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Abraham Shaw

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Abraham Shaw aka Shawe
Born in Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Died after in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
30 August 2015
19:31: Eugene Quigley posted a message on the page for Abraham Shaw. [Thank Eugene for this]
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Questionable Gateway Ancestors | Dedham, Massachusetts | Massachusetts Bay Colony | English Immigrants to Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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Contents

Biography

Birth

14 NOV 1585 Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Occupation

Clothier, Indentured Servant, Farmer

Immigration

Date: 1636
Place: Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony[1][2]
Date: 1637
Place: Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony[3][4]

Residence

Place: Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony[5]

Note

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.

Marriage

Husband: Abraham Shaw
Wife: Bridget Best
24 JUN 1616 Halifax, Yorkshire, England[6][7]

Death

He died at Dedham (Norfolk County), Massachusetts, some time after 10 October 1638, when he sold some land at Dedham, and before 25 March 1639, when town records described him as deceased. In 1639, his administrators sold his estate.[8][9]

Burial

Old Village Cemetery,Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts[10]

Will

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. [11]

Ancestral File Number

224P-2SS

Sources

Footnotes

  1. POPE, CHARLES HENRY. The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and other Contemporaneous Documents. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998 pg 410
  2. HOLMES, FRANK R., COMPILER. Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700. New York, 1923. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 1964. pg 214
  3. FARMER, JOHN. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England; Containing an Alphabetical List of the Governours, Deputy-Governours, Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel in the Several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692; Graduates of Harvard College to 1662; Members of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company to 1662; Freemen Admitted to the Massachusetts Colony from 1630 to 1662; With Many Other of the Early Inhabitants of New-England pg 261
  4. Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), www.ancestry.com, Place: Dedham, Massachusetts; Year: 1637; Page Number: 261. Record for Abraham Shaw. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=pili354&h=902380&indiv=try
  5. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Abraham Shaw. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MATownVital&h=77926489&indiv=try
  6. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Abraham Shaw. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=NewEnglandMarriages&h=66757&indiv=try
  7. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. pg 664
  8. Frost, Page 5
  9. Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997), Ancestry.com, Record for Shaw, Abraham. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nedict&h=6861&indiv=try
  10. Findagrave
  11. NEHGR: Vol. 2, p. 180




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On August 30, 2015 at 23:31GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

Sources please!!!

On August 28, 2015 at 18:50GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Cara Johnson followed up on my profile page. Here's the substance of the messages:

1. Responding to your email from a non-Wiki person in re: Abraham Shaw. I have his father as THOMAS, MOTHER Elizabeth L. Longbotham, m. to Elizabeth Best, dau. of Henry and Grace Boithes. Lots more on Best and Boithes antecedents, nothing on Shaw or Longbotham.

2, There seems to be some mixup about what children this couple had. The link your correspondent gave shows that Thos. had two marriages and that Abraham is not the son of E. Longbotham. She is shown in one place with a son, John and on Wiki w/both Abraham and a Mary. I have a Susannah b. 1617. Guess it is back to researching more...

On August 28, 2015 at 13:25GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I received the following private message from a person who apparently isn't a registered user here:

"There seems to be something that needs confirming with the parents of Abraham Shaw who married Bridget Best. The below link site says his parents were Thomas Shaw and Agnes Smith, instead of Thomas Shaw and Elizabeth Longbottom. There appears a generation is missing from Thomas and son Thomas and Abraham Shaw here. Any comment ? Also, Elizabeth's last name is spelled different. This site I've been told is a pretty good sourced site is Royal Ancestry. http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2389.htm#i71790 "

I don't have any information on this, so I post it here for the attention of profile managers and others. I believe the cited website is a good source only when it names a solid source. No source is cited on the record for Abraham Shaw.

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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