Emma Doherty (née Henchman)

19th May 1792 - 21st Feb 1861

Claimant or beneficiary


Grand-daughter of William Berney, niece of Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm and cousin of George Robert Boehm Berney (both of whom q.v.), awarded with her sister Mary Eliza Doherty 2/9ths of the compensation for the Lower Berney's plantation on Barbados.

  1. The evidence for identification is indirect but conclusive. The London merchant William Berney (c. 1728-1762) had three children, Dorothy Elizabeth (who married Edmund Boehm), Robert (the father of George Robert Boehm Berney) and Mary Eleanor, who married Thomas Henchman and died at New Burlington Street in 1799. Emma Henchman was born 19/05/1792 and baptised 28/05/1792, the daughter of Thoamas Henchman and Mary. Emma Henchman married George Doherty 04/07/1818 at St George Hanover Square.

  2. The will of Emma Doherty of Hill Villa Southampton who died 21/02/1861 was proved 24/05/1861 by Henry Edward Doherty, Lt-col of the 14th Light Dragoons, effects under £20,000. (Henry Edward Doherty was the nephew of Emma Doherty née Henchman, although he is not identified as such in the National Probate Calendar). On 13/07/1886 administration of the will (effects £16065 5s 2d), left unadministered by Henry Edward Docherty, was granted to Beatrice Katherine Louisa Doherty of Vernon house [and?] Weston Park Bath, the administratix of the personal estate of Charles Wilshire Onslow Doherty, the residuary legatee.   


T71/895 Barbados claim no. 631C (Lower Berney's Plantn).

  1. BOLS-BERNEY-MEADE: information about William Berney for the father and three children, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/l/Andrew-N-BOLS/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0281.html [accessed 25/01/2012]; Ancestry.com, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online] for Emma Henchman's baptism; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online] for her marriage to George Docherty. It is not clear whether the husbands of Emma and Mary Eliza were brothers or not.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1861 and 1886.

Further Information

Maiden Name
George Doherty
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£901 14s 1d

Relationships (2)

Aunt → Niece

Addresses (1)

Hill Villa, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England