David Henry1

#17652, (1793 - 1824)
FatherRichard Henry1 (1765 - 1807)
MotherHanah? (-?-)1

Life Events

BirthDavid Henry was born in 1793 in East Indies.2,3
(Heir) WillHe was named an heir in the will of his father Richard Henry dated 25 Jan 1798. In it he provided for David's support until becoming apprenticed as becomes a natural [illegitimate] child. In the codicil written the week before he died in 1807 he altered David's inheritance. Read details in the following link.1
DeathDavid Henry died on 24 Jan 1824 in Holland House, Kennington, Surrey.2 
BurialHe was buried in Lewisham, Kent, in the family vault, according to his obituary. His burial record is found in the St Mary Lambeth parish register: David Henry of Kennington, age 30, buried 31 January 1824.2,3 
ObituaryHis obituary was published in 1824 in the The Gentleman's Magazine.
David Henry, Esq.
Jan 24. At his apartments, Holland House, Kennington, David Henry, esq. Lieutenant on half pay of the 9th regiment of Foot. He was the natural son of Richard Henry, esq. Major in the Service of the East India Company, (who died Dec. 29, 1807; see vol. LXXVIII p.851) and grandson of David Henry, esq. formerly proprietor, editor, and printer of this Magazine (of whom some Memoirs are given in vol. LXII 587, 671, 679, and the death of his widow, the mother of Major Henry, is recorded in vol. LXXVIII, 177.) Lieut. Henry was born in the East Indies, and was wounded in the Peninsula, which compelled him to retire from the service on half pay. He was an ingenious young man, of a mechanical turn of mind. His remains were interred in the family-vault at Lewisham.2
Last Edited26 Oct 2009


  1. 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).
  2. Obituary of Esq. David Henry in The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XCIV, Dec to June 1824, page 185. viewed on Google Books.
  3. Burials of the parish of St Mary Lambeth. registers from London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry.com, David Henry, 1824, #1926.