Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Capt. Robert Blennerhassett (see here),
Robert Blennerhassett in "Black Jack's Book" (c.1737).
This is p.15 of MS 7937.
Transcript of the previous. From p.42 of [Hickson, 1872].
Gerald O'Carroll points out this snippet about the Cromwellian war (1649-53).
This is from a long item by John T. O'Flaherty in the Tralee Chronicle, 4 April 1846, p.3.
"In that ferocious service ... Captain Blennerhassett ... [a] benevolent and high-minded individual had, so far as he could have gone, rescued the lives of hundreds of innocent persons from torture and death. ... When O'Sullivan More, of Dunkerron Castle, had been betrayed, handed over to Nelson, and summarily put to death, Blennerhassett, on receiving the intelligence, exclaimed, with tears, "Alas for that brave and generous Irishman, who had always given quarter to my men!""
"Governor Nelson" is John Nelson, the ruthless Cromwellian Governor of Kerry and Desmond from 1652 to 1658.
Gerald O'Carroll says "Captain Blennerhassett" is the Cromwellian Capt. Robert Blennerhassett.
Which O'Sullivan More was killed is not clear.
The remaining ruined wall of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry.
Now in a beer garden.
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