Name: George SHAW
Birth: 1804 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: 16 MAR 1888 in Lincolnshire, England
Burial: Scartho Road Methodist Cem, Grimsby
Change Date: 14 SEP 2017
See also: http://mjgen.com/webster/shaw.html
George was baptized in Grimsby Oct 5, 1804 at St. James Church.
He became a master tailor.
George married Jane Robinson, July 6, 1828 in St. James Church, Grimsby.
George and Jane lived in Grimsby and had 9 children.
See St. James Church at: http://www.saintjames.freeserve.co.uk/st_james.htm
He became a freeman (with rights to vote) in all 3 of the ways available: he was the son of a freeman, he served 7 years apprentice to a freeman (his uncle Alderman Kennington) and he married the daughter of a freeman, Mr. Jabez Robinson.
See p. 199 of the book ?Old Grimsby?, written by his son, George.
See an old book ?Old Grimsby? (1897) written by his son, George:
The Shaw family were Methodists. John Wesley himself traveled to Grimsby several times between 1743 and 1788 along with several other Methodist preachers in a hard-fought struggle with the established church to built a Methodist congregation there. The first Methodist church was built there in 1757. A larger building built in 1808, which was enlarged in 1837. Then another building built in 1847. After that time several churches were built for Methodists in Grimsby.
1841 England census, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Bradley Haverstoe (about 120 miles north of London on the east coast of England)
Shaw, George - 36 (b 1805)
. . . . Jane - 33
. . . . George - 10
. . . . Charles - 5
. . . . Jabez - 3
. . . . William - 3
. . . . Mary - 2
1851 England census, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Shaw, George - 46, b Great Grimsby; occ: master tailor
. . . . Jane - 42, b Great Grimsby, tailor's wife
. . . . George - 20
. . . . Charles - 16
. . . . Jabez - 14
. . . . Mary J. - 11 - in school
. . . . Wm. H. - 9
. . . . Fanny Maria - 5
. . . . Thomas W. - 3
1861 England census, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Shaw, George - 56, b Great Grimsby; occ: tailor
. . . . Jane - 51 "
. . . . William Henry - 20 "
. . . . Fanny Maria - 16 "
. . . . Thomas Charles - 13 ", in school [this must be the Thomas W. in 1851. Jabez's father, Charles would have been 26 and probably married.]
. . . . Kezia Johanna - 6 ", in school
1871 England census, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire:
Shaw, George - 66; occ: tailor
. . . . Jane - 63; occ: tailor
. . . . Henry - 30; occ: tailor
. . . . Kezia - 16; occ: tailor
1881 England, Lincolnshire County, Great Grimsby, South West, St. James, 4 Yarborough St.
Shaw, George - 76 (head), b Lincolnshire, occ: tailor
. . . . Jane - 72 (wife), b Lincolnshire
. . . . William H. - 40 (son), b Lincolnshire
. . . . Keziah I. - 26 (daug, unmarried), b Lincolnshire
Thayers, James - 52 (son-in-law), b Middlesex
. . . . Mary Jane - 42 (daug), b Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Shaw, Jabez - 15 (gr-son), b Chelsea, Middlesex, occ: printer's office
There was a book ?Old Grimsby? published in 1897 written by Rev. George Shaw, son of this George Shaw. It has some interesting stories. Some stories on local elections was very interesting, starting on page 193.
In this book George (Jr) mentions his ?uncle Alderman Kennington? (p199) and aunt Molly Wharton (p200). George (Sr.) named one of his sons Thomas Wharton, so perhaps he was named after this man, his brother-in-law. Don?t know if Molly was a sister of George (Sr) or Jane.
Some old burials in Scartho Cem:
Joseph Shaw, age 58, died June 21, 1893
John Shaw, Jan 15, 1855 - July 16, 1917
Elizabeth Shaw, died 1920? age 81?
Eleanor Rebecca Shaw, d Jan 11, 1898, age 91, b abt 1807, of Boston
George Shaw, Sept 26, 1830 - July 20, 1903, age 73
Robert Melton Shaw, Aug 22, 1868 - Aug 15, 1908
Find A Grave Memorial# 138475974
Father: Charles SHAW b: 1771 in Lincolnshire, England
Mother: Martha ?
Jane ROBINSON b: 1808 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
6 JUL 1828
in St. James Church, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co, England
- George SHAW b: 26 SEP 1830 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co, England
- Charles Robinson SHAW b: 20 AUG 1834 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co, England
- Jabez SHAW b: ABT 1838 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co, England
- Mary Jane SHAW b: ABT 1839 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
- William Henry SHAW b: 1841 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
- Fanny Maria SHAW b: 19 FEB 1845 in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire Co, England
- Thomas Wharton SHAW b: 1847 in Grimsby, England
- Keziah Thomasin SHAW b: ABT 1855 in Lincolnshire, England
- Robinson SHAW