Henry was born at Camberwell, Surrey, England.
He married Maria Thompson (born at Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland in 1855) at Waikouaiti in 1879.
They had three daughters & three sons.
Henry started out a s commercial traveller in Wellington from around 1890 through to his death. His widow stayed in Wellington. She moved to live, firstly in Oxford St then Stuckey St. One daughter (a spinster nurse) and another daughter (a spinster teacher) also lived at the same address in Stuckey St.