James Shaw, Jnr

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James Shaw, Jnr

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Death: March 13, 1877 (57)
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of James Thomas Shaw and Mary Ann Shaw
Husband of Ann Shaw
Father of Sarah Jane Wickstead; Ann Moore; William Douglas Shaw and James Thomas Shaw
Brother of Matilda Jane Shaw
Half brother of Sarah Douglas; Ebenezer Shaw; Mary Ann Halse; Lydia Shaw; Louisa Shaw and 1 other

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About James Shaw, Jnr

Aboard the barque William Bryan were 21-year-old James Shaw and Ann Lye. The pair, strangers before they boarded the sailing ship, were married soon after landing in New Plymouth in 1840.

The newlyweds had to adapt quickly to a new life in a raupo hut (built where the central women's restroom now stands beside the Huatoki) and had several months alone there, living off the scant rations of the settlement. Their home consisted of an earth floor, raupo and grass walls and had no windows, doors, or chimney.

The following year, James Shaw senior, his wife Jane and their six other children arrived on board the Amelia Thompson.

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James Shaw, Jnr's Timeline

March 29, 1819
Plymouth, Devonshire, England
March 13, 1877
Age 57
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand