Hello Barbara, I think that we may be on the way to filling in the missing links, so to speak. My father,Donald Blennerhassett, was adopted by Thomas and his wife Catherine when he was born. As far as i can make out Thomas had an affair with a lady named Millie, who passed away last year. My father comited suicide in 1990, he was 58 yrs of age. From what i have learned from various sources, suicide is quite a frequent occurence.He very rarely spoke about his life in ireland.What i do know though is that the family lived and ran a farm in Killarney, Co. Kerry. The land is owned by somebody else now but the family chapel and grave yard is still there. Thomas also had 2 daughters, Elizabeth(Betty) and Hilda.Betty and my father both moved to Oxford,England but as far as i am aware Hilda stayed in ireland and married a Richardson. Betty married a gentleman by the name of Roger O'Donohue.My father married my mother Lesley Davies in 1970. I was already on the scene at that time and my father adopted me. they then had Kerrie in 1971, Richard in 1972 and Philip in 1980. Betty had 3 daughters, Katherine, Mary and Hilda. Katherine has not had any childeren but mary has a son,Marvin,who has adaughter called saffron and Hilda has a son and daughter David and Shelley. I hope this is of some help to you. As yet i am unable to give you the date of birth for thomas but i will try and find out from Betty as i think she is the only one left.
Have a very happy and successful new year. Regards Paula Blennerhassett E-Mail : PAULA@pblennerhassett.freeserve.co.uk Mobile Phone Number: 07887957739