Born: May 20, 1824, Blooms­bu­ry, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 1, 1905, in a rail­way train near Great Ry­burgh, Norfolk, Eng­land.

Buried: Hitch­in, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.


Educated at Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge, Hens­ley gra­du­ated in 1846 as Sen­ior Wrang­ler and first Smith’s Prize­man. From 1846–52, he was a Fel­low and As­sist­ant Tu­tor at Tri­ni­ty Col­lege.

He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1851, and served as cur­ate at Up­ton-with-Cla­vey, Buck­ing­ham­shire; vi­car of Ipo­lyts-with-Great-Wy­mond­ley, Hert­ford­shire; vi­car of Hitch­in, Hert­ford­shire; and rur­al dean, 1867.


Hensley’s hymns ap­peared in Hymns for the Sun­days Af­ter Tri­ni­ty (Lon­don: Bell & Dal­dy, 1864) and Hymns for the Mi­nor Sun­days from Ad­vent to Whit­sun­tide (Lon­don: Bell & Dal­dy, 1867).

His oth­er works in­clude:



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hens­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),