Blennerhassett Family Tree
Genealogy one-name study - by Bill Jehan
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Blennerhassett connection to the Houssemayne Du Boulay family
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Du Boulay
headstone at St Peter's Leckhampton
 
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WOODFORDE GEORGE DU BOULAY,
COLONEL R.E.,
BORN DEC. 18TH 1848, DIED SEPT 6TH 1923.
 
ALSO OF HIS SONS
ARTHUR AND HUBERT,
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1916-1918.
 
ALSO OF ROSE
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 27TH 1932, AGED 73
 
"HER CHILDREN ARISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED"
 
Two brothers, sons of Arthur Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy, Co.Kerry, were ordained into the Church of England.  They married twin sisters and each served a parish in Dorset.
 
(b.10-Jul-1800 Elm Grove, Ballyseedy) was Vicar of Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  He married Emma Sophia Houssemayne Du Boulay (b.6-Jul-1814 Walthamstow, Essex) at Donhead St.Mary, Wiltshire on 21-Mar-1835.  She d.25-Dec-1896.
 
(b.3-Mar-1803 Elm Grove, Ballyseedy) was Rector of Ryme Intrinsica, Dorset.  He married Elizabeth Housemayne Du Boulay (b.6-Jul-1814 Walthamstow, Essex) at Heddington, Wiltshire 21-Oct-1834. She d.4-Feb-1904.
 
The twin sisters were daughters of François Jaques Houssemayne du Boulay (1759-1828) of Forest House, Walthamstow, Essex. François was son of Benjamin François Houssemayne Du Boulay (b.Jun-Oct.1724 Paris; d.17-June-1765 Southampton), pastor of the French Protestant Church in Threadneedle Street, London and the first of the family to settle in England.
 
Their brother Thomas Houssemayne Du Boulay (b.14-Feb-1804) had a seventh son Woodforde George Du Boulay, b.18-Dec-1848.  A Colonel in the Royal Engineers, Woodeforde married 23-Sep-1879 Rose Hawkins of Colchester (d.1932).  They resided at "Marchmont", Parabola Road, Bayshill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 1903-1923.  Following his death his widow appears to have moved to another Cheltenham house to which she gave the same name, "Marchmont". Park Estate, Prestbury ca1930-1932.  Woodeforde George du Boulay d.6-Sep-1923, he and his wife interred in the churchyard of St. Peter's Leckhampton at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (grave A.272 on the St.Peter's Leckhampton website and B.82 on the Gloucestershire Family History Society website).
 
Two sons of Woodforde George Du Boulay who died during WWI are also commemorated on this stone. 
 
1.  Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay, eldest son, b.18-Jun-1880, of Marchmont, Bayshill, Cheltenham (his parents' home), educated Cheltenham College and The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.  Later of 3 West Halken Street, Belgrave Square, London.  Married 21-Sep-1909 Blanche Laura Hornung, dau. of John Peter Hornung of West Grinstead, Co.Sussex, having a son and two daughters.
 
Major [Brevet Lt.-Col] Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay, Royal Engineers, was Officer commanding AQMG 3rd Army, GHQ Royal Engineers. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), the Order of Agricultural Merit (France), the Order of Leopold II with Palm (Belgium) and the Croix De Guerre (Belgium).
He d.25-Oct-1918 at Fillièvres, France, of influenza while on active service, interred at Fillievres British Cemetery.  He is commemorated on:  a) his father's headstone in St Peters Churchyard, Leckhampton (illustrated here),  b) Cheltenham War Memorial,  c) All Saints Church Cheltenham, War Memorial and  d) Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.  
 
2.  Hubert Lionel Houssemayne Du Boulay, 5th son, b.25-June-1897, of Marchmont, Bayshill, Cheltenham (his parents' home), educated Cheltenham College.  2nd Lt with 3rd Battalion, attached to 1st battalion Wiltshire Regt.   d.3-Sep-1916, KIA, commemorated on:  a) his father's headstone in St Peters Churchyard, Leckhampton (illustrated here),   b) the Thiepval Memorial, France, on the Pier and on Face 13 A,  c) Cheltenham War memorial, and  d) Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.
 
 
 
  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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