James Henshaw

                                     ┌── Elisha Henshaw
                                     │    1783-?    
                  ┌── John Henshaw ──┤
                  │    1810-?        │
                  │                  └── Martha Cook
James Henshaw ────┤
B: 1841           │
D: ?              │
                  └── Ruth Severn
M: Mahala Henshaw
   ├── Meynell Henshaw (1869-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Mary E. Henshaw (1871-?) 1,3,4
   ├── Elizabeth A. Henshaw (1873-?) 1,3,4
   ├── Zillah Henshaw (1876-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Bernard Henshaw (1878-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── James Arthur Henshaw (c1879-?) 1,3,4
   ├── Severn Henshaw (1881-?) 1,2
   ├── Ada Henshaw (1883-?) 1
   ├── Adolphus Burchell Henshaw (1884-1961) 1
   └── Sarah Henshaw (1890-) 1

James Henshaw     [ID 07012] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 2 1841, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.1,2,3  Baptised St. Mary's Church, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.1  

He married Mahala Henshaw, Oct 15 1866.1,2  Mahala Henshaw, daughter of Thomas Henshaw & Elizabeth Morley, was born Jul 3 1846.1  (c1849, Ilkeston, Derbyshire).3  

James and Mahala lived in Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, where James was a coal miner.1  

James and family were shown in the 1881 census, 4 Victoria St., Ilkeston, Derbyshire:3

James Henshaw, head-of-household, age 40, born in Ilkeston; coal miner.
Mahala Henshaw, wife, age 32, born in Ilkeston; coal miner wife.
Meynall Henshaw, son, age 12, born in Ilkeston; scholar.
Mary E. Henshaw, daughter, age 10, born in Ilkeston; scholar.
Elizabeth A. Henshaw, daughter, age 8, born in Ilkeston; scholar.
Zillah Henshaw, daughter, age 5, born in Ilkeston; scholar.
Bernard Henshaw, son, age 3, born in Ilkeston; scholar.
James A. Henshaw, son, age 2, born in Ilkeston.

During the period of 1871-1891 they lived at several addresses, all in Ilkeston:5

6 Primrose Street
4 Victoria Street
81 Awsworth Road

Religious affiliation: Wesleyan Methodist.6  


  1. Contribution from Jackie Middleton.
  2. Contribution from Richard Burton.
  3. 1881 LDS census index, Ilkeston, Derbyshire; PRO Reference RG11 3325/116, page 36.
  4. 1881 census, Ilkeston, Derbyshire; PRO Reference RG11 3325/116, page 36.
  5. Contribution from Jackie Middleton citing:
    1871-1891 UK census.
  6. Contribution from Jackie Middleton citing:
    birth and marriage certificates.

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