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William Shaw (1758–1815)

William Shaw was sentenced, with Richard Ridge, William Lloyd, James McAuley, and Gilbert Baker, to seven years transportation for burglariously breaking and entering into a dwelling house and stealing clothing. The men arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Atlantic. Shaw married Catherine Neale on 4 December 1796; they had one child, a daughter. In 1806 he was renting land at Hawkesbury from Mr Archer and had 4 acres of wheat in cultivation and 1 male and 3 female hogs. The family was living 'off stores'.

By 1814 Shaw was living with Susannah Wyard. He died 'suddenly' on 24 May 1815 and was buried two days later.

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24 May, 1815 (aged ~ 57)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years