Daniel Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner 
 8........ Daniel Henshaw (1762-1825)
           +Sarah Esther Printis (1770-1849)
 9.........  Sarah Hayward Henshaw (1789-?) 1,2,3,4
 9.........  (daughter) Henshaw (1791-?) 3,5
 9.........  John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw (1792-1852) 2,3,4,6
 9.........  Elizabeth Hallum Henshaw (1795-?) 3,4,5
 9.........  Julia Ann Henshaw (1796-?) 2,3,4
 9.........  Mary Catherine Henshaw (1798-1873) 3,4,7
 9.........  Evan Houghton Henshaw (1802-1802) 3,5,8
 9.........  Emmeline Stillman Henshaw (1803-1890) 3,4,5,9
 9.........  Margaret Stanley Henshaw (1805-c1839) 3,4
 9.........  Charles Henry Henshaw (1807-?) 3,4
 9.........  Frances Alsop Henshaw (1809-1873) 3,4
 9.........  Harriet Hillhouse Henshaw (c1815-1867) 4,5,10,11
Daniel Henshaw     [ID 01678] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Mar 26 1762, Middletown Township, Middlesex County, Connecticut; "Friday morning, half past 7 o'clock".3,12,13,14,15  

He married Sarah Esther Printis1,16,17 [Sara Esther Prentis10,14, Sallie Esther Prentis12, Sally Esther Prentis3,13, Sally Esther Prentiss2], Apr 18 17881,16,17, New Haven Second Church, New London, New London County, Connecticut1,16,17.  Married by the Rev. Henry Channing at New London, Friday, 11 o'clock P.M.13,14  

Sarah, daughter of John Prentis & Esther Richards, was born Nov 10 1770, Connecticut.4,12,18,19  

In 1792 Daniel was in Liverpool, England, where he signed a 4-page maritime document, a CHARTER PARTY, dated Liverpool, England Sept. 7, 1792.20  It is a detailed handwritten agreement between Joseph Walker, owner and master of the Snow "Diana" of Workington, England; and Daniel Henshaw (Connecticut Merchant) and John Kewley (Liverpool merchant).  Daniel Henshaw and John Kewley chartered (leased) the "Diana" for 12 months, at a rate of 87 pounds, 10 shillings per month.  The charter called for loading cargo in Liverpool and sailing to a port in Connecticut, with Daniel Henshaw accompanying the vessel.  The "Diana" was then to begin trading with ports in the British West Indies until her charter expired.  Numerous obligations and responsibilities were detailed in the agreement.  The size of the crew, the possibility of carrying passengers, reinforcing the deck to carry horses/livestock, and the method of payment for the charter, are some of the details outlined in the agreement.  A notation on the last page, in faded pencil, suggests that the "Diana" might have been captured or destroyed by the French.  It reads in part, "Keep this.  I do not know but that it is important in establishing our French Claims.  The original papers are with the Customs Collector of Southwick".  (Historical note: in 1792, American merchants were required to use English vessels if they wanted to trade with the British West Indies.  Daniel Henshaw must have been an aggressive businessman to have been in England chartering a vessel for this purpose.).20  

Note that Daniel and John Kewley must have been good friends, as Daniel named his first-born son after John Kewley.  

Daniel Henshaw died May 4 1825, Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont; "Wednesday, Twenty minutes past 11 o'clock A.M."12,13,14,15  

Sarah died Nov 26 184912,19 [Oct - 184918], Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont12,19; age 8012,19.  

For an extract from Daniel's family bible, see grandson Daniel.  


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Connecticut.
  2. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  4. "A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans",
    Vol. III; Abner Morse, N.E.H.G.S.; H.W. Dutton Press, Boston, 1861.
  5. Contribution from Truman P. Young ().
  6. "Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans",
    Johnson, Rossiter, ed.; The Biographical Society, 1904.
  7. American Antiquarian Society. "Index to Marriages in Massachusetts Centinel
    and Columbian Centinel, 1784-1840", Vol. 1 A-D. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1961.
  8. Evan Houghton Henshaw burial record.
  9. Posting Nov 11 2000 by Colleen Knights () to WHITNEY-L, citing:
    Biographical sketch of "Daniel Whitney...founder of Green Bay...", from:
    "Commemorative Bigraphical Record of the Fox River Valley, Counties of Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago" (Wisconsin) p. 83.
  10. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  11. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution.
  12. "Ancestors of Daniel Henshaw", in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm number 0022327, item 8.
  13. Extracts from the family bible of Daniel Henshaw, reprinted in "Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families", Vol. III; The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1982;
  14. Family bible of Daniel Henshaw; "The Mayflower Descendant", Vol. 41, No. 2, July 1991.
  15. Contribution from David Hunter () citing:
    death certificate of Daniel Henshaw, Vermont vital records.
  16. "Connecticut Marriages to 1800" (www.ancestry.com).
  17. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ct/county/fairfield/ctch14.html.
  18. 1850 Federal Mortality Schedule: http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. Contribution from David Hunter () citing:
    death certificate of Sarah Esther (Prentice) Henshaw, Vermont vital records.
  20. Original charter document offered for sale on eBay by Doug Stein ():

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