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Thomas Henshall (1565 - 1631)

Sir Thomas Henshall aka Henshawe
Born in Derby, in the County Palantine of Lancastermap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1600 in Lancashire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 20 Jan 1625 in Walton-on-Hill, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Toxteth Park, near Liverpoolmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010
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Thomas Henshall, born 1565 Derby, in the County of Lancaster, England, son of William Henshall and Marjorie Gyll.

Spelled "Henshall" in early records but "Henshawe" later records. (Thomas Henshall) (Sir Thomas Henshall) (Sir Thomas Henshawe) (Sir Thomas Henshaw)

According to the pedigree prepared in 1701 by grandson Joshua Henshaw, Thomas was from "Derby, in the County Palantine of Lancaster".

He married --- Kendrick. Thomas married a daughter of the Kendricks "of Prescot in the County Palantine of Lancaster, or rather of Kendrick's Cross, in the same parish". (This might have been Alice Kendrick or Kenricke).

In the Walton On The Hill church records Thomas was listed as a resident of "Darbye" (Derby) so one could assume that all of his children were probably born there. His first wife must have died after 1620, when his last daughter was born, and 1625 when he married Elizabeth Wainwright, Jan 20 1625, Walton on the Hill, Lancashire, England. NOTE: This is pure speculation that it was *this* Thomas who married Elizabeth Wainwright (second wife) - it could have been a different Thomas, although the proximity of dates and identical parish location seem to indicate it was probably this Thomas.

Thomas, during the reign of James I, had Arms restored to him that had previously belonged to his ancestor, Sir Thomas Henshaw, and had a crest added, and he was knighted.

Thomas Henshall died c1631. According to Joshua's 1701 pedigree, Thomas died in Toxter Park (or Toxteth Park), near "Liverpool in the same County near 70 years ago" (making it c1631).

Note: Thomas' parents are not known for sure. It is speculated that his parents are William Henshall and Margerie Gyll because of the following: The records of the parish of Walton on the Hill in Lancashire show Thomas' marriage and also his children's christenings. Also recorded at Walton on the Hill are records of several other Henshawe/Henshalls at approximately the same time period and about the same age as Thomas. One of these records is the christening of Margerie Henshall, which shows her parents were William Henshall and Margerie Gyll. It appears that Margerie was Thomas' sister and therefore William Henshall was his father.

There is also speculation from Tom Gaylord Henshaw (family researcher) that perhaps Thomas might be connected with the family of Roger Henshawe of Farnsworth, near Prescot , because Thomas married a Kendrick of Prescot. Roger did have a son named Thomas born about 1572. Also living at Farnsworth, near Prescot, was Raphe Henshawe (probably brother to Roger above), who also had a son named Thomas born about 1570. Either of these Thomas's from Farnsworth might be this Thomas. However, Tom Gaylord Henshaw has provided no sources for his speculation.


User ID: 13DF7790-EFD5-446E-9E0F-A62BDBF7071B
Record ID Number: MH:IF1289322
Date: 1565
Place: Cheshire, England
User ID: 6370CCE6-65D5-4E20-80A0-1F4D75B47ED5
Record ID Number: MH:IF1289323
Date: 1631
Place: Toxteth Park, Liverpool County, ENG
User ID: 988DB83F-744C-424E-B733-83930D6A843E
Record ID Number: MH:IF1289688
Date: 2 FEB 1612
Place: Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England


  • The "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", vol 22, 1868, The New England Historical and Genealogical Society. This issue includes a complete copy of the recorded pedigree of Joshua Henshaw.
  • The "American Registry", Vol. X, pg 181, 973 US015 Vol. X in the LDS Family History Library.
  • The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Lancashire, England.
  • "Computer Printout of Walton on the Hill, Lancashire, England (1586-1746)", Marriages (Microfilm 0883843 or microfiche 6904107, document 942.72 K29PR, Batch M005451): the LDS Family History Library.
  • An article appearing in the magazine "Hobbies", February 1967, titled "At the Sign of the Crest - Henshaw Coat-of-Arms", by Hazel Karft Eilers copy supplied by Fontella Hinshaw.


  • Thank you to Michael Thomas for creating WikiTree profile Henshall-46 through the import of Cyndie-ancestors_2013-12-29.ged on Dec 29, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.
  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of all_01september_2010.GED.
  • This person was created through the import of Holmes.ged on 20 May 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.

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Henshall-46 and Henshall-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse, same children, same mother (after another merge), same death date
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