Henry was a carpenter. He was born in February 1827 in Hantz, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Hartley Wintney, England to Henry Henwood and Sarah Goodchild. He married Sarah Cooper in 1848.
I found him on the censuses of 1841, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91 and 1901. by 1901 he was a widower living in the Basingstoke Union Workhouse with many other people of all ages. Below are my notes from my genealogy tree.
Civil parish: Hartley Wintney Ecclesiastical parish: St John Town: Hartley Wintney County/Island: Hampshire Country: England Registration district: Hartley Wintney Sub-registration district: Hartley Wintney 9/6/09
He was 87 or 88 when he died. On one report it said he died in Hartley Wintney, Berkshire, Hampshire, England. On the 1851 census of Kings Sombourn, Hampshire, I did find a Henry Henwood age 25 b: Hackbridge, Hampshire, listed as lodger. He was a pupil teacher at Keymaster School. The next person under him on the list was his nephew/scholar, James Brine age 7 b: 1844 in Blandford, Dorset, England. On the same page in the home next to him lived William Henwood b: 1818 and wife Caroline b: 1822 with children elizabeth b: 1843 age 8, Sarah b: 1844 age 7, Mary b: 1846 age 5, Ellen b: 1849 age 2 and Eliza b; 1850 age 1. I don't know if this is the right Henwood. The birth city is wrong. 9/7/09 familysearch LDS has parents wrong of Henry and Sarah. Christening correct date. Unless history repeats; his wife was Sarah.
I found a Henry Henwood b: 1806 age 55 on the 1861 census in Hampshire County. He was a servant working as a footman. I wonder if he could be the father of this Henry. He'd be the right age. He was born in Hampshire, too.
Basingstoke is a town in northeast Hampshire, England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is 48 miles (77 km) southwest of London, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Southampton, 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Reading, and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of the county town, Winchester. In 2006 it had an estimated population of 80,477. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" due to the number of roundabouts.
Often mistaken for a new town, Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the 1960s as part of a tripartite agreement between London County Council, Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke Borough Council. It was developed rapidly, along with Andover and Tadley, to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan, 1944.
Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book and Basingstoke remained a small market town until the 1950s. It still has a regular market, but is now bigger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town
9/9/09 Not sure 1851 census is our Henry. He's 25 and living with Robert Russell and wife Sarah and next door is William (Harewood) Henwood b: 1818 age 31 b: Kingsbourne, Hampshire with wife Caroline 29 b: 1822 in Tytherley, Hampshire, children Elizabeth 8 b: 1843, Sarah 7 b: 1844, Mary 5 b: 1846 Kingsbourn, Ellen 2 b: 1849 Kingsbourn, and Eliza 1 b: 1850 Kingsornbourn. This Henry is a teacher, and unless he was teaching carpentry, is not the right person.
I'm now awaiting the birth certificate to arrive from England sent by Valerie. It is a match with her Henwood family. Henry was the kingpin.