William Shaw

1777–
Barston, Warwickshire, England

The Life of William

When William Shaw was born in February 1777, in Barston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Shaw, was 22 and his mother, Mary Lloyd, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Charles Shaw
1755–1801
Mary Lloyd
1757–
William Shaw
1777–
Thomas Shaw
1780–1850
Dexter Shaw
1786–
George Shaw
1795–
Samuel Shaw
1798–
Mary Shaw
1779–1846
Charles Shaw
1784–
Joseph Shaw
1787–
Decimus Shaw
1789–
James Shaw
1792–
Hannah Shaw
1800–1839

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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 10

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 12

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 31

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Shaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Shaw -

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