Henshaw-MA and WV-1743 etc.

Slaveowers Name: Joshua Henshaw
Name of Slave: not specified by name
Source Document: Will of Joshua Henshaw of Boston
State: Massachusetts
County: Suffolk
Year of Source Document: 1743


Slaveowners Name: William Henshaw
Name of Slave: EASTER & PATRICK
Source Document: Will of William Henshaw of Berkeley Co. WV
State: West Virginia
County: Berkeley County
Year of Source Document: 1799 (proved 1800)


Slaveowners Name: Hiram Henshaw
Name of Slave: not specified by name
Source Document: Will of Hiram Henshaw of Berkeley Co. WV
State:   West Virginia
County:  Berkeley County
Year of Source Document: 1845


Slaveowners Name: Samuel Preston Henshaw
Name of Slave: not specified by name
Source Document: Henshaw family history manuscript
State:   West Virginia
County:  Berkeley County
Year of Source Document: 1830


Slaveowners Name: Washington Henshaw
Name of Slave: TOM
Source Document: Will of Washington Henshaw
State:   Tennessee
County:  Greene
Year of Source Document: 1853



Slaveowners Name: Samuel Henshaw
Name of Slave: ESSEX, TOM, NANNY, JUDE, NELL, BINDER/BENDER,
JIMMEY, CHARLES,OLD CHARLES, NAN HARRY, YOUNG HARRY, JEANY
Source Document: Will of Samuel Henshaw, Essex Co. VA
State:   Virginia
County:  Essex
Year of Source Document: 1758


Slaveowners Name: Samuel & Mary Henshaw
Name of Slave: HANNAH, BOSTON
Source Document: Will of Mary Henshaw of New York
State:  New York
County:  unknown
Year of Source Document: 1795


Joshua Henshaw-MA-(1672-1747)
Boston, Suffolk County-Will-1st April 1743

...to his wife Mary all my negroes


William Henshaw-(1736-1799)
Berkeley County, West Virginia

...my negroes except obliged to be Sold to pay my Debts,
EASTER & PATRICK to Serve no person by their Mistress.


Hiram Henshaw-(1771-1845)
Berkeley County, West Virginia

   In his will of 1845 Hiram states that his slaves are to
be given their freedom if they wished. They were to be given
money to go to a free state, preferably Ohio (they could not
stay free in Virginia). Those who chose to decline freedom
were to be provided ways of making their own living.


Samuel Preston Henshaw (1812-1884)
Berkeley County, West Virginia

   The war took practically all their wealth and freed their
slaves, although some of the slaves remained with them and
worked for years as they had no other home to which they
could go. Two of the SLAVES, a MAN and a WOMAN, worked for
them for the remainder of their lives.
Contributed by:
http://www.blueneptune.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/1689


Washington Henshaw-(1779-1853)
Berkeley County, West Virginia (later Greene County,
Tennessee)
16th January 1853-Will

...To my son Levi, to have slave TOM who is to be set free
when 25 years old.
Contributed by:
http://www.blueneptune.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/3708












Samuel Henshaw (c1685-1758)
Essex County, Virginia
10th March 1758

   For her own use I also lend my said wife during time
affordsaid six of my negroes to wit ESSEX, TOM, NANNY, JUDE,
NELL, and BINDER.
   I Lend to my daughter during her life my negroe JIMMEY
and after her death to be divided among her children. I also
lend to my said daughter Elizabeth after the marriage or
decease of my wife three negroes named NANNY,NELLl and
BENDER with their future increase the said negroes to
continue in the possession of my said daugther Elizabeth
during her life and thereafter to be equally divided among
her children.
   I also give my said son Samuel my three negroes YOUNG
CHARLES, OLD CHARLES and NAN.
and after my wife's marriage or decease I leave him my
negroe fellow ESSEX.
   I leave to my grandson Samuel Henshaw my negroe JUDE
immediatelly after the decease or marriage of my wife.
   I leave to my son John the land I purchased of Richard
Riply also three negroes named HARRY, YOUNG HARRY and JEANY
and after the decease or marriage of my wife I leave him my
negroe TOM, the said land and negroes to him and the heirs
of his body lawfully begotten forever and failing of such
heirs then it is my will that the land and negroes so left
to my said son John be equally divided between the children
of my son Samuel and my daughter Elizabeth and their heirs.
Contributed by:
http://www.blueneptune.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/5905


Samuel Henshaw-NY-1795
Will of Mary Henshaw (wife)

...to my daughter, Cornelia Buxton, my black servant girl
named HANNAH, about twenty years of age to be retained as a
servant or sold as my daughter Cornelia shall judge
convenient.
...to my son, Samuel Henshaw the remaining lease of a house
in John Street known by Number 50, for his own residence or
to rent also my black servant man named BOSTON.
Contributed: by Jan Hinshaw and The Hinshaw Family
Association
http://www.blueneptune.com/~hinshaw
http://www.blueneptune.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/2291