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Robert SHAW & Annabella GORDON - Gimmerburn

Journal by ngairedith

ROBERT SHAW (1842-1891) ???
on the 9th April 1866 Robert married:
ANNABELLA GORDON (1848-1906) (sometimes written Anna Bella)
26 March 1906 On the 26th March, at Naseby Hospital, Anna Bella, relict of Robert Shaw, Gimmerburn, aged 58

they had 13 known CHILDREN (possiby 16)

... 1
1868 - 1949 Annie Shaw
- Annie had a daughter:
1891 - 1943 Frances Evelyn Shaw, who married Thomas TURNER in 1911
- Annie married Walter Henry 'Harry' THURLOW (1873-1936) 31 Jan 1906 at her father's home in Gimmerburn, Otago
- Walter was born in Welshman's Gully, Otago, the 8th of 13 children of:
John THURLOW (1840-1909) & Susan Jane FROMENT (1838-1903)
- the known children of ANNIE & WALTER:
1906 - 1941 John Shaw Walter Thurlow
- John served in WWII as Driver 38030 with the New Zealand Army Service Corps Reinforcements, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). His next of kin was his wife Mrs C. M. Thurlow of Main treet, Clinton. John died in Greece 24 April 1941 age 35. His memorial is Face 14, Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
WALTER Shaw died 23 Oct 1936 aged 63. His last address was Kenmure Rd, Dunedin
- he is buried Plot 8, Block 40 at Andersons Bay Cemetery
ANNIE Shaw died 11 Sep 1949 aged 81 & is buried with him

... 2
1871 - 1942 Mary Augusina Shaw
- Mary married Robert Boon MASON in Mt Ida Parish 25 Nov 1896
- he was a son of Robert Boon MASON & Isabella TAYLOR from Midlothian, Scotland
- their known children:
1896 - Violet Mary Mason
1898 - Gordon Taylor Mason
1898 - Robert Taylor Mason
1901 - Wilhelina Helen Mason (Wilehlmina was the name of 1 of Roberts sisters)
1902 - Alice Jane Shaw Mason (Alice Jane was the name of 1 of Roberts sisters)
1904 - Olive May Mason
1904 - Rita Robertson Mason (Robertson was the name of 1 of Roberts sisters)
1906 - Robert Allen Mason
1908 - Gladys Agnes Mason
1910 - Norman Leslie ason
1912 - Clarice Noeline Mason
- MARY died 23 Feb 1942 aged 70
- last address was 63 Arthur St., Dunedin
- buried Plot 16, Block 107 at Anderson Bay Cemetery
- her husband ROBERT died 14 March 1950 aged 81 & is buried with her
- 5 of their daughters are buried with them:
* 1928 - Gladys Agnes Mason aged 20 (1908)
* 1958 - Alice Jane Shaw Mason aged 58 (1900)
* 1984 - Violet Mary Mason aged 87 (1897)
* 1991 - Olive May Farrant aged 87 (1904)
* 1992 - Rita Robertson Lennon aged 87 (1905)

... 3
1873 - 1934 Robert George Shaw

... 4
1874 - 1941 Thomas Alexander Shaw

... 5
1876 - Agnes Shaw

... 6
1878 - 1956 Janet Helen Shaw
- Janet married William KERR in 1914

... 7
1880 - 1948 John Murdoch Shaw
- John was baptised at the Mt Ida Parish in 1880
- John married Annie Barbara WEIR (1901-1976) in 1922
- John died in Gimmerburn 30 July 1948 aged 68. His last address was Kaikorai Valley Rd. He is buried Plot 10, Block 179 at Andersons Bay cemetery Dunedin
- Annie died 11 Aug 1976 aged 76. Her last address was in Lancred St., Ashburton. She is buried with John

... 8
1882 - 1970 James David Shaw
- James was a Farmer in Dunedin
- he POSSIBLY married Hannah Rebecca CHEETHAM in 1920
- he died 4 April 1970 aged 88. His last address was 126 Kenmore Rd, Dunedin
- he is buried Plot 33, Block 212 at Andersons Bay cemetery with:
* Hannah Rebecca Shaw (1881-1957)
* Julia Margaret Shaw (1954-1976)
* Jean Mary Shaw (1920-1990)
* Hayward John Shaw (1955-1999)

... 9
1884 - 1965 Margaret Jane Shaw
- Margaret was baptised at the Mt Ida Parish in 1884
- spouse not found
in June 1892 Margaret Jane, aged 8, wrote to the children's "Letters From Little Folks" page of the Otago Witness ... Dear Dot, I live at Gimmerburn, which is a very pretty place. I go to school and am in the First Standard. I like my teacher, Mr McWilliam very much, for he is very kind to us. The threshing mill is working at Mr Lindsay' to-day and we shall have it in a few days. I like to see the mill at work. I have a little kitten. It is grey and white. Will you pleae give me a name for it and also a name for my sister's, which is yellow and white. The old cat carried her kittens into a tin and they got all pink. I have no flower garden of my own, but I am going to make one this year. We have a lot of flowers. The winter will soon be round again and we shall get plenty of sliding. I have not been at school for a lone while, as we have got the whooping cough. Nine of us have it. Had you ever had the whooping cough? Do you know of any cure for it. There was a concert here on the 12th May, but none of us went to it. I hope we can have a picnic next Christmas, as it is too far for us to go to the Naseby sports. Naseby is 15 miles from here. - Yours truly, MARGARET JANE SHAW
... REPLY... Call the kittens Skip and Frisk. No, I do not know of any cure for whooping cough, though at one time lots of children with it were taken to the Dunedin gasworks to inhale the fumes. Whether it did them any good or not I do not know, however - DOT
- Margaret attended Otago University

... 10
1885 - 1957 Hugh Frederick Wilson Shaw

... 11
1887 - George Herbert Shaw
- George served in WWI as Trooper 9/620 with the Otago Mounted Rifles. He enlisted from Gimmerburn, Otago. He embarked from Port Chalmers (Dunedin) on 16 Oct 1914. His next of kin was his brother William Shaw, Saint Bathans, Otago

... 12
1888 - 1965 Laura Annabella Shaw
- Laura married Peter Crerar McLAUCHLAN (1883-1962) on 9 March 1916
- Peter was a Farmer. He served in WWI as Private 58907 with the NZEF, 29th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company. He embarked from Wellington 15 Aug 1917. His wife Laura was at Gimmerburn, Central Otago
- they had 4 children
1916 - 1978 Donald Shaw McLauchlan
- Donald was born 6 Oct 1916
- he never married
1917 - 2000 Peter Gladstone McLachlan
- Peter was born 19 Dec 1917
- he married Constance Maria HANSEN (1918-1957)
- they had 4 children:
* Leona Mary McLauchlan
* Edith Eddri McLauchlan
* Peter Gordon McLauchlan
- Peter married Beverley Rose Nunns 1968
- her parents were Charlie C Nunns (?-1987) & Isabela Mary 'Molly' McMATH (1917-?)
* Nigel John (son of Constance who Peter adopted)
19?? - Laura McLauchlan
- Laura married Robe Thompson
1922 - 1989 Gordon Hamilton McLauchlan
- Gordon married Edna (1925-2007)
- they adopted a girl

... 13
1892 - Gladstone Douglas Shaw
- Gladstone was baptised at the Mt Ida Parish in 1892
- he served in WWI as Private 22374 with the NZEF, 20th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company. He embarked from Wellington n 30 Dec 1916. His next of kin was his sister Miss Jean Shaw, Schoolteach of Wedderburn, Otago


Boer War Volunteers
* Robert Shaw, Gimmerburn

1 April 1892 GIMMERBURN
... Mr Robert Shaw applied for a grazing fight over Run 222A until such time as it should be surveye and offered for sale. The application was declined

1 March 1894 TEVIOT
... The process of balloting for 17 small grazing runs took place at the Crown Lands Office yesterday. There were altogether 93 applicants for the seeral runs and the result of the ballot was as follow:-
TEVIOT - Run 262o NS 262h (grouped):
* Alexander GORDON (successful) (note surname)
- other applicants:
Murdoch GORDON (note both names)
Robert SHAW
Annie SHAW

2 April 1897 - GIMMERBURN
... The chief surveyor forwarded plans of small grazing runs in block X, Gimmerburn district and the board decided to dispose of the runs as follows:-
* Robert Shaw to be allowed to acquire at a rental of 6d per acre, with 8 valuation; Run 225U, 648 acres

22 Jan 1900 - GIMMERBURN
... Master Hugh and Miss Laura Shaw
Subscriptions:- Robert Shaw 3s

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by ngairedith on 2013-04-13 05:33:53

thank you to fiveash for the message:

Subject: Robert Shaw and Annabella Gordon
To: ngairedith
From: fiveash
Date: 2013-04-13 05:03:39
Hi. I was searching my Gordon relatives and came across your page! I was very excited to see it :) These are my people. Annabella was the daughter of my Great Granddad Alexander Gordon :) I have some information on the family members if you would like and I think some photos too.
I recognise a lot of the names the Shaw girls married as we lived in the Maniototo area (Gimmerburn) and these are old family names there. I
have visited the Gimmerburn cemetary and have photos of some of the Shaw graves. I took my Mum (nee Gordon) to walk around the Shaw farm site. It was awesome, such amazing landscape. I have photos of the Gordon/Shaw graves in the Roxburgh Cemetery - Teviot Valley also.
If you would like more info on these families I will do my best to help you

thank you very much fiveash, I'm sure other researcher would love to see more info. You could add it here or better yet, write your own journal and that way you could add an old photo.

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