My family treeI have been researching my family tree since 1984, though really this started in 1983 when I started researching the history of the Thomond motor car that my grandfather built.
This tree is not yet fully online:
These trees are fully online:
One gateway ancestor
My connection with the World family tree.
Blennerhassett Cashel, son of George Cashel, descendant of Edward III.
My ancestor George Cashel is my connection to the family tree of the West and my link to millions of other people.
I became aware in 1985 of George Cashel's possible Blennerhassett ancestry. But it took until 2020 to prove it. For years, clues in documents suggested various possibilities for our Blennerhassett descent. But no proof was found. In 2020, DNA testing finally proved that we descend from the Blennerhassett Baronets branch.
See Proof of our descent from Blennerhassett for the proof that we descend from the Blennerhassett Baronets branch. That we descend from this branch is proven, but the exact descent is unproven. The most likely theory is that the mother of George Blennerhassett Cashel (born 1807) is a daughter of Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet (born 1740 or 1741) and his wife Millicent Agnes Yielding (born 1742). No other theory really explains the DNA evidence.
It remains to prove this from paper, to confirm from paper records what the DNA says must exist.
This yields descent from the following families.
See also Our common relations.
My mother's family had a telephone in 1905.
"I will stop now - my death is hurrying near
now that the warriors of the Laune, Lein and Lee are destroyed;
I will follow the beloved among heroes to the grave,
those princes under whom were my ancestors before the death of Christ."
- Deathbed poem (est c.1730) of Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-granduncle.
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