Mary Shaw

1800–1853 (Age 53)
Ireland

The Life of Mary

Mary Shaw was born in 1800, in Ireland. She died in 1853, in Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 53.

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Richard Heyland
1803–1846
Mary Shaw
1800–1853

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World Events (2)

1839

Age 39

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845

Age 45

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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