Thomas Henshaw, Esq.

                        ┌── Brian Henshaw, Esq.
                        │       ?-1631 
Thomas Henshaw, Esq. ───┤
B: 1618                 │
D: 1699                 │
                        └── Anne Bonham
M: Anne Tipping
   └── Anne Henshaw (c1661-1719) 1

Thomas Henshaw, Esq.     [ID 02133] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

This is almost certainly the Thomas Henshaw identified by pedigree NXII-74 in the College of Arms report.2  

Born 1618, St. Mary Magdalen parish.1,2  

He married Anne Tipping1 [Ann Tipping1], Kent1.  Anne, only daughter of Robert Tipping, esq. of Twadley.1  

Thomas joined the king at York during the Civil Wars.  On the restoration of the crown (after the Protectorate) he was constituted French or Latin secretary and gentleman of the privy chamber, and subsequently held the same position in the courts of King James and King William.  In 1672 he was secretary to the Duke of Richmond, then ambasador to Denmark,1 then Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Copenhagen.1,2  

Thomas Henshaw is also known (?) in the literary world for his "History of Satlpetre" and other (obscure) works.1  

Thomas Henshaw, Esq. died 1699, Kensington; aged 82 years.1  Buried in Kensington where he has a monument.1  


  1. "The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland", Vol. II, by Burke.
  2. "A Report on Research in the Official Records of Her Majesty's College of Arms", prepared by Henry Bedingfeld, Pursuivant of Arms.
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