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John Blennerhassett, "Black Jack"

John Blennerhassett, "Black Jack",
of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry,
born est c.1660,
supporter of William of Orange,
captured at Loughrea, Co.Galway, 1st Mar 1689 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1688], imprisoned at Galway, believed to have started writing down family tree in prison,
transferred to prison in Dublin after 14 months (May 1690), finally released after Battle of the Boyne July 1690,
finally produced first Blennerhassett family tree c.1737, known as "Black Jack's Book",
died c.1738, age est c.78 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Conway Blennerhassett,
    of Castle Conway, Killorglin, Co.Kerry,
    born 3rd Oct 1693,
    mar 20th July 1717 [Kilgobbin, Co.Kerry] to Elizabeth Harman [of "Kilmeyly", descendant of Edward I],
    had issue:

    1. Conway Blennerhassett, of Castle Conway, born 3rd June 1720,
      died 13th Mar 1792, age 71 yrs,
      had issue:

      1. Susanna Blennerhassett,
        mar 1763 to John de Courcy, 26th Baron Kingsale and had issue.

      2. Elizabeth Blennerhassett, mar Daniel McGillycuddy.

      3. Catherine Blennerhassett,
        listed as of Kinsale, Co.Cork, at mar [perhaps went there with her sister Susanna],
        mar 19th Dec 1769 [(todo) see Hibernian Chronicle, 21st Dec] to Capt. Robert Agnew, 50th Foot,
        had issue:
        1. Margaret Agnew, born 1779,
          mar c.1796 [her age c.17, him age c.32] to her uncle Harman Blennerhassett and had issue.

      4. Anne Blennerhassett, mar 1786 to Hon Michael de Courcy and had issue.

      5. Harman Blennerhassett, born 8th Oct 1764, of Blennerhassett Island, Ohio River, USA.

    2. Thomas Blennerhassett, of Annadale House (in or nr Killorglin), Killorglin par, Co.Kerry, had issue:

      1. Anne Blennerhassett,
        mar Oct 1800 to Peter Thompson of Tralee [born 1775],
        see THOMPSON of CLONFIN in [Burkes Irish, 1912],
        had issue:

        1. Alicia (or Alice) Thompson,
          mar 1820 to Ven. Arthur Blennerhassett Rowan and had issue.

  2. Anne Blennerhassett, born 24th Jan 1695 [using [NJ] format],
    mar 1stly, 1717, to Dennis McGillycuddy and had issue,
    mar 2ndly to Thomas Herbert and had issue.

  3. Elizabeth Blennerhassett, born 1702,
    mar Townsend Gun and had issue.

  4. Edward Blennerhassett, of Rossbeigh, born 1705,
    built Rossbeigh Lodge, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Co.Kerry, 1760,
    see ROSSBEIGH in [Houses of Kerry],
    had issue:

    1. Rev. John Blennerhassett, "Parson Jack",
      born Jan 1733, ordained 1758,
      Rector of Tralee par, Co.Kerry, 1765 - 1803,
      mar Louisa Goddard,
      he died 28th Mar 1804, Tralee, age 71 yrs (NOT 1803),
      (todo) see Limerick Chronicle 30th Mar,
      had issue:

      1. Capt. Thomas Blennerhassett, mar Mary Blennerhassett and had issue:
        1. John Blennerhassett, bapt 10 Jun 1792, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].
        2. Louisa Blennerhassett, bapt 4 July 1794, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].

      2. Elizabeth Blennerhassett,
        bapt 17 May 1772, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records],
        mar 1791 to Capt. Edward Fuller and had issue.

      3. Louisa Blennerhassett,
        bapt 30 Jan 1774, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].

      4. Conway Blennerhassett,
        bapt 10 Dec 1775, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].

      5. Goddard Blennerhassett,
        bapt 29 Sept 1779, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].

      6. Catherine Blennerhassett, twin
        born 9th June 1780, Rossbeigh, Co.Kerry,
        bapt 10 June 1780, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records].

      7. Letitia Blennerhassett (and here), twin,
        born 9th June 1780, Rossbeigh, Co.Kerry,
        bapt 10 June 1780, Tralee [Tralee Protestant par records],
        mar 1stly to Major Richard Ponsonby [Richard Carrigue Ponsonby, of Crotto or Crotta, Kilflyn par, between Tralee and Listowel, Co.Kerry, see map] and had issue,
        mar settlement dated 29th June 1799,
        registered with [LR] 29 July 1802, book 549, p.25, no.361876, (todo) read in full,
        other deed dated 31 Mar 1806, registered with [LR] 23 Apr 1806, book 581, p.233, no.391828,
        deed of 1806 describes him as of Tarbert Island, Co.Kerry (see map),
        she mar 2ndly to William Lindsay and had issue.

    2. Robert Blennerhassett, mar Anne Blennerhassett and had issue:
      1. Edward Conway Blennerhassett, had issue:
        1. Richard Spottiswoode Blennerhassett, had issue:

          1. Therese Blennerhassett,
            wrote memoir of Harman Blennerhassett, 1901.
            Her ancestry is [NLI] GO Ms 182, pp.124-6, microfilm POS 8309.

  5. Arthur Blennerhassett, born 1706,
    mar 2ndly, 1734, to Sarah Gun and had issue.

"Show me the country, place or spot of ground
  where 'Hassetts or their allies are not found"

- Black Jack, quoted in [Jehan].

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