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William Blennerhassett, of Elmgrove

Memorial to Arthur Blennerhassett (died 1815). Monument Wood, Ballyseedy.
Photo 2004 by Bill Jehan.
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See wider shot and top of obelisk.

William Blennerhassett, born 1705,
of Elmgrove, Ballyseedy, Co.Kerry,
mar 1732 (NOT 1718) to Mary Morley [dau of John Morley],
William Blennerhassett is reported in residence in Elmgrove in [Smith, 1756],
re-built Elmgrove 1760s,
died Elmgrove, 1785, age 80 yrs,
see abstract of will in [MGH, 1883],
had issue:

  1. William Blennerhassett,
    of Elmgrove, born est c.1735.
    He mar 22 Apr 1765 to Catherine Johnson [dau of Noble Johnson].
    He re-modelled Elmgrove in and around 1788.
    He died Elmgrove, 1797.
    Catherine Blennerhassett, of Blennerville (widow of William Blennerhassett of Elmgrove) is party to [Deed, Oct 1807].
    William and Catherine had issue:

    1. Catherine Blennerhassett,
      Catherine Mary, bapt 6 Feb 1777, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records],
      mar 1stly, 1 Oct 1796, to Col. John Gustavus Crosbie and had issue,
      Col. John died 1797 (NOT 1795),
      mar 2ndly, Apr 1798, to George Rowan of Rathanny, Co.Kerry, and had issue.

    2. Arthur Blennerhassett,
      of Elmgrove, and of Ballyseedy,
      born 4 Dec 1779.
      He mar 4th Dec 1797 in Scotland to Dorcas Twiss [dau of George Twiss of Anna, co.Kerry].
      (todo) See Leinster Journal, 27 Jan 1798.
      He inherited "Ballyseedy" from his cousin Col. Arthur Blennerhassett in 1810.
      Think this means Old Ballyseedy Castle and estate.
      He was living in Bath in 1811-15.
      He died Bath, Nov 1815, age 35 yrs.
      An obelisk monument was erected to him in "Monument Wood" at Ballyseedy. Now ruined.
      Dorcas died at Lakeville, near Killarney, in 1822.
      Arthur and Dorcas had issue:

      1. Arthur Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy, born 1st Jan 1799.

      2. Georgina Blennerhassett, mar her 1st cousin Edward Denny and had issue.

    3. Frances Blennerhassett,
      Frances Anne, bapt 30 Jun 1783, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records],
      mar 1stly to Anthony Denny and had issue.

    4. Mary Blennerhassett, mar 1810 to Capt. Nevinson de Courcy and had issue.

  2. Agnes Blennerhassett,
    born at Ballycarty on 12 October 1740,
    mar, settlement 1761, wit by "George Cashel",
    to Sir William Godfrey, 1st Baronet and had issue.

William Blennerhassett of Elmgrove writes to Edward Leslie of Tarbert in [Note of 1786].
This is about the attempted collection of a debt by Leslie's agent Joseph Lindsay.
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Item on the death of Col. Arthur Blennerhassett in 1810 describes his heir Arthur Blennerhassett (died 1815) as of "Elmgrove".
From Freemans Journal, 8 December, 1810.

Arthur Blennerhassett (died 1815) listed at Elmgrove and Ballyseedy in [Leet's Directory, 1814].

Monument Wood, on a small hill SW of new Ballyseedy House.
Photo 2004 by Bill Jehan.
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