Joshua Henshaw

                                       ┌── Joshua Henshaw
                                       │    1672-1747 
                  ┌── Joshua Henshaw ──┤
                  │    1703-1777       │
                  │                    └── Mary Hay Webster
                  │                         1672-1747 
Joshua Henshaw ───┤
B: 1746           │                    ┌── Richard Bill
D: 1823           │                    │
No Issue          └── Elizabeth Bill ──┤
                      c1712-1782       │
                                       └── Sarah Davis
M: Catherine Hill

Joshua Henshaw     [ID 00268] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 16 1746, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,2  

He married Catherine Hill1,3,4 [Katherine Hill5,6], Mar 16 17691,3,4 [Nov 16 17695,6], Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts1,3,4.  Married by Rev. Penuil Bowen.5,6  

Catherine died Sep 7 1822, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts; "aged 76 years".1  

Joshua Henshaw died May 27 1823, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts; "aged 78 years".1  

A portrait of Catherine Hill Henshaw was painted about 1772 by noted colonial artist John Singleton Copley.  This painting is currently (2002) in the collection of the Museo Thyssen in Madrid, Spain.7  

Joshua's great nephew (apparently through his marriage to Catherine Hill), Joshua Henshaw Belcher, changed his name to Joshua Sidney Henshaw, apparently to perpetuate this childless Joshua Henshaw's name.8

(photo)Photo: Catherine Hill Henshaw by John Singleton Copley, c1772 9


  1. The "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", vol 22, 1868, The New England Historical and Genealogical Society. This issue includes a complete copy of the recorded pedigree of Joshua Henshaw.
  2. "Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800", Boston Registry Dept.,
    Rockwell & Churchill, 1894, Boston, MA (
  3. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  4. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  5. Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809;
  6. Boston, Massachusetts marriages; "Ray's Place" New England history:
  8. The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 73, book reviews, pg 2:
  9. Photo courtesy of Mark Hoy Henshaw and Alexis Leanna Henshaw.

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