Shaw

Name origin: From the Scotch, a plain surrounded by trees or an open space between woods.

Christopher Shaw

b.ca.1518 England; parents ukn
d.1583 Halifax, England
m.ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Shaw b.ca.1542

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Thomas Shaw

b.abt.1538/1542 Halifax, York, England; s/o Christopher Shaw
d.March 1575 Halifax, York, England
m.Oct. 4, 1562 Halifax, York, England; Sybil Mason
b.Feb. 1540 Halifax, York, England; d/o Thomas Mason and Jenet ______
d.aft.1589 Halifax, York, England

Probable CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Shaw b.Jan. 30, 1563 Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England d.ca.1599-1600 Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

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Thomas Shaw

b.bef.Jan. 30, 1563 Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England; s/o Thomas Shaw and Sybil Mason
d.Jan. 1599
m.Dec. 16, 1589 Elizabeth Longbotham
b.bef.Oct. 13, 1560; d/o Brian Longbotham and Alice Mawd
d.aft.1591

CHILDREN included:

  1. Abraham Shaw b.Nov. 14, 1585 Northowram, Halifax, England D.1638

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Ralph Shaw

b.abt.Aug. 26, 1564 St. Peters, Cornhill, London, England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Roger Shaw b.Aug. 26, 1584

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Roger Shaw

b.Aug. 26, 1584 London, England; s/o Ralph Shaw
d.May 29, 1661 Hampton, NH
m.(1)Anne ______ b.1610 Cambridge, MA d.Jan. 28, 1661 Hampton, NH
m.(2)Susanna Tilton

CHILDREN included:

  1. Anne Shaw b.June 6, 1636 Cambridge, MA d.Dec. 9, 1663 Hampton, NH m.Oct. 10, 1652 Hampton, NH; Samuel Fogg

NOTE: from Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, page 186--SHAW, Roger, husbandman, yeoman, Cambridge, proprietor, 1636; frm.March 14, 1638-9; town officer. Removed to Hampton. Bought house and land 15 Nov. 1647; sold land in 1658; Deputy; juryman. He married first Anne ______; he m. second Susanna ______, widow of William Tilton of Lynn, MA; she d.28 (11)1654. Children: Joseph, Benjamin, Esther b.(4)1638, Mary d.29 (7)1645, Margaret, Ann. His "son-in-law" [step-son] Abraham Tilton was apprenticed 5 Dec. 1653 to John Hood, weaver, of Lynn; whose wife Elizabeth, acting under a power of attorney from her husband then is England, released the apprentice 10 Nov. 1656, although she had previously sent him to Peter Tilton, living in Connecticut. [Nor. Rec. I] Samuel Tilton, another of the children of "my late wife Susanna", received a tract of land from Mr. Shaw April 6, 1660, and receipted in full for his portion 12 June 1661, and for that of his brother Daniel Tilton 13, July 1663.

He died 29 (3) 1661. Will dated 25 Aug. 1660, codicil dated 20 March following, probated 10 (8) 1661, beq. to sons Joseph and Benjamin, daus. Margaret Ward, Ann Fogg, Hester, and Mary; sons Abraham and Daniel Tilton to have their protions when they come of age according to covenant.

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Abraham Shaw

b.14 Nov. 1585 (Torrey says, b.9 Apr 1585) Northowram, Halifax, York, England; s/o Thomas Shaw and Elizabeth Longbotham
d.1639 Weymouth, Mass.
m.June 24, 1616; Bridget Best
bapt.Apr. 9, 1592 Ovenden, York, England; d/o Henry Best and Grace Boithes
d.1636

CHILDREN included:

  1. Susanna Shaw b.March 24, 1616/17 Halifax, York, England d.bef.Dec.18, 1699 Bridgewater, MA m.Nicolas Byram
  2. John Shaw b.abt.1600 London, England d.Oct. 24, 1694 Middleborough, MA
  3. Susannah Shawe b.1614/17 d.Aug. 21, 1698 Bridgewater, MA
  4. Grace Shaw b.Aug. 15, 1621 d.aft.1682
  5. Maria (or Mary) Shaw b.June 18, 1626 Northowram, Halifax, York, England d.March 25, 1658 Weymouth, MA
  6. John Shaw b.May 23, 1630 Halifax Parrish, Yorkshire, England d.Sept. 16, 1704 Weymouth, MA
  7. Joseph Shaw b.14 March 1618 d.y.
  8. Martha Shaw b.1 Dec.1623 d.March 31, 1635
  9. Thomas Shaw b.1622
  10. John Shaw b.16 Feb. 1628 Halifax d.12 Apr. 1629

NOTE: From The English Origins of New England Families, From the Historical and Genealogical Register selected by Gary Boyd Rogers, pages 152-154, Vol III, Published 1985, Re article "Abraham Shaw of Dedham" by H. Minot Pitman who cites The American Genealogist (TAG), Vol 57 (1981), pp. 85-87: For many years it was believed Abraham was the illegitimate son of Janet/Jenet Shaw and Abraham Dobson of Halifax, York Co., England as reported by Pitman. [NEHGR CVI (1952) 50-52] The recent discovery and translation of the will of Thomas Shaw of Halifax and his daughter Sarah Shaw by Bierbrier indicates they were father and sister of Abraham of Dedham. The wills proved Abraham Shaw, a legitimate son of Thomas and Elizabeth Shaw, resided in Northowrom, Halifax, York Co, England "two months before the marriage of Abraham Shaw the emigrant" to Bridget Best. R.F. Shaw in TG 10 says these wills explain the "mystery" of how Abraham "could have acquired property in Halifax [NEHGR 48 (1894) 346; 49 (1894); 105 (1952) 50-52]." After extensive research of land records in Halifax Parish by R.F. Shaw "definitive evidence" was found to link Abraham to Thomas and his grandfather Christopher through the tracing of a parcel of land. Also the given names of Abraham's siblings: Sarah, Susan, Joseph, Jonas, and Martha are very similar to the names of his own children: Joseph, Grace, Martha, Maria (Mary), John and Susannah. Another point in favor of Thomas Shaw as father of Abraham is the mentioning of a Henry Beste in Thomas' will as a friend and a supervisor. Henry Best was the father-in-law of Abraham.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: ABRAHAM, b.Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng., settled at Watertown, Mass., 1636, removed to Dedham, Mass., 1638, two years later to Cambridge, Mass.

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John Shaw

b.abt.1620 about London, England; s/o Abraham Shaw and Bridget Best
bapt.May 23, 1630
d.Oct. 24, 1694 Middleborough, MA
m.abt.1619 England; Alice Phillips
b.abt.1604 England; d/o Nicolas Phillips b.1611 d.1671/2 and Elizabeth Jewson [or Janson]
d.March 6, 1654 Plymouth, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Abigail Shaw b.1624 d.Oct. 24, 1694 Plymouth, MA
  2. John Shaw b.abt.1625 d.abt.1705
  3. Jonathan Shaw b.March 2, 1629 d.July 30, 1701
  4. James Shaw b.1632 d.1679 Middleboro, MA
  5. Nicholas Shaw
  6. Elizabeth Shaw
  7. Abraham Shaw
  8. Mary Shaw
  9. Joseph Shaw b.April 115, 1664 d.Sept. 14, 1718 m.abt.1686 Judith Witmarsh b.Sept. 2, 1669 d/o John and Sarah (Harding) Witmarsh CHILDREN of Joseph and Judith included:
  10. Alice Shaw
  11. Hannah Shaw
  12. Benjamin Shaw
  13. Ebenezer Shaw

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Jonathan Shaw (Deacon)

b.March 2, 1629 Plymouth, MA; s/o John Shaw and Alice Philipps
d.July 30, 1701 Plymouth, MA
m.(1)Jan. 22, 1650 or 57 at Plymouth, MA; Phebe Watson
b.1637/8 Plymouth, MA; d/o George Watson and Phebe Hicks
d.1672 Plymouth, MA
m.(2)August 1683; Persis Dunham
b.1635 Plymouth, MA d/o John Dunham and Abigail Barlow

CHILDREN included:

  1. Hannah Shaw b.1662 Plymouth, MA d.July 24, 1713 Eastham, MA m.Aug. 5, 1678 at Eastham, MA Thomas Paine
  2. Jonathan Shaw, Lt. b.1663 Plymouth, MA d.aft.Dec. 14, 1728 Plypton, MA m.Mehitable Pratt
  3. Phebe Shaw b.1658 d.June 11/12, 1686 at Plymouth, MA m.John Morton
  4. George Shaw b.1665/69 Plymouth, MA d.July 24, 1713 (roser@acadia.net gives his death date as 1720) Eastham, MA m.1690 Constance Doane
  5. Mary Shaw b.1665/67 d.Nov. 28, 1730 Plymouth, MA m.Jan. 11, 1686/87 Eleazer Ring s/o Andrew Rind and Deborah Hopkins
  6. Lydia Shaw b.1668 Plymouth, MA d.aft.June 16, 1712
  7. Benoni Shaw b.1672 Plymouth, MA d.March 5, 1751 Carter, MA
  8. Benjamin Shaw b.1668 [another source says 1672]Plymouth, MA

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