Conway Blennerhassett

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Conway Blennerhassett (3 October 1693 - 7 June 1724) was a member of the Irish House of Commons.

Blennerhassett was born at Castle Conway in County Kerry, the eldest son of John 'Black Jack' Blennerhassett and Elizabeth Cross.[1] He was the grandson of Robert Blennerhassett. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, before entering Middle Temple in London in 1710. He was a practising lawyer and was invested as a member of the King's Counsel. He served as the Member of Parliament for Tralee from 1723 to 1725.[2]

He married Elizabeth Harman, the daughter of Colonel Wentworth Harman, with whom he had five children. He died prematurely at the age of 30. His grandson was Harman Blennerhassett.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael C. O'Laughlin, Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland (Irish Roots Cafe, 1994), 30.
  2. ^ ThePeerage.com (entry #279175) http://www.thepeerage.com/p27918.htm#i279175