Early Origins of the Wenslay family
The surname Wenslay was first found in Yorkshire
the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Wensley, Count Alan of Brittany
, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Later, the family held estates at Bagthorpe in Nottinghamshire
. "Here is Wansley Hall, anciently the seat of Sir Ranulph de Wandesley; near which, in 1830, an urn full of silver coins was found." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wenslay family
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Wenslay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.
Early Notables of the Wenslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wenslay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Wensley, who settled in New England
in 1639; Richard Wensley, who came to New England
in 1684; Thomas Wensley, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1731.