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2. John SHAW


  • Born: 1829, Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 2
  • Married (2): 25 Nov 1859, Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 24 Mar 1911, Flirtation Hill, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 3 4 5

  General Notes:

compiler's great, great grandmother

  Research Notes:

1841 Scotland Census:

Age given: 12 years
Birthplace given: Ayrshire, Scotland
Dwelling Place: Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Living at home


1851 Scotland Census:

Age given: 22 years
Birthplace given: Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Dwelling Place: Bigrie Burn, Tarbolton, Ayrshire
Occupation: Labourer's daughter


Called a spinster on her marriage certificate; however, gave birth to a daughter by John McCutcheon in 1850, who was raised by Janet's mother Elizabeth.


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

In 1875, daughter Jane drowned:

"In affectionate remembrance of Jane Drynan Shaw, who was accidentally drowned at Wallerawang on the 9th June, 1875, aged 7 years, 5 months and 3 days."

The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 4 Feb 1884.


Died aged 82 years. Informant was William Shaw, her son, residing in 1911 in Denison Street Mudgee.

"March 24, 1911, at the residence of her daughter, Flirtation Hill, Mudgee Mrs Janet Shaw, relict of the late Mr John Shaw, formerly of Marrangaroo, Pipers Flat Wallerawang, and for over 34 years a resident of Mudgee in the 83rd year of her age, native of Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland."

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 4 April 1911

  Marriage Information:

Janet married John SHAW, son of William SHAW and Jean (Jane) DRENNAN, on 25 Nov 1859 in Burnside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1. (John SHAW was born about 1817 in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland 6 and died on 29 Nov 1896 in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.

  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


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

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

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

4 Australian Cemeteries Index.

5 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 4 April 1911.

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

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