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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at

Sue Mackay

SHAW, William - Extra Data


(member of SEPHTON's Party)


Born in Glasgow on 8 December 1798. See Memoir of Rev. William Shaw for early life.


Lincolnshire Marriage Index


William SHAW married Ann MAW on 30 December 1817, East Elloe Deanery, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire


National Archives, Kew, London

RG4/193 Register of Births and Baptisms on the Wisbech Circuit in Cambridgeshire from 1810 to 1837 (comprising of Wisbeach, Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge, Gedney Dyke Emneth, Upwell Norfolk, Emneth, Friday Bridge, Walpole, St Johns & Tydd St Marys)


William Maw SHAW, the son of William SHAW and Ann his wife in the parish of Long Sutton, Schoolmaster, born September 26th 1818 , baptised October 12th 1818

Marg't Ann SHAW, the daughter of William SHAW and Ann his wife in the parish of St.Mary's, Long Sutton, Schoolmaster, born September 20th baptised October 10th 1819


Mary Elizabeth and Matthew Benjamin born at the Cape


William Maw SHAW did not go to the Cape, for reasons explained in William SHAW's memoir.


Cambridge University Alumni


Adm. pens. at ST CATHARINE'S, Nov. 18, 1834. [Eldest s. of William, Wesleyan minister of Leeds. B. Sept. 26, 1818. Schools, Long Sutton (Mr Richardson), Woodhouse Grove, Yorks. (Mr Stamp), and Kingswood, Bath.] Matric. Lent, 1835. Migrated to Sidney, Mar. 31, 1836; B.A. 1840; M.A. 1847. Ord. deacon (Toronto) 1841; priest, 1842; S.P.G. Missionary at Emily, Canada, 1841-5. C. of Highgate, Middlesex, 1845-57. V. of Yealand Conyers, Lancs., 1857-89. Author, Private Judgment and Church Authority. Died May 30, 1889. (Kingswood Sch. Reg.; Crockford; The Guardian, June 12, 1889.)


William SHAW returned to the UK on the Owen Glendower in 1856 (see page 255 of his memoir)


Second marriage to Maria OGLE (nee SHAW) on 16 June 1858 in Liverpool Road Chapel, Islington (see page 273 of memoir)


Alfred Boyce SHAW birth registered Croydon June qtr 1858 Vol 2a page 151
Wilhelmina Maria SHAW birth registered Croydon June qtr 1859 Vol 2a page 160

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