William Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1839-?)
    +Hannah Banks (1845-1921)
 2..  Henry Henshaw (c1862-1936) 1,2
 2..  George Prevost Henshaw (1862-?) 1,2
 2..  Sarah E. Henshaw (c1865-1930) 1,2
 2..  Mary Jane Henshaw (1866-1943) 1,2
 2..  Sophia Henshaw (1869-?) 1,2
 2..  Jessie May Henshaw (1875-?) 2
 2..  Maud Henshaw (c1878-?) 1,2
 2..  William M. Henshaw (1880-1965) 1,2
 2..  Egbert Henshaw (1882-<1964) 2
 2..  Martha Beatrice Henshaw (1885-1964) 2,3
William Henshaw     [ID 07046] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 12 1839, Nova Scotia, Canada.1,4  

He married Hannah Banks.1,2  Hannah was born Mar 10 1845, Nova Scotia, Canada.4  (c1841).1  

William and family were shown in the 1881 census, Hessian Line, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia:1,5

William Henshaw, Age 47, born in Nova Scotia, Farmer.
Hannah, age 40, born in Nova Scotia.
Henry, age 19, born in Nova Scotia.
George, age 18, born in Nova Scotia.
Sarah, age 16, born in Nova Scotia.
Mary J., age 15, born in Nova Scotia.
Sopiah [sic], age 12, born in Nova Scotia.
Maud, age 3, born in Nova Scotia.
William M., age 1, born in Nova Scotia.

William and family were again shown in the 1901 census, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia:6

William Henshaw, born Aug 12 1839, Nova Scotia.
Hannah Henshaw, born Mar 10 1845, Nova Scotia.
Garry Henshaw, born Dec 31 1880, Nova Scotia.
Egbert Henshaw, born Nov 24 1882, Nova Scotia.
Beatrice Henshaw, born Aug 27 1885, Nova Scotia.

Hannah died Nov 4 1921, buried Nov 6 1921.2,7  

Since William was born in 1839 in Nova Scotia, it is possible that his parents might have been William H. and Margaret Ann Henshaw,8 who were having children about this same time.  This is speculative.  

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  1. 1881 census, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia GenWeb:
  2. Contribution from Tim Sanford ().
  3. Contribution from grandson Irving Fancy.
  4. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    T-6447. 1901 census, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; page 8.
  5. 1881 LDS census index, Hessian Line, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; film C-13172, district 16, sub-district I, page 25, household #112.
  6. T-6447. 1901 census, Milford, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia; pg 8.
  7. Contribution from Tim Sanford () citing:
    obituary of Hannah Banks Henshaw, "The Digby Weekly Courier", Nov 11 1921, p3, col. 3.
  8. speculation.

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