Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Robert Blennerhassett, of Ballycarty, Co.Kerry,
He got a further grant of land in Ireland 1611.
He was the first Provost of Tralee 1611.
He was the first MP for Tralee 1613.
He acquired c.1620 (post-1619) the forfeited Desmond estate of Ballyseedy Castle, near Tralee, Co.Kerry.
He obtained the advowson of Ballyseedy 1622.
He built c.1627 the second Ballyseedy Castle.
[Hickson, 28 Apr 1897]. says he was MP for Tralee again in 1632.
There was a 1638 letters patent listing every freeholder and householder on the Denny estate of Co.Kerry, including Robert Blennerhassett. This is referred to in [Hickson, 14 Apr 1897] and was possibly burnt in 1922.
Robert was alive during the 1641 Rebellion which began in Oct 1641.
He and his son John surrendered Ballycarty Castle to the rebels in Nov 1641.
Robert and Elizabeth had issue:
Transcript of the previous. From p.35 of [Hickson, 1872].
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