Blennerhassett Family Tree
Genealogy one-name study - by Bill Jehan
   Introduction      Will of Col. John Blennerhassett, Ballyseedy 1774
 
Will of "The Great Colonel John" Blennerhassett
Father of the Irish House of Commons
(b.c1691/2 Ballyseedy, d.5-May-1775 Oak Park, Tralee)
 
incorporating  The Ballyseedy Entail
Will dated 19th November 1774, Will proved 27 June 1776,
 
 
 
Transcribed by Bill Jehan 2002 from a Ms. copy Will of 1776 in the Leighton Hall Collection
(papers of the Browne family of Riverstown, Co.Cork, Ireland) deposit 823, box 18 bundle 4
at Shropshire Archives [SA] at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
This document is listed on pp.15 & 16a of “A List of the Leighton Hall Collection” at [SA]
(an inventory / list made at Leighton Hall shortly before the documents were moved to [SA] )
 
 
 
transcription copyright © 2002-2011 Bill Jehan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
document listed at [SA] as:

                                                            27 June 1776 copy will (signed 19 Nov 1774)

                                                            of Col John Blennerhassett

                                                            Oak Park, Co.K[erry],  formerly of Ballyseedy.

on the cover sheet in ink:

                                                            Copy of Col[one]l

                                                            John Blenerhassett’s

                                                            Will

on the cover sheet in pencil:

                                                             1774

 

In the name of God amen. I John

Blenerhassett late of Ballyseedy in the County of Kerry but now of Oak Park in the

said County Esquire being now in my senses and Health do make this my last Will

and Testament in manner following. Whereas I and my eldest son John

Blenerhassett esquire since deceased by our Deeds of lease and release bearing

date the third and fourth days of August one thousand seven hundred and thirty

Seven and duly executed pursuant to certain articles made on the Marriage of my

said son John with Ann Leslie since deceased widow of John Leslie late of Tarbert

have settled and conveyed the Lands and Tenements in the said Deeds of lease

and release mentioned, that is to say, all that and those the Mannors Lands

Tenements and Hereditaments herein after mentioned, that is to say, Bally=

=mac Elligott, East and West BallyMcThomas and Cloer Ellis, Ballycarty

and Droumavally, Gortatlea, Ballindoogane, Ballymountaine and so forth

Glanaginty Lands and Tenements about Ten acres in or near Tralee be it more

or less Annagarry church lands and the Mill and lands thereto adjoining.

Little Mannor Schahanaght and Cahirlaheen, Clohercade Mill & Lands

thereto belonging. Immalagh, Killguane, and Curraghmadonough

Knockavonane Glashoreague the moiety of the impropriate Tythes of

Ballyseedy Parish one Deed or Rent Charge of forty shillings sterling per

annum on the lands of Cahir Breagh, Ballyseedy lands and improvements

Urrohogall and Knockloghline Currins (Currans) and Curraghinore and all the

Estate right title claim and demand whatsoever of me the said John

Blenerhassett of in or to all and singular the said lands and premisses

or any part or parcell thereof and all remainder and remainders

reversion and reversions, Rents, Issues, profitts, and services of in or any

way’s appertaining to the said lands and premisses or any part or parcell

thereof all lying and being in the County of Kerry unto and upon the several

uses following, that is to say, among several other uses to the use of myself for

life subject to a yearly maintenance for my son John and a jointure for Ann

the then wife of said John and after my decease to the use of my said son John

for life[,] remainder to his eldest and every other son by said Ann his then

wife in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after another, remainder

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                           
           
1
 

NOTE: The term jointure means the holding of an Estate by two or more persons in joint-tenancy


 

to his eldest and every other son by any other wife in Tail Male, remainder to me the

said John and my Heirs forever, and whereas all and singular the said lands in

the said Deeds of lease and release mentioned being vested in me in fee upon the

decease of my said son John without issue male in aforesaid. I the said John

Blenerhassett the Elder did by certain Deeds of lease and release bearing date

respectively the Twenty first and Twenty second days of December in the year of our

Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven, the said deed of release

being made or mentioned to be made between me the said John Blenerhassett

of the one part William Blenerhassett of Elmgrove in the County of Kerry esq[ui]r[e]

and William Francis Crosbie of the City of Dublin Esq[ui]r[e] of the second part, John

Wren of Litter and Richard Chute of Tullygaron both in the said County of

Kerry Esquires of the third part and Arthur Blenerhassett second son of

me the said John Blenerhassett of the fourth part limitt my said reversion in

fee of and in the herein before mentioned lands and prem[is]es to the use of my

said second son Arthur Blenerhassett for and during the Term of his

natural life with remainder to the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth,

seventh and every other son and sons of the Body of the said Arthur B[lener]hassett
 
begotten ^ or to be begotten and of the several Heirs Male of the respective Body and Bodys of all

& every such son and sons and for default of such issue remainder to me the

said John Blenerhassett and my right[ful] Heirs for ever as in the said Deed of

release is mentioned. And whereas all and singular the above mentioned

lands in the said Deeds also mentioned are vested in me in fee upon the

decease of my Grandson and heir at law John Blenerhassett the younger

only son of John Blenerhassett deceased and of my said son Arthur

Blenerhassett without issue male as aforesaid, my will and intent therefore

is to limitt and devise all and singular the said Lands Tenements

Hereditaments prem[is]es and all reversion and reversions remainder

and remainders and all other my Estate therein in the following

manner. I do therefore devise (in case my said Grandson John and my

said son Arthur shall die without issue male as aforesaid) all the said

Lands Tenements and Hereditaments to my Brother

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                          
2

 

Thomas Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without impeachment

of waste subject to the payment of the sum of two thousand pounds ster[ling]

to my daughter Letitia and to be paid within twelve calendar months

after he shall be seized of the freehold of the said lands by virtue of the

limitations herein, and subject also to the payment of the further sum

of one thousand pounds sterling unto my grand daughter Frances

Blenerhassett on the day of her marriage without any interest in

the meantime provided she marries with the consent of my son

Arthur and my said daughter Letitia or the survivor of them, and from

and after the determination of  ^ the said Estate so limitted to my said Brother

Thomas I give and devise all and singular the said lands hereditaments

and prem[is]es to Barry Denny of Tralee in the County of Kerry esq[ui]r[e] & his

Heirs during the life of my said Brother Thomas in Trust to preserve

the Contingent remainders herein after limitted, and after the decease

of my said Brother Thomas I devise all and singular the said lands

hereditaments and prem[is]es to Arthur Blenerhassett only son of the said

Thomas Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste, and from and after the determination of the

said Estate so limitted to the said Arthur I give and devise the said

lands hereditaments and prem[is]es to the said Barry Denny & his Heirs

during the life of the said Arthur on Trust to preserve the Contingent

remainders herein after limitted, and after the decease of the said

Arthur to the eldest and every other son and sons of the said Arthur

in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after another

according to their seniority and after the decease of the said Arthur

without issue male then to all and every other son and sons of my said

Brother Thomas in Tail Male successively and in remainder one

after another according to their seniority and for want of such issue

to my Brother William for and during his natural life

without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that

Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the s[ai]d William

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                          
3
 
NOTE: Sir Barry Denny of Tralee, Co.Kerry (died 1794) was first baronet of Castle Moyle
and husband of Col. John Blennerhassett’s grand-daughter Jane Blennerhassett

on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limitted

and after the decease of the said William, to William the eldest & only

son of the said William for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of that

Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of

the said William on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainder

herein after limitted, and after the decease of the said William to John

the eldest son of the said last named William for and during his natural

life without impeachment of waste, remainder after the

determination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny & his Heirs

during the life of the said John in Trust to preserve the Contingent

remainders herein after limitted, and after the decease of the said

John to the eldest and every other son and sons of the said John lawfully

to be begotten in Tail Male successively in remainder one after

another, and for default of such issue to the second & every

other son and sons of my nephew the said William the Younger & to the

Heirs Male of the Body of such son and sons successively & in remainder

one after another according to their seniority & for default of such issue

to the second & every other son and sons of my said Brother William

lawfully to be begotten and to the Heirs Male of the Body of such second &

other sons successively & in remainder one after the other, the Eldest & the

Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred & to take before the younger

of such sons, and for default of such issue remainder to my kinsman

Conway Blenerhassett late of Castle Conway in the County of Kerry but now

of Kinsale in the County of Corke esquire during his natural life without

impeachment of waste subject to the payment of the further and

additional sum of three thousand pounds ster[ling], to be paid unto my

daughters Dame Agnes Denny, Arabella Blenerhassett and Mary Crosbie

equally to be devided between them share and share alike & also subject to

the payment of the further sum of two thousand pounds ster[ling] to be paid unto my

granddau[ghte]rs Jane and Julia Blenerhassett share & share alike both said sums

of three thousand pounds and two thousand pounds to be paid within twelve

calendar months after he shall be seized of the freehold of the said lands

hereditments and premesses by virtue of the limitations herein

& from & after the determination of the said Estate so limitted to my s[ai]d kinsman

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade    

4


 

Conway Blenerhassett I devise all and singular the said lands hereditaments

and prem[is]es unto the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of

the said Conway Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the Contingent

remainders herein after limited, remainder after the decease of the s[ai]d

Conway Blenerhassett to John Blenerhassett eldest son of the said Conway

Blenerhassett during his natural life without impeachment of

Waste[,] remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said

Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said John B[lene]rhassett

on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders  herein after limitted

and after the decease of the said John Blenerhassett to the eldest and

every other son and sons of the said John Blenerhassett lawfully to

be begotten in Tail Male successively in remainder one after another

the Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred

and to take before the younger of such sons[,] remainder to Harman

Blenerhassett second son of the said Conway Blenerhassett during his

natural life without impeachment of waste, remainder after the

determination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs

for and during the life of the said Harman Blenerhassett  on Trust to

preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limitted, remainder

after the decease of the said Harman Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son

and sons of the said Harman Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten

in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after another,

remainder to the third and every other son and sons of the said

Conway Blenerhassett and to the Heirs Male of the Body of such

third and other son and sons successively and in remainder

one after another the Eldest & the Heirs Male of his Body being

always preferred and to take before the younger of such sons,

remainder to Thomas Blenerhassett of Tralee nephew to the said

Conway Blenerhassett during his natural life without

impeachment of waste[,] remainder after the deter-

mination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny & his Heirs during

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                                      
5

 

the life of the said Thomas Blenerhassett in Trust to preserve the

Contingent remainders herein after limited, remainder after the

decease of the said Thomas Blenerhassett to the eldest & every other son

& sons of the said Thomas Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail

Male successively and in remainder one after another, remainder

to Conway Blenerhassett Brother to the said Thomas Blenerhassett

for and during his natural life without impeachment of waste

remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry

Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said Conway Blenerhassett

on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limited,

remainder after the decease of the said Conway Blennerhassett

to the eldest and every other son and sons of the said Conway

Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively

and in remainder one after another, remainder to my kinsman

Arthur Blenerhassett of Tralee uncle to the last named

Conway Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of

that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the

life of the said Arthur Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the

cointingent remainders herein after limited, remainder after the

decease of the said Arthur Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son &

sons of the said Arthur Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail

Male successively and in remainder one after another, remainder to

my kinsman the Rev[eren]d  John Blenerhassett of Tralee in the County of Kerry

Clerke for and during his natural life without impeachment of

Waste[,] remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said

Barry Denny & his Heirs during the life of the said John

Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders herein

after limited[,] remainder to Edward Blenerhassett eldest son of the

said John Blenerhassett during his natural life without impeachment

of waste[,] remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said

Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the s[ai]d Edw[ar]d B[lener]hassett on Trust

to preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limited, remainder after

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                                      
6

 

the decease of the said Edward Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other

son and sons of the said Edward Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tale

Male successively and in remainder one after another, remainder to

Thomas Blenerhassett second son of the said Rev[eren]d John Blenerhassett for

and during his natural life without impeachment of waste, remainder

after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his

Heirs during the life of the said Thomas Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the

Contingent remainders herein after limitted, remainder after the decease

of the said Thomas Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son & heir

of the said Thomas Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male

successively and in remainder one after another, remainder to John

Blenerhassett third son of the said Reverened John Blenerhassett for and

during his natural life without impeachment of waste, remainder after

the determination of the Estate to the said Barry Denny and his

Heirs during the life of the said John Blennerhassett on Trust to

preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limitted, remainder

after the decease of the said John Blenerhassett the Younger to the

eldest and every other son and sons of the said John Blennerhassett

lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively and in remainder

one after another, and after the decease of the said John Blenerhassett

without Issue Male as aforesaid then remainder to the forth and

every son and sons of the said Reverend John Blenerhassett to be

begotten in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after

another accordingly to their seniority, and for want of such issue rem[ainde]r to

the Rev[eren]d Conway Blenerhassett next Brother to the said Rev[eren]d John

Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without impeach=

=ment of waste, remainder after the determination of that Estate to

the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said Conway

Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders herein

after limitted, remainder after the decease of the said Conway B[lener]hassett

to the eldest & every other son & sons of the said Conway Blenerhassett

lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively & in remainder one

after another - Remainder to Robert Blenerhassett

                                                                        J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade                                                     
 
 7

 

youngest Brother of said Reverend John Blenerhassett for and during his

natural life without impeachment of waste remainder after the

determination of the Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs

during the life of the said Robert Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the

Contingent remainders herein after limited, remainder after the decease

of the said Robert Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son and sons of

the said Robert Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male

successively and in remainder one after another, and after the decease

of the said Robert Blenerhassett without issue Male then remainder to

my kinsman William Blennerhassett of Ballinagar in the County of Kerry

Gent[leman] for and during his natural life without impeachment of waste,

remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry

Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said William Blenerhassett

on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders herein after limited,

remainder after the decease of the said William Blenerhassett to the

eldest and every other son and sons of the said William Blenerhassett

lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively and in remainder

one after another, and for want of such issue then remainder to

Arthur Blenerhassett Brother of the said William Blenerhassett

for and during his natural life without impeachment of waste,

remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry

Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said Arthur

Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the Contingent remainders

herein after limitted, remainder after the decease of the s[ai]d Arthur

Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son and sons of the said

Arthur Blenerhassett  ^ lawfully to be begotten  in Tail Male successively and in rem[ainde]r

one after another, remainder to my kinsman Rowland

Blenerhassett of Tralee Esqr: for and during his natural life

without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination

of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the

life of the said Rowland Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve

the Contingent rem[ainde]rs herein after limitted, rem[ainde]r to Robert B[lener]hassett eldest

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

8


 

son of the said Rowland Blenerhassett for and during his natural life

without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of

that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the

said Robert Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent remainders

herein after limited, remainder after the decease of the said Robert

Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son and sons of the said Robert

Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tale male successively & in rem[ainde]r

one after another, remainder to Richard Blenerhassett second son of the

said Rowland Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of that

Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of

the said Richard Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the Contingent

remainders herein after limitted, remainder after the decease of the

said Richard Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son & sons of the  ^ said Richard Blenerhassett

lawfully to be begotten in Tail male successively and in remainder

one after another and for default of such issue remainder to the third

and every other son and sons of the said Rowland Blenerhassett lawfully

to be begotten, and to the Heirs Male of the Body of such third and every other

son and sons successively and in remainder one after the other the Eldest

and the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred and to take before

the younger of such son and sons, remainder to Arthur Blenerhassett

Brother of the said Rowland Blenerhassett for and during his natural

life without impeachmant of waste[,] remainder after the determin[atio]n

of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the

life of the said Arthur Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve ^ the  contingent

remainders herein after limitted, remainder to Robert Blenerhassett

eldest son of the said Arthur Blenerhassett for and during his natural

life without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination

of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life

of the said Robert Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent

remainders herein after limitted and after the decease of the said Rob[er]t

Blenerhassett to the eldest & every other son & sons of the said Robert B[lener]hassett

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

9


 

lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively and in remainder

one after another according to their seniority, and for want of such issue

remainder to the second and every other son and sons of the said Arthur

Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten and to the Heirs Male of the Body

of such second and other son and sons successively and in remainder one

after another the Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body being always

preferred and to take before the younger of such son and sons, remainder to

my kinsman Samuel Blenerhassett of Tralee for and during his natural

life without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination

of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of

the said Samuel Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent

remainders herein after limited, remainder to Henry Blennerhassett

only son of the said Samuel Blennerhassett for and during his natural life

without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of that

Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said

Henry Blennerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent remainders herein

after limited, remainder to John Blenerhassett eldest son of the said Henry

Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without impeachment of

Waste, remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry

Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said John Blenerhassett

on Trust to preserve the contingent remainders herein after limited,

remainder after the decease of the said John Blenerhassett to the eldest

and every other son and sons of the said John Blenerhassett lawfully

to be begotten in Tail Male successively ^ and in remainder one after another according to

their seniority, and for default of such issue remainder to Francis Edward

Blenerhassett second son of the said Henry Blenerhassett for and during

his natural life without impeachment of waste, remainder after

the determination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his

Heirs during  the life of the said Francis Edward Blenerhassett on Trust

to preserve the contingent rem[ainde]rs herein after limited, remainder after the

decease of the said Fra[nci]s Edw[ar]d B[lener]hassett to the eldest and every other

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

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son and sons of the said Francis Edward Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten

in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after the other, and for default

of such issue remainder to the third and every other son and sons of the said

Henry Blenerhassett and to the Heirs Male of the Body of such third & every

other son and sons successively and in remainder one after another, the

Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body to be always preferred and to take

before the younger of such son and sons, and for default of such issue rem[ainde]r

to the second and every other son and sons of the said Samuel Blenerhassett

lawfully to be begotten and to the Heirs Male of the Body of such second &

other son and sons successively and in remainder one after another the

Eldest & the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred and to take

before the younger of such son and sons, remainder to Richard

Blenerhassett of Tralee Brother of the said Samuel Blenerhassett for &

during his natural life without impeachmant of waste, remainder

after the determination of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his

Heirs during the life of the said Richard Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve

the contingent remainders herein after limitted, remainder to Richard

Blenerhassett the Younger only son of the said Richard Blenerhassett the

Elder for and during his natural life without impeachment of

waste, remainder after the determination of that estate to the

said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said Richard

Blenerhasssett the Younger on Trust to preserve the contingent rem[ainde]rs

herein after limitted, remainder after the decease of the said Richard

Blenerhassett the Younger to the eldest and every other son and sons of the

Said Richard Blenerhassett the Younger lawfully to be begotten in Tail

Male successively and in remainder one after another, and for default

of such issue remainder to the second and every other son and sons of the

said Richard Blenerhassett the Elder lawfully to be begotten, and to the

Heirs Male of the Body of such second and other son and sons successively

& in remainder one after another the Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

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being always preferred and to take before the younger of such son and sons[,]

remainder to my kinsman Gerald Blenerhassett of Riddlestown in the

County of Limerick Esq[ui]r[e] for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination of that Estate

to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life of the said

Gerald Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent remainders

herein after limitted, remainder to Arthur Blenerhassett the only

son of the said Gerald Blenerhassett for and during his natural life

without impeachment of waste, remainder after the determination

of that Estate to the said Barry Denny and his Heirs during the life

of the said Arthur Blenerhassett on Trust to preserve the contingent

remainders herein after limitted, remainder after the decease of the

said Arthur Blenerhassett to the eldest and every other son and sons of

the said Arthur Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male

successively and in remainder one after another, and for default of such

issue remainder to the second and every other son and sons of the said

Gerald Blenerhassett lawfully to be begotten and  ^ to the Heirs Male of the

Body of such second and other son and sons successively and in remainder

one after another the Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body  ^ being always

preferred and to take before the younger of such son and sons, remainder

to my four Daughters and three Grand Daughters namely Dame

Agnes Denny otherwise Blenerhassett, Arabella Blenerhassett, Letitia

Blenerhassett and Mary Crosbie otherwise Blenerhassett, Frances

Blenerhassett, Jane Blenerhassett and Julia Blenerhassett and the

Heirs of their respective Bodies begotten and to be begotten as Tenants

in Common, remainder to my own right[ful] Heirs, provided always

that it shall and maybe lawfull for every person and persons successively

and in remainder one after another as they shall become seized of

the freehold of the said lands by virtue of the limitations herein

mentioned to (sett or demise ?) said lands (the mansion house of Ballyseedy

& the Demesne thereunto belonging & now in my possession excepted) for any

Term

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

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not exceeding three lives of thirty one years in possession and not in reversion

at the full improved rent and to settle any sinicure on any wife or wives not

exceeding two hundred pounds sterling a year, and to make a provision

for younger children Daughter or Daughters not exceeding one thousand

pounds sterling, and I do hearby impower my said Brother Thomas and

his son the said Arthur and my said Brother William and his said son the

said William and his son the said John respectively and every other person or

persons to whom subsequent rem[ainde]rs of the said lands and prem[is]es are herein

limitted that being seized of the prem[is]es respectively by virtue of the

limitations aforesaid, they the said Thomas, Arthur his son, William my

Brother, William his son and John his son may respectively and all

other person or persons respectively who may be seized of the freehold

of  ^ the said lands by virtue of the limitations aforesaid may by mortgage

in fee or otherwise or by sale of the said lands or of a competent part

thereof (the Mansion House and Demesne Lands of Ballyseedy being

always excepted) raise the aforesaid sum of two thousand pounds

sterling & as aforesaid devised to my said Daughter Letitia, and the

said sum of One Thousand Pounds so as aforesaid devised to my

said Grand Daughter Frances to be paid to her as aforesaid on her

day of marriage with such consent aforesaid, my intent being that the

said sum of one thousand pounds so devised to my said Grand Dau[ghte]r

Frances shall sink in the inheritance of said lands in case she shall

marry without such consent as aforesaid, and I do hearby impower my

kinsman the said Conway Blennerhassett of Kinsale, John Blenerhassett

and Harman Blenerhassett  ^ his sons and the several other persons to

whom subsequent remainders are herein limitted of the said lands &

prem[is]es that being respectively seized of the freehold of the said prem[is]es by

virtue of the limitation aforesaid they the said Conway Blenerhassett,

John Blenerhassett and Harman Blenerhassett, his sons & the respective other persons

to whom subsequent remaind[e]rs are so limitted may respectively raise  ^ as well the afores[ai]d sums of

two thousand pounds and one thousand pounds so as aforesaid

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

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devised to my daughter Letitia and Grand Daughter Frances if not then

already raised as also the said sums of three thousand pounds so as

aforesaid devised to my Dau[ghte]rs Dame Agnes Denny, Arabella B[lener]hassett

and Mary Crosbie, and the said  sum of two thousand pounds so as

aforesaid devised to my Grand Dau[ghte]rs Jane and Julia Blenerhassett

by sale or mortgage in fee or otherwise of the said lands of a competent

part thereof (the Mansion House  ^ of Ballyseedy and  ^ the demesne lands thereunto belong[ing]

and now in my possession being always excepted) and I do hearby

impower my said son Arthur Blenerhassett that being seized of the

freehold of said lands under the limitations thereof to him made

in and by the said recited Deed of the twenty second day of December

in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven to Lett or

(denues ?) the said lands (the Mansion House of Ballyseedy and the said

Demesne lands thereunto belonging being only excepted)

for any term not exceeding three lives or thirty one years in possession

& not in reversion at the full improved rent and I do hearby

appointt the sum of five hundred pounds ster[ling] for my Daughter the

said Letitia as her share or proportion of the sum of

two thousand pounds ster[ling], provided for my younger children in &

by a certain Indenture or Deed bearing date the thirtieth day of

October in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirteen

made previous to my intermarriage with her mother, and do charge

all the lands in the said Deed mentioned being the prem[is]es herein limitted

with the same, and I do appoint the sum of five hundred pounds ster[ling]

for my said Daughter Letitia as her proportion of the sum of fifteen

hundred pounds ster[ling] which by the said indenture of the twenty second

day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred & fifty seven

I am impowered to charge on the lands therein mentioned for the use of

my said Daughter Mary Crosbie and my said Daughter Letitia, and I do

charge the said lands in the s[ai]d Deed mentioned which were agreed to be made

subject thereto with the said sum of five hundred pounds for the use of my said dau[ghte]r

Letitia, And whereas I apprehend that by the will of my kinsman

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

14


 

John Rogers Esquire deceased I am intitled to a remainder in fee or some

other Estate of and in the lands tenements hereditaments & premisses

whereof the said John Rogers died seized possessed or intitled to some part

or parts thereof expectant upon the contingencies or events in the said

will mentioned. I do therefore devise the lands tenements hereditaments

& prem[is]es whereof the said John Rogers  ^ so died seized possessed of or intitled

unto and all my Estate reversion and remainder therein unto my son

Arthur Blenerhassett for and during his natural life without

impeachment of waste and after the determination of the said Estate

so limitted to my son Arthur, I give and devise all and singular the

said lands tenements hereditaments and prem[is]es and my Estate

reversion and remainder thereunto John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) of Maglass in the

County of Kerry Esquire and his Heirs during the life of the said Arthur

on Trust to preserve the contingent remainder herein after limitted

and after the decease of my said son Arthur I devise all & singular

the said lands tenements hereditaments and prem[is]es and all my Estate

reversion and remainder therein to his eldest and every other son

in Tail Male successively and in remainder one after another

according to their seniority and for default of such issue I devise the

said lands tenements hereditaments and prem[is]es to my Brother

Thomas Blenerhassett during his natural life without impeachment

of waste and from and after the determination of the said Estate

so limitted to my said Brother Thomas, I devise all & singular the

said lands tenements hereditaments and prem[is]es and all my Estate

revision and remainder therein to the said John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) and his Heirs

during the life of the said Thomas on Trust to preserve the contingent

remainders herein after limitted and after the decease of the said

Thomas to Arthur the son of the said Thomas for & during his natural

life without impeachment of waste and after the determ[inatio]n

of that Estate to the said John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) and his Heirs during

the life of the said Arthur on Trust to preserve the contingent rem[ainde]rs

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  
15

NOTE: John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) of Maglass, Co.Kerry was ?????????


herein after limited, and after the decease of the said Arthur to the

Eldest and every other son and sons of the said Arthur in Tail Male

successively and in remainder one after another, and after the

decease of the said Arthur without issue male then to every other

son and sons of the said Thomas in Tail Male successively & in

remainder one after another according to their seniority, and

for want of such issue to my Brother William for and during his

natural life without impeachment of waste, remainder after

the determination of that estate to the said John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) & his Heirs

during the life of the said William on Trust to preserve the contingent

remainders herein after limitted and after the decease of the said

William to William the Eldest son of the said William for and

during his natural life without impeachment of waste rem[ainde]r after

the determination of that Estate to the said John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) and his Heirs

during the life of the said William the younger on Trust to preserve

the contingent remainders herein after limitted, and after the

decease of the said William to John the eldest son of the s[ai]d William

for and during his natural life without impeachment of waste,

remainder after the determination of that Estate to the said John

John Healy (Leahy? Sealy?) & his Heirs during the life of the said John on Trust to preserve

the contingent remainders herein after limitted, and after the

decease of the said John to the eldest and every other son & sons of the

said John lawfully to be begotten in Tail Male successively & in

remainder one after another, and for default of such issue

to the second and every other son & sons of the said William the younger

lawfully begotten or to be begotten and to the Heirs Male of the Body

of such second and other sons successively and in rem[ainde]r one after

another the Eldest and the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred

& to take before the younger of such sons and for default of such issue

to the second and every other son and sons of my said Brother William

lawfully begotten or to be begotten & to the Heirs Male of the Body of

such second and other sons successively and in rem[ainde]r one after

another the Eldest & the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred & to

                                                                         J[oh]n Blenerhassett ( seal )

Tho[ma]s Connell

John Murphy

Fra[nci]s Meade  

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take before the younger of such sons, rem[ainde]r to my four Daughters

and three Grand Daughters namely Dame Agnes Denny otherwise B[lener]hassett,

Arabella Blenerhassett, Letitia Blenerhassett, Mary Crosbie otherwise

Blenerhassett, Frances Blenerhassett, Jane Blenerhassett & Julia

Blenerhassett and the Heirs of their respective Bodies begotten

as Tenants in Common, remainder to my own right[ful] Heirs provided

always that it shall and may be lawfull for every person & persons

successively and in remainder one after another as they shall

become seised of the freehold of the said lands by virtue of the limitations

herein mentioned to set or devise the said lands for any Term not

exceeding three lives or thirty one years in possession and not in

reversion at the full improved rent, I do devise and Bequeath

unto my said Daughter Letitia Blenerhassett all the rest residue &

remainder of my Estate both real and personal of what kind or nature

[Lever?] that I shall die seised or possessed of, she paying thereout all my

just debts and defraying my funeral expences, but my intention is

that she shall not thereout pay any Debt or Debts which, by the deeds

writings and agreements entered into between me and my son Arthur,

he the said Arthur is bound or contracted  ^ to pay for me, and I do hearby

nominate and appoint my said Daughter Letitia Blenerhassett as

Executrix of this my will ^ hearby revoking & making void all other former

Will or Wills by me made hereby declaring this to be ^ my only & last Will

& Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto and to a Duplicate

hereof set my hand and affixed my seal this nineteenth day

of November in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven

Hundred and Seventy Four  -
 
 

Signed Sealed and published by the above named John

Blenerhassett (and which contains seventeen sheets of

paper written on one side only) in the presence of us

who have likewise subscribed our names as witnesses

hereto in his presence & in the presence of each other

            Tho[ma]s Connell

            John Murphy

            Fra[nci]s Meade 
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J[oh]n  Blenerhassett (  seal  ) 
 
 
 
Entered in the Office of His

Ma[jes]ties Auditor Gen[era]l   27 June 1776 

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A True Copy by me compared with the original 
This 27[t]h day of June 1776               S[a]m[uel] Bawer
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Robt. Waller

Dip: Aud: Giet:(?) 

 
                   
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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