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Col. Michael Maxwell Shaw b. 1802 - ancestors

Journal by moonshadow

I have 2 generations before MM Shaw:- Capt Thomas Shaw c.1781 who was
"a bad-tempered man and quarrelled with his family and cut them off" according to family history. His father Hicken Shaw c.1750s (married Ann Lanphier or Lanfier )is the earliest ancestor I know. The Shaws were a Scottish Highland family, although Thomas Shaw married Margaret Limond in Ayr, Ayrshire.
(I started with Michael Maxwell Shaw as his name is a little unusual and there are a lot of Shaws)

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on 2007-10-25 11:19:58

moonshadow , from West Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2007. is researching the following names: CHARRATT, ASHBURNER, SHAW and 23 other(s).

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by klucky75 on 2008-12-01 14:59:48

would your family line have any mcilraths? my maiden name was mcilrath. we have shaws in our line married to mcilraths in new jersey and ohio in the 1700s-1800s. many thanks, kristine lee.

by moonshadow on 2008-12-02 08:19:59

Sorry, I haven't seen that name....none of my Shaws went to America, that I am aware of; the ones that left Scotland came to Australia.
Regards, Carolyn Stan-Bishop

by angeltina on 2009-01-02 21:07:23

HI! my shaws came to america, from irland and scotland!

by moonshadow on 2009-01-03 18:04:27

Hi, how can I help you?
I have a proper tree on, and also on if you belong to either of those sites.
Capt. Thomas Shaw b.c.1781 m Margaret Limond had 5 children that I know of, and I don't know anything of the whereabouts of Anne b. 7/2/1805, Marion b.c.1806, or David b.c.1803. I don't have any siblings for Thomas' father, Capt.Hicken Shaw b.c.1755 in Ayrshire m Ann Lanphier/Lanfier. Hicken's father was Thomas Shaw 'of Suffolk'.
The Shaws seem to have been mostly in the Army.
Let me know just what you are looking for.
Regards, Carolyn Stan-Bishop nee Shaw

by awiaswan on 2009-05-27 01:35:49

Hi Carolyn
How are you connected to these Shaws. Michael Maxwell Shaw is my great great grandfather.He came to Tasmania.His son Thomas had a son David who had a daughter Anne who was my mother.She died in 2001.
I will look at you family tree if I can.
Are you in Scotland? I live in Victoria Australia.

by moonshadow on 2009-05-27 09:39:39

Hi Kate,
Michael Maxwell Shaw is my GG grandfather, also!
His son Thomas & Hester Thomas are my G grandparents, too.
Their son Henry Ashburner Shaw is my Grandfather.
So...David William Shaw & Janet Moore are your G'parents, your parents are Ann Isobel Shaw & Wallace Swan, and your Name is Catherine Mary Swan?
I have been in touch with Thomas Joselyn's decendant, Julian Robert Shaw.
I live in West Australia, on our farm, near Albany. Grandpa came to WA before 1910.
My main tree is on Genes Reunited -
I have joined a number of sites looking for Shaw relatives.
We are lucky to have Michael Maxwell...his name is distinctive enough to sort our Shaws out of the millions of others!
I am interested in the family history..what they did and so on, not just names. Dad told me bits and pieces, but he passed on in 1999, just when I got really interested in this research. Fortunately I asked some questions and wrote down what he told me. Aunt Hester and cousin Pam sent some info in letters, too.
I am married with 5 children and 4 grandkids, and 2 more on the way.
My email is [email protected] if you would like to reply directly.
I love meeting new rellies!
Regards, Carolyn Jane Stan-Bishop nee Shaw

by andrew_taylor on 2009-08-12 08:57:36

In June 2009, I discovered from a living descendant, who belongs to the Irish branch of Lanphier family in Co Tipperary, Ireland, the true identify of Anne Lanphier, who married to Capt. Hicken Shaw of Suffolk. Anne was the daughter of Thomas Lanphier of the Black Horse (probably nickname for 4th Irish Horse) and his wife, unnamed daughter of Admiral Hood. However, this daughter has yet to be verified at the moment. According to the National Archive Centre in Dublin, Ireland, Thomas is mentioned as a trooper in 1st Regiment of Horse in a document dated 30 March 1764 and a corporal in His Majesty's 1st Regiment of Blue Horse in Ireland in a seperate document dated 1st June 1775. Thomas was a son of Joseph Lanphier of Greystowne, Co Tipperay (1698 - 1764) and Elizabeth Bradshaw. Joseph Lanphier was a son of Thomas Lanphier of Parkstown, Co Tipperary (1666 - 1732) and his wife, Elizabeth Kyle.

You may be surprising to hear that the Virginia branch of the same Lanphier family went on to build Mount Vernon, the home of George Washingston.

by JacqueCarpino on 2010-04-23 03:18:13

Hi, My Ggrandparents; Chris & Jane Coe-Shaw, Edinburgh,Scotland. Grandparents; Ernest & Bessie Maude Wilson-Shaw. Grandfather ernest Shaw came from Edinburgh, Scotland......on the Ellis Island, New York, New York, with his parents. They traveled with the John L. Lewis family (Coal Miners Union/USA) from Scotland, Ellis Island...onto Illinois. The Shaw family eventually went to Iowa where GGrandfather Chris was killed in a mining accident. Grandfather Ernest was not allowed to work in the mines. After moving to Kansas...Ernest became Kansas State Mine Inspector/24 yrs./1940/50's. I am Ernest & Bessie Maude Wilson-Shaw's oldest
The Story I was Told:
Knight Sir George my ancestor. My Dad, John Pershing Shaw has the Coat of Arms and Official Letter. Torderoch "BuckTooth" Clan who merged with the Clan Campbell.
My Grandmother-Bessie Maude Wilson-Shaw's mother was Ida Samantha Emaline Carlock....of the County Carrick (Carlock) Margaret Carrick/Robert The Bruce. Some of the Bruce and Carlock families traveled to America together and settled in Kansas.
There are many Shaw families in Cherokee & Crawford Co., Kansas, who came Scotland.
My Horsley family males came from England to Australia by company ships as indentured to the company to work in the coal mines until they paid back the money owed for passage.
All others came to get away to safety from the Crown of England.
I have had many stories related to from my ancestors of Scotland.
Jacquelyn Carpino (nee) Shaw

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