My Hensby Family Tree

Henry (Harry) Edward Hensby
Born 1874
Heacham, Norfolk
Died 1935
Married 18?? Emma Lord
Born 1874
Egham, Surrey
Died 1926
4 Children
Edward Hensby
Born 1899
Elsenham, Essex
Died 19??
George Hensby
Born 19??
Died 19??
Walter Hensby
Born 1902
Stansted, Essex
Died 1992
Alice Dorothy Thurley (Doll)
Born 1901
Stortford, Herts
Died 1985
Married 1926 Harry Hensby
Born 1901
St. Pancras, London
Died 1967
2 Children
Rose Family Tree
Irene Hensby
Born 1928
Stansted, Essex
Lt. Col. Roy Henry Hensby
Born 1926
Stansted, Essex
Died 1986
Married 1950 Rita May Rose
Born 1922
Leytonstone, London
Camp Family Tree
2 Children
Bass Family Tree
Caroline Ann Bass
Born 1962
Brentwood, Essex
Died 2010
Married 1981 Simon Edward Hensby
Born 1959
Woolwich, S.London
Peter Charles Hensby
Born 1954
Tripoli, Libya
Peter Hensby Family Tree
3 Children
Michael Simon Hensby
Born 1982
Chelmsford, Essex
Richard Edward Hensby
Born 1984
Chelmsford, Essex
Alan Roy Hensby
Born 1986
Chelmsford, Essex

I just discovered that my Great, Great Grandmother was Frances Wells, whose brother, Joseph Wells was the father of none other than Herbert George Wells. Perhaps best know as H.G.Wells the famous author and free thinker. This apparently makes him my 1st Cousin 3 times removed. How cool is that! See the link here.

The 1901 census lists what I believe to be my great grandfather Harry Hensby. He worked as head coachman for Gilbey's (Sir Walter Gilbey) as did my grandfather and the address given is a few yards away from Gilbey's distillery in London, St.Pancras. My grandfather's brother Walter, has a birth record listing his father as Henry Edward Hensby and mother Emma Lord and he apparently remembered hearing the lions of London Zoo at night when very small, when the family were staying in a flat above the Gilbey Stables. This, I believe, strongly supports the entry in the 1901 census of Harry Hensby at Park Village West Mews, St.Pancras, just opposite Regent's Park.

This Harry (Henry) in 1901 listed his birth place as Heacham in Norfolk.

There is the following entry in the 1881 census which ties up with dates and names etc., and seems to form the next generation in my tree but still more digging to do.

Henry HENSBY Head M Male 38 Heacham, Norfolk, England Agr Lab
Louisa HENSBY Wife M Female 36 Heacham, Norfolk, England
Rosa E. HENSBY Daur Female 12 Heacham, Norfolk, England Scholar
Emma HENSBY Daur Female 10 Heacham, Norfolk, England Scholar
Henry E. HENSBY Son Male 8 Heacham, Norfolk, England Scholar
Edward L. HENSBY Son Male 3 Heacham, Norfolk, England

Source Information:
Dwelling Malthouse Row
Census Place Heacham, Norfolk, England
Family History Library Film 1341479
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 1991 / 78
Page Number 25

If you have any other information I would be very interested to hear it.

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