William SHAW
(-Bef 1841)
Jean (Jane) DRENNAN
(Abt 1796-After 1841)

John SHAW
(Abt 1817-1896)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Janet CUNNINGHAM

John SHAW

  • Born: Abt 1817, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland 2
  • Married: 25 Nov 1859, Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 29 Nov 1896, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

  General Notes:

compiler's great, great grandfather

  Research Notes:

1841 Scotland Census:

Age given: 20 years
Birthplace given: Ayrshire, Scotland
Dwelling Place: Chlachrie, Girvan, Ayrshire
Occupation: Farmer

Present was [mother] Jean Shaw (45) of Ayrshire, sister Isabella Shaw (25), brother William Shaw (15), [niece] Margret McCall (3)

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1851 Scotland Census:

Age given: 30 years
Birthplace given: Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Dwelling Place: Penmore, Maybole, Ayrshire
Occupation: Farm Labourer, working for John Fergusson, farmer of 309 acres

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John Shaw and wife Janet, arrived in New South Wales, Australia on the Hannah Moore 6 May 1860.

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John Shaw died aged 79 years.

Will of John Shaw late of Mudgee, freeholder.

This is the last Will and Testament of John Shaw of Denison Street Mudgee in the Colony of New South Wales. I John Shaw hereby revoke any and all previous Wills made by me. I direct that my house and its belongings together with such revenue as may be derived from the said property in Denison Street Mudgee shall be the property of my wife Janet Shaw during her lifetime. And I further direct that the said property in Denison Street Mudgee be given to my son William on the decease of my wife subject to the payment by my son William of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds (£150) to my daughter Janet Cassimer. I hereby appoint my son William and Charles Cassimer my son in law Executors of this my last Will. Signed in our presence and in the presence of each at Denison Street Mudgee on this the twenty third day of November 1896.
John Shaw (his mark)

Witnesses: Charles William Willis, John Douglas.

18th February 1897. By Act of Court. Probate of the last Will and Testament of the abovenamed deceased granted to William Shaw of Mudgee, newspaper proprietor, and Charles Casimir of Mudgee, bricklayer, the Executors in Will named. Testator died at Mudgee on the 29th November 1896. Estate sworn at £520. C. D. Meares, Proctor. 3

  Marriage Information:

John married Janet CUNNINGHAM, daughter of William CUNNINGHAM and Elizabeth WILSON (twin), on 25 Nov 1859 in Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1. (Janet CUNNINGHAM was born in 1829 in Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 4 and died on 24 Mar 1911 in Flirtation Hill, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 5 6 7.)

  Marriage Notes:

John Shaw, 38, bachelor, farm servant, of Adamhill Craigie, son of William Shaw, cattle dealer (deceased) and Jane Shaw M.S. Drennan (deceased), and

Janet Cunningham, 27, spinster, of Greenhill Beith, daughter of William Cunningham, labourer (deceased) and Elizabeth Cunningham M.S. Wilson

Sources


1 Tarbolton OPR, marriages, page 9, no. 17.

2 Compiler. Birth calculated from Scotland Censuses and age at death (unable to find birth or christening in the OPR for Tarbolton).

3 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 12820.

4 Compiler. Year of birth calculated from Scotland Censuses and age at death (unable to find birth or christening in the OPR for Tarbolton).

5 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), entry 2369, witnesses Wm. Tait, A. E. Casimir.

6 Australian Cemeteries Index.

7 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 4 April 1911.


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