John Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Dorothy Lennox 
 6...... John Hinshaw (1724-1783)
         +Rebecca Wethereld (c1731-1783)
 7.......  Thomas Hinshaw (1764-1822) 1,2,3
 7.......  Martha Hinshaw  2
John Hinshaw     [ID 00915] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 1724, Grange, Parish of Clanfekil, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.4,5  

He married Rebecca Wethereld1,5,6,7,8,9 [Rebecca Wetherald1, Rebecca Wetherld10], 1-21-17441,5,6,7,8,9, Ballyhagen, County Armagh, Northern Ireland (recorded Rich Hill MM, County Armagh, Ireland)1,5,6,7,8,9.  (Mar 21 1745, new calendar).  Rebecca, daughter of William + Sarah Wethereld, was born about 1731, Mulladry, Parish Kilmore, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.2,4,11  

John was from Grange, Parish of Clanfekil, County Tyrone, and Rebecca was from Mulladry, Parish Kilmore, County Armagh.  William Hinshaw, Margaret Hinshaw, and others signed their marriage certificate.7  

John was from Grange, parish of Clonfeacle, County Tyrone, and Rebecca was from Mulladry, parish of Kilmore, County Armagh.  Their marriage certificate was witnessed by Mary Wetherld, William Hinshaw, and Margaret Hinshaw.10  

There are some hints that John's son Thomas was not actually the son of Rebecca Wethereld, but rather was the illegitimate son of John Hinshaw and Rebecca's younger sister, Martha Wethereld.  Thomas was raised in Ireland by Martha Wethereld (daughter of William & Sarah Wethereld) and her husband, Stephen Johnson.  Thomas and Martha (Wethereld) Johnson were both received in North Carolina on certificates of the same date from Ireland.12  

Rebecca died 4-17-1783, Rich Hill MM, County Armagh, Ireland.13  

John Hinshaw died 6-26-1783, Rich Hill MM, County Armagh, Ireland.5,6,13  


  1. A letter written July 5, 1941 by William Wade Hinshaw to Winford C. Hinshaw describing Hinshaw ancestry - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  2. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  3. Family group sheets from Randy Hunter ()
  4. GEDCOM file h5142.ged at
  5. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  6. "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.
  7. Manuscript titled "Thomas Hinshaw 'The Little Irish Weaver' And Others" by John E. Hinshaw, Urban-Side-On-The-East, Emporia, Kansas, 1911.
  8. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw citing: Grange MM Hinshaw notes
    from George Chapman of Grange, in the family papers of Seth B. Hinshaw.
  9. Rich Hill MM marriage register, Religious Society of Friends;
    Ireland Yearly Meeting Historical Committee; LDS microfilm #571397 item 5.
  10. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  11. GEDCOM file f1701.ged at
  12. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  13. Rich Hill MM death register, Religious Society of Friends; book 1, pg 142
    Ireland Yearly Meeting Historical Committee; LDS microfilm #571397 item 6.

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