John Henshaw

                                       ┌── Joshua Henshawe
                                       │    1643-1717 
                ┌── Joshua Henshaw ────┤
                │    1672-1747         │
                │                      └── Elizabeth Sumner
                │                              ?-1728 
John Henshaw ───┤
B: 1705         │                      ┌── James Webster
D: 1757         │                      │
                └── Mary Hay Webster ──┤
                     1672-1747         │
                                       └── Mary Hay
M: Mary Stedman
   ├── John Henshaw (1730-?) 1,2
   └── Mary Henshaw (1733-?) 1,2,3

John Henshaw     [ID 04518] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 15 1705, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,4,5  

He married Mary Stedman1,6,7 [Mary Steedman1], May 14 17301,6,7, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts1,6,7.  Marriage Intentions recorded in Boston, Massachusetts, April 16, 1730.1,8  Mary, daughter of John Stedman & Sarah Gibson, was born 1712, Cambridge, Massachusetts.7  [baptism date]7

The following article was published in the "New England Weekly Journal" on January 2, 17399 (assumed to refer to this John Henshaw):

We hear from Liecester, that on Thursday the 21st past, the dwelling house of Mr. John HENSHAW of that town, took fire by accident, and was burnt down, but most of the household goods were saved.  'Tis remarkable that this same person had the misfortune to loose a very good new dwelling house by fire last year.

About 1752 John removed to Philadelphia and then apparently lost contact with his relatives in New England (John Henshaw #4523 referred to this line as the "Lost Tribe").10  

John Henshaw died 1757.3,4  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. "Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800", Boston Registry Dept.,
    Rockwell & Churchill, 1894, Boston, MA (
  3. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  4. Manuscripts relating to William Henshaw, archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, including a handwritten family lineage.
  5. "Boston Births, 1700-1800";
  6. "History of Cambridge, MA", pg. 373 (
  7. Wilson, Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen. "John Gibson and His Descendants".
    Press of McGill & Wallace. Washington D.C. 1900.
  8. Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809;
  9. "New England Weekly Journal", Jan 2 1739; posted Mar 19 2008 to NEWSPAPER-ABSTRACTS-L:
  10. Letter from John Henshaw to James Henshaw, 1855; contribution from Tom Henshaw.

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