William Hensley

1760–
Scotland

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William Hensley was born in 1760, in Scotland.

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William Hensley
1760–
Janet Shearer
1766–

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English:1. probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Hēahmund + Old English lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + lēah. 2. possibly also a variant of Hemsley .

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