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William Blennerhassett, of Blennerville

William Blennerhassett,
of Blennerville, born 26th Dec 1780.
See Wikitree and thepeerage.
Listed as of Blennerville in [Deed, 1800] and [Deed, May 1801] and [Deed, Jan 1802].
Listed as of Blennerville in multiple [Deeds, Mar 1804].
He is one of the "lives" in [Deed, Mar 1804].
Marriage settlement in [Deed of 23 Jan 1805]. He is listed as of Blennerville.
Property covered in mar settlement includes a part share of the ownership of "the mill and stores at Blennerville" and also a house in Blennerville.

He mar 27 Jan 1805, Dromavally church, Killorglin, to Elizabeth Blennerhassett.
(todo) See Ennis Chronicle, 4 Feb 1805.
(todo) See Cork Morning Chronicle, 4 Feb 1805.

William is party to [Deed, May 1808] with his father. He and his son Frederick are "lives" for the deed.
He is one of the "lives" of [Deed, Nov 1809].
He is party to [Deed, Jan 1816] with his father.
He witnessed [Deed, Feb 1816] and [Deed, May 1817]. Listed as of Blennerville.
Listed at Tralee in [Deed, Apr 1821].
He is party to [Deed, Nov 1827]. Listed as of Blennerville.
He built what is now called "King's House", Blennerville.
He was involved with building of the Tralee Ship Canal in 1830-36 period.
He is listed at Blennerville in Kerry Evening Post, 19 February 1831.
He is listed at Blennerville in Tralee Mercury, July 27, 1831.
He is party to [Deed, Apr 1834]. Listed as of Blennerville.
William Blennerhassett of Blennerville is listed in Record Panel for Spring Assizes, in Kerry Evening Post, February 28, 1835.
He is party to [Deed, June 1836] and [Deed, Oct 1836] and [Deed, Sept 1840]. Listed as of Blennerville.

William dies, 1842:
He died Thur 27 Jan 1842, at his house in Blennerville, age 61 yrs.
See item in Kerry Evening Post, January 29, 1842.
See notice in Kerry Examiner and Munster General Observer, 1 February 1842.
See notice in Freemans Journal, 3 Feb 1842.
(todo) See Gentleman's Magazine, May 1842.
Will proved at Ardfert, think 1842 NOT 1843. Will would be burnt in 1922. See index of Ardfert wills.
See entry in Irish will index 1842-43. Executor Frederick Blennerhassett. Residence Blennerville.

Elizabeth dies, 1857:
She died morning of Sun 20 Dec 1857, at Ballymullen [two options, both on E side of Tralee]. Apparently NOT 21 Dec.
See Kerry Evening Post, Wed 23 Dec 1857, [KCL] RR microfilm.
See notice in Dublin Evening Mail, 28 December 1857.
William and Elizabeth had issue:

  1. Frederick Blennerhassett,
    born 1808, eldest son.
    He is a "life" for [Deed, May 1808].
    He is a "life" for [Deed, Jan 1816]. Says he is aged about 7 years.
    He is listed at Blennerville in Kerry Evening Post, 19 February 1831.
    Listed as of Blennerville in Slater's Directory 1846.
    Living King's House, Blennerville, as at [Griffiths Valuation, 1853]. Though his cousin Arthur B. Chute owned it.
    He died without issue, 16 July 1860.

  2. Millicent Blennerhassett,
    died 11 July 1843, "in her brother's house at Blennerville".

  3. Rowland Blennerhassett,
    born 1811, 2nd son.
    He is a "life" for [Deed, Jan 1816]. Says he is aged about 5 years.

  4. Charlotte Blennerhassett.
    Her will dated 13 May 1843. Codicil 15 June 1843. She is listed as of Blennerville, unmarried.
    She died unmarried, 22 June 1843.
    Will proved 4 May 1844.
    Will burnt in 1922. But notes survive on p.21 of [D950/1/9].

King's House, Blennerville

The William Blennerhassett house, Main St, Blennerville.
Later called King's House, when it became the home of the King family.
It is now boarded up.

This is a large Georgian house.
The first big house on the RHS as you approach Blennerville from the Dingle side (i.e. across the road from Blennerville House).
See satellite image.
See street view.


King's House, Blennerville.
Photo 2003. See full size.

Map of Blennerville in [Griffiths Valuation].
Plot no.3 is King's House.

3D view from the E.
From here.
Shows rear of King's House.

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