- At the time of Griffith's Valuation William V.F. Hickman was leasing a property valued at £30 to William Robinson in the parish and townland of Athenry. William Vesey Fitzgerald Hickman was son of Edward Shadwell Hickman of Newpark, Ennis, county Clare, and sold Newpark to his brother-in law, Thomas Moore Perssse of Newcastle, county Galway, in 1853. His Galway estates at Bullaun and Wallscourt had previously been sold in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1852. The purchaser on that occasion was Robert D'Arcy. Hickman's estate at Athenry was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court in 1876. He is recorded as owning only 18 acres in county Galway after that.
- Richard Hickman of Newpark, Ennis, county Clare died in 1810. He was the father of Edward Shadwell Hickman who married Sarah Hoops in 1802. They had a number of children including William Vesey Fitzgerald Hickman and Margaret who married Thomas Moore Persse son of Henry Stratford Persse of Newcastle, county Galway. Declan Barron writes that Thomas Moore Persse bought the Newpark and Cappahard estates from his brother in law William V.F. Hickman in the Encumbered Estates Court for £3,600 in 1853. The Newpark estate of 238 acres was advertised for sale again in 1861 and 1862 and was bought by the Mahon family, who had been leasing it since 1810 when Pat Mahon, father of the O'Gorman Mahon moved there from Kilmaley.