Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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John Blennerhassett, of Flimby

John Blennerhassett,
of Flimby Hall, Flimby, Cumberland.
He purchased the Manor of Flimby in 1547.
He died 1578.
He 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.

Flimby Hall, Flimby, Cumberland

Flimby Hall, E end of Wedgwood Road, Flimby (thus spelt now), on coast, Cumberland (Cumbria).
Manor purchased by John Blennerhassett 1547.
Seat of Thomas Blennerhassett, who was granted lands in Ireland in 1590.
William Blennerhassett succeeded to Flimby in 1765.
He built the new Flimby Hall (the current building) in 1766. It has initials "W.B." and date 1766.
William Blennerhassett sold it out of the family in 1772.
It is now Flimby Hall farm.

Flimby Hall, Flimby, Cumbria.
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From Google Street View.

Flimby, Cumberland.
From here on 1867 map.
Flimby Hall is the building above and to the left of the word "Hall".


Flemby, Co.Kerry


Flemby townland, Ballymacelligott par, SE of Tralee, Co.Kerry, on 1829 to 1842 map.
Flemby is named after the Blennerhassetts' ancestral English home of Flimby, Cumbria [King].
See modern satellite view.

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