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Letitia Blennerhassett (see here and here),
[Deed dated 29th June 1799],
to Richard Ponsonby [born est c.1773, descendant of Henry VII] and had issue.
At her 1st marriage, she was age 19.
He was age c.26.
Richard died 20 Apr 1811.
She went to Limerick. She quickly re-married.
Her young children by him appear to have remained with Ponsonby relations rather than with her.
She is listed as Letitia Ponsonby, Church of Ireland, at 2nd marriage.
mar 2ndly, Wed 10 July 1811,
(Church of Ireland), George St, Limerick
[St.Michael's par records, Limerick]
to William Lindsay [bapt 19 Mar 1790] and had issue.
At her 2nd marriage, she was age 31.
He was age 21.
See [Limerick Gazette, Fri 12 July 1811].
See [Clare Journal, Monday 15th July 1811].
See notice in Oxford Journal, Saturday 27 July 1811.
See notice in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, July 1811, p.392, [NLI] Ir 05 w 1. This is indexed on p.271 of [Farrar, vol.2].
Letitia Blennerhassett in old age.
Original and light-adjusted detail from above.
Grave of Letitia Blennerhassett, Aghavallen church, near Ballylongford, Co.Kerry.
The church was demolished 1831.
[Limerick Evening Post and Clare Sentinel, 9 Sept 1831] says: "St. George's Church, Limerick, is to be forthwith taken down, and on its site will be erected an edifice for transacting the business of the Provincial Bank."
The site became a branch of the Provincial Bank. This bank branch opened 1834, with address 63 George St, Limerick.
St.George's church was replaced (in a different location) by St.Michael's church, which opened 1840, and is where the St.George's parish records ended up.
The bank building is now "The Bank" Bar and Restaurant, 63 O'Connell Street (see street view).
See entry at NIAH.
St.George's church on map of "Part of South Priors Land", 1823, at [LCM].
An urban area has grown around the church.
Junction of Mallow St and Georges St.
The new town, Limerick.
McKern's map of 1827.
"41" is the Bishop's Palace.
"33" is St.George's church.