|Henry (Harry) Edward Hensby
|Married 18??||Emma Lord
|Alice Dorothy Thurley (Doll)
|Married 1926||Harry Hensby
St. Pancras, London
|Lt. Col. Roy Henry Hensby
|Married 1950||Rita May Rose
|Caroline Ann Bass
|Married 1981||Simon Edward Hensby
|Peter Charles Hensby
|Michael Simon Hensby
|Richard Edward Hensby
|Alan Roy Hensby
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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
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.