- 4th Great-grandfather of Tamsin Todd — 7th Generation
- Ahnentafel No:
- John Shaw
- Lydia Shaw
- Birth Date:
- 31 Jan 1737/1738
- Birth Location:
- Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Christening Date:
- Christening Location:
- Death Date:
- Jul 1814
- Death Location:
- Lower Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
- Burial Date:
- Burial Location:
- Spouse Name:
- Mary Burrill
- Marriage Date:
- 22 Nov 1759
- Marriage Location:
- Abington,Plymouth, Massachusetts
Elisha Shaw (Ahnentafel No:34 )
Henry A Shaw
- BIOGRAPHY: From Pioneer Families of Carleton County (FEB 1996) by George H. Hayward: "The Parish of Wakefield was established in 1803, and for the next 29 years was part of York County. "Old Wakefield" was rather ill defined, but included lands on both sides of the St. John River from Upper Woodstock as far north as Bristol. One of the earliest settlers in old Wakefield was John Shaw. He was the ancestor of most, but not all, the numerous Shaw families of Carleton Co. He was born 31 Jan 1738, at Abington, Mass., son of John and Lydia (Shaw) Shaw, and died in July, 1814, at Lower Wakefield. He married, 22 Nov 1759, Mary, daughter of John and Ann (Vinton) Burrell. She was born in 1743, and died 29 Nov 1820, at Lower Wakefield. Shortly after their marriage, John and Mary (Burrell) Shaw removed from Abington, Mass., to Yarmouth (or North Yarmouth), Maine, and about 1763 came with the first permanent English speaking settlers to the St. John River, in what was then the Province of Nova Scotia north of the Bay of Fundy. They lived first in the Township of Maugerville. But in July, 1783, when Maj. Guilford Studholme, Commandant at Fort Howe in St. John, sent four men to the Township of Burton to make a report on the title claims of settlers, John and Mary had moved accross the river to Oromocto. The report shows that they had 6 children, a log house, about six acres of land cleared, and had been in possession four years. Their's was Lot 5, on the southerly side of the Oromocto, a short distance from the River St. John. Their neighbours at that time were Israel Kinney on Lot 1; John McPherson on Lot 2; Elihu Parker on Lot 3; Samuel Dean on Lot 4; Benen Foster on Lot 6; and further up the Oromocto were families whose names were later to be well-known in Carleton Co. During the American Revolutionary War, which had ended in 1783, John Shaw is said to have espoused the cause of the Americans. He was therefore known by many of his neighbours as a 'patriot,' but to the arriving Loyalists he was a 'rebel.' Whether this influenced his decision is not known, but about 1802-3, he and his family left Oromocto and came to old Wakefield. John and Mary, with their youngest son Henry Shaw, settled on Lot 4, and the lower half of Lot 5, 345 acres, fronting on the west bank of the St. John River in what is now Lower Wakefield. Henry received a grant of the land in 1809, and at least part, if not all, the 345 acres has been farmed by his descendants for the 165 years since."
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Sources for John Shaw
- 1 Abington Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol. 1, Page 205, [Birth].
- 2 Generations, (New Brunswick Genealogical Society), Issue 58:16, Winter 1993, [Birth].
- 3 Generations, (New Brunswick Genealogical Society), Issue 58:16, Winter 1993, [Death].
- 5 Compiled by George H Hayward, Pioneer Families of Carleton County, New Brunswick, (Published for private distribution by George H. Hayward, C.G., Fredericton, New Brunswick), Page 3, [Birth].
- 6 Compiled by George H Hayward, Pioneer Families of Carleton County, New Brunswick, (Published for private distribution by George H. Hayward, C.G., Fredericton, New Brunswick), Page 3, [Death].
- 7 Edwin Wallace Bell, Israel Kenney, His Children and their Families, (1944), Page 82, [Birth].
- 8 Edwin Wallace Bell, Israel Kenney, His Children and their Families, (1944), Page 82, [Death].
- 9 Edwin Wallace Bell, Israel Kenney, His Children and their Families, (1944), Page 109.