Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1334)
 2.. Hugh Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1395)
 3... Adam Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1447)
 4.... Hugh Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1489)
 5..... Hugh Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1541)
 6...... Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw 
 7....... Edward Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1580) m Margaret Smith (?-1589)
 8........ Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw (?-1598)
           +Margaret Smith (?-1588)
 9.........  Lea Henshaw of Henshaw (c1593-1631)
 9.........  Ursula Henshaw 
           +Eleanor Browne 
Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw     [ID 00872] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

He married Margaret Smith.  "Margaret, daughter of Thomas Smith, Alderman of Dublin"1 (Margaret Smyth)2  (Mary Smyth)3  "Margaret, daughter of Thomas Smyth of Dublin.  Mayor there.  She died there, Dec 1588"3

Margaret died Dec - 1588.3  

He then married Eleanor Browne.  "Eleanor, daughter of Capt. John Browne; remarried to William Davenport, younger son of J.D. of D., Esq."3

Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw died Aug 14 1598.3  

Thomas was described as "A Captaine in Ireland 1596.  Slaine at Blackwater 14 Aug 1598".3,4  

"A captain in Ireland, and slain there".1  

"Thomas Henshaw of Henshaw a Captain in Ireland. Slaine there."5

"... the Visitation of Ireland 1607 ... shows ... Ursula daughter of Captain Hinshaw of Hinshaw Hall" (this is too much coincidence - must be him)5 "This Lea is not described as Thomas's only son, so there could have been others."5

On Jan 24 1614/15 uncle Randle Henshawe and brother Randle Henshawe made depositions which are recorded in the archives of John Rylands Library, Manchester University:2

Exemplification of depositions made by Randle Henshawe, yeoman, William Swettenham, husbandman, Randle Henshawe of Siddington, husbandman, and others in a case concerning Lea Henshawe, son of Thomas Henshawe and his wife Margaret (dau. of Thomas Smyth, apothecary and alderman of Dublin) and a messuage and land apparently in Siddington - ref. RYCH/4764 - date: 24 Jan. 1614/15


  1. "The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester" volume II, London 1819, by George Omerod, in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0924227.
  2. http://www.a2a.org.uk/search/documentxsl.asp?com=1&i=13&nbKey=1&stylesheet=xsl.
  3. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  4. Contribution from Robert E. Henshaw (), citing:
    research of Derek and Barbara Royle, current owners of Henshaw Hall in Cheshire.
  5. "A Report on Research in the Official Records of Her Majesty's College of Arms", prepared by Henry Bedingfeld, Pursuivant of Arms.
    Click here to view the College of Arms report: View Report

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