|Gawsworth Parish Church, Photo by Colin Park|
According to most family trees available on the internet Roger was born in London to a Ralph Shaw, past researchers used the fact that he
According to the research
I found this interesting bit about Congleton on Wikipedia: During the Civil War, former Congleton mayor and lawyer, John Bradshaw, became president of the court which sent Charles I to
In his article Shaw also discusses his research into the parents of Roger Shaw. Based on a search of the probate records found in the
Roger and his family arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
|The Cooper Frost Austin house, oldest in Cambridge, MA|
Roger's name crops up occasionally in the Records of both the General Court of the Colony and the Quarterly Courts of Essex County. the first mention of Roger Shaw in the General Court's records was in 1639 when he was a juror in the trial of Marmaduke Percy, who
In 1653 Roger remarried to Susanna, widow of William Tilton. In a prenuptial agreement, he agreed to take care of her sons by her first husband. Unfortunately, she died the following year. Roger did not marry again. He died in Hampton on 29 May 1661.
Roger and Ann Shaw had the following children:
Margaret bp. Gawsworth, Cheshire, 4 July 1626, d. Hampton 15 April 1704, m. Thomas Ward
Mary bp. Gawsworth 8 Nov. 1629, d. Cambridge 26 Jan 1639/40
Ann bp. Gawsworth 22 April 1632, d. Hampton 1663 m. Samuel Fogg
Joseph bp. Gawsworth 12 Nov 1635 d. Hampton 8 Nov. 1720 age 85
Ester b. Cambridge 1638 d. after Aug 1660, named in her father's will of that date
Mary b. Cambridge 1645 d. 1668 m. Thomas Parker
Joseph married Elizabeth Partridge daughter of William and Ann Spicer Partridge.
If you think I have made any errors in this article, please comment and let me know, especially the bit about Roger running an ordinary.
Edgar Joseph Shaw, " The English Origins of Roger and Ann Shaw of Cambridge Massachusetts and Hampton, New Hampshire