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Grave of Edward Neill (O'Neill) and Lucy Blennerhassett.
Dromavally, Killorglin.
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From here in Dromavally photos at kerryburials.com. Used with permission.




Edward Neill,
or O'Neill, born 1780.
"Edmond" at son's bapt 1807.
See wikitree.
He mar 4 Feb 1804 [Kilcolman CoI church] to Lucy Blennerhassett [born 1779].
See discussion as to whether Lucy could possibly be a natural daughter of Arthur Blennerhassett of Fortfield.
Marriage entry seems to say Edward and Lucy are both of Cromane, Killorglin par (W of Killorglin). (todo) See original.
They lived Cromane.
Children baptised in Killorglin parish 1805-1810.
They are listed at Cromane at son's bapt 1810.
"Edmond Neill" is listed at Cromane in [Tithe Survey, 1823-37]. He holds over 37 acres.

Lucy died 4 Jan 1840, age 61 [grave].
See her grave at Dromavally, Killorglin.
Grave erected by "A. O'Neill" (would be son Arthur). Spells the surname "O'Neill".
At Arthur's marriage 1846 his father is listed as Edward O'Neill, farmer.
There are multiple entries for the Neill family at Cromane Lower in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.162]. Including "Edmond Neill" and "Edmond Neill, junior" and "James Neill".
Edward is listed as of Cromane at burial.
He died 7 Dec 1862, age 82 [grave].
He was bur 10 Dec 1862 [Kilcolman CoI church]. See his grave at Dromavally, Killorglin.
Edward and Lucy had issue:


  1. Bridget Neill,
    bapt 2 October 1805 [Killorglin CoI par records].


  2. Edward O'Neill,
    born 1806 [by age at death].
    See wikitree.
    He is probably "Edmond Neal", son of "John Neal" and "Mercy", who was bapt 19 February 1806 [Killorglin CoI par records], with this being a bad transcript. (todo) See original.
    Edward mar 1842 to Margaret ---- and had issue.
    Lived at Ballymalis, Kilbonane par, Co.Kerry.
    See notes on the lost 1851 census entry.
    "Edward Neill" listed at Ballymalis in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.25].
    He died 6 May 1900, age 94. See death cert from here.
    He was bur at Dromavally, Killorglin.
    Edward and Margaret had issue (bapt CoI):

    1. Lucy O'Neill, born 1846.
      She is age 5 in 1851 census.
      She mar 1869 to John Stephens.
      They had issue:

      1. Joseph Stephens, born 1870. See birth cert from here.
        He mar 1903 to Ellen Blennerhassett. See mar cert from here. CoI marriage.
        They had issue:

        1. Joseph Stephens, born 1913,
          had issue:

          1. Jan Maxwell.
            DNA match to (Blennerhassett Baronets family) Desmond Devitt.


  3. James Neill,
    bapt 16 December 1807 [Killorglin CoI par records].
    See wikitree.
    He mar Jane Giles.
    Lived at Ballymalis, Kilbonane par, Co.Kerry.
    "James Neill" listed at Ballymalis in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.25].
    He died 3 September 1864.
    He was bur 4 September 1864 [Kilcolman CoI par records].
    They had issue:

    1. Margaret O'Neill, born 1838,
      mar Benjamin Daunt and had issue:

      1. Sarah Daunt, born 1875,
        mar George Robinson and had issue:

        1. Joseph Robinson, born 1898,
          had issue:

          1. Odile Robinson, born 1926,
            mar Thomas Huddleston and had issue:

            1. Thomas Huddleston.
              DNA match to (Cashel family) Niall Humphreys.


  4. Robert Neill,
    born 8 September 1810,
    bapt 29 Sept 1810 [Killorglin CoI par records].


  5. Arthur O'Neill,
    Arthur Alfred, "Art",
    Church of Ireland, born 11 Mar 1819 [grave].
    "Arthur O'Neill" on mar cert. "Arthur A. O'Neil" on grave.
    We cannot find Arthur's baptism, but Bill Jehan says he is son of Edward and Lucy. Many trees on Ancestry agree. His mar cert says his father is an Edward. Edward and Lucy's grave was erected by an "A. O'Neill". And the name "Arthur" also fits his possible origin.

    At mar he is listed as shopkeeper, of Killorglin.
    He mar January 1846 [her age 19] to Julia Langford [Catholic, born 16 Dec 1826].
    They had two marriages.
    They mar 22 January 1846 at Castlemaine RC church, Co.Kerry.
    They mar 31 January 1846 at Kiltallagh CoI church, Co.Kerry. See mar cert from here.
    They emigrated to USA c.1847.
    He died 9 May 1905.
    She died 9 Oct 1907.
    They were both bur at Wolf Creek Cemetery in Wolf Creek, Wisconsin. See grave.
    Arthur and Julia had issue:

    1. Arthur Alfred O'Neil, born 1861.
      He mar Sarah Smith and had issue.

    2. Elizabeth Louise O'Neil, born 1864.
      She mar Henry Holden and had issue.

    3. Charles Francis O'Neil, born 1871.
      He mar Margaret L. Orr and had issue.
  




"Edmond Neill" listed at Cromane in [Tithe Survey, 1823-37].
Location is "Cromane or Scrahan".
Land is over 37 acres.
From here.




Multiple entries for the Neill family at Cromane Lower in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.162].
Including "Edmond Neill" and "Edmond Neill, junior" and "James Neill".
From here.



"Edward Neill" and "James Neill" at Ballymalis in [Griffiths Valuation, 1853, p.25].



Wider shot of grave of Edward Neill (O'Neill) and Lucy Blennerhassett.
Dromavally, Killorglin.
Next to it is a later grave, of O'Neill of Cromane Lower. Starts with Edward O'Neill (died 1936).
See full size.
From here in Dromavally photos at kerryburials.com. Used with permission.



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