Senhouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Senhouse family

The surname Senhouse was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Senhouse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Senhouse research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1495, 1502, 1502, 1505, 1626, 1604, 1598, 1606, 1608, 1621 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Senhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Senhouse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Senhouse, Sevenhouse and others.

Early Notables of the Senhouse family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Senhouse (died 1505), also called William Sever, an English priest, successively Bishop of Carlisle, 1495-1502, and Bishop of Durham, 1502-1505. His name appears as Senhouse, Senews, Senuz, Sever, and Siveyer and was born at Shincliffe, a village close to Durham. Richard Senhouse (died 1626), was Bishop of Carlisle and third son of John Senhouse (d. 1604) of Netherhall, Cumberland. "He became fellow of St. John's...
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West Indies Senhouse migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [1]
Senhouse Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Sir Humphrey Senhouse who settled in Barbados in 1700

Contemporary Notables of the name Senhouse (post 1700) +

  • Captain Sir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841), British Naval officer, third son of William Senhouse (1741–1800), Lieutenant R.N., Surveyor-General of Barbados and the Leeward Islands


The Senhouse Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vae victus
Motto Translation: Woe to the conquered.




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