Henshaw, Ralph

Ralph was born in April 1896 in Gresford, Denbighshire, Wales

In 1901 the family lived at New Farm, Llay.  This was somewhere near Shones Lane.  The household consisted of:

  • Thomas Henshaw, aged 50, a stationary engine driver born in Farndon
  • Mary Henshaw (nee Jones) aged 45, born in Burton
  • Edwin Henshaw, aged 24, and engine fitter born in Gwersyllt
  • Robert Henshaw, aged 22, born in Gwersyllt
  • Amy Henshaw, aged 20, born in Bradley
  • John Henshaw, aged 16, born in Gwersyllt
  • Ada Henshaw, aged 13, born in Gwersyllt
  • Thomas Henshaw, aged 11, born in Gwersyllt
  • Cyril Henshaw, aged 7, born in Gresford
  • Ralph Henshaw, aged 5, born in Gresford
  • Alexander Henshaw, aged 2, born in Gresford
  • John Henshaw, aged 74, a visitor living on his own means.

By 1911 the family lived at Pentre Farm, Pentre Lane, Hope. This is the first farm on the right going up to Hope Mountain from the dual carriageway (now LL12 9HD).  The household consisted of :

  • Thomas Henshaw,  aged 60, a widowed colliery engine driver
  •  Edwin Henshaw, aged 34, an unmarried engineer
  • Ada Henshaw, aged 23 no occupation but presumable keeping house for her father and five brothers
  • Thomas Henshaw, aged 21, school teacher
  • Cyril Henshaw, aged 17, farm bailiff
  • Ralph Henshaw, 15, assistant on farm
  • Alexander Henshaw, 12

Ralph’s mother had died in 1906.  In 1911 his  sister Amy  was living in Liverpool with her husband Thomas F Deed and two daughters.  Ralph’s father Thomas died in 1913,  The family still lived in Pentre Farm during WW1.

Ralph Henshaw, new headstone

Henshaw family grave with new headstone.

Ralph is also commemorated on the Hope memorial.  His family history can be viewed at


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