BLENNERHASSETT, Thomas, of Carlisle, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?s. of Richard Blennerhassett, member of the Carlisle council 1569.

Offices Held

Mayor, Carlisle 1597.


Though the Cumberland branch of the family had lived near Carlisle for many generations, little has been ascertained about Blennerhassett himself. One of his name was among ‘the justices and most of the gentlemen’ of the west march who petitioned the Privy Council in 1600.

Carlisle Recs. (Cumb. and Westmld. Antiq. and Arch. Soc. extra ser. iv), 272; CSP Scot. ii. 633; Border Pprs. ii. 689.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Roger Virgoe