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Charles Hensley

Question by anstice

I am looking for the parents of Charles Hensley born about 1771. He married Lucy Lillywhite 27/11/1796 at St George Westminster London England. The name sometimes was transcribed as Hansley. A possible death date for him is 1829.
Lucy died in 1862.

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on 2011-02-19 11:26:28

anstice has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: HENSLEY, COURTNEY, IVES and 4 other(s).

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by edmondsallan on 2011-02-20 00:13:12

They could be -Father -William Hensley - M- Mary ( no other detailsa given ) regards

by anstice on 2011-02-20 11:42:37

Thanks for the information, have looked and found the record. It seems to fit. Regards B

by beaumont on 2011-04-11 22:24:28

Hi anstice,
I am researching Charles Henry Hensley born 1798 reportedly in Hackney area London. I have been unable to find his birth/baptism records and he was cagey about his background as he was a transported convict to Australia in 1818 and after serving his time, covered his tracks. I have found the info on the Charles you speak of and have speculated that he was a child of the Charles Hensley and Lucy Lilywhite you are seeking information for. I was wondering if you know about any of their children. My Charles suggested that he was born within the sound of the Bow Bells making him an East Londoner. He become a successful 'gentleman' in Australia and prospered well.
I look forward to any information you might have which could make a connection?
Jenny

by anstice on 2011-04-12 06:03:08

Hi Jenny,
Re other children of Charle Hensley and Lucy Lillywhite, their daughter Mary Ann Hensley married my great/great grandfather John Courtney in 1832 so I have a full history of their children and the Courtney family onwards.
As you will have seen the Hensley is often translated as Hansley.Charles Hensley born abt 1772 I found a burial I think is for him in 1829 Lucy died 1862 and lived with the Courtney family. I think they had another daughter Lucy as on the 1841 census another Lucy (daughter) is shown, also living with the Courtney family. From a very old letter passed down through the family, written by a William Hensley to his mother 1n 1837 ( He was a shoe maker) William was also a witness at Mary Ann's wedding to John Courtney as well as her mother Lucy so he was obviously another son.Do I make sense?
I found the transported Charles Hensley you mention and have filed away and cannot find at present!!!! Too many files. I have an Australian contact related to me through Mary Ann and John Courtney
so I shall ask her if she can shed any light as I know she is looking at the transported records.It does seem likely that Charles Henry is their son.
I shall have a search again to see what I can find and will certainly be in touch.
Anstice

by anstice on 2011-04-15 10:07:50

Hi Jenny,
I have contacted my relative in Australia and she found the following.
Charles Hensley married Frances Lemon in 1828. He was deported aged 20 in 1918 for 7 years. The Old Bailey records you probably already have, I had them stored on my computer. We think this is the son of Charles Hensley and Lucy who married in 1796. Maybe he was the 1st son named after father.

Another Charles Henry Hensley married Susanna Sterne in 1841 and Loisa Jane Bourke in 1863. Maybe there is a connection between them.

Is this any help? The answer is to find marriage certificates to see if parents names are on them. As the marriages are in Australia it may not be as easy as here.
Regards
Anstice

by Marni on 2011-07-19 20:31:29

Anstice,
I have all the information re Charles Hensley from when he arrived in Australia as a convict. He did indeed marry Frances Lemon who died and then he married Susannah Sterne - I am descended from that couple. This Charles did not marry Loisa Jane Burke in 1863. He did not marry again. If you or your other Aussie contact would like this Charles's history in Australia I am happy to pass it on.
Do you have any proof or even suggestion of Charles Hensley being the son of Charles and Lucy Hensley? Or do you have any knowledge or information about Charles and Lucy Lillywhite's movements, occupations, addresses etc in London? Do you also know if there was another son called George? Look forward to keeping in touch.
Jenny

by Marni on 2011-07-19 20:47:56

Anstice,
I have all the information re Charles Hensley from when he arrived in Australia as a convict. He did indeed marry Frances Lemon who died and then he married Susannah Sterne - I am descended from that couple. This Charles did not marry Loisa Jane Burke in 1863. He did not marry again. If you or your other Aussie contact would like this Charles's history in Australia I am happy to pass it on.
Do you have any proof or even suggestion of Charles Hensley being the son of Charles and Lucy Hensley? Or do you have any knowledge or information about Charles and Lucy Lillywhite's movements, occupations, addresses etc in London? Do you also know if there was another son called George? Look forward to keeping in touch.
Jenny

by anstice on 2011-07-20 12:05:19

I typed a response and then forgot to submit before sending you a private message but will try to do it later, if not I shall do it after the 29th as we are away until then
Regards
Barbara

by anstice on 2011-07-20 14:53:43

Jenny,
Back again
Yes I would be interested in the information you have on Charles Hensley who was deported, it did seem a harsh punishment for a small crime. I do not have proof that he was a son of Charles & Lucy but as he does not appear on the 1841 census reckon he may well have been.
The occupation of Charles Hensley senior was shoemaker/Journeyman. Lucy and her daughter Lucy were shoe binders. Charles Hensley (Snr) was baptised 8/4/1771 in the parish of St Mary Le Bow. London. Parents William Hensley and Mary Hensley. Lucy Lillywhite may have been born in Brighton as it appears on one census but I have not yet established her parents. The marriage of Charles and Lucy was confirmed to me by Westminster archives but I would need to visit and look at registers to see if there is a clue to her parents.
The other children I know for sure are Mary Ann, Lucy and William I have not found a son called George.
In 1841 Lucy and her daughter were living with my 2x great grandparents Mary Ann Hensley and John Courtney at Jubilee Street. Stepney, Mile End Old Town. Upper Tower Hamlets. London By 1851 they were still living with John & Mary Ann but at 1 Clarence Street. Bethnal Green, still shown as shoe binders and the same place in 1861 with John and his family.Her son William was also a shoemaker
Do you know the occupation of the Charles who was deported?
I have really only followed the Courtney side (I was born a Courtney)after establishing Lucy's death in 1862 at 1 Clarence Street with her daughter Mary Ann present. I intend to research further on the Hansley side but generally wait for bad weather so that I do not feel too guilty sitting on the computer.
The relation I have in Bendigo is related to me as Mary Ann & John's daughter( another Mary Ann) was sister to my great grandfather William Courtney. We made contact through Ancestry.co.uk to which we both subscribe.

I think Charles Hensley may have died well before Lucy as by 1841 she was living with her daughter. I found a burial on 15/9/1829 for a Charles Hensley in the parish of Saint James, Piccadilly, London but only an estimated birth age in 1777 so the age does not tie up but then as most people then could not read or write a lot of estimations went on. I shall get back to you if I find anything interesting.
Anything else I can help with do contact me.
Barbara

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