Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Henry (Tipperary & Limerick)

The Henrys of counties Tipperary and Limerick were a branch of the Henry family of Straffan, county Kildare and were closely related to the Henry family of Toghermore, near Tuam, county Galway. In 1801 John Joseph Henry of Straffan married a daughter of the 2nd Duke of Leinster. He is recorded as holding land in the parish of St Nicholas, close to Limerick city, at the time of Griffith's Valuation [although he died in 1835]. His son, Charles John Henry, held an estate in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, mainly located in the parish of Templeachally but also in the parishes of Kilcomenty, Kilmastulla and Kilnarth. The estate of Charles John Henry amounting to over 4,000 acres in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale in December 1858. In May 1858 the lands of Singland, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, [476 acres] belonging to Charles John Henry were advertised for sale. Charles John Henry lived at Fort Henry, county Tipperary. He died in 1879 and was succeeded at Fort Henry by his nephew. Untenanted land at Singland was still in the possession of Cecil R. Henry in 1906. In the 1870s Charles John Henry of Cheltenham owned 3,870 acres in county Tipperary while his cousin Robert Henry of Toghermore, county Galway, owned 412 acres in county Limerick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Annaholty Annaholty Kilcomenty Nenagh Kilcomenty 93 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R695 644
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 58
Fort Henry Garrynatineel Templeachally Nenagh Ballina 97 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R705 703
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Henry, 7 May 1858, Vol 51 (37), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Henry, 10 Dec 1858, Vol 54 (32), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • O’Connor & Dudley solicitor's collection includes deeds & documents re the Leighton interest in the lands of Ballygregan, barony of Barretts, Co Cork, re the marriage settlement of the Rev Francis K. Leighton & Catherine St Leger, 22 Feb 1843. Contains papers re St Leger family & Henry family from whom the St Legers held the lands of Ballygregan, 1831-1879. D.9009-9021; National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield map of lands Village of Ballina, barony of Owney & Arra, estate of John J. Henry, with tenants' names. 21.F.47 (3); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources