George Shaw

5 June 1757–6 December 1827 (Age 70)
Darley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Shaw was born on 5 June 1757, in Darley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jethro Shaw, was 43 and his mother, Ruth Robinson, was 44. He married Alice Marsden on 25 August 1778, in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 6 December 1827, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Shaw
Alice Marsden
Marriage: 25 August 1778
Ruth Shaw
Ellen Shaw
William Shaw
Margaret Shaw
Alice Shaw
Jethro Shaw
James Shaw
Mary Shaw
George Shaw
Jethro Shaw

Spouse and Children

25 August 1778
Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England




    William Shaw


    Margaret Shaw


    Alice Shaw


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 44

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 51

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.

Age 58

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

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 Ruth Shaw, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • George Shaw in entry for George Shaw, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • George Shaw in entry for Jethro Shaw, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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