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John Shaw (d. October 24, 1694)John Shaw291 was born in England, and died October 24, 1694 in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.He married Alice Phillips, daughter of Nicholas Phillips and Elizabeth Jewson.
Notes for John Shaw:
SHAW, JOHN-Arriving at Plymouth between 1623, when he was not named in the division of land, and 1626, when he was a Purchaser, John Shaw became the leader of one of the companies in the 1627 cattle division, and he was on the 1633 freeman list.It is likely that he had one or more children born in England, though any family would have arrived after the 1627 list, for he was alone at that time.He was later known to have a wife Alice, surname unknown, and it is not known if she came from England, or if he might have had an earlier wife in England.Shaw engaged in a number of land transactions, was a leader of the group that cut the passage between Green's Harbor and the bay in 1633 (PCR 1:13-14), and was a highway surveyor for Plymouth in 1643 and 1644 (PCR 2:53, 72). In 1653 John and Alice Shaw agreed to raise Benjamin Savory, son of Thomas and Annis Savory, and if they died before Benjamin reached twenty-one, Jonathan Shaw, John's son, was to do it, and was also to teach Benjamin reading and writing (MD 5:90).On 26 March 1658 John Shaw of Plymouth, planter, gave his son, Sgt. James Shaw, one-half of his land at Cushena, but another son, John Shaw, would get half of the land given James if he came before 1 March 1661/62 (MD 10:34).On 30 January 1663/64 John Shaw, Sr. gave his son-in-law Stephen Bryant land at Namassakett and Rehoboth, and he gave one-half of his land at Cushena to his son James, and one-fourth of the same land each to his son Jonathan Shaw and his son-in-law Stephen Bryant; he gave his daughter Abigail Bryant his furniture after his death (MD 10:35).On 22 March 1663164 George Watson and John Shaw, Sr. were granted a lot on Puncateesett Necke (Ply.Town Recs, 1:67).Benjamin Shurtleff wrote an undocumented history of his family, John Shaw of Plymouth, Massachusetts (Kenflworth, 111.).
Source:Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 byEugene Aubrey Stratton
Plymouth Colony Deeds.
John Shaw and Alice his wife to live with them untell hee bee one and twenty yeares of age hee beinge nine yeares old in march next Next ensuing in consideration heerof the aforsaid John Shaw is to pay to the aforsaid Thomas Savory thirty shillings prsent paied; And when the aforsaid Beniamine Savory is one and twenty yeares of age the aforsaid John Shaw is to give him five pounds or a Cow to the worth of five pounds; But if incase that the aforsaid John Shaw or Alice Shaw his wife one or both of them should Decease before the said Beniamines terme of yeares bee expired; the said Beniamine Savory is to stay and serve out his time with Jonathan Shaw the sonne of the aforsaid John Shaw and the said Jonathan Shaw is to pforme all the conditions above mencioned; And likewise the said Jonathan Shaw is to teach him his learning writing and reading within the tearme of yeares above mencioned; And when his time is expired the said Jonathan Shaw is to give him two suites of apparrell and likewise the said Jonathan Shaw is to teach the said Beniamine Savory whatsoever trade the said Jonathan Shaw can Doe; And in Witnesse heerunto wee have enterchangably sett to our hands the Day and yeare above written
In the prsence ofJohn Staw his marke
Robert LeeAlice Shaw her marke
Robert Barker his markeJonathan Shaw
Willam Spooner his marke Thomas Savory
Annis Savory her marke
[On inner margin of page.]
Jonathan Shaw is cleared of any engagement unto Benjamine Savory; by mutuall Concent of all the psons concerned in these Covenants that are now alive with the approbation of the majestrates att the court held att Plymouth the 4th march 1657
[JOHN WINSLOW TO JOHN SHAW.]
The 28th of December 1653
Memorand; That Mr John Winslow of the towne of Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of New Plym: Doth acknowlidg that for and in consideration of the summe of 3 pounds and six shillings to him in hand paied by John Shaw senior of Plymouth aforsaid planter; hee hath freely and absolutly barganed and sold unto the said John Shaw a pcell of mersh meadow conteining two acres bee it more or lesse lying in greenharbour mersh att a place called the pinney point over against wood Island lying next a psell of mersh belonging to Mis Jenings;To have and to hold the said two acres of Mersh meadow bee it more or lesse with all and singulare the appurtenances belonging therunto unto the said John Shaw his heires and assignes for ever; unto the onely proper use and behoofe of him the said John Shaw his heires and assignes for ever
Acknowlidged before Mr Bradford Govr
Children of John Shaw and Alice Phillips are:
- +Abigail Shaw, b. 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth County,Massachusetts, d. October 24, 1694, Plymouth, Plymouth County,Massachusetts.