Blennerhassett Family Tree
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The “Blennerhasset” line of  PEDIGREE ENGLISH BULLDOGS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
fawn and white, b.29-Oct-1964
bred by Mr & Mrs A. Rowe
owner Mrs R. Blacklock 
  
 
Blennerhasset
Cybarow
Samantha
 
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Wimsey Bulldogs
1997 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blennerhasset Chunk Chip (M)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outdoors Jubilant (M)
          +
Blennerhasset Shady Lady (F)
 
----> 
Blennerhasset Chunky's Chip (M)
          +
Paulsars Sugar Paps (F)
----> 
Mahogany Chip
of Blennerhasset (F)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tredgold Gaius Caligula (M)  
          +
Blennerhasset Water Gipsy (F)
 
----> 
Blennerhasset Charlemagne (M)
----> 
Blennerhasset
Strathgrven Mairi Bhan(F) 
----> 
---->
Blennerhasset
New Penny (F) UK
          +
Masterpiece (M)
International Champion 
----> 
Blennerhasset Hallmarked (M)
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          +
          +
          +
----> 
Blennerhasset Joviality (M) 
 
 
 
Blennerhassett Blondie (F) UK
          +
Vardona Frosty's Masterpiece (M)
International Champion
 
----> 
          +
Blennerhasset Dig This (F) UK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 GOING TO THE DOGS
 
 
 

Greyhound "Ballyseedy Star" ran at White City, London 1968-9
 
Senator John Blennerhasset is in retirement a successful breeder & racer of greyhounds, with champion "Prince Roanoke" who achieved near-record number of wins, King Okee (24 wins, 23 seconds, 21 thirds in 100 races), and "Rathass Blondie".
 
Matthew Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy raced greyhounds "Josiva" & "Kiddykid", 2004
 
Thomas Blennerhassett raced greyhound "Jose", 2006
 
Thomas Blennerhassett was co-author, with J.C.McCarthy, of "A Preliminary Estimate of the Degree of Inbreeding in Irish Racing Greyhounds" (pub. in the Irish "Department of Agriculture Journal", 1972, vol.69 pp.3-9
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Blennerhassett (b.c1769/70 d.1794) of Elm Grove, Ballyseedy, was Steward at Tralee Races in 1791, jointly with his brother-in-law Col. John Gustavus Crosbie MP. The Tralee Race Company has a trophy, found in 1992 at a Dublin antique shop, engraved: "Tralee Races 1791, John Blennerhassett & John Gustavus Crosbie, Stewards"
 
 
 

 
 
 
Mr Blennerhassett's horse "Fanny" fails to finish in the 2nd race of the
Edwardstown Hunt Steeplechase at Ballineety, Co.Limerick on 8-Apr-1840.
 
from "Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser", Dublin, Saturday 11-Apr-1840 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The “Arthur Blennerhassett Memorial Beginners Chase” run annually at Tralee Races in Co.Kerry, is named for Maj. Arthur Blennerhassett, M.B.E. (b.1856 d.1939) of Ballyseedy Castle near Tralee. The race is presently sponsored by Kerry Petroleum Ltd (Shell Oil Distributor, M.D. Rowland Blennerhassett).
 
Arthur Blennerhassett, "A well known figure in Irish hunting and racing circles", acted as official starter for race meetings and inspector of courses to the Turf Club & Irish National Hunt Committee, "in which capacity he gave universal satisfaction". Described as "a fine judge of a horse", during WWI he had been commissioned by the British Government remount department to purchase horses as army remounts in USA, Australia & N.Zealand, performing this role from 1914 to 1918. 
 
 
 
 
 
in 1949 racehorse "Olive's Khosro" was owned by R. Blennerhassett [Irish Times 12-Oct-1949]
 
 
 
 
 
An American yearling filly “Blennerhassett”, from “Wavering Monarch-Late Starter” by “Cornish Prince”,
was auctioned 23-Sep-2000 at the Keeneland, Kentucky USA yearling sale  [Thoroughbred Times]. 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Blennerhassett of Locust Hill Farms, Texas, USA is featured in an article by Christy McDowell
[“Arabian Visions” horse magazine, Jan/Feb 1993 issue, pub. Seattle, Washington] 
 
 

 
 
 
 

photo: courtesy Simon Page
pushme - pullyou
 
ALPACA
 
Dr. Michael Colgan & Leslie Colgan of "Blennerhasset Farm", in the village of Blennerhasset in Cumbria, were breeding quality Alpacas for their wool c1999.
 
 
 
 

 
 
SQUIRRELS
 
 Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) b.1835 d.1910
 
American novelist, author of "The Innocents Abroad" 1869, Tom Sawyer" 1881, "The Prince and the Pauper" 1881, "Life on the Mississippi" 1883, "Huckleberry Finn" 1884", etc 

 
 
 
 
This extract from a letter written by Clemens to Twitchell is as reported in
"Mark Twain: a biography" by Albert Bigelow Paine, Chapter CCXV: Summer at "The Lair".
 
"...I am on the front porch (lower one-main deck) of our little bijou of a dwelling-house. The lake edge (Lower Saranac) is so nearly under me that I can’t see the shore, but only the water, small-poxed with rain splashes—for there is a heavy down pour. It is charmingly like sitting snuggled up on a ship’s deck with the stretching sea all around but very much more satisfactory, for at sea a rainstorm is depressing, while here of course the effect engendered is just a deep sense of comfort & contentment. The heavy forest shuts us solidly in on three sides—there are no neighbors. There are beautiful little tan-colored impudent squirrels about. They take tea 5 P.M. (not invited) at the table in the woods where Jean does my typewriting, & one of them has been brave enough to sit upon Jean’s knee with his tail curved over his back & munch his food. They come to dinner 7 P.M. on the front porch (not invited), but Clara drives them away. It is an occupation which requires some industry & attention to business. They all have the one name— Blennerhasset, from Burr’s friend—& none of them answers to it except when hungry. I am on the front porch (lower one--main deck) of our little bijou of a dwelling-house. The lake-edge (Lower Saranac) is so nearly under me that I can't see the shore, but only the water, small-pored with rain-splashes -- for there is a heavy down-pour. It is charmingly like sitting snuggled up on a ship's deck with the stretching sea all around -- but very much more satisfactory, for at sea a rain-storm is depressing, while here of course the effect engendered is just a deep sense of comfort and contentment. The heavy forest shuts us solidly in on three sides there are no neighbors..."
 
and from a different source...
 
"...When the Clemens family lived in Elmira, New York at Quarry Farm, one of his daughters said that her father even named all the pet red squirrels 'Blennerhassett'..."
 
  
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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