Samuel Henshaw

                    ┌── Samuel Henshaw
Samuel Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1797             │
D: 1883             │
                    └── Sarah Palmer
M: Elizabeth Coppin
   ├── Henry Greetham Henshaw (1826-1840) 1
   ├── Sarah Elizabeth Henshaw (1826-?) 1
   ├── Samuel Wesley Henshaw (1828-1903) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Daniel Henshaw (1830-1922) 1,3,5
   ├── John Hinshaw (1833-1908) 1,3
   ├── George Henshaw (1834-1915) 1,3
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (c1835-?) 1,3
   ├── William Henshaw (c1836-?) 1,3
   ├── Thomas Henshaw (1840-1934) 1,3
   ├── Charlotte Henshaw (1842-1844) 1
   ├── Susannah Henshaw (c1843-1929) 1,3
   └── Mary Jane Henshaw (c1845-?) 1,3

Samuel Henshaw     [ID 07036] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1797, Lincolnshire, England.5,6,7  

He married Elizabeth Coppin2,5,7,8 [Elizabeth Copping8], Feb 16 18242,5,7,8, Kirkby On Bain, Lincolnshire, England2,5,7,8.  Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Coppin & Elizabeth Greetham, was born 1801, Kirkby On Bain, Lincolnshire, England.1,7  Christened Mar 19 1801, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Coppin of Fulsby Mill.1  

A family story relates that Samuel was the son of the butler in the Coppin home in Lincolnshire, England.  Both sets of parents disapproved of the relationship between Samuel and Elizabeth and tried to break them up.  Eventually the young people emmigrated to Canada to escape interference.1  

Samuel and Elizabeth lived in England.2  They emmigrated about 1830 and settled in West Nissouri Township, Ontatio, Canada.7  

Samuel and family were shown in the 1851 census (as of 11 Jan, 1852), West Nissouri Township, Ontario (ages as of next birthday):3

HENSHAW, Concession 6, Lot 6 (Episcopalian):
Samuel Henshaw, age 54, born in England.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 52, born in England.
Samuel Henshaw, age 24, born in England.
Daniel Henshaw, age 22, born in England.
John Henshaw, age 19, born in Upper Canada.
George Henshaw, age 17, born in Upper Canada.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 16, born in Upper Canada.
William Henshaw, age 14, born in Upper Canada.
Thomas Henshaw, age 12, born in Upper Canada.
Susannah Henshaw, age 8, born in Upper Canada.
Mary Jane Henshaw, age 6, born in Upper Canada.

Samuel Henshaw was shown in the 1871 census, Middlesex East, Ontario:9

Samuel Henshaw, age 71, born in England; ethnic origin: English; religion: New Connexion Methodist; farmer.

Samuel Henshaw died Sep 8 1883, Thorndale, West Nissouri Township, Middlesex County, Ontario; buried Clipperton Cemetery, West Nissouri Township, Ontario.6  

Elizabeth died Dec 6 1890, West Nissouri Township, Middlesex County, Ontario; buried Clipperton Cemetery, West Nissouri Township, Ontario.6  


  1. Contribution from Shelley (Bowes) Hilton ().
  2. St. Clair County, Michigan, Index to Deaths 1890-1932; USGenWeb:
  3. Contribution from Shelley (Bowes) Hilton () citing:
    1851 census, West Nissouri Township, Ontario.
  4. LDS IGI - England, citing: parish registers, Saint Margaret Church.
  5. Contribution from Mark Purtle ().
  6. Contribution from Shelley (Bowes) Hilton () citing:
    tombstone, Clipperton Cemetery, West Nissouri Township, Ontario.
  8. LDS IGI - England, citing: Parish Church of Kirkby-upon-Bain.
  9. 1871 census, Middlesex East, Nissouri West Township, Ontario; District 9, Subdistrict D, Division 2, Page 37;.

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