Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Henn (Paradise)


Name Description
O'Brien (Thomond) The estate of the Earl of Thomond was the largest in county Clare with lands in seven out of the eleven baronies. In his will dated 14 October 1738 the childless Henry O'Brien, 8th Earl of Thomond, left his estates to the three year old son of his cousin William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin, with remainder to his own wife's nephew Percy Wyndham. In 1741 the Earl died and shortly afterwards so did the child to whom he had left his estates. Percy Wyndham became the successor taking the additional surname of O'Brien and in 1756 was created Earl of Thomond. When he died in 1774 without children his nephew George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont of Petworth House, succeeded to the estates. The unmarried 3rd Earl left his Irish estates to his adopted [natural] son Colonel George Wyndham, created Baron Leconfield in 1859.
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.