Hannah Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. Hannah Henshaw (1746-<1777)
     +Thomas Berry 
Hannah Henshaw     [ID 01717] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Hannah Henshaw1 [Hannah Hanshaw2, Hannah Hancher2,3].

Born Mar 18 1746, Orange County, Virginia.1  

She married Thomas Berry, before 1-4-1762.4  

On 1 Mo. 4 1762 at Hopewell Friends MM (Virginia) Hannah Berry (formerly Hancher) was reported married out of unity.3,5  

On 1-4-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At our Monthly Meeting of hopewell held the 4th Day of the 1st month 1762 the representitives being Call,d they appeard for hopewell and Corrked run.  
...  
The meeting appoints William Jolliffe to assist the women friends in Drawing a Testimony against Hannah Berry She haveing gon out in marriage notwithstanding she was precaution,d but She Stiffly Denied the Charge therefore a testimony is to be produced to next monthly meeting for approbation

On 2-1-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At our monthly meeting of hopewell held the 1st Day of the 2d month 1762 the representitives being Calld they appeard
...  
at this meeting there was a testimony signd against hannah Berry and the meeting appoints William Dillon to assist the women friends in reading it to her and give a coppy if she incline to appeal but if not to read it at the Close of a first Days meeting and reture it to be recorded

On 3-1-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At our monthly meeting of hopewell held the 1st Day of the 3d month 1762 the Representitives being Calld they appeard
...  
William Dillon is to Continue his Care in assisting the women in their proceedings against Hannah Berrey according to the former appointment
On 4 Mo. 5 1762 at Hopewell Friends MM, Hannah Berry (formerly Hancher) was disowned for having married contrary to discipline.7,8  Hannah's brother William was also disowned for having assisted his sister in her marriage out of unity.5,7  

On 4-5-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the 5th Day of the 4th month 1762 the representitives being Called they appeard
...  
The testimony Sign'd against Hannah Berry formerly Hancher has been read at the Close of a first Days meeting and is returned to be recorded
...  
The preparitive meeting brought a Complaint to this meeting that William Hancher has assisted in his sisters marrying out from among friends and has been guilty of Dancing at Several wedings, therefore the meeting appoints William Dillon and Henry Rees to treat with the said William Hancher respecting his outgoings and report to next monthly meeting.

Hannah Henshaw died before 1777.2  


Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  2. Contribution from Tommy Karns (), citing:
    "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia", pg 497.
  3. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  4. Contribution from Tommy Karns (), citing:
    Will of father Nicholas Henshaw, Sep 21 1774,
    Berkeley County VA Will Book 1, page 109, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WVA;
    "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia", pg 497.
  5. Contribution from Ed Arntzen () citing:
    "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia",
    Genealogy Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1975.
  6. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "Hopewell Certificates of Membership and Removal, 1759-1776".
  8. "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia",
    Genealogy Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1975.


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