Descended from Reverend Neptune Blood, Dean of Kilfenora, county Clare, Neptune Bood married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Robert Maghlin of Brickhill, in 1750. Their son and grandson married members of the Roche family, baronets, of county Limerick. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, the estate of Edmund Maghlin Blood was located in the parish of Kilfintinan, barony of Bunratty Lower and in Killonaghan, barony of Burren. In the 1870s he owned 2,502 acres in county Clare. The Bloods were mainly resident in London.
- Probate, Edmond Maghlin Blood of Brickhill & Kensington, 1892. Small Accessions Index 49, T.2418; National Archives of Ireland
- Hamilton and Craig, solicitors collection, includes conveyance of lands of Shandangan, Co Clare, Edward Roche Blood of Malta to Edmund Macklin Blood of Toulouse, formerly of Brickyhill & probates of their wills, 1864, 1866, 1892. Small Accs Index 64, D.8837, T.2416 & 2418; National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 41
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 107
- WALFORD, Edward. 'The County families of the United Kingdom''. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885): p.98