Joseph Henshaw

                                                       ┌── William Henshaw, of Sussex
                  ┌── Thomas Henshaw of Basset's Fee ──┤
                  │   <1600-?                          │
                  │                                    └── - Mitcher
Joseph Henshaw ───┤
B: c1603          │
D: 1679           │
                  └── Jane Wistow
M: Jane May
   ├── Thomas Henshaw (?-<1675) 1,2
   └── Mary Henshaw (?-<1683) 1

Joseph Henshaw     [ID 00905] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Joseph Henshaw2,3 [Joseph Henshawe4].

Born about 1603.2  "2nd son"3

Matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford University, Dec 7 1621, age 18.  B.A., Oxford, 1624/5; M.A. from Pembroke, 1628.  B.D. 1635.  D.D. 1639.2  

He married Jane May, Apr 28 1633, Mid Lavant, Sussex, England.1,3,4  "Jane, daughter of Rich. May, of Lavane, in Co. of Sussex, Esq."3  

Joseph Henshaw, D.D., was rector of East Lavant, County Sussex, and canon of Chichester;1,2 Vicar of St. Bartholomew-the-Less in the City of London (1631-6),1,2 Dean and precentor of Chichester, 1660-1663;2 Bishop of Peterborough, 1663-1679.2  Chaplain to George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.2  

This distinguished prelate was the author of "Hora Succisivae" or "Spare Hours of Meditation".1  

Joseph wrote the following poem:5

Man's life is like unto a summer's day
Some break their fast and so away
Others stay dinner then depart full fed
The longest age but sups and goes to bed
O reader then behold and see
As we are now so you must be.

Joseph Henshaw died Mar 9 1679, buried East Lavant, Sussex, England.1,2  Will dated Sep 8 1675, proved Mar 11 1679 (Prerogative Court of Canterbury).1,2  In his will, Joseph named his nephews Isaac and Benjamin.1  


  1. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  2. "Alumni Cantabrigieness" (Cambridge University alumni, 1261-1900)
    by J.A. Venn; London: Cambridge University Press, 1921.
  3. "Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex", London 1830, by William Berry, in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0924227.
  4. LDS IGI, citing: parish registers of Parish Church of Mid Lavant, Sussex, England.
  5. Posting Mar 28 1999 by Terry Henshaw () on the Hinshaw GenForum:

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