Henry Shaw

30 January 1772–
Somersby, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Henry

Henry Shaw was born on 30 January 1772, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Henry Shaw and Ann Brown.

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Family Time Line

Henry Shaw
Ann Brown
Mary Shaw
1768–
Sarah Shaw
1770–
Henry Shaw
1772–
Susanna Shaw
1774–
Frances Shaw
1776–
John Shaw
1777–

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Shaw

    MaleMale

    Ann Brown

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 3

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 15

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 36

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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  • Henry Shaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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