Blennerhassett Family Tree
Genealogy one-name study      by Bill Jehan
William Wynne Blennerhassett, bookbinder, USA
 New York & Philadelphia, USA - Toronto, Canada
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William Wynne Blennerhassett
(b.1-Jun-1807 London, d.7-May-1894 Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA)
 of New York, Philadelphia and Toronto
Head of the English family, the last English representative of the ancient line of Blennerhassett of Flimby, Co.Cumberland. His only son Herman (not Harman) Blennerhassett pre-deceased him, leaving a daughter, so at William's death in 1894 the seniority of the family passed to Ireland, to Arthur Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy Castle, Co.Kerry. At Arthur's death on 3-May-1939, leaving three daughters, this passed to Richard John Verdon Blennerhassett of Rockfield & Ballyvegan, Co.Limerick.
William emigrated to the USA at some date before 1840 and made a "declaration of intent" or "oath of allegiance" to the USA at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846.
A Bookbinder by profession, he maintained residences & business premises at Brooklyn, Toronto & Philadelphia. Of Philadelphia (Lower Delaware Ward) 1840.
His addresses were 210 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, New York City (1843-90); New Street, Philadelphia (Upper Delaware Ward) 1850; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1858.
There is an old established & famous seafood restaurant in the New Street area of Philadelphia named "Bookbinders", which may perhaps be his old premises.
As an example of his work, a copy of "The Controversy Between Great Britain And Her Colonies Reviewed, etc" by William Knox, London; Printed for J. Almon, 1769, re-bound by "Blennerhasset, New York", was recently offered for sale by David L.O'Neal, Antiquarian Booksellers Inc, in their catalogue 121.
image: courtesy of Mrs Cheyney Hansen, Pennsylvania, USA 
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W. W. Blennerhassett
 210 Quincy St., Brooklyn 

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