Part 4: Grant of Armorial Bearings
to Thomas Rice Henn; Descent of Thomas Rice Henn Esq., Q.C., of Paradise
Hill, Co. Clare, J.P., D.L. from the Blood Royal of England; John Lloyd’s
‘A Short Tour of County Clare’
Grant of Armorial Bearings to Thomas Rice Henn
TO ALL AND SINGULAR, to whom these Presents
shall come, I, SIR JOHN BERNARD BURKE, KNIGHT, ULSTER KING OF ARMS and
Principal Herald of All Ireland, Knight Attendant on the Illustrious
Order of Saint Patrick, send Greetings.
Whereas THOMAS RICE HENN of Paradise in the County of Clare, Esquire,
Barrister at Law, the second but eldest surviving son of William Henn
of Merrion Square in the City of Dublin, Esquire, Master in Chancery
in Ireland, and grandson of William Henn, Esquire, also a Master in
Chancery in Ireland, deceased, hath made application to me setting forth
that he is desirous that the Arms long used by his Family should be
duly confirmed by lawful authority and hath requested that I would grant
and confirm to him and his descendants and the other descendants of
his late grandfather William Henn, Esquire, such Armorial Bearings as
he and they may lawfully use and bear.
KNOW YE therefore that the said ULSTER KING OF ARMS, having taken the
request of the said applicant into consideration, am pleased to comply
with the same, and by virtues of the power given by Her Majesty’s
ROYAL LETTERS PATENT under the Grand Seal of Ireland and by the authority
of the same have given and granted and by these Presents, do give, grant
and confirm unto the said THOMAS RICE HENN of Paradise in the County
of Clare, Esquire, Barrister at Law, and his descendants and other descendants
of his aforesaid Grandfather, deceased, the Arms following, viz:
Gules, a Lion rampant Argent: on the Canton of the last, a Wolf passant
sable langued of the First.
For Crest: on a Mount Vert, a Hen Pheasant proper.
And for MOTTA: GLORIA DEO.
The whole as above appears more clearly depicted to be borne and used
for ever by him, the said THOMAS RICE HENN and his descendants and by
the other descendants of his aforesaid late Grandfather, according to
the laws of Arms, without let, hindrance, molestation or interruption
by any person or persons whatsoever.
IN WITNESS THEREOF I have subscribed these Presents and affixed hereto
my official seal this twenty eighth day of November in the twentieth
year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA by the Grace of God
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, QUEEN, Defender
of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifty six.
(signed and sealed) J. Burke, ULSTER King of Arms of All Ireland.
[Entered in the ‘Book of Ulster Office’, Dublin Castle,
18 November 1856 – Roe Smith, Registrar]
Original Document held by FRH.
Lloyd’s ‘A Short Tour of County Clare’