Samuel Henshaw

 1. Thomas Henshaw (c1767-1866) m Mary Cole 
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (1805-1875)
     +Matilda Chapman (c1812-?)
     +Mary Ann Proctor (c1837-?)
 3...  Charles Henshaw (c1857-?) 1,2,3
 3...  William Henry Henshaw (1859-1940) 1,2,4,5
 3...  Arthur John Henshaw (1863-?) 1,2,3,4
 3...  Matilda Elizabeth Henshaw (1867-1876) 2,4
 3...  Albert Edward Henshaw (1871-1945) 1,2,3
 3...  Ernest Frederick Henshaw (1875-1891) 2,3
Samuel Henshaw     [ID 08011] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 30 1805, Bedford, Bedfordshire.2,6,7  Chistened Apr 17 1806, St. Paul's Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire.2,6  

Samuel was a shoemaker in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.1  

He married Matilda Chapman, Dec - 1846, Bedford, Bedfordshire.2,8  Matilda was born about 1812, Bedford, Bedfordshire.7  

Samuel and Matilda were shown in the 1851 census, Bedford, St. Peter, Bedfordshire:7

Samuel Henshaw, head-of-household, age 45, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Matilda Henshaw, wife, age 39, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Mary Ann Proctor, servant, age 14, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire; single.

Matilda apparently died sometime after the 1851 census.  There is a record of a Matilda Henshaw who died in Bedford in Mar 1854,8 and another Matilda Henshaw who died in Bedford in Jun 18588 (either of these might be this Matilda).9  

He then married Mary Ann Proctor.1,2  Mary was born about 1837, Bedford, Bedfordshire.7  (c1840).3  

Samuel and family were shown in the 1871 census, Bedford, St. Peter, Bedfordshire:4

Samuel Henshaw, head-of-household, age 65, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire; shoemaker.
Mary Ann Henshaw, wife, age 36, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire.
William Henry Henshaw, age 11, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire; scholar.
Arthur John Henshaw, age 8, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire; scholar.
Matilda Elizabeth Henshaw, age 4, born in Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Samuel Henshaw died 1875, Bedford, Bedfordshire; age 70.2,8,10  

Widow Mary Ann and family were shown in the 1881 census, 1 Trafalgar Place, Trafalgar Rd., London, Middlesex County:3,11

Mary A. Henshaw, age 41, born in Bedford; widow.
Charles Henshaw, age 24, born in Clapham, Bedford; boot maker finisher.
Arthur J. Henshaw, age 18, born in Bedford; surgical instrument maker.
Albert E. Henshaw, age 9, born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton; scholar.
Ernest F. Henshaw, age 6, born in Bedford; scholar.


  1. Contribution from Corrie Maitland ().
  2. Contribution from Terry Bortz.
  3. 1881 LDS census index, London, Middlesex, England; PRO Reference RG11, piece/folio 0408/51, page 21.
  4. Contribution from Terry Bortz, citing: 1871 census.
  5. Contribution from Terry Bortz, citing:
    birth record for William Henry Henshaw.
  6. LDS IGI, citing: Parish registers, 1565-1968, Church of England, St. Paul's Church (Bedford, Bedfordshire).
  7. Contribution from Terry Bortz, citing: 1851 census.
  8. RootsWeb UK FreeBMD:
  9. Speculation.
  10. England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1983;
  11. Contribution from Terry Bortz, citing: 1881 census.

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