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Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Friday 06 October 17 07:05 BST (UK)  »
Greetings from Tabuk in Saudi Arabia.

Many thanks.

Can you confirm that Henry Henshaw was the son of William Henshaw, who married Ann Wilson around 1633? He may have been born around 1605 to a Henshaw family of eleven located at Tydnock Farm outside Marton?

Cheshire / Re: William Henshaw of Stockport (1805-1854)
« on: Thursday 15 June 17 15:50 BST (UK)  »
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity confirmed.

William was the brother off my great great grandfather Thomas Henshaw, and together they founded and ran the Stockport Lurry Company.

Thomas Henshaw, and his son, my great grandfather Henry Henshaw are buried in St Thomas's Church, off Wellington Road South (the A6) in Stockport.

Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Monday 03 April 17 13:54 BST (UK)  »
Actually Chorley was the original name for Alderley Edge. I confirm that when the railway was constructed concern was raised about possible confusion with Chorley in Lancashire. So the decided to name the station Alderley Edge.

Cheshire / Re: George Owen Henshaw 1837 - 1858
« on: Friday 24 March 17 11:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have often wondered about that. A few years back I passed the modern premises of the Henshaw's Institute for the Blind on Eccles Old Road in Salford, and I noticed that the coat of arms on the gate was that of the Henshaw family (a shield with a black vertical chevron, with two left facing moorhens above it and one below). So he may be from the landed family resident in Siddington until the 18th Century.

Daniel Henshaw's property is now Alderley House on Congleton Road, Alderley Edge. Henry Henshaw's property in Heathbank Road van be seen on the 1844 Cheadle Hulme Tythe Map as Worthings Croft.

Can we correspond by e-mail? it is much easier. I can be found here:

Cheshire / Re: George Owen Henshaw 1837 - 1858
« on: Friday 24 March 17 09:38 GMT (UK)  »
Re: George Owen Henshaw.

Dear Birtle,
Greetings once again from Tabuk. I confirm that George Owen Henshaw was the son of William Henshaw and Elizabeth Griffiths (I think she came from Carmarthen). William Henshaw was the brother of Thomas Henshaw, my great-great grandfather, who ran the Stockport Lurry Works in the mid-19th Century. William and Thomas's parents were Henry and Hannah Henshaw of Cheadle Hulme where they ran the local smithy. Their house still stands on Heathbank Road, and the smithy was on Occupation Road (now known as Biddies Lane). Henry was the son of Daniel Henshaw, b. 1750 d. 1826 and Ann Ashton, of Nether Alderley. Their house also still stands, on Congleton Road, Street Lane Ends, in Alderley Edge. George Owen did join the British Army and served in India, and died on the return journey after passing Cape Town. No Suez Canal in those days, so ships had to sail the long was round, round the Cape of Good Hope. One can only imagine that George contracted some tropical disease (maybe malaria) and succumbed as a result. Thanks to Roots Chat for the other information about George.   

Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Sunday 26 April 09 07:43 BST (UK)  »
Dear Birtle,

I would like to hear from you, and you can find me here.

Best wishes,


Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Sunday 05 October 08 06:25 BST (UK)  »
Dear Birtle,

Delighted to hear from you. We are obviously cousins to the nth degree. There is another relative of ours living in Holmes Chapel also descended from Daniel Henshaw (1750 - 1826) through Daniel and Elizabeth Millington.

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Best wishes,


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Cheshire / Re: Nether Alderley and Broken Cross
« on: Wednesday 01 October 08 11:24 BST (UK)  »
I am a direct descendant of Daniel Henshaw (b1750) and married to Ann Ashton. His grandfather was John Henshaw (b c1670, married to Mary Heald), and keeper to the poor. Died c1755. His son, and Danielís father was Henry Henshaw. Daniel and his family were blacksmiths. Danielís son Henry moved to Chealde Hulme and ran a smithy there. Henry had quite a large family. His son James continued to run a smithy in Cheadle Hulme, while two of his other children, William, and my gg grandfather, Thomas moved to Heaton Norris in Stockport, where they established the Stockport Lurry Company. They manufactured wheels for commercial vehicles.

Debretts research shows that Johnís father was Henry Henshaw, son of William Henshaw, married to Ane Wilson about 1634. However an alternative lineage for John is apparently held in the Cheshire Family History Society records. I would like to believe the Debretts lineage is the correct one. If so they may hail back to Henshaws living at Tydnock Farm, near Marton, Cheshire, in the second half of the 16th Century.

There are several extant lineages apart from mine that hail back to Daniel.

Colin Henshaw, Tabuk.

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