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John Blennerhassett of Tralee

  

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John Blennerhassett,
or Hassett.
See entry in tree by Brian Savage.
See entry in tree by Aoife Fitzgerald.
He was a "labourer". Lived Tralee, Co.Kerry.
Probably Catholic. Children were Catholic, illiterate.
He mar pre-1855 to Catherine Connor [born 1828].
Her maiden name is given at dau's mar 1875.
Children married in RC church. Probably born Catholic.
At dau's marriages 1875-76 family is living Moyderwell, central Tralee. John is labourer, alive.
John died 1876-1884.
Catherine died 1884, Boherbee, central Tralee, age 56. See GROI.
John and Catherine had issue:


  1. Elizabeth Blennerhassett,
    born 1855.
    Listed as illiterate, servant, age 20, of Moyderwell, Tralee, at mar 1875.
    She mar 1875 to William Russell.
    See mar cert from GROI. See Tralee RC records (and transcript). Mar wit by Timothy Collins and Patrick Collins.


  2. Catherine Blennerhassett,
    or Hassett,
    Catie, born 1856.
    Listed as servant, age 20, of Moyderwell, Tralee, at mar 1876.
    She mar 1876 to Denis O'Brien.
    See mar cert from GROI. See Tralee RC records. Mar wit by Timothy Collins and Patrick Collins.
    She registered mother's death 1884. She was then living Boherbee, Tralee. She was illiterate.
    Denis apparently died 1899.
    This is meant to be Catherine listed in 1901 census, widow, washer woman, living with children as lodgers in a house in Moyderwell, Tralee.
    They had issue:


    1. Mary O'Brien, born 1878,
      mar Michael Savage,
      had issue:

      1. Richard Savage,
        born 1906, Tralee,
        mar Kathleen Foley [Catherine],
        had issue:

        1. Maurice Savage,
          had issue:

          1. Sheila Savage.

        2. Richard Savage.
          DNA match to (Cashel family): me and Helen McGrath on Ancestry.
          DNA match to (main Blennerhassett family): Mary Casey on Gedmatch.

        3. Mike Savage.
          DNA match to (Cashel family): Helen McGrath on Gedmatch.
          DNA match to (main Blennerhassett family): Nigel Wilson on Ancestry.

        4. Brian Savage.
          DNA match to (Cashel family): Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath and Niall Humphreys on Ancestry.
          DNA match to (main Blennerhassett family): Nigel Wilson on Ancestry.


    2. Helen O'Brien, born 1881,
      mar Michael Colgan and had issue.
      Has descendants who have done DNA.


    3. Jack O'Brien, born 1891,
      mar Catherine Lucy Todd and had issue.
      Has descendants who have done DNA.




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