family took their name from this place but they did not have lands there (or at least, not since the 12th century).
Their lands were elsewhere around Cumberland.

Blennerhasset village (thus spelt now), Cumbria (Cumberland).
The village green.
Click to rotate. From Google Street View.
See Google Maps and

Blennerhasset village, Cumberland.
From old map. Surveyed: 1863 to 1865. Published: 1868.

The Irish line

The Irish Blennerhassetts all descend through the following line.

John Blennerhassett,
of Flimby Hall, Flimby, Cumberland,
Manor of Flimby purchased 1547,
died 1578,
had issue:

  1. Thomas Blennerhassett,
    of Flimby Hall, Flimby, Cumberland.
    He was granted lands in Ireland in 1590.
    Ancestor of Blennerhassett of Co.Kerry.
    Almost all male line Blennerhassetts in the world today seem to descend from the Irish branch.
    The Cumberland male line seems extinct.

Blennerhassett arms


Arms granted to Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet in 1808.
See larger and full size.
See also arms at Bill Jehan's site.

Blennerhassett arms made out by James Franklin Fuller.
Originally at Glashnacree House, Co.Kerry.
See larger and full size.

Blennerhassett arms on Ballyseedy House, Co.Kerry.
Photo apparently 2008. From Bill Jehan. See wider shot.
See 2014 shot from Bob Frewen.


Bill Jehan's family tree




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