Thursday, 10 September 2020

Blood of Cranagher


This family was originally from Makeney, near Duffield, in Derbyshire.

CAPTAIN EDMUND BLOOD (c1568-c1640), of Kilnaboy Castle and Bohersallagh (Applevale), County Clare, an officer in the Army, went to Ireland about 1595.

Captain Blood, MP for Ennis, 1613-15, had issue,
NEPTUNE, of whom presently;
Thomas, father of Colonel Thomas Blood;
William, of Dunboyne, County Meath.
Thomas, the third son, was father of COLONEL THOMAS BLOOD, of Sarney, County Meath, who attempted to carry off the Crown Jewels.

His estate in Ireland was forfeited, but he had a pardon and pension from the King.

Captain Blood's eldest son,

THE VERY REV DR NEPTUNE BLOOD JP (1595-1692), (so called because he was born at sea), Dean of Kilfenora, married thrice, and left issue,
THOMAS, his heir;
Edmond, from whom the BLOODS of Brickhill are descended;
Neptune (Very Rev), Dean of Kilfenora;
Dr Blood was succeeded by his eldest son,

THOMAS BLOOD, of Killnaboy Castle and Bohersallagh, wedded a daughter of _______ Davis, and had issue,
Neptune, of Bohersallagh, dsp 1744;
THOMAS, of whom hereafter;
William, ancestor of BLOOD of Fantore;
Matthew, ancestor of BLOOD of Ballykilty;
The second son,

THOMAS BLOOD (-1730), of Bohersallagh, espoused Elizabeth, daughter of Captain John Greene, of Old Abbey, County Limerick, and had issue,
WILLIAM, of whom presently;
The second son,

WILLIAM BLOOD JP (-1791), of Roxton, County Clare, High Sheriff of County Clare, 1750, married, in 1747, Ann, daughter of William Chadwick, of Ballinard, County Tipperary, and had issue,
WILLIAM, of whom we treat;
Thomas, from whom descend the BLOODS of Essex;
Neptune, of Applevale, County Clare;
Michael, of Baskin Hill, County Dublin;
Frederick (Rev);
The eldest surviving son,

WILLIAM BLOOD JP (1749-84), of Roxton, High Sheriff of County Clare, 1774, Colonel, Ennis Volunteers, wedded, in 1772, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Bindon, and had issue, with a daughter, Nicola, an only son,

BINDON BLOOD JP DL (1775-1855), of Cranagher, County Clare, High Sheriff of County Clare, 1819, who espoused firstly, in 1796, his cousin Ann, daughter of Major Edward William Burton, and had issue, six daughters,
Elizabeth; Jane; Anne; Mary; Fanny; Nicola.
He married secondly, in 1809, Harriet, daughter of Christopher Bagot, and had further issue,
William, dsp;
Bindon, died young;
Bagot, died young;
WILLIAM BINDON, of whom hereafter;
Mr Blood wedded thirdly, Maria, daughter of _______ Hinckley, of Tenterden, Kent, and had issue,
Mary Anne; Frances; Maria.
Mr Bindon Blood's fourth son,

WILLIAM BINDON BLOOD JP (1817-94), of Cranagher, espoused firstly, in 1841, Margaret, daughter of Robert Stewart, Hawthornside, Roxburghshire, and had issue,
BINDON, his heir;
Bagot William (Lieutenant-Colonel);
Robert (Dr), Colonel, RAMC;
He married secondly, in 1855, Maria Augusta, daughter of Robert Henry Persse, and had further issue,
William Persse (Colonel).
Mr William Bindon Blood was succeeded by his eldest son,

GENERAL SIR BINDON BLOOD GCB GCVO (1842-1940), of Cranagher, County Clare, and 183, St James's Court, London, who wedded, in 1883, Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Auckland Colvin KCSI KCMG CIE, and had issue,
Bindon Auckland William, died in infancy, 1888;
Mary Meta; Charlotte Carissima.
Sir Bindon sold Cranagher House in 1905.

Sir Winston Churchill, who served under Blood on the North-West Frontier in 1897, dedicated his first non-fiction book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), to
"Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, K.C.B., under whose command the operations therein recorded were carried out; by whose generalship they were brought to a successful conclusion; and to whose kindness the author is indebted for the most valuable and fascinating experience of his life".
First published in August, 2018. 


Demetrius said...

Many thanks for this, giving a clarity which is most welcome. One is tempted to try a weekend at the Makeney Hall Hotel, a Victorian building, but which seems splendid. I must have passed by there very many times when young and travelling north of Derby by both rail and road. General Bindon Blood is one of our lost heroes.

Andrew said...

Images of Cranagher House today -

Andrew said...

I remember when Makeney Hall was a 'hospital'. I chatted to an old lady sitting by the wall outside who lived there and had been in it and other institutions all her life because she had a baby out of wedlock. It wasn't only in Ireland these injustices happened.