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Robert Blennerhassett

Baptism of Robert Blennerhassett, 17 July 1797, Tralee, Church of Ireland.
From here.

Robert Blennerhassett,
bapt 17 July 1797.
He is party to [Deed, May 1826]. Listed at Churchtown.
He is listed at Churchtown in Kerry Evening Post, 19 February 1831.
He is described at mar 1838 as of Mount Rivers, Killorglin.

He mar 4 Sept 1838 [Tralee, Church of Ireland par records] to Sarah Eagar.
Newspaper says they married on morning of Tue 4 Sept 1838, at Sarah's mother's house, Godfrey Place, Tralee (think just off Prince's St, W side of Tralee). They were mar by the Rev. Mr. Wade, Protestant curate of Tralee.
See Kerry Evening Post, Wed 5 Sept 1838, [KCL] RR microfilm.
Robert Blennerhassett of Mount Rivers is party to [Deed, Jan 1841] and [Deed, Apr 1844].

Sarah died 2 Feb 1856 at Mount Rivers.
(todo) See Cork Examiner, 29 Feb 1856.
Robert is described at death as of "Annagarry" (Mount Rivers).
He died 7 July 1862 at Mount Rivers.
(todo) See Cork Examiner, 11 July 1862.
Will proved 5 Aug 1862. See admin from here. And copy. Will would be burnt in 1922.
Co-executors of his will were his son-in-law Henry Parker and his nephew Robert Rowland Conyers.

Robert and Sarah are meant to have had no children.
[Hickson, 1874, p.221] says he died s.p. (without issue).
He left Mount Rivers to his nephew Robert Rowland Conyers.
However he did have a dau Mary. Is it possible she was a natural dau?
Robert had issue:

  1. Mary Blennerhassett.
    Listed at mar 1858 as of Annaghgarry (Mount Rivers), dau of Robert Blennerhassett, gentleman.
    She mar 1858 at Killorglin CoI church to Henry Parker.
    "Henry Parker of Mount Rivers" is co-executor of her father's will 1862.
    Her father left Mount Rivers to his nephew Robert Rowland Conyers. Does this indicate Mary was not legitimate?

"Robert Blennerhasset" became a Cornet in the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards on 19 Sept 1811. He retired 27 Aug 1812.
Above are extracts from pp.4-5 of An alphabetical list of the officers of the Fourth, Royal Irish, dragoon guards, by Henry Stooks Smith, 1856.
This must be this Robert. He would be age 14 on joining.
See letter to "Cornet Blennerhassett", 18 Apr 1812. Found among letters to the 1st Baronet. It must be his grandson Robert.

Marriage of Robert Blennerhassett, 4 Sept 1838, Tralee, Church of Ireland.
From here.

The marriage of Mary Blennerhassett in 1858 at Killorglin CoI church.

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