‘Black Jack’ Blennerhassett And His Book of Genealogies, by Gerald O’Carroll

3 thoughts on “‘Black Jack’ Blennerhassett And His Book of Genealogies, by Gerald O’Carroll”

  1. Very interesting piece as always. There was a rather public dispute (in the Kerry Evening Post) between James Franklin Fuller and Mary Agnes Hickson on the Royal ancestry of Martha Lynne who in 1627 married Capt. John Blennerhassett of Ballycarty & Ballyseedy (Fuller was correct.)
    Just to square the circle on the content above, Hickson was the daughter of John Hickson & Sarah Day, and through her mother the third-great-granddaughter of Black Jack, through his daughter Anne Blennerhassett (b.1694) and Donogh / Dennis McGillicuddy, “The McGillicuddy of the Reeks”. On his side JF Fuller was the third great-grandson of Black Jack, through his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Blennerhassett, the granddaughter of Robert, Black Jack’s son. And Fuller’s son Harnet John Fuller married John Hurly’s daughter, Augusta, they of Fenit House and he of Black Jack’s book!
    Happy New Year and looking forward to more articles.

    1. Hi Bob, and thank you for those connections. The Killorglin Historical Society will hear this again when I speak there in February 2015. I hope they put us in touch with any research that is relevant – and perhaps an image or two that I can use on the night. (I have one of the famous Harman B’hassett.) Happy New Year.

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