Henrietta's parents are Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood. She was baptized 11 May 1844 in Maer, Stafford, and is the only daughter to reach adulthood.
Annie, the eldest, died at 10; and Mary, died before she was a month old. Shewho? and her brother Frank helped their father with his work, and Henrietta helped edit The Descent of Man.
m. (Aug 1871) Richard Buckley Litchfield (b. c.1832 Yarpole, near Leominster - 11 Jan 1903 Cannes, France). No issue.
Editing for Darwin
Henrietta edited Darwin's biography of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin, The Life of Erasmus Darwin, and The Autobiography of Charles Darwin.
She also edited her mother's private papers -- Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1904. In 1922, she refuted the Lady Hope Story about Darwin having a deathbed conversion, by writing an article in The Christian.
Henrietta was 84 when she died at Burrows Hill. The Times, stated that she was buried:
"in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Downe, Kent. Nearby is Down House, the home of the Darwin family. Members of the Darwin family who are also buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Downe, Kent are: Bernard Darwin and his wife Elinor Monsell; Charles Waring Darwin; Elizabeth Darwin; Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Mary Eleanor Darwin; Charles Darwin himself is buried in Westminster Abbey."
"Henrietta Emma Darwin, 11 May 1844." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Maer, Stafford, England; FHL microfilm 435,802.
"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WMXS-Y6Z : 10 December 2017), Harriett E Litchfield in household of Emma Darwin, Saint Giles, Cambridgeshire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Cambridgeshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Henrietta by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Henrietta: