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  • ID: I000548
  • Name: JOHN SHAW* , SR, "PLYMOUTH COLONY PILGRIM" 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Name: JOHN SHAW* , "PATRIARCH ANCESTOR"
  • Name: JOHN SHAWE* , SR, "PLYMOUTH COLONY PILGRIM"
  • Birth: 1597 in House of Bargarran, Scotland or ?Dalton in Furness, Lancashire?, ?London?, ?Essex County?, ?Kent County?, ?Yorkshire?, all in England
  • Death: BET 22 MAR 1663/64 AND 1665 in (by 1665 when Henry Wood received land set out for John Shaw) Plymouth (became Middleborough 1669), Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England
  • Burial: ABT 1665 NEED BURIAL LOCATION! probably ?Middleborough (Nemasket Hill Cemetery), Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England
  • Reference Number: SHAW548
  • Note:
    JOHN SHAW-Arriving at Plymouth between 1623, when he is not named in the division of land, and 1626, when he is a Purchaser, John Shaw became the leader of one of the companies in the 1627 cattle division, and he is on the 1633 freeman list. It is likely that he had one or more children born in England, though any family would have arrived after the 1627 cattle division list, for he is alone at that time. He is later known to have a wife "ALICE", surname unknown, and it is not known if she came from England or is already living married and widowed here in New England, or if he might have had an earlier wife in England. I have obtained a year of a UNKNOWN SHAW that married a UNKNOWN WIFE in the year 1649 from some where in old Plymouth Colony records, I will try and find this source again. Alice could be the WIDOW ALICE WHITMARSH in 1644 at (was Wessaguscus or Wessagusett Colony) now Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, New England (I never found a ALICE WHITMARSH death date anywhere).

    Snow was still on the ground on the 6th April 1623, as Captain Myles Standish and several other men from Plymouth stood inside a wooden stockade at Wessagusset, on a hill a quarter-mile from where the memorial now stands. They were awaiting the arrival of Pecksuot and Wituwamat, two tall, powerfully built warriors whose relations with the Englishmen had grown increasingly hostile. Already wary of the white men's arrival, the Indians had accused Thomas Weston's company at Wessagusset of stealing their corn. Settlers, meanwhile, feared that the Indians were conspiring to attack both their encampment and Plymouth. So Standish and his cohorts went to Weston's aid, laying a trap for the unsuspecting warriors. Standish let Chief Wituwamat believe he wanted to talk things out, but when the two warriors and a pair of younger Indians stepped inside the stockade, Standish's squadron slammed the door shut. He lunged for Pecksuot's knife and stabbed him. His cohorts grappled with the other three. Moments later, all four of the Native Americans lay dead on the blood-soaked ground. Before the next day was over, Indians in a nearby village had killed three settlers outside the encampment in retribution, and Standish and his men had killed eight more Indians in a nearby village, including a woman and her child. To make sure the surviving Massachuset and Wampanoag tribes got the message, Standish took Wituwamat's and Pecksuot's heads back to Plymouth and displayed them on stakes. The Wessagusset Massacre,'' as it came to be known, lingered as an ever more distant episode of town history. The exact location of the stockade was forgotten. But through the years, Weymouth residents have gotten unsettling reminders of what happened that day.

    In 1645 Captain Myles Standish with 8 of his Soldiers left Plymouth Colony and headed over to Wessagusett Colony to rescue the other colonist from savage Native American Indians there. Captain Standish and his soldiers killed 4 Indians there and the rest of the attacking Indians for what ever reason fled from Weymouth into the swamps. Is one of his soldiers JOHN SHAW and if he is with Myles Standish over in Weymouth is this how he could have met WIDOW ALICE WHITMARSH? or is she another widow ALICE some where in New England?

    In the www.rootsweb.com\ancestry.com web sites I have also listed other "ALICE'S" that could fit into the time frame for John Shaw, Sr's possible wife. There also is evidence of a JOHN SHAW AND HANNAH UNKNOWN up in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, New England in 1627. During my research I have noticed quite a few early 17th century families from the Essex County area arriving in the East Middleborough, Plympton, North Carver, Plymouth County areas such as the... Bennett's; Benson's; Burbank's; Darling's; Conant's; Mowry\Morey's; Perkin's; Smith's; Thomas's and many others...

    John SHAW became one of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF MIDDLEBOROUGH IN 1662.

    JOHN SHAW and his descendants surname sometimes appears in very old hand written records as: SHAWE; SHAW; SCHAW; SHAUL; SHEW; SHOARE; SHORE . . .

    John Shaw engaged in a number of land transactions, is a leader of the group that cut the passage between Green's Harbor and the bay in 1633 (PCR 1:13-14), and is a highway surveyor for Plymouth in 1643 and 1644 (PCR 2:53, 72).


    Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691
    Part One: Chronological Histories
    Chapter 3: The Founding of Towns (1633-1643) Marshfield:
    xxx First called Green's Harbor, then Rexham, this settlement finally became known as Marshfield. In writing of the year 1632, Bradford noted that some lands were granted at Green's Harbor to some special men who were expected to let their servants farm there but live at Plymouth themselves. Of course, within a few years Marshfield is a town, and Edward Winslow is one of its leading residents. On 1st July 1633 the General Court ordered that Mr. Gilson, JOHN SHAW, and the others who undertook to enlarge the passage between Green's Harbor and the sea, finish it by 1st October, or be fined 10. Whether this is done and later had to be redone, or was not done at all, is not known, but on 3rd January 1636/37 the court ordered again that the passage be enlarged, and the governor, the Assistants, and John Winslow, Jonathan Brewster, John Barnes, and Christopher Wadsworth were to apportion the costs equally to "every man" and to supervise the work there, with ten men working at a time. It does not seem that "every man" would refer to the entire colony, but more likely meant every man then living at Marshfield (and possibly some living at Scituate who would have also benefited from this access to the sea). On 5th March 1638/39, Mr. Nathaniel Thomas is appointed to exercise men at arms for Marshfield. On 2nd March 1640/41 the General Court ruled that Green's Harbor would be a township and be "called by the name of Rexham, but now Marshfield."

    AN INTERESTING NOTE: "REXHAM" IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE NAME "RAYNHAM" WHICH IS LOCATED WITHIN 30 MILES DISTANCE OF MARSHFIELD IN MASSACHUSETTS.
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    In 1645 John Shaw is one of eight men who went out against the Narragansetts.

    "On 22nd July 1648 John Shaw participated in a Murder Trial and then probably later along with the all the Colonist witnessed Alice Bishops punishment, death by hanging. (perhaps Alice is the very first women in the New England Colony convicted of and hung for murder in America? second Colonist since John Billington?)

    *These sheweth, that on Jul the 22cond, 1648, wee, whosse names are vnderwritten, were sworne by Mr Bradford, gouerner, to make inquiry of the death of the child of Allis Bishop, the wife of Richard Bishope.

    Wee declare, yt coming into the house of the said Richard Bishope, wee saw at the foot of a ladder wh leadeth into an vpper chamer, much blood; and going vp all of vs into the chamber, wee found a woman child, of about foure yeares of age, lying in her shifte vppon her left cheeke, with her throat cut with diuers gashes crose wayes, the wind pipe cut and stuke into the throat downward, and a bloody knife lying by the side of the child, with wh knife all of vs judg, and the said Allis hath confessed to fiue of vs at one time, yt shee murdered the child with the said knife.

    JOHN HOWLAND, JAMES COLE,

    JAMES HURST, GYELLS RICKARD,

    ROBERT LEE, RICHARD SPARROW,

    JOHN SHAWE, THOMAS POPE,

    FRANCIS COOKE, FRANCIS BILLINGTON,

    JOHN COOKE, WILLIAM NELSON.

    Rachell, the wife of Joepth Ramsden, aged about 23 yeares, being examined, saith that coming to the house of Richard Bishope vppon an erand, the wife of the said Richard Bishope requested her to goe fetch her som buttermilke at Goodwife Winslows, and gaue her a ketle for that purpose, and she went and did it; and before shee wente, shee saw the child lyinge abed asleep, to her best deserning, and the woman was as well as shee hath knowne her att any time; but when shee came shee found her sad and dumpish; shee asked her what blood was that shee saw at the ladders foot; shee pointed vnto the chamber, and bid her looke, but shee perseiued shee had kiled her child, and being afraid, shee refused, and ran and tould her father and mother. Morouer, shee saith the reason yt moued her to thinke shee had kiled her child was yt when shee saw the blood shee looked on the bedd, and the child was not there.

    Taken vppon oath by mee, WILLIAM BRADFORD,

    The day and year aboue written.

    At a Court of Asistants holden at New Plymouth, the first of Aguste, 1648, before Mr Bradford, Gouer, Mr Coliar, Captain Miles Standish, and Mr William Thomas, gent, Assistants, the sd Allice, being examined, confessed shee did comite the afforsaid murther, and is sory for it.

    4th October 1648 (PCR 2:134) Att this Court, Allice Bishope, the wife of Richard Bishope, of New Plymouth, was indited for felonius murther by her comited, vppon Martha Clark, her owne child, the frute of her owne body.

    The names of the grand inquest that went of triall of the aforsaid bill of inditmetn, weer these:--

    John Dunham, Sen, John Barker,

    Isaake Weels, Josepth Colman,

    Mr Thomas Burne, John Allin,

    Robert Finny, Thomas Bordman,

    Henery Wood, James Bursell,

    Ephraim Hickes, Josepth Tory,

    James Walker, Micaell Blackwell,

    James Wyat, Daniell Cole.

    Loue Brewster,

    These found the bill a trew bill.

    The petty jurys names taht went vppon her tryall were these:--

    Josias Winslow, Seni, Gyells Rickard,

    Thomas Shillingsworth, John Shaw, Sen,

    Anthony Snowe, Steuen Wood,

    Richard Sparrow, William Mericke,

    Gabriell Fallowell, William Brete,

    Joshua Prat, John Willis,

    Thes found the said Allice Bishope guilty of the said fellonius murthering of Martha Clarke aforsaid; and so shee had the sentence of death pronounced against her, viz, to bee taken from the place where shee was to the place from whence she came, and thence to the place of execution, and ther to be hanged by the necke vntell her body is dead, which acordingly was executed.


    In 1653 John and Alice Shaw agreed to raise Benjamin Savory, son of Thomas and Annis Savory, and if they died before Benjamin reached twenty-one, Jonathan Shaw, John's son, is to do it, and is also to teach Benjamin reading and writing (MD 5:90).

    Plymouth Colony Deeds.
    John Shaw and Alice his wife to live with them untell hee bee one and
    twenty yeares of age hee beinge nine yeares old in march next Next
    ensuing in consideration heerof the aforsaid John Shaw is to pay to the
    aforsaid Thomas Savory thirty shillings prsent paied; And when the
    aforsaid Beniamine Savory is one and twenty yeares of age the aforsaid
    John Shaw is to give him five pounds or a Cow to the worth of five
    pounds; But if incase that the aforsaid John Shaw or Alice Shaw his wife
    one or both of them should Decease before the said Beniamines terme of
    yeares bee expired; the said Beniamine Savory is to stay and serve out
    his time with Jonathan Shaw the sonne of the aforsaid John Shaw and the
    said Jonathan Shaw is to pforme all the conditions above mencioned; And
    likewise the said Jonathan Shaw is to teach him his learning writing and
    reading within the tearme of yeares above mencioned; And when his time is
    expired the said Jonathan Shaw is to give him two suites of apparrell and
    likewise the said Jonathan Shaw is to teach the said Beniamine Savory
    whatsoever trade the said Jonathan Shaw can Doe; And in Witnesse heerunto
    wee have enterchangably sett to our hands the Day and yeare above written
    In the prsence of John Staw his marke
    Robert Lee Alice Shaw her marke
    Robert Barker his marke Jonathan Shaw
    Willam Spooner his marke Thomas Savory
    Annis Savory her marke
    [On inner margin of page.]
    Jonathan Shaw is cleared of any engagement unto Benjamine Savory; by
    mutuall Concent of all the psons concerned in these Covenants that are
    now alive with the approbation of the majestrates att the court held att
    Plymouth the 4th march 1657

    Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey
    Stratton
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    [JOHN WINSLOW TO JOHN SHAW.]
    The 28th of December 1653
    Memorand; That Mr John Winslow of the towne of Plymouth in the
    Jurisdiction of New Plym: Doth acknowlidg that for and in consideration
    of the summe of 3 pounds and six shillings to him in hand paied by John
    Shaw senior of Plymouth aforsaid planter; hee hath freely and absolutly
    barganed and sold unto the said John Shaw a pcell of mersh meadow
    conteining two acres bee it more or lesse lying in greenharbour mersh att
    a place called the pinney point over against wood Island lying next a
    psell of mersh belonging to Mis Jenings; To have and to hold the said
    two acres of Mersh meadow bee it more or lesse with all and singulare the
    appurtenances belonging therunto unto the said John Shaw his heires and
    assignes for ever; unto the onely proper use and behoofe of him the said
    John Shaw his heires and assignes for ever
    Acknowlidged before Mr Bradford Govr

    On 26th March 1658 John Shaw of Plymouth, planter, gave his son, Sgt. James Shaw, one-half of his land at Cushena, but another son, John Shaw, would get half of the land given James if he came before 1st March 1661/62 (MD 10:34).
    On 30th January 1663/64 John Shaw, Sr. gave his son-in-law Stephen Bryant land at Namassakett and Rehoboth, and he gave one-half of his land at Cushena to his son James, and one-fourth of the same land each to his son Jonathan Shaw and his son-in-law Stephen Bryant; he gave his daughter Abigail Bryant his furniture after his death (MD 10:35).
    On 22nd March 1663/64 George Watson and John Shaw, Sr. are granted a lot on Puncateesett Necke (Ply. Town Recs. 1:67). Benjamin Shurtleff wrote an undocumented history of his family, John Shaw of Plymouth, Massachusetts (Kenilworth, Ill.).

    In 1665 Henry Wood received land that was originally set out for "JOHN SHAW" in "Middlebury" now Middleborough, Immigrant John Shaw is believed to be deceased by that time.


    Appendixes of The Real Founders of New England
    Appendix B Early Settlements and Their Founders Wessagusset (Weymouth, Mass.) page 176:
    1622 (Weston) May Master's Mate Gibbs
    10 in all (Pratt); including 7 and 2 sailors?
    passengers from the Sparrow's Phinehas Pratt
    pinnace. (Winslow.) John Hampden
    ? John Shaw ?
    and 4 others.
    WHERE ARE THE DOCUMENTS WHERE JOHN SHAWS' NAME IS LISTED, THIS REFERENCE THAT IS MADE ON PAGE 176? I DON'T THINK THEY EXISTS OR IS MERELY THE SPECULATION BY THE AUTHOR.

    Footnote:
    Bradford's Letter Book, 38-40. Inclusion of the London men who were creditors, not debtors, would indicate that there was an awareness of profit possibilities, too. All the Plymouth Undertakers are Mayflower passengers except Prence, who arrived on the Fortune in 1621. The twenty-seven men who signed the agreement to allow privileges to the eight Undertakers in return for their assumption of the debt are:
    William Brewster Cuthbert Cuthbertson William Palmer
    Stephen Hopkins John Adams Experience Mitchell
    Francis Eaton Phineas Pratt Edward Bangs
    Jonathan Brewster Stephen Tracy Samuel Fuller
    Manasseh Kempton Edward Doty Robert Hicks
    Thomas Prence Joshua Pratt John Howland
    Anthony Annable Stephen Deane John Billington
    John Shaw William Wright Peter Brown
    William Bassett Francis Cooke John Faunce

    References:
    Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691
    Part Three: Biographical Sketches
    Biographical Sketches Sherman, William;

    THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL REGISTER Volume 151 July 1997 Whole Number 603 (Part one); Volume 151 October 1997 Whole Number 604 (Part two) Shaw family research 3rd generation project proven by Cousin JONATHAN ALLEN SHAW P.O. Box 123, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02563 E-mail: Shaw@cape.com

    Cousin JONATHAN ARTHUR SHAW, "JACK" (now deceased) personal tedious compilation of the Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA burial records of: Lakenham Cemetery, corner of Linton Dr. & Forest St., North Carver, Union Cemetery, Central Cemetery, Wenham Cemetery and some early Town Hall Records.

    Cousin DANA SHAW WARD'S personal knowledge of our families homesteads, sites, and locations as well as his lifetime hobby and quest of our Shaw families history and research.


    PRESENTLY IT IS NOT KNOWN WHERE EXACTLY IN ENGLAND THIS JOHN SHAW AND "ALICE" ARE FROM. THE DEATH OF JOHN SHAW AND THE POSSIBLITY OF WHERE HE MIGRATED FROM COULD HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN THE VERY FIRST BOOK TITLED ["PLYMOUTH TOWNE BOOKE ANO DOMINE 1696-7 FOR BIRTHS BURIALS AND MARRIAGES PER THOMAS FFAUNCE TOWNE CLERKE"], THE THIRD LEAF, CONTAINING THE SECOND AND THIRD PAGES, ARE MISSING! I WOULD GUESS THE PAGES MISSING CONTAINED A LOT OF ANCIENT RECORDS OF OTHER EARLY COLONIAL FAMILIES TOO.YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THE ESTIMATION DATES FOR SOME OF THE EARLY ANCESTORS LISTED IN THIS FAMILY TREE. ONE OF THE REASONS THERE ARE NOT ANY SOLID MONTH, DAY, YEAR DATES OR LOCATIONS OF THIS EARLY COLONIAL SHAW FAMILIES' BIRTH, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES AND BURIALS IN ENGLAND OR NEW ENGLAND IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE MISSING LAKENHAM PARISH CHURCH RECORDS. THIS SHAW FAMILY IS NOT THE ONLY FAMILY THAT IS AFFECTED BY THIS, THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHERS WHO ATTENDED THIS CHURCH AND LITTLE INFORMATION IS KNOWN OF THEIR VITALS BECAUSE OF THE ABSENCE OF THESE PARTICULAR RECORDS. BASICALLY SOME VITALS OF THE EARLY COLONIAL FAMILIES OF NORTH CARVER ARE VERY OBSCURE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MISSING CHURCH RECORDS CONTAIN MANY YEARS OF THE NO LONGER EXISTING LAKENHAM CHURCH'S ACTIVITIES.

    THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS CLAIM THAT THEY DID NOT GET ALL THE COPIES OF THE RECORDS OF THE CHURCHES IN THE TOWN OF NORTH CARVER AND CARVER. A MAN NAMED DANA SHAW WARD (HE IS A DESCENDANT OF THIS FAMILY) WITNESSED AT THE 1932 CARVER HOME DAY, FIRST A MINISTER FRANK OSCAR STETSON DONATED THE ORIGINAL LAKENHAM PARISH CHURCH RECORDS TO HENRY GRIFFITH, THE TOWN CLERK OF CARVER AT THAT TIME. IT IS SAID THAT THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH ON THE WALL LOCATED AT THE UNITED PARISH CHURCH IN CARVER WITH THESE TWO PEOPLE IN IT CELEBRATING THIS DISCOVERY OF THE TOWN OF CARVER'S VERY ANCIENT RECORDS.

    SECONDLY A MINISTER COE ALSO GAVE SOME MORE PARISH CHURCH RECORDS, THAT HE CALLED THE "RECORDS OF THE NORTH CARVER CHURCH" TO HENRY GRIFFITH AS WELL, THEY TOO WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PUT IN THE CARVER TOWN HALL RECORD VAULT, BUT WHEN SEARCHED FOR, SEEM NOT TO BE LOCATED THERE THESE DAYS. THESE RECORDS ARE DESCRIBED AS VERY ANCIENT AND WRITTEN IN WHAT LOOKS TO BE OLD ENGLISH HANDWRITING. DANA ALSO SAID AT THAT TIME IN 1932 YOU WOULD NEED A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO HELP READ THEM. On page 150 of The Churches of Christ of the Congregational Way in New England, Copyright 1989 by Richard H. Taylor, 1211 Seneca Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022. Library of Congress Catalog # 89-90024; ISBN 0-9622486-0-6; lists 13. Carver, First Cong. of North Carver (Lakenham;f.Calvinistic;f.South of Plympton to 1790; Fed.to Bapt. (1791) & Meth. (?) c.1970-on as United Prot. Parish).

    Also It has been said a man named Greg Hyde who is a Professor at Massasoit College made a record and a map of all the original old houses and properties of Carver, Plymouth County and the townspeople who lived in them. His wife had passed away and he married second a Finnish girl named Penti and together they moved away to Minnesota. Also these records cannot be found.

    ANYONE WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO THE MISSING LAKENHAM PARISH CHURCH RECORDS OF PLYMPTON (NOW PRESENT DAY NORTH CARVER), MASSACHUSETTS, USA; PLEASE CONTACT ME I AM OFFERING A REWARD FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF THEM TO THE CARVER TOWN HALL VITAL RECORDS VAULT OR THE NEW CARVER GENEALOGY\HISTORY ROOM IN THE LIBRARY NEXT DOOR. IF THESE RECORDS LEGALLY BELONG OR ILLEGALLY BELONG TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, I WILL WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED PAY YOU FOR ORIGINALS OR COPIES OF THESE RECORDS. I AM AT THIS TIME UNSURE IF THE LAKENHAM MEETING HOUSE IS A SEPARATE LOCATION NEAR THE CHURCH OR IF THEY ARE ONE OF THE SAME, THE BUILDING\S NO LONGER EXIST. I DO KNOW THAT THE LAKENHAM PARISH CHURCH WAS LOCATED VERY CLOSELY TO THE PRESENT DAY LAKENHAM CEMETERY AT THE CORNER OF LINTON DRIVE AND FOREST STREET OFF OF ROUTE 58 IN NORTH CARVER, PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA.

    ALSO THE SAME OFFER GOES FOR THE MISSING UNION CHURCH PARISH RECORDS LOCATED AT: 33 SOUTH MAIN STREET, ROUTE 58, CARVER, PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA. RUMOR HAS IT THAT A WOMAN IN A BITTER DIVORCE WITH THE MAN WHO OWNED OR HAD ACCESS TO THIS CHURCH CLEANED OUT THE ATTIC IN THIS OLD UNION CHURCH AND GOT HER GREEDY HANDS ON THE ORIGINAL RECORDS THAT WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO LEAVE THAT CHURCH. SHE THEN SOLD THEM TO A LOCAL ANTIQUE DEALER IN THE AREA AND SUPPOSEDLY THEY WERE DESTROYED BY BURNING IN A FIRE IN THE BARN WHERE THE ANTIQUES OWNER KEPT HIS STORAGE. I CERTAINLY HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE!

    ALSO I WILL BUY ANY OTHER COLONIAL AND VICTORIAN RECORDS RELATING TO THIS SHAW FAMILY, ANCIENT FAMILY BIBLES, DEEDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL DOCUMENTS...ETC.

    Possibilities of JOHN SHAWE\SHAW or relatives and\or parents of:
    John Shaw Baptism 10th August 1589 in Bingley, Yorkshire, England (parents: John Shaw, Mary Ryley)
    John Shaw Baptism 2nd September 1597 in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England (parent: James Shaw)
    John Shaw Baptism 16th January 1599 in Middleton, Lancashire, England (parents: John Shaw, Margaret Barlow)
    John Shaw b. 4th April 1600 in Ellastone, Strafford, England (parents: John Shaw, Alice)
    James Shaw m. 17th July 1600 Ane Haughton in Oldham, Lancashire, England
    James Shaw b. abt 1579 of Hipperholme, Halifax, England m. 30th August 1604 Anne Moore in Halifax, Yorkshire, England
    James Shaw m. 7th February 1608 Ann Bowre in Mottram, Longdendale, Cheshire, England
    James Shawe b. abt 1581 of Rochdale, Lancashire, England m. abt 1612 Anne Earneshaw in Rochdale, Lancashire, England

    Possible other wives of JOHN SHAWE\SHAW:
    John Shawe m. 15th May 1610 Katherine Denny in Halton, Lancashire, England
    John Shaw m. 14th February 1614 Katrine Standishe in Winwick, Lancashire, England
    John Shaw b. abt 1591 in Huddersfield Yorkshire, England m. 5th May 1616 Ann Beaumonte in Breswell, Yorkshire, England
    John Shawe m. 30th June 1622 Katherine Cockes in Aldermanbury, London, England
    John Shaw m. 14th January 1623 Anne Standish, b. abt. 1603, in Saint Dunstan's Church, Hamlet of Stepney, England
    Jonathan Shaw b. abt 1599 of Wantworth, Saint Stepney, London, England, m. Anne Standish

    Saint Dunstan's Church is a landmark in the Hamlet of Stepney, East London, England area and is the only medieval church remaining there. This Church stands on a village green not far from the Stepney Green underground station. For many years this church was the most popular church in which to get married. This, then, is Stepney --- a large area that includes the districts of Bow, Bethnal Green, Bromley, East Smithfield, the Isle of Dogs, Mile End, Limehouse, Poplar, Ratcliffe, Saint George, Shadwell, Waping, Whitechapel, Stepney and others. There are many connections between Stepney and the Pilgrims that arrived at New England.

    On Page 30 of Registers of Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate Volume 1 appears; JOHN SHAWE m. 25 June 1598 Agnes Ewdall

    On Page 147 of Registers of Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate Volume 1 appears; JOHN, SON OF JOHN SHAWE Christened 13th July 1600.
    On Page 152 of Registers of Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate Volume 1 appears; THOMAS, son of JOHN SHAWE, (carpenter) Christened 2nd May 1602.

    On Page 158 of Registers of Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate Volume 1 appears; JOHN, SON OF JOHN SHAWE Christened 26th August 1604.

    On Page 166 of Registers of Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate Volume 1 appears; ROBERT, son of JOHN SHAWE, Christened 25th May 1607.

    On Page 48 of Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by The Bishop of London England 1611 to 1628 appears this; 20th January 1616-17 JOHN SHAWE, of the City of London, Vinter, & MARY COSENS, of Stepney, Middlesex, widow of Henry Cosens, late of same, Vinter; at Saint Anne & Agnes, Aldersgate, London. This book is published by The Harleian Society.


    Here is a interesting location to note: SHAWBURY, Shropshire, England

    THESE WIVES COULD BE ONE OF JOHN SHAW'S EARLIER WIVES IN ENGLAND, BUT IT WOULD NATURALLY HAVE TO BE PROVEN WITH SOME KIND OF PRIMARY RECORDS\DOCUMENTS, PROBATE, WILLS AND\OR DEEDS TO BE ACCEPTED.

    Is it possible that our John Shaw is a direct descendant of Adam and Eve through Hamutal, the second wife of Josiah (King of Judah, 640 BC); and on through Tamar, the daughter of Zedekiah (King of Judah, 598 BC), and her husband, Eochaid I (High King of Ireland); and on through Ugaine Mar, the Great (High King of Ireland); and on through both Loarn and Fergus Mor, two of the sons of Erc (King of Scots - Dal Raida); and on through Aethelred (the First Earl of Fife, and descendant of Fergus Mor) and his wife, the Princess of Moray (and descendant of Loarn); and on through Duncan Macduff (the Third Earl of Fife) and his son SHAW, called the Mac-an-Toshich; and on through the Shaw's that removed from the England, Ireland and Scotland areas to New England now presently the United States of America?

    WHERE DID JOHN SHAW COME FROM AND WHO IS WIFE "ALICE" CAN ANYONE OUT THERE IN ENGLAND SHED SOME LIGHT ON OUR FAMILY MYSTERY?, I AM WAITING FOR YOUR CALL IF YOU CAN, CONTACT KENNETH LINWOOD SHAW, III; I AM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AREA CODE AND TELEPHONE NUMBER (508) 977-9934

    K.L.S. III 21st April 2001




    Marriage 1 ANN or HANNAH? STANDISH?verify b: ABT 1603 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN
    • Married: 14 JAN 1622/23 in Saint Dunstan's Church, Hamlet of Stepney, East End of London, England
    Children
    1. Has No Children John Shaw , Jr b: ABT 1623 in England?
    2. Has Children ABIGAIL SHAW b: WFT Est 1623-1627 in EXACT BIRTH DATE AND LOCATION UNKNOWN of Halifax Yorkshire or Kent County or Donyat, Somersetshire, England
    3. Has Children James Shaw , "Drill Sergeant" b: WFT Est 1626-1632 in of Essex, England or of ?Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England
    4. Has Children JONATHAN SHAW , SR, ESQR, DEACON b: WFT Est 1629-1632 in of Essex, England London or Yorkshire? or Plain Dealing (now present day Cordage Park) Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England

    Marriage 2 ALICE UNKNOWN , MRS ALICE PERKINS b: WFT Est 1570-1588
    • Married: AFT 1 DEC 1629 in of Massachusetts, New England

    Marriage 3 ALICE UNKNOWN , MRS ALICE THORPE b: WFT Est 1570-1588
    • Married: AFT 15 AUG 1633 in of Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England

    Marriage 4 ALLICE GARMENT? , WHITMARSH, SHAW? b: 26 APR 1607 in Batcombe, Somersetshire, England?
    • Married: 1649 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England

    Sources:
    1. Title: *John Shaw of Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Author: Compiled by Benjamin Shurtleff 1866-1952; Edited by Margaret Johnson Drake, 643 Park Drive, Kenilworth, Illinois, 60043
      Publication: Evanston, Illinois, 1972 by "Peggy Drake"
      Note: Original typing from the manuscript done by Loraine Fair Sanford of Moline, Illinois.
      Stencils prepared by Susan Pettinger Munro
      Edited and Indexed by:
      Margaret Johnson Drake
      Nancy Gubb Frederick
      Dorothy Nelson Grant
      Stella Rigby Hallett
      Florence Collins Weed
      Jeanne Smith Wood
      for the Fort Dearborn Chapter, (NSDAR) National Society Daughters of American Revolution Genealogical Records Committee
      Evanston, Illinois, 1972
      Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 70 - 189497
      Note: Very Good
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: Page 5
    2. Title: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691
      Author: Eugene Aubrey Stratton
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: Page 350
    3. Title: !!"John Shaw of Plymouth Plantation in Progress"
      Author: Kenneth Linwood Shaw, III
      Publication: A collection of compiled pedigrees & data from books, bibles, town vital records, grave yards and people through out the United States of America and Canada (Copyright 2001-2011, data first posted o n the www 11th October 2001)
      Note: Please E-mail your John Shaw family line to us at <kenshaw68@christian.net> or US Mail address: 37 Taunton Green, Post Office Box 1016, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts 02780

      Not all of this research is mine, I have not documented all of it and there are mistakes that I am working on. Please use my database as a guide to point you in a research direction.

      Thank You
      Ken Shaw, III
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic

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