Elizabeth Ward Senhouse (née Wood)

???? - 1834

Claimant or beneficiary


Elizabeth Ward Senhouse inherited a life-interest in the Grove plantation in Barbados and the enslaved people attached to it from her husband William Senhouse in 1800: the estate had belonged to her father Samson Wood. She sold the estate and people, as she was permitted to do under William Senhouse's will, in 1801. At the time of compensation, she claimed as owner-in-fee of two enslaved people in Barbados, then died: the compensation was paid to two of her sons, Samson Senhouse and Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (both of whom q.v.) as her executors.

  1. Will of Elizabeth Ward Senhouse widow of Watford Hertfordshire proved 05/02/1835.


T71/900 Barbados no. 5297 claim by Mrs Elizabeth Ward Senhouse, of Watford, Hertfordshire, owner-in-fee (by E. H. Senhouse of Christ Church as her attorney).

  1. PROB 11/1843.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Senhouse
Samson; Humphrey Fleming; Edward Hooper

Associated Claims (1)

£58 5s 2d
Deceased claimant successful

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1801 [LA] → Executrix

Executrix to her husband, the Hon. William Senhouse, from whom she inherited a life-interest. The estate had belonged to her father Samson Wood. See evolution notes for 1777 and 1801.

Relationships (7)

Mother → Son
Mother → Son
Wife → Husband
Mother → Son
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship. Mary Ward Senhouse had married John Barrow; and one of John Barrow's creditors was Elizabeth...
Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Watford, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England