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Abraham Shaw

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Abraham Shaw aka Shawe
Born in Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Husband of — married in Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Died in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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14 NOV 1585 Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England


Clothier, Indentured Servant, Farmer


Came to Watertown, MA from England in 1635 on the Anne. Became Freeman in 1637.
House burned down in Oct. 1636 and they moved to Dedham.
In Feb. 1637, he was granted 60 acres and the right to build a corn mill, and was one of the men appointed to govern the town. Freeman, 1637; constable, 1638.


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


10 OCT 1638 Dedham, Norfolk Massachusetts


ABRAHAM SHAWE.. The last will & Testament of Abraham Shawe deceased. Memorandum that if it please Almyghtye God to take me to his rnercye by death. That it is my minde & will that my estate shal be disposed of as followeth (that is to say) I bequeathe to my sonne John, & Martha Shawe, beinge infants ten pownds betweene them, also betweene the aforesd Martha & Marye I leave as much quicke goods as shal be balance to eight pownds, also to Joseph in some goods twelve pownds as may be thought fitt: furder, that Joseph & John shall have my lott att Dedham equally to be devided between them. Also that all the rest of my estate whatsoever be devided, proportionate, betwene all my childron. Witnesses Nicolas Biram Joseph Shawe. These psons were ordered to make an Inventorye of the estate by the helpe & advice of Mr. Edward Allen. [1]

Ancestral File Number




  1. NEHGR: Vol. 2, p. 180

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On December 24, 2013 at 12:30GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

The photo is a cemetery photo and not a gravestine image. It reads: The Burial Place

This portion set apart in 1636. Enlarged in 1638. It was the only burial place for nearly a century. Here were buried Allin Adams Belcher Dexter and Haven ministers of the church and Alleyne Lusher Dwight and Fisher with other founders of the town.

I have attempted to contact the Find a Grave contributor and asked if the info is from a gravestone transcription or other source. I will follow up if and when he responds.

On December 24, 2013 at 03:31GMT Merilyn Pedrick wrote:

Abraham Shaw is my ancestor too, but I have different birth and death dates for him, which I found in the Massachusetts Find a Grave Index, which states that he was born 2 Jan 1590 and died 25 Mar 1639. He was buried at Dedham. The index has a photo of his plaque, but it's too small for me to read. Can anyone with better eyesight read it please?

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