Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Henchy (Moynoe)

The Henchy family were established in county Clare from the early 18th century and descend from Peter Henchy of Cappagh Castle. Weir writes that the Henchys intermarried with the O'Briens and that the Henchys lost their estates to John Lindsay, a "Protestant discoverer" of Lisburn, county Antrim in 1786. Peter Fitzgibbon Henchy moved to Moyarta. Griffith's Valuation records the representatives of Peter F. Hinchy holding some land in the parish of Kilballyowen, barony of Moyarta. Hugh Brady, who died in 1819, held a lease on Moynoe, Meenross and Carrowmore in the Scarriff locality of east county Clare. In 1820 his widow Elizabeth, formerly a Fitzgibbon of Ballyseeda, Limerick mortgaged these lands to Peter Fitzgibbon Henchy, barrister at law, of Dublin. Peter Henchy was a son of Donough Henchy of Feenagh, Sixmilebridge, county Clare and his wife, Dorothy Fitzgibbon of Newcastle, county Limerick. The Henchys had a son, Fitzgibbon Henchy, who was living at Moynoe in 1837 as well as five daughters. In 1832 Caroline Henchy married Edward Basil Brooke of Colebrook, county Fermanagh. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Moynoe and the other lands were held by the trustees of their marriage settlement, Sir Arthur B. Brooke, 2nd Baronet and Georgina Henchy, Caroline's sister, who had married Lodge Raymond de Montmorency, 2nd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency in 1833. Lady Frankfort owned 1,653 acres in county Clare in the 1870s and Mrs Caroline Brooke owned 627 acres. Lady Frankfort's estate in the baronies of Tulla Upper and Moyarta was advertised for sale in June 1881. The rental shows that Moynoe was held under lease from the Bishop of Killaloe and refers to the Reade lease. see http://www.scariff.com/snapr03.html

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moynoe Carrowmore Moynoe Scarriff Scarriff 136 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R656 852
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Frankfort de Montmorency, 21 June 1881, Vol 142 (9), 19 Dec 1882, Vol 144 (33), 5 June 1883, Vol 145 (3), MRGS 39/063, 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Hussey Walsh Manuscripts contain information relating to the Henchy family; Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

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Modern printed sources