George Bernard Shaw
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

George Bernard (George Bernard) Shaw
Born in Dublin, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married 1 Jun 1898 in Strand, London, Englandmap
Died in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Biography

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George Bernard Shaw was born in Ireland.
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George Bernard Shaw is Notable.

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925)[1] and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion, until Bob Dylan received both[2].

Shaw was born in Synge Street, Dublin, on 26 July 1856, the only son and youngest of three children of George Carr Shaw (1814–85), a civil servant, and Lucinda Elizabeth Shaw, (née Gurly; 1830–1913), an aspiring singer and music teacher. He had two sisters, Lucinda Frances (1853–1920), a singer of musical comedy and light opera, and Elinor Agnes (1855–76), who died young of tuberculosis.

In 1898, Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townshend[3], a fellow Fabian, whom he survived. They settled in Ayot St Lawrence in a house now called Shaw's Corner. The 1939 register shows George and his wife Charlotte living in this house, where George describes himself as an author, journalist and playwright. [4]. Shaw died there, aged 94,[5] from chronic problems exacerbated by injuries he incurred by falling from a ladder.

1901 Census Name: George B Shaw Event Type: Census Event Date: 31 Mar 1901 Event Place: St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom County: London, Middlesex Civil Parish: St Martin In The Fields Ecclesiastical Parish: St Michael'S Sub-District: St Martin In The Fields Registration District: Strand Sex: Male Age: 44 Occupation: AUTHOR Relationship to Head of Household: Head Birth Year (Estimated): 1857 Birthplace: Ireland Schedule Type: 52 Page Number: 6[6]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George B Shaw Head M 44 Ireland
Charlotte F Shaw Wife F 44 Ireland
Mary Farmer Servant F 35 Bromley By Bow, London
Annie Kilner Servant F 27 Probably, Surrey

1911 Census Name: George Bernard Shaw Event Type: Census Event Date: 1911 Event Place: Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom County: Hertfordshire Parish: Ayot St Lawrence Sub-District: Welwyn Sub-District Number: 2 District Number: 138 Enumeration District: 5 Registration District: Hatfield Sex: Male Age: 54 Marital Status: Married Marital Status (Original): MARRIED Occupation: AUTHOR AND PLAYWRIGHT Industry: LITERATURE AND DRAMA Number in Family: 6 Birth Year (Estimated): 1857 Birthplace: City Ireland Residents, County Dublin Relationship to Head of Household: Head Schedule Type: 13 Page Number: 1 Registration Number: RG14 Piece/Folio: 27 Affiliate Record Identifier: GBC/1911/RG14/07652/0027/1[7]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George Bernard Shaw Head M 54 City Ireland Residents, County Dublin
Charlotte Frances Shaw Wife F 53 Rossearbery Co Park Residents, County Cork
Harry Batcholer Higgs Servant M 36 Windlesham, Surrey
Clara Rebecca Higgs Servant F 36 East Barnet, Hertfordshire
Kate Elizabeth Hodgman Servant F 44 Bobbing, Kent
Emma Hodgman Servant F 41 Bobbing, Kent

Sources

  1. Nobel Prize Facts
  2. Wikipedia - 11th_Academy_Awards
  3. Name: George Bernard Shaw Event Type: Marriage Event Place: Strand, London, England Registration District: Strand County: London Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun Registration Year: 1898 Volume: 1B Affiliate Line Number: 97 Possible Spouse: Albert Henry Soper Possible Spouse: Florence Rosina Stevens Possible Spouse: Charlotte Frances P Townshend Page: 1217 Citing this Record "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2697-RG6 : 22 May 2014), George Bernard Shaw, 1898; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1898, quarter 2, vol. 1B, p. 1217, Strand, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  4. Findmypast 1939 Register Ref: RG101/1675B/009/25 Letter Code:
  5. Name: George B Shaw Event Type: Death Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration Year: 1950 Registration District: Hatfield County: Hertfordshire Event Place: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Age: 94 Birth Year (Estimated): 1856 Volume: 4B Affiliate Line Number: 92 Page: 40 Citing this Record "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCX-9VK8 : 4 September 2014), George B Shaw, 1950; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. Citing this Record "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9D4-LWB : 20 May 2019), George B Shaw, St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Martin In The Fields subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  7. Record Type: Household Line Number: 1 Citing this Record "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7LS-PQL : 21 July 2019), George Bernard Shaw, Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.


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Hi there profile managers!

We plan on featuring George alongside St. Patrick, the Example Profile of the Week in the Connection Finder on March 17th. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. We know it's short notice, so don't fret too much. Just do what you can. A Team member will check on the profile Tuesday and make changes as necessary.

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