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Shaw, William (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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'Shaw, William (1758–1815)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/shaw-william-29774/text36860, accessed 16 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1758
England

Death

24 May 1815
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years