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Elizabeth (Best) Shaw (1592 - abt. 1649)

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Elizabeth "Bridget" Shaw formerly Best aka Beste
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, , Englandmap
Sister of
Wife of — married in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Died about in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Bridget was born in 1592. Bridget Best was the daughter of Henry Best and Grace Boithes. She passed away in 1649 at Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Elizabeth "Bridget" Beste


9 APR 1592 Halifax, Yorkshire, England


19 APR 1592 Ovendon, Halifax, Yorkshire, England


Husband: Abraham Shaw
Wife: Bridget Best
24 JUN 1616 Halifax, Yorkshire, England


1649 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts

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On September 8, 2015 at 08:46GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

There is nor mention of Bridget in her husband's will. Might she have died before him?

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