Charles 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....... David Henshaw (1744-1808) m Mary Sargent (1755-1831)
 8........ Charles Henshaw (1789-1864)
           +Freelove Ayres (1791-1816)
 9.........  Anna Freelove Ayres Henshaw (1816-1886) 1,2,3
           +Matilda Child (?-1836)
 9.........  Laura Matilda Henshaw (1819-1882) 1,3
 9.........  Charles Child Henshaw (1822-1867) 1,3
 9.........  David Henshaw (1824-?) 1
 9.........  John Henshaw (1826-1876) 1,3
 9.........  George Henshaw (1829-1913) 1,3,4
           +Hannah Perkins Lord (1805-1875)
 9.........  Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Henshaw (1840-1928) 1,3,5,6,7
 9.........  Isaac Means Henshaw (1842-1878) 1,3,5,6,7
 9.........  Edward Henshaw (1844-1925) 1,3,5,6,7,8
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Born Apr 20 1789, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.3,6,7,9,10,11  

He married Freelove Ayres, Apr 11 1815.1,3  Freelove, daughter of William Ayres & Freelove Jenks, was born Sep 21 1791.12  

Freelove died Apr 26 1816.3,12  

He then married Matilda Child3 [Matilda Childs1, Matilda Elderson13], May 12 18183.  

Matilda died Feb 1 18363 [183713]; buried Walnut Avenue Lot 276, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts3.  

He then married Hannah Perkins Lord1,3,14 [Annie Lord6], Jun 24 18391,3,14 [Jun 27 183915], Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts1,3,14 [New York, New York15].  Hannah, daughter of Tobias Lord & Hannah Perkins, was born Mar 1 1805, Kennebunk, Maine.5,6,7,14,16  

Charles and family were shown in the 1850 census, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts:6

Chas Henshaw, age 61, born in Massachusetts; merchant; $12000 real estate.
Annie Henshaw, age 45, born in Maine.
Frances Henshaw, age 10, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Isaac Henshaw, age 7, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Edward Henshaw, age 6, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Dorothy White, age 30, born in Massachusetts; domestic.
Loretta White, age 4, born in Massachusetts.

Charles and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 9 1860), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts:7

Charles Henshaw, age 71, born in Massachusetts; $20,000 real estate; $5,000 personal property.
Hannah L. Henshaw, age 55, born in Maine.
Isaac M. Henshaw, age 17, born in Massachusetts; clerk.
Edward Henshaw, age 15, born in Massachusetts.
Josiah F. Fowle, age 24, born in Massachusetts; merchant; $10,000 personal property.
Frances E. H. Fowle, age 19, born in Massachusetts.
Huldah P. Whipple, age 57, born in Maine; widow; $8,500 real estate; $6,000 personal property.
Catharine Wheeler, age 47, born in Newfoundland; domestic.
Bridget Henchay, age 18, born in Ireland; domestic.
This 1860 census page was enumerated by Charles Henshaw, Assistant Marshal.  

Charles Henshaw died Aug 26 1864, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; buried Walnut Avenue Lot 276, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3,5,11  

Hannah and family were shown in the 1869 city directory of Boston, Massachusetts:17

Henshaw, Brigham & Co. (Geo. Henshaw, C. L. Brigham, and J. H. Burt), drugs, paints and oils, 154 State
Henshaw Brothers & Co. (Isaac M. and Edward Henshaw), shoe machinery and findings, 83 Milk
Henshaw Charles Mrs. house 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Charles C. Mrs. house 52 E. Chester Park
Henshaw Edward (Henshaw Bros. & Co.), 83 Milk, boards 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Francis (Henshaw & Bro.), 5 Merchants' Exchange, house 37 West Cedar
Henshaw George (Henshaw, Brigham, & Co.), 154 State, boards 52 East Chester Park
Henshaw Isaac M. (Henshaw, Bros. & Co.), shoe findings, 83 Milk, boards 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Joseph L. (Henshaw & Brother), 5 Merchants' Exchange, house 56 Chestnut
Henshaw Mary, widow, house 86 Hampshire
Henshaw Richard W. house 85 Revere
Henshaw Samuel Mrs. house 124 Charles
Henshaw Sarah A. assistant Chapman school, bds. 4 Marion, E. B.
Henshaw Thomas, marble-cutter, bds. 86 Hampshire
Henshaw Thomas A. (Henshaw & Co.), 31 Exchange, boards 85 Revere
Henshaw Wm. book-agent, 149 Washgton, house at Cambridge
Henshaw Wm. O. (A. S. & J. Brown), 110 State, house at Jamaica Plain
Henshaw & Brother (J. L. and F.), auctioneers and stockbrokers, 5 Merchants' Exchange
Henshaw & Co. (Thomas A. Henshaw and Edwin Fleming), saw manufacturers, 31 Exchange

Widow Hannah and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 3 1870), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts:16

Henshaw, Isaac N., age 27, born in Massachusetts; clerk.
Henshaw, Harriet, age 22, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Fowle, Josiah F., age 35, born in Massachusetts; leather dealer; $10,000 personal property.
Fowle, Frances E., age 29, born in Massachusetts; house keeper.
Henshaw, Hannah L., age 64, born in Maine; widow house keeper.
Wayland, Catharine, age 60, born in Ireland; parents foreign-born; domestic help.

Hannah died Jun 6 1875, Brooklyn, New York.3,5,14  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. "The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project":
  3. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  4. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915;
  5. Contribution from Shelley Anne Walton ().
  6. 1850 census, Boston 4th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll 335, page 156, dwelling #319.
  7. 1860 census, Boston 11th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll M653-524, page 42, line #20, dwelling #231, family #276.
  8. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (
  9. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  10. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  12. Whitmore, William Henry. "Ayers Family". T.R. Marvin & Son. Boston 1870.
  14. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Sandra Moore ().
  15. "New York City, 1600s-1800s Marriage Index";
  16. 1870 census, Boston 9th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll M593-645, page 151, line #19, dwelling #73, family #121.
  17. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995;

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