Robert Shaw

Male6 March 1791–1840

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Shaw was born on 6 March 1791, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Shaw, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 21. He married Elizabeth Sword on 22 June 1816, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1840, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Robert Shaw
1791–1840
Elizabeth Sword
1787–
Marriage: 22 June 1816
Alexander Shaw
1818–1853
Elisabeth Shaw
1821–1881

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Shaw - birth: 6 March 1791; Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Christening of Robert Shaw 1791 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1816Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 11

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 20

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    1815

    Age 24

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.

    Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.

    Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .

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

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