Sir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse

1781 - 14th Jun 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation with 'Samuel Stenhouse' (probably his brother Samson Senhouse (q.v.)) as executors of his mother Elizabeth Ward Senhouse (q.v.) for two enslaved people on Barbados.

  1. Sir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841), captain in the Royal Navy, baptised 06/06/1781, third son of William Senhouse, Surveyor of Barbados, and Elizabeth, daughter of Samson Wood speaker of the House of Assembly. Grandson of Humphrey Senhouse of Netherall Cumberland. Knighted 1834, died 14/06/1841.

  2. Rose Mary Fleming, daughter of H. Fleming Senhouse was born in Queven, Brittany, in France in 1828; her father at the time was given as 46 years old and a Captain in the Royal Navy.

  3. Humphrey Senhouse bought Seascale (now called Steelfield Hall) from his brother Samson c. 1835. He built the current building (which has later additions) c. 1840.


T71/900 Barbados no. 5297 claim by Mrs Elizabeth Ward [sic] Senhouse, of Watford, Hertfordshire, owner-in-fee (by E. H. Senhouse of Christ Church as her attorney). Mrs Elizabeth W Senhouse subsequently died.

  1. J.K. Laughton, rev. Andrew Lambert, 'Senhouse, Sir Humphrey Fleming (baptised 1781, died 1841), naval officer', ODNB online; Richard B. Sheridan, 'Material relating to the West Indies from the Senhouse Papers 1762-1831 in Carlisle Record Office' (First published in 1977, Microform Academic Publishers, 2006).

  2.,-848.019&zoom=8&rotation=0.000&brightness=100.00&contrast=100.00&center=1852.000,-1348.000&zoom=7&rotation=0.000 [accessed 17/12/2020].

  3. C. A. Parker (W. G. Collingwood, ed.), The Gosforth District: Its Antiquities and Places of Interest (1926), Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Extra Series, Vol. XV p. 34.

We are grateful to Adeline Millet for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Manley
Elizabeth Manley, Rose Mary
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£58 5s 2d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Seascale (Steelfield Hall) [Built] 
description →

Relationships (5)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Seascale (Steelfield Hall), Gosforth, Cumbria, North-west England, England