Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

To do
Contact
Donate
[VPS 90]

Search:


My ancestors - Blennerhassett - Contents


Richard Francis Blennerhassett




Miniature portrait of unknown person, from family of Richard Francis Blennerhassett.
Sold at auction by Phillips, London, 7 Nov 2001.
See bigger.



Richard Francis Blennerhassett,
of Kells, Co.Kerry,
born 26 April 1820.
Listed as of Tralee at mar.

He mar 1849 to Honoria Ponsonby [born 1820, descendant of Henry VII].
He died 1854, age 33 or 34 yrs.
[Bill Jehan] says he died 20 Sept 1854 and NOT 16 Feb 1854.

Honoria mar 2ndly, 29 Jan 1857, to Dr. James Barry, M.D. [born 1800, son of Philip Barry].
Obituary says he was from Killarney.
They mar in London. See mar cert.
They lived at Villa Nuova, N of Caherciveen (across the bridge), Co.Kerry.
James is described as Landed Proprietor, M.D., J.P., at his death. He is described as J.P. at wife's death.
Obituaries of James Barry say he was Catholic and was a strong supporter of Home Rule.
His stepson Rowland Blennerhassett became a Home Ruler and was elected a Home Rule MP in Feb 1872.

James died Villa Nuova, 6 July 1873, age 73 yrs.
See death cert from here.
Funeral Thur 10 July 1873.
See obituary in Tralee Chronicle, 11 July 1873.
See obituary in Munster News, 12 July 1873.

Honoria died 3 Dec 1883, Villa Nuova, age 63 yrs.
See death cert from here.
See admin of her estate 1884 [NAI].
Richard Francis and Honoria had issue:


  1. Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett, MP,
    born 1850, Kells, Co.Kerry.
    One of the first Home Rule MPs.
    Admin of mother's estate says he is the only child.





Silhouette from family of Honoria Ponsonby and Richard Francis Blennerhassett.
This is apparently Honoria Ponsonby when young.
Sold at auction by Phillips, London, 7 Nov 2001.
See bigger.



Villa Nuova, N of Caherciveen, on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern street view of W gate.




Donation Drive

Please donate to support this site. I have spent a great deal of time and money on this research. Research involves travel and many expenses. Some research "things to do" are not done for years, because I do not have the money to do them.
Please Donate Here to support the ongoing research and to keep this website free.

Help       Conventions       Abbreviations       How to read the trees

Privacy policy       Adoption policy       Image re-use policy