Henry Wenman, of Blewbury

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Henry Wainman, Esq.

Also Known As: "Henry the Wainman of Blewsbury co Berks"
Birthplace: Blewbury, Berkshire, England
Death: circa 1480 (26-43)
Blewbury, Berkshire , England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Emmotte Hervey
Father of Richard Wainman, of Witney

Occupation: Wool merchant
Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About Henry Wenman, of Blewbury

Henry Wenman, Esquire

  • born 1445 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England
  • died 1480 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England
  • parents: unknown

He was also known as Henry the Wainman.


  1. Emmote HERVEY on 1470 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England. She was born 1450 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England and died after 8 Nov 1485. She was the daughter of Simkin Hervey, Esq., of Hereford. She survived Henry Wenman and married Thomas Fermor alias Ricards 2nd as his 2nd wife.

They had the following children:

  •   F i Alice WENMAN 1, 2, 3 was born 1471 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England. She died after 9 Sep 1485.
  •   M ii Richard WENMAN Esquire was born 1473 and died Oct 1533.
  •   F iii Ann WENMAN 1 was born 1475 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England.
  •   M iv John WENMAN 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1477 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England. He died after 9 Sep 1485.
  •   F v Elizabeth WENMAN 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1479 in Blewbury, Berkshire, England. She died after 9 Sep 1485.

notes on the pedigree

  • Arms.—1. Sable, on a Jesse argent three lions' heads erased gules between three anchors or. [wenman.]

From The History, Description and Antiquities of the Prebendal Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Thame, in the County and Diocese of Oxford:....  By Frederick George Lee. "Pedigree of Wenman & Wykeman of Thame Park.". Page 439:

1 The second descent in this Pedigree—proved by monumental inscriptions at Witney, once existing but now lost—and by Anthony & Wood's Collections in the Bodleian Library, as well as by existing Wills and Inquisitions after death—is not set forth in the Visitations of Oxfordshire, one of the Richard Wenmans being omitted; while all the printed and received pedigrees of the Viscounts Wenman are full of mistakes and omissions. There can be little doubt, however, that the Heralds of the Tudor and Stuart eras sometimes drew upon their imaginations, and that occasionally in subsequent times too little regard has been had to historical exactness.

"They [the Wenmans] were originally clothiers of Witney; and, being the first that used wains or carts with four wheels to carry their cloth to London, were called ' Wainmen;' or else the first was a driver of a wain."—Giles's History of Witney, p. 102. London: 1852.

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Blewbury, Berkshire, England
Age 35
Blewbury, Berkshire , England