Henslie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Henslie family

The surname Henslie was first found in Devon at Hensley, but we must look far to the north in Yorkshire to find the first listing of the family. For it is there that John de Henselay was listed in the Subsidy Rolls in 1297. [1]

Early History of the Henslie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henslie research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1455, 1487, 1616 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Henslie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henslie Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Henslie has been spelled many different ways, including Hensley, Hensleigh, Henslie, Henslea, Ensley, Ensleigh, Ensly and many more.

Early Notables of the Henslie family (pre 1700)

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Australia Henslie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Henslie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Henslie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]
  • Caroline Henslie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]
  • John Henslie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm


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