Abigail Shaw

15 July 1672–about 1705 (Age 32)
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Shaw was born on 15 July 1672, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Shaw, was 42 and her mother, Alice Phillips, was 41. She married Richard Davenport on 15 June 1692, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1705, in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Richard Davenport
Abigail Shaw
Marriage: 15 June 1692
Richard Davenport
William Davenport Sr.
Elizabeth Davenport
Nathaniel Davenport

Spouse and Children

15 June 1692
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Shaw





+6 More Children

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)

  • Abigail in entry for William Davenport, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigail Shaw, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • SHAW, Abigail(b1672)Pedigree chart of Father John Shaw

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