|Birthplace:||Elford, Staffordshire, UK|
|Death:||Died in Hammerwich, Staffordshire, UK|
|Place of Burial:||Hammerwich, Staffordshire, UK|
|Managed by:||Geoffrey Otterson|
About Henry Heveningham
Contrary to below 1st wife was Mary LEDWARD he was born 1692 or 3
VII. HENRY HEVENINGHAM. (son of Christopher, senior). He was baptized at Elford 8 February, 1693. On the 13th February 1714-15 he married at St. Mary's Lichfield Mary Ledwood, whose surname is quite strange to me. Considering his age at the date of this marriage, it is plain that Mary Ledwood must have been the 'first wife' of Henry, mentioned in Sir Edward Simeon's Will. In 1718, Henry, and his father were on the panel from which was chosen the jury for the trial of Michael Johnson father of Dr. Samuel Johnson at Lichfield Quarter Sessions. Apparently however, only Christopher served.
According to Harwood's Erdeswick (p. 43), Henry Heveningham was buried at Hammerwich on the 4th of February, 1748, and he was evidently the Henry Heveningham of Woodhouses, in the parish of St. Michael in the city of Lichfield, administration of whose effects was granted at Lichfield 23rd October, 1749, to Mary his widow. The bondsmen were William Middleton of Burntwood in the parish of St. Michael, Yeoman, and Ralph Wright of Burntwood, Framework Knitter. Woodhouses with Burntwood and Ediall is part of the ancient parish of St. Michael Lichfield, as also is the adjacent chapelry of Hammerwich. The registers of the last-named place date from 1721, so that in 1748 its chapel doubtless served as the parish church for Woodhouses. White's Directory of Staffordshire (published 1851) states that Pipe Hall Manor-house is in the hamlet of Woodhouses.
After the death of Henry Heveningham, his widow apparently removed to the neighbourhood of London, for it was most probably her Will of which the following is an abstract : -
Mary Heveningham of Highgate, Middlesex, Widow ** (see authors note below) Dated 7 January, 1763.
She leaves to her daughter Mary Heveningham all her real estates, containing seven acres in the parish of St. Michael's in the city of Lichfield, and now or late in the tenure of . . . . Snape, and all her real estate elsewhere in Lichfield and the county of Stafford to her said daughter, and also 'all my goods and chattels.
Witnesses: - E. Waterman, Anne X Webb, Richard X Webb
Proved in the P.C.C. by the Executrix 2 April 1770 (145 Jenner).