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Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Sunday 31 January 21 14:25 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, I confirm that. Heaton Norris was transferred to Stockport in 1835. Traditionally, the boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire was the River Mersey, which was a boundary extending back into Saxon times, between the kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia, (though it did fluctuate) and possibly between pre-Roman conquest Celtic kingdoms. The source of the Mersey is the confluence between the River Tame and the River Goyt, underneath the M60.

Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Sunday 31 January 21 12:58 GMT (UK)  »
Kay Brown's identification of the Stockport Lurry Company on Wellington Road South is definitely wrong.


Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Sunday 31 January 21 12:26 GMT (UK)  »
William Henshaw lived at 56, Wellington Road North, while his brother Thomas (my great great grandfather) lived next door at 58, Wellington Road North. The Stockport Lurry Works was located next door to a timber yard on Wellington Road North between Church Road and Wyatt Street, just north of a pub, the Railway Hotel that is still standing.

William is buried in Christchurch Cemetery, where I found his grave, and that of his daughter Maria. Also found was the grave of James Henshaw and his wife Sarah.

Best wishes,


Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Friday 29 January 21 20:35 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for the links. I've saved them for future reference.

Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Friday 29 January 21 20:25 GMT (UK)  »
I think William's Pocket Watch is in the possession of Stockport Public Library. I have an image of it, revealing it to be a beautiful watch, with the coat of arms of the Odd Fellows Institute on the face. It is the old kind of watch that came with its own key to wind it up. There was an image posted on the internet, from where I was able to download it. The link was http://HTTP://WWW.GMMG.ORG.UK/OUR-CONNECTED-HISTORY/ITEM/POCKET-WATCH/ but it no longer opens up.

However I copied the information that came with it. It seems it was manufactured by Nathaniel Dumville. I tried to post an image of it here but it refused to allow the .jpeg image I created. If there is anyway I can contact you I can send you my original image.

"Nathaniel Dumville
circa 1838
Silver pocket watch and key presented to local blacksmith, William Henshaw, for his service to the Oddfellows Society in 1838.
The watch is a beautiful example of local craftmanship created by watchmaker Nathaniel Dumville. The Dumville’s were a family of watch and clockmakers. Nathaniel Dumville was based on Lower Hillgate in Stockport. Near the site of his shop there is a small alley way called Dumville Brow.
The recipient, William Henshaw, came from Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. William came from a family of blacksmiths and wheelwrights. Around 1836, William and his brother Thomas founded The Stockport Lurry Works on Wellington Road South, Heaton Norris, Stockport.
The Oddfellows Society have been a friendship club for over 200 years. They provide advice, benefits and support for those in need."

I have traced down the descendants of William Henshaw and Elizabeth Griffiths, through his son James Henshaw and his wife Sarah Potter, and his daughter Nelly Henshaw and her husband Herbert Newsome, and his daughter Maria Henshaw and Samuel Pennington. It seems he had about eight children, one of whom George Owen Henshaw we mentioned before, who was in the army and died at sea off South Africa.

Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 19:35 BST (UK)  »
Done quite a bit of research recently, and worked out many of the descendants of Daniel Henshaw and Elizabeth Millington, plus more about my own ancestors in the Stockport Area. I am curious to find out more about Daniel Henshaw, Blacksmith, of Didsbury, son of my ggg Grandfather Henry Henshaw and Hannah Woodall, of Cheadle Hulme. Daniel lived from 1802 to 1876 and married Ann Brown. He had two sons, William, and Henry (1833 - 1894) William had three children, Daniel (1884 - 1912), George (1886 - 1966) and Herbert (1888 - 1976). I am wondering if there are any living descendants. 

Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 16:56 BST (UK)  »
Greetings once again!

The exclamation mark was mine. As you say, no Chester in Yorkshire. I wonder about the research that some people have done.

However, I did find these, but I think they are a non-starter.

These do not make sense to me.

Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Greetings from Bowdon.

Found this source relating to Thomas Henshaw and Joan Garlick:

Thomas Henshaw was born in 1563, at birth place, to William Henshall and Margerie Henshaw (born Gyll).
William was born in 1540, in Chester, York (!), England.
Margerie was born in 1540, in Cheshire, England.
Thomas had 5 siblings.
Thomas married Joan Henshaw (born Garlick) on month day 1581, at age 18 at marriage place.
Joan was born in 1565, in Staffordshire, England.
They had 12 children: Thomas Henshaw, Ellen Henshaw and 10 other children.
Thomas passed away on month day 1632, at age 69 at death place.

Would be interested to see if this could be traced back further.

Cheshire / Re: Ann (?) Ashton, born around 1750, Married Daniel Henshaw in 1772
« on: Thursday 02 January 20 22:00 GMT (UK)  »
Greetings from the U.K. Very interested to learn that my ancestor Daniel Henshaw's father, Henry Henshaw was married to Mary Sutton. I did not have her family name.

Henry's father John Henshaw, born c1670 married twice. His second wife was Mary Heald and my ancestor, in 1708, so the two marriages could have caused some confusion.

John's father was also called Henry, and married Margaret. His father, William was born around 1605, and married Ann Wilson. He may be descended from a Henshaw family living at Tydnock Farm outside Marton, north of Congleton, Cheshire

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