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Leader of Mount Leader

It is not definitely proved that the "Blennerhassett" Leader line descends from Leader of Mount Leader. See discussion below.

John Leader,
of Kinsale, Co.Cork,
mar Alice ----,
he died,
she mar 2ndly to George Chinnery,
John and Alice are thought to be parents of:

Henry Leader,
of "Gurtigeen, Cork",
must be Gortageen, Cullen par, NE of Millstreet, Co.Cork (see map),
had issue:

  1. Henry Leader,
    of Mount Leader, just S of Millstreet, Co.Cork (see map),
    purchased Mount Leader,
    mar 1689 to Margaret Radley and had issue.
    Margaret was dau of Thomas Radley of Knockrour, Aghabulloge par, Co.Cork (see old map and modern map) by his wife Mabella Chinnery [or Marvella], dau of George Chinnery.


Margaret Radley, wife of Henry Leader.
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Provenance: From John Leader's house, Monks Hall, Syleham, Suffolk.

Gortageen, Co.Cork, on 1829 to 1842 map.

Mount Leader, Co.Cork, on 1829 to 1842 map.

Knockrour House (the former Radley seat), Co.Cork, on 1887 to 1913 map.


The "Blennerhassett" Leader line

James Franklin Fuller in [Fuller, Omniana] and [Fuller, 1910] says that his ancestor (through Blennerhassett) Jane Leader is dau of Henry Leader and Margaret Radley.
This is just about possible but the dates are very tight (would need marriage 1689, Jane born c.1690, marrying c.1710, Mary born c.1710, marrying 1731).
Also, no daughter Jane is listed in [Burkes Irish, 1899] or in [Burkes Irish, 1976].
More work is needed here.

The 8 great-grandparents of Letitia Blennerhassett.
From [Fuller, 1910].
As noted, the parents given for Jane Leader may be wrong.

Arms of Leader and Radley.
From the arms of the 32 ancestral lines of James Franklin Fuller, made out in 1909 by the Dublin Office of Arms.
As noted above, Radley may not be ancestors of Letitia.
Though James Franklin Fuller, who descends twice from Leader, gets the Radley descent through another line.
Courtesy of Teresa Stokes.
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