Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hickman (Fenloe)

Gregory Hickman was an English merchant in the south of England in the first half of the 17th century. He married twice, the Hickmans of Barntic, barony of Islands, county Clare were descended from his first marriage and the Hickmans of Ballyket, Brickhill, Kilmore and Fenloe, county Clare, from his second marriage. Henry Hickman, youngest son of Gregory Hickman, settled at Ballyket and his youngest son Hugh founded the Hickman family of Fenloe. Hugh had two sons Luke of Fenloe and Thomas of Brickhill. The family connection with Fenloe ceased in the second decade of the 20th century. Hugh Palliser Hickman of Fenloe owned over 3,000 acres in county Clare in the 1870s, although he resided at Fenloe, parish of Tomfinlough, barony of Bunratty Lower, which he held from William Westby, most of his estate was in the parishes of Kilballyowen and Kilmacduane, barony of Moyarta.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dangananella House Dangananella East Kilmacduane Kilrush Drumellihy 84 Moyarta Clare OSI Ref: R037 624
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 57
Fenloe House Finlough Tomfinlough Ennis Tomfinlough 43 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R437 706
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Wilson Lynch Papers LE6/D/245-262; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Inchiquin Papers, includes records re the Hickman family of Barntick & Fenloe, 1632-1776. Collection List 143. MSS 45,725-45,738; National Library of Ireland

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