William Shaw

28 February 1788–1848 (Age 59)
Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of William

When William Shaw was born on 28 February 1788, in Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, John Shaw, was 51 and his mother, Deborah A Murry, was 50. He died in 1848, in County Down, Ireland, at the age of 60.

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John Shaw
Deborah A Murry
Jane Shaw
John Shaw
Jonas Shaw
Mary Shaw
Deborah Shaw
Sarah Shaw
Sarah Shaw
William Shaw

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World Events (4)

Age 10
Battle of Antrim.
Age 10
The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.
Age 51
The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

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 (1)

  • William Shaw, "Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858"

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