William Henshaw, of Sussex

William Henshaw, of Sussex
B: ?    
D: ?    
M: - Mitcher
   ├── Thomas Henshaw of Basset's Fee (<1600-?) 1,2
   ├── William Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Michell Henshaw  1,2
   └── Edward Henshaw  1,2

William Henshaw, of Sussex     [ID 00896] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Henshaw, of Sussex1 [Thomas Henshaw, of Sussex3].

This William is the head of the Henshaw family pedigreed in the Herald's Visitation of Sussex in 1634.1  

It is recorded at the College of Arms in London as C27-18b (Sussex 1634) "A four generation pedigree headed by Thomas Henshaw, who had sons Thomas, William, Michael, and Edward."3  (note that it names the father Thomas whereas the pedigree in (32) calls him William, but in all other respects the two agree).  The arms depicted are "Argent a chevron between three heronshaws sable".1  

William Henshaw, of Worth, County Sussex, descended from an ancient family for many generations resident at Henshawe Hall, in the township of Siddington, Cheshire.2  

He married - Mitcher [- Melcher].  "daughter of -- Mitcher, or Melcher, of Chedingfold, Co. Surrey"1

"William Henshaw lies buried at Worth, in Co. of Sussex, at whose funeral the heralds were present, and after the ceremony was ended, the hatchments were hung up in the church.  His ancestors were of Cheshire, and in Silvester-church, in Chester city, in many places the arms of his ancestors remain."1  

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  1. "Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex", London 1830, by William Berry, in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0924227.
  2. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  3. "A Report on Research in the Official Records of Her Majesty's College of Arms", prepared by Henry Bedingfeld, Pursuivant of Arms.
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