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John Shaw

Male Abt 1597 - Aft 1664  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name John Shaw 
    Alternate birth Abt 1596  [1
    Born Abt 1597  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 30 Jan 1664  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death Between 22 Mar 1664 and 15 Feb 1669  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20743  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Jonathan Shaw,   b. Abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Jul 1701, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F12257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It is unclear whether he was married once or twice, and who was the mother of his children.

      Arrived at Plymouth between 1623 and 1626. With William Gilson and others, he built "The Cutt," connecting Green Harbor and Duxbury Bay, the earliest canal still in existence in America.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2604] Jonathan A. Shaw, "John Shaw of Plymouth Colony: Purchaser and Canal Builder." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151:259, 1997; 151:417, 1997.

    2. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.