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Henwood family page

This English surname made its first appearance in Jersey records early in the 19th century


Edward John Henwood and his family

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Origins of surname

This surname is believed to originate with places of the same name in England. There are various places with the name, including Henwood in Cornwall, which is named from Old English henn, meaning 'hen' or 'wild bird' + wudu = 'wood', or Hen Wood in Oxfordshire , which has a different derivation, from old English hiwan, meaning a religious community.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records with the baptism of Mary Ann, the daughter of William and Joanna in St Helier in 1820, followed by another daughter, Anna 11 years later in St Lawrence. Several Henwood families appear to have been living in the island in the first half of the 19th century, two at least (see trees below) coming from Cornwall.


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Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

Sons of Francis Goldsmith and Eugenie Beaugeard

  • Edward Frank Henwood (1899-1987) (St H) , Able Seaman Rn, HMS Nottingham
  • John Albert Henwood (1893-1970) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

  • Philip John Henwood (1898- ) (St P) son of Philip and Ada Sophia, Private, Machine Gun Corps
  • Richard Henwood (1853- ) (St H) son of Henry and Lucy, husband of Louisa, Mercantile Marine
  • Thomas H Henwood Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • William Charles Henwood (1890- ) (St L) son of William Le Gros and Agnes , ex-RMIJ, Private, RJGB


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Henwood family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Richard Henwood, St Helier, bequeaths to Marian Albert de La Haye Stuart Lodge, Pomona Road, St Helier - 7 December 1938, D/Y/A/103
  • William Henwood of Argyle House, Havre des Pas, St Helier - 13 July 1897, D/Y/A/56
  • William Henwood, St Lawrence - 8 August 1939, D/Y/A/105

Family gravestones

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Family photographs

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