George Shaw

about 1787–
Congleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Shaw was born about 1787, in Congleton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Barnett in 1810, in Astbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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George Shaw
Mary Barnett
Marriage: 1810
Martha Shaw
Ellen Shaw
Charles Shaw

Spouse and Children

Astbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


    Martha Shaw


    Ellen Shaw



World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 14

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.

Age 28

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 36

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • George Shaw in entry for Ellen Shaw, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • George Shaw in entry for Ellen Shaw, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • George Shaw, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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