Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Henn (Paradise)

The Henns, an English family, were granted lands in county Clare by the Earl of Thomond at the end of the 17th century. Members of this family were prominent lawyers and judges in the 18th and 19th centuries. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Henn estate was in the parishes of Clondagad and Kilmaley, barony of Islands and Killofin, barony of Clonderalaw. In July 1853 the Ballycorick estate of Christopher O'Brien Senior and Junior amounting to over 2,000 acres was advertised for sale. It was held on a lease from William Henn to Christopher O'Brien dated 1802. In the 1870s Thomas Rice Henn owned 7,664 acres in county Clare. 734 acres of untenanted land belonging to R.A.M. Henn were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 24 March 1911. Colonel Richard Arthur Milton Henn was the son of Thomas Rice Henn. In 1895 he married Elizabeth Letitia Heaton-Armstrong, daughter of Charles Heaton-Armstrong and Georgina Maria Stacpoole.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Paradise Ballynagard Kilchreest Killadysert Ballynacally 65 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R277 622
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 57
Castle Troy Castletroy Kilmurry Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R628 586
OS Sheet: 5, 6
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of William Henn, Master in Chancery & to his grandson Thomas Rice Henn of Paradise, 28 Nov, 1856. MS 10,981; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association File, Parish of Clondegad, 1940s, Clare South East 2.; Clare County Library
  • Deeds & other [title] documents re the estates of John Bindon Scott in Cos Clare, Kerry & Tipperary, include fee farm grant of Effernane, Co Clare to Richard Henn by the Earl of Thomond 1712 and conveyance of Effernane by Henn to J.B. Scott in 1828. E.C. Jameson solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 50, Co.893, D.5448; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), O’Brien, Hutheaite & Jeffers, 15 July 1853, Vol 35; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease for lives of Cannon Island & Trummery Island, barony of Clonderalaw, Co Clare, Rt Hon Henry Earl of Thomond to Richard Henn of Paradise Hill, 22 May 1712. 98/22; National Archives of Ireland
  • Xerox copy documents relating to the Henn family, including reference to the Walcott, Massy, Coote & Mahon families & lands in Co Clare, 1727-1861. 999/383; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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