Jane Fayrer Henshaw

                       ┌── Joshua Henshaw
                       │    1829-?    
Jane Fayrer Henshaw ───┤
B: 1868                │
D: 1950                │
                       └── Jane Fayrer
M: Frederick Taylor

Jane Fayrer Henshaw     [ID 07955] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 31 1868.1  

Jane's birth and baptismal record shows:1

Jane Fayrer Daughter of Joshua Henshaw and Jane Fayrer his Wife both of St. Hyacinthe Born on the Thirty first day of August one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Eight was publickly Baptized the Twenty Fourth day of December One thousand Eight hundred and sixty eight
By me
A.O. Taylor
Officiat'g Minister

[written in minister's hand]
Catherine M. Henshaw proxy for Jane Emily Fayrer
G.H. Henshaw proxy for Edw'd Fayrer


She married Frederick Taylor2,3 [Frederick Williams Taylor2], Jun - 18882,3.  Frederick, son of Ezekial Taylor & Rosaline Dickie Beatty, was born Oct 23 1863, Moncton, New Brunswick.4  (1864).3  

Frederick was a bank teller with the Bank of Montreal in Montreal.2  He later went on to become Vice President of the Bank of Montreal and was knighted OBE in 1914, Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor.2,3  


Brenda Germaine Henshaw Williams-Taylor, born 1889; died 1948; married 1) Frank Duff Frazier, 2) Frederick N. Watriss, 3) Henry Pierrepont Perry.
Travers Williams-Taylor, born 1894; died 1926 (no children).

In The Canadian Establishment, Peter C. Newman recounted how Frederick Williams-Taylor, former general manager of the Bank of Montreal, spent the summers of his retirement years in the Quebec resort town of La Malbaie.  Dining at the same restaurant nightly, the former banker would arrive, allow his evening cape to slide off his shoulders onto the floor and ask the maitre d', "Anyone notable or distinguished here tonight, Chris?"  The scripted response: "Well, you are here, Sir Frederick."5  

Frederick died 1946.3  (1945).5  

Jane Fayrer Henshaw died Dec 6 1950, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; buried Montreal, Quebec.2  

The following biographical sketch of Jane was published in "The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters":6

Taylor, Mrs. Jane Fayrer, author.  

Only daughter of Joshua Henshaw, Montreal, and Jane Henshaw, 2nd daughter of Rev. Joseph Fayrer, Rector St. Teath, Cornwall, England; United Empire Loyalist descent; born in St. Hyacinthe, P.Q. August 31, 1869; educated privately; married June 1888 to F. W. Taylor (q.v.), now of London, England; author "Canada's Civic Development" (1905); "Legends and Folk Songs of French Canada" 1908, and of numerous short stories, contributed to the Canadian and other magazines on Canadian life, which have evoked favourable comment; presented with her husband and daughter to the late King Edward and to Queen Alexandra, Windsor Castle, June, 1908.

The following biographical sketch of Frederick was published in "The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters":6

Taylor, Frederick Williams, banker.  

Son of the late Ezekiel and Rosaline (Beatty) Taylor, Moncton, N.B.; great grandson on the paternal side of Captain Moore, Royal Navy, of Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, Ireland and on the maternal side of Col. Joseph Morse, (United Empire Loyalist descent), Fort Cumberland, N.S.; born in Moncton October 23, 1863; educated privately; married June 1888, Jane Fayrer (q.v.) only daughter of Joshua Henshaw, Montreal; entered service at the Bank of Montreal 1878; successively accountant, Picton, Ontario 1890; Peterborough, do., 1892; manager Deseronto, Ontario 1895; assistant inspr., 1897; acting joint manager, Chicago, 1904; acting manager, London England 1905; manager, London, England since 1906; famous as an athlete; equally good in skating, rowing, tennis, squash, racquets; stroked Wanderers' 4 oared crew, Halifax, N.S., 1886; presented with his wife and daughter to their Majesties the late King and Queen, Windsor Castle, June 1908. - Bank of Montreal, 46 and 47 Threadneedle Street, London, England; "Hans Court," Hans Road, London SW; "Fairfield," Sunninghill, Ascot; Bath Club, Sunninghill, Ascot; St. James' Club, Montreal; Toronto Club, Toronto.  

"An extraordinary man. Few can realize the amount of good he is doing the Dominion, while ably discharging the duties of his high office at the same time." - Hon. E. Lemieux, K.C., M.P. (q.v.)


  1. Registers of the Anglican Church serving St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada;
    1869, folio 2; Quebec National Archives microfilm 128.56.
  2. Posting Jan 5 1999 by David Ackman () to HINSHAW-L.
  3. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "Descendants of James Sands of Block Island (with notes on the walker, Hutchinson, Ray, Guthhrie, Palgrove, Cornell, Ayscough, Middagh, Holt, and Henshaw families)";
    privately printed, New York, 1949; compiled by Malcom Sands Wilson.
  4. Contribution from Sheila Crawford ().
  5. "The Globe and Mail"; Hall of Fame People:
  6. Contribution from Sheila Crawford () citing:
    "The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters",
    ed. Henry James Morgan, 2nd edition, William Briggs, Richmond Street West, Toronto, 1912.

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