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John Shaw (b.1808)

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John Shaw (c1808- ) of Norbury and Shaw and founder of John Shaw and Sons

1828 Married in Prestwich to Ellen Fitzgerald

1851 Listed as Engineer to Calico Printer.[1]

1861 Living at 11 Melbourne Terrace, Salford: John Shaw (age 53 born Yorkshire), Engineer employing 10 men and 8 boys. With his wife Ellen Shaw (age 54 born Liverpool) and their four children; Joshua Shaw (age 20 born Salford), Engineer; Joseph Shaw (age 18 born Salford), Engineer; Ellen Shaw (age 14 born Salford) and John Shaw (age 10 born Salford).[2]

1874 Patent to Joshua Shaw and John Shaw, junior, of Wellington-street Works, Salford, in the county of Lancaster, Hydraulic Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in hydraulic hoisting apparatus."[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. London gazette 30 Jan 1874