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Early Origins of the Wensley family


The surname Wensley 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Wensley family


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Wensley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.

Early Notables of the Wensley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wensley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Wensley, who settled in New England in 1639
  • Samuel Wensley, who arrived in New England in 1639 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Wensley, who settled in New England in 1684

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wensley, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1731

Wensley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard T Wensley, who landed in New York in 1841 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wensley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Wensley, Charles Wensley and Edwin Wensley who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Wensley (post 1700)


  • Dr. C D Wensley, Professor of Mathematics University of Wales, Bangor
  • Penny Wensley, Australian public administrator, Australian Ambassador to France, Officer of the Order of Australia (2001)
  • Robert N Wensley, Professor and Deputy Chancellor at the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall (1809-1871), Irish-born, Australian administrator, Governor of Queensland (1868-1871)
  • Wensley Hobby, American politician, Postmaster at Middletown, Connecticut, 1775-1807 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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