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Isaac Shaw

Isaac Shaw, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Shaw
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th August, 1802
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 1855
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 158. NSW, Aust.,Butts of Certificates of Freedom, 1830, NRS12210. Manchester, England, Baptisms (Cathedral), Archive Roll: 755. UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, Bellerophon, 1802-1834 HO 9/7
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Robyn Shaw on 10th March, 2014 wrote:

Isaac married Mary Busby.  His father was also Isaac.  His son was Benjamin Shaw who married Eliza Crouch, NSW.  Lived Gunnedah. NSW

Graeme Beasley on 30th May, 2017 wrote:

On his son being Benjamin Shaw born @ sea in 1832 as documented in ” Benjamin Shaw his son”( World Connect) how can this Isaac Shaw be his father.

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2017 wrote:

Born: 8 August 1802 and Baptised 26 December 1802 at Manchester, St. Mary, St. Denys and St. George - Father’s name: Isaac Shaw
Tried: 22 October 1821
on Hulk ship Bellerophon Register, moored at Woolwich, Received 22 November 1821 and transferred to the Guildford 29 March 1822
Certificate of Freedom - 12 November 1830 - Native Place: Chelmsford, Essex, England, aged 28, Birth Year 1802 - No. 30/809, Trade/Calling: Servant, Offence: Stealing in a Dwg House, Height: 5 feet 2 3/4 inches, Complexion: Ruddy, Hair: Black, Eyes: Brown, General Remarks: Scar over each Eye brow - Had two years added to his original sentence by the Sydney Bench 25 July 1827 for forgery & defrauding government.
Death 1855 NSW BDM - Registered Penrith, NSW V1855993 43A

Graeme Beasley on 1st June, 2017 wrote:

I have discovered that Isaac Shaw was chief Constable @ Norfolk Island till 1834when he was threatened by a prisoner & Resigned in 1834, which could explain his son Benjamin being born 1832 at sea. In “1834on 25th Oct - Isaac Shaw and the Herald” an article in the Herald said he was defamed by a Journalist& received 25 pounds compensation from a news article calling him a convict etc.

Graeme Beasley on 17th March, 2018 wrote:

Great Great Grandmother Louisa Shaw born in 1842 Sydney Fathers given name Isaac Shaw - mother Louisa? Her M/cert. states Father Isaac Shaw ,parents died young Ignorant of Mothers name.

Graeme Beasley on 7th December, 2018 wrote:

Isaac Shaw arrived in Norfolk Island December 23rd,December.1830 as a convict overseer now a free man. In February1831 he replaced the wounded Chief Constable George Grover. He resigned his position in 1834 and returned to NSW

Graeme Beasley on 7th December, 2018 wrote:

Isaac Shaw was buried in an unmarked grave@ St. Stephens the Martyr Penrith NSWin1855

Graeme Beasley on 4th August, 2019 wrote:

Isaac Shaw was one of 6 NSW Mounted police nicknamed “Catskins” under the command of Lieutenant Governor William Hobson who Declared NZ a British colony in 1840. They returned to NSW in in 1842. He was married To a Louisa? In NZ(” Early NZ History”) Whangaroa. BOI It also states their child Louisa Shaw was born in 1842 in Whangaroa.- Father Isaac Shaw & Louisa ?  Louisa Shaw Birth was also Registered in 1842 in NSW . In July 1845 he returned to Port Nicholson NZ with wife and child on the Schooner “Scotia’

Convict Changes History

Robyn Shaw on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1855 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 158. NSW, Aust.,Butts of Certificates of Freedom, 1830, NRS12210. Manchester, England, Baptisms (Cathedral), Archive Roll: 755. UK, Prison Hulk Regi

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