William Shaw

15 June 1829–
Congleton, Cheshire, England

The Life of William

When William Shaw was born on 15 June 1829, in Congleton, Cheshire, England, his father, Joseph Shaw, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Pedley, was 19. He married Mary Barnes on 23 July 1855, in Saint Peter's Church, Congleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Congleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1855 and Eaton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

William Shaw
Mary Barnes
Marriage: 23 July 1855
John Shaw
William Shaw
Joseph Shaw

Spouse and Children

23 July 1855
Saint Peter's Church, Congleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Shaw







    Samuel Shaw



    John Shaw


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 4

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 51

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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)

  • William Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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