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Notes on the Bobbett Family of Ashbourne, County Meath, and Hansfield, Count Dublin

Random notes on a family said to descend from a William Bobbett who came to Ireland from Brittany in 1650. He reputedly swam ashore near Swords after a shipwreck and settled in the area.  By 1834, they were renting the lands of Hedgestown [Hodgestown], County Meath from the Marquis of Lansdowne. They became prominent in the Clonsilla / Blanchardstown / Hansfield / Porterstown area.