Richard Henry1

#17489, (1765 - 1807)
FatherDavid Henry1 (1710 - 1792)
MotherHephzibah Apletree1 (1726 - 1808)

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Hanah? (-?-)
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HENRY, Richard (1765-1807). Major, 26th N.I. b. Kent 1765. Cadet 1781. Admitted 10 Mar 1783. Ensign 3 Apr 1781. Lieut 26 July 1782. Capt 29 May 1800. Major 28 Feb 1805. d. Bundelkhand 29 Dec 1807.

Only son of David Henry, editor and printer of the Gentleman's Magazine, by his 2nd wife, widow of William Newell, master of the Jerusalem tavern, Clerkenwell. His daus. m. Henry Philipps, q.v., and Augustus Thomas Watson, q.v.

Services: Appt Cadet on 18 Jan 1781, aged 15. Lieut 10th Bn Sepoys in July 1787. Fur 18 Mar 1794 till 10 Apr 1798. Capt lt 2/16th N.I. 21 Apr 1800. Operations in Jumna Doab 1803; Thathis (w.); Capt 1/16th N.I. Transfd as Major to newly-raised 26th N.I. in 1805. Operations in Bundelkhand 1807; Sehlehuganj; Major 26th N.I.2

 
BirthRichard Henry was born in 1765 in Kent.3 
Note.Bridget Newell Bonnycastle's half-brother Richard Henry is very likely the source of her son Richard Henry Bonnycastle's name. At the time of RHB's birth in 1791, Richard Henry was serving in the East India Company. 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in David Henry's 1792 obituary as son Richard Henry, esq. who has been some years a lieutenant in the East India Company's service on the Bengal establishment.1 
WillRichard Henry wrote a will dated 25 Jan 1798.4
(Heir) WillHe was named an heir in the will of Hephzibah Henry dated 17 Oct 1801. He was to receive 1/3 of the freehold in Badger Yard in St James Clerkenwell Parish Middlesex.5
NoteRichard Henry wrote a codicil to his will on 18 Dec 1807 which noted that his daughters were now married. The codicil is included with the will linked above.4  
DeathRichard died on 29 Dec 1807 in Bundlecund, India.
Bundlecund or Bundelkhand is a region in central India.6,7 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in his mother Hephzibah Henry's 1808 obituary as Richard Henry, esq. now a Major in the East India Company's Service.8 
ProbateHis estate was proved on 22 Aug 1814 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London.4 
Last Edited5 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. Obituary of David Henry in The Gentleman's Magazine, June 1792 (Family History Library, 942 B2g, page 578).
  2. V C P Hodson, List of the officers of the Bengal army, 1758-1834 (London: Phillimore, 1927-1947). FHL Photoduplication Service, Film #845177, vol 2, p 430-1.
  3. V C P Hodson, List of the officers of the Bengal army, 1758-1834 (London: Phillimore, 1927-1947), digital copy viewed on Google Books, Richard Henry, pages 128-129 & 132-133.
  4. Will and Administration of Richard Henry of London, 25 January 1798, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 22 August 1841 (Family History Library, Film #0,156,151).
  5. Will and Administration of Hephzibah Henry of London, 17 October 1801, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 31 August 1808 (Family History Library, Film #0,156,076).
  6. Obituary of Esq. David Henry in The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XCIV, Dec to June 1824, page 185. viewed on Google Books.
  7. V C P Hodson, List of the officers of the Bengal army, 1758-1834 (London: Phillimore, 1927-1947), digital copy viewed on Google Books, Richard Henry, pages 132-133.
  8. Obituary of Hephzibah Henry in The Gentleman's Magazine February 1808 (Family History Library, 942 B2g, page 177).
  9. Index to India Office Family History Search, online at http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx, c1600-1949, compiled by British Library India Office, London, England, 1970s onward, Military Department Records, L/MIL/9/107 f.30 & Bengal baptisms, marriages and burials, N/1/7 f.196, Hodson IV p.402 noted to be reputed dau of Richard, Bengal Army).