Jane Shaw

28 March 1779–4 May 1810
Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Shaw was born on 28 March 1779, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Shaw, was 33 and her mother, Ann Melson, was 34. She died in Harrington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Henry Shaw
Ann Melson
John Shaw
Henry Shaw
Ann Elizabeth Shaw
Frances Shaw
Jane Shaw
Letitia Shaw
William Shaw
Mary Shaw
Eleanor Shaw

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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 22

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 29

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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  • Jane, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Jane Shaw, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Jane Shaw, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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