Alexander McHenry


1843 Born October 24th.
1861 Appointed Fossil Collector to Survey under J.B. Jukes in Ireland.
1877 Appointed Assistant Geologist.
1878 Charged with mapping the difficult districts in Mayo, including Achill Island, later Caledonian ridges of Donegal.
1890 Appointed Geologist.
1908 Retired.
1919 Died April 19th.


Contributed to Memoirs on Giant’s Causeway and North-west and Central Donegal. Also maps and Memoirs on districts round larger cities of Ireland, issued under G.W. Lamplugh, 1903 onwards. Reported on inter basaltic iron-ores and bauxite in Antrim for Memoir published 1912.

Biographies and Obituaries

1919 Obituary - Alexander McHenry, M.R.I.A. Born 24th October 1943, died 19th April 1919. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 6 p.336. 1919
1920 Lamplugh, G.W. Obituary - Alexander McHenry. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 76 p.lx-lxi. 1920