Henty Brothers

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The Henty brothers were a family of seven brothers, sons of Thomas Henty,[1] who are generally considered to be the first Europeans to establish a permanent agricultural settlement in Victoria, Australia.[2] The brothers were:

  • James Henty (1800–1882), founded James Henty and Company, merchants. He married Charlotte Carter.
  • Henry Henty (9 May 1833 – 1912) took over his father's company, inherited uncle Francis's fortune
  • Herbert James Henty (October 1834 – 1902) squandered the family fortune in his brother's absence[3]
  • Thomas Henty (1836–1887), grazier and, briefly, MLC for Southern Province
  • Charles Henty (1807–1864), banker and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
  • William Henty (1808–1881), solicitor, member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Tamar, and colonial secretary in the Weston cabinet
  • Edward Henty (1810–1878), pioneer, first permanent settler in Victoria, Australia
  • Stephen George Henty (1811–1872), member of the legislative council of Victoria, 1856–1870
  • John Henty (1813-1868)
  • Francis Henty (1815–1889), farmer and grazier


  1. ^ Bassett, Marnie. "Henty, Thomas (1775–1839)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 8 August 2014 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  2. ^ Stephen Adolphe Wurm, Peter Mühlhäusler, Darrell T. Tyron, Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific (1996), p. 59.
  3. ^ Sally O'Neill, 'Henty, Herbert James (1834–1902)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/henty-herbert-james-3911/text5919, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 11 May 2017.