Blennerhassett Family Tree
Genealogy one-name study - by Bill Jehan
 
Inscription at
New Kilbannivane Cemetery, Castleisland, Co.Kerry 
 
 
 
photo: courtesy of Hilary Titchener
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Noli irritare leonem
 
THREE WARLIKE LIONS WITH THEIR
BLOODY SWORDS IN HANDS; CRISCROSS THE
GRIFFIN THE LIZARD DOTH STAND; THE
ROYAL OAK, WITH ALL ITS FLOURISHING
CHARMS; STAND FOR THE PRINCELY
O'CONNORS' COAT OF ARMS
 
WILLIAM HUGH O'CONNOR
CASTLEISLAND
DIED 1ST JAN. 1949, AGED 70 YEARS
HIS WIFE JULIA
NEE BLENNERHASSETT
DIED 10TH MARCH 1967, AGED 90 YEARS
 
R . I . P
 
ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY
BY HIS WIFE AND FAMILY
 
Ua Concubair
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
ARMS
vert, a chevron or with lizard and griffin criss-cross, between three lions each carrying a sword in its left hand
  
CREST
oak tree
badge of the O'Connors 
  
MOTTO
Noli irritare leonem
"Do not irritate the lion"  
 
 
These Castleisland O'Connors are believed to descend from "O'Connor Don", not from "O'Connor Kerry" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W.H.O'Connor of Castleisland
W.H.O'Connor
b.1878 d.1949
Julia Blennerhassett married, in 1905 at Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa, William Hugh O'Connor ("W.H." or "Bill Q"), of the O'Connnor family of Scartaglin, Castleisland.
 
In 1919 he founded "W.H.O'Connor Ltd" of Castleisland as "farmers, millers, merchants, drapers, outfitters & importers". The business is widely known as the supplier of high quality farm feed compounds manufactured at Rhyno Mills, Castleisland ", a successful family enterprise.
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Rhyno Mills, Castleisland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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