Henshall Stubbs

5th Aug 1781 - 19th Nov 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Henshall Stubbs was baptised in St Michael Macclesfield, Cheshire, 05/08/1781, the son of Thomas and Hannah Stubbs who were cousins. Hannah died in 1790 and Thomas joined his brother Wade in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Bahamas taking some of his children with him. Thomas set up Cheshire Hall, a cotton plantation in Providenciales but the plantation was unsuccessful and he was bought out by his brother Wade in 1810.

  2. Wade Stubbs was a Florida loyalist who by his own reckoning had lost 1,450 acres of land, 15 head of stock and 4 riding horses with slave holdings of three Negro men and two children" in the Revolutionary War. He was granted 860 acres on Grand Caicos in the Bahamas 27/03/1789. He was granted a further 100 acres in 1791 and bought Haulover plantation following the death of its owner John Lorimer in 1810. By the time of Wade's death in 1822 he was "the largest of the plantation owners and at the time of his death in 1822 he owned Wades Green (3000acres), Cheshire Hall (5000 acres) and Haulover".

  3. Henshall married Jane Boyer of St George's, Bermuda, 15/08/1803. They had six sons of whom three reached adulthood. Henshall was named as an executor of the will of his uncle Wade which was written 17/10/1821 and proved 04/03/1822.

  4. There are papers of the Stubbs family in the National Library of Jamaica.


  1. Email from Marjorie Peek 16/01/2014 sourced to parish registers of St Michael Macclesfield. 'Cheshire Hall Plantation' at the Turks and Caicos National Museum website: http://tcmuseum.org/slavery/plantations/cheshire-hall-plantation/ [accessed 24/01/2014].

  2. 'Wades Green Plantation' at the Turks and Caicos National Museum website: http://tcmuseum.org/slavery/plantations/wades-green-plantation/ [accessed 24/01/2014].

  3. Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript Sources for the History of the West Indies (UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica, 2000) pp. 64-65. 'Index to Supreme Court Wills, 1722-1917', National Archives of the Bahamas: http://www.bahamasnationalarchives.bs/Genealogy/Will%20Index/Will_Index_HOME.htm [accessed 24/01/2014].

  4. http://www.heritagedocs.org/docs/turks_caicos.htm [accessed 16/11/2014].

We are grateful to Marjorie Peek for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Boyer
Thomas Lee (1805-), Henshall (1806-), Edward Wade (1808-), Horatio (1810-1886), Richard (1813-1849), Alfred (1815-1882)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,298 19s 0d

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Macclesfield, Cheshire, North-west England, England