John Shaw

6 November 1689–
Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Shaw was born on 6 November 1689, in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Shaw, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Lacy, was 29. He married Jane Fox on 4 March 1711, in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Shaw
Jane Fox
Marriage: 4 March 1711
William Shaw
Jane Shaw
Joseph Shaw

Spouse and Children

4 March 1711
Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England


Parents and Siblings

    John Shaw


    Elizabeth Lacy




    John Shaw



    Mary Shaw


    Anne Shaw


    Dorothy Shawe


+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 112

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 119

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Shaw, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Shaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John SHAW -

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