┌── Daniel Henshaw │ 1701-1781 ┌── Benjamin Henshaw ───────────────┤ │ 1730-1793 │ │ └── Elizabeth Allen Bass │ 1703-1774 Daniel Henshaw ─────────┤ B: 1762 │ D: 1825 │ └── Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner M: Sarah Esther Printis ├── Sarah Hayward Henshaw (1789-?) 1,2,3,4 ├── (daughter) Henshaw (1791-?) 3,5 ├── John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw (1792-1852) 2,3,4,6 ├── Elizabeth Hallum Henshaw (1795-?) 3,4,5 ├── Julia Ann Henshaw (1796-?) 2,3,4 ├── Mary Catherine Henshaw (1798-1873) 3,4,7 ├── Evan Houghton Henshaw (1802-1802) 3,5,8 ├── Emmeline Stillman Henshaw (1803-1890) 3,4,5,9 ├── Margaret Stanley Henshaw (1805-c1839) 3,4 ├── Charles Henry Henshaw (1807-?) 3,4 ├── Frances Alsop Henshaw (1809-1873) 3,4 └── Harriet Hillhouse Henshaw (c1815-1867) 4,5,10,11
|Daniel Henshaw [ID 01678]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Mar 26 1762, Middletown Township, Middlesex County, Connecticut; "Friday morning, half past 7 o'clock".3,12,13,14,15
He married Sarah Esther Printis1,16,17 [Sara Esther Prentis10,14, Sallie Esther Prentis12, Sally Esther Prentis3,13, Sally Esther Prentiss2], Apr 18 17881,16,17, New Haven Second Church, New London, New London County, Connecticut1,16,17. Married by the Rev. Henry Channing at New London, Friday, 11 o'clock P.M.13,14
Sarah, daughter of John Prentis & Esther Richards, was born Nov 10 1770, Connecticut.4,12,18,19
In 1792 Daniel was in Liverpool, England, where he signed a 4-page maritime document, a CHARTER PARTY, dated Liverpool, England Sept. 7, 1792.20 It is a detailed handwritten agreement between Joseph Walker, owner and master of the Snow "Diana" of Workington, England; and Daniel Henshaw (Connecticut Merchant) and John Kewley (Liverpool merchant). Daniel Henshaw and John Kewley chartered (leased) the "Diana" for 12 months, at a rate of 87 pounds, 10 shillings per month. The charter called for loading cargo in Liverpool and sailing to a port in Connecticut, with Daniel Henshaw accompanying the vessel. The "Diana" was then to begin trading with ports in the British West Indies until her charter expired. Numerous obligations and responsibilities were detailed in the agreement. The size of the crew, the possibility of carrying passengers, reinforcing the deck to carry horses/livestock, and the method of payment for the charter, are some of the details outlined in the agreement. A notation on the last page, in faded pencil, suggests that the "Diana" might have been captured or destroyed by the French. It reads in part, "Keep this. I do not know but that it is important in establishing our French Claims. The original papers are with the Customs Collector of Southwick". (Historical note: in 1792, American merchants were required to use English vessels if they wanted to trade with the British West Indies. Daniel Henshaw must have been an aggressive businessman to have been in England chartering a vessel for this purpose.).20
Note that Daniel and John Kewley must have been good friends, as Daniel named his first-born son after John Kewley.
Daniel Henshaw died May 4 1825, Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont; "Wednesday, Twenty minutes past 11 o'clock A.M."12,13,14,15
Sarah died Nov 26 184912,19 [Oct - 184918], Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont12,19; age 8012,19.
For an extract from Daniel's family bible, see grandson Daniel.
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