Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My ancestors - Blennerhassett - Contents


Geoffrey O'Connell,
mar Honora McCroghan
and had issue:

Daniel MacGeoffrey O'Connell,
mar Alice Segrave
and had issue:

  1. John O'Connell,
    mar c.1700 to Elizabeth Conway [poss. descendant of Henry I],
    had issue:

    1. Donal Mor O'Connell,
      mar Maire O'Donoghue
      and had issue:

      1. Morgan O'Connell, born 1739,
        mar Catherine O'Mullane
        and had issue:

        1. Daniel O'Connell
          "The Liberator",
          born 6 Aug 1775.

        2. John O'Connell,
          of Grenagh, Killarney, Co.Kerry,
          born 6 May 1778,
          fought duel 1813 with Richard Francis Blennerhassett, seriously injured, but survived,
          gave evidence at Rowan Cashel trial, 1816,
          died 6 Sept 1853, age 75 yrs.

        3. Sir James O'Connell, 1st Baronet, born 1786,
          had issue:

          1. Sir Maurice James O'Connell, 2nd Baronet,
            born 1821,
            had issue:

            1. Sir Morgan Ross O'Connell, 4th Baronet,
              born 1862,
              mar Mary Pauline Hickie [of the family of Hickie of Killelton],
              had issue:

              1. Basil O'Connell,
                born 1900,
                genealogist, lived in Dublin,
                died in US in 1972.
                See search for his papers.

  2. Maurice O'Connell,
    had issue:

    1. Geoffrey O'Connell,
      had issue:

      1. Maurice O'Connell,
        mar 1731 to Jane Blennerhassett [descendant of Edward III]
        and had issue:

        1. Thomas O'Connell, MD,
          born c.1735,
          had issue:

          1. Mary O'Connell,
            mar Daniel O'Connell, "The Liberator" and had issue.

"English Descent of Daniel O'Connell".
From p.242 of Notes and Queries, 4th Series VII, March 18, 1871.
This points out O'Connell has some English/Welsh Elizabethan settler ancestry and is not pure Irish.




Sources yet to be consulted


O'Connell papers at NLI


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