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Joshua Shaw (1840-1913)

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Joshua Shaw (1840-1913) of John Shaw and Sons

c.1841 Born son of John Shaw

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).[1]

1871 Listed at Salford as Manger of Engineering Works.[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]

1881 of John Shaw and Sons of Salford, joined I Mech E

1881 Living at 50 Adelphi Terrace, Salford: Joshua Shaw (age 40 born Salford), Head of Firm of John Shaw and Sons employing 56 men and 9 boys. With his wife Elizabeth Shaw (age 38 born Salford) and their six children; Helen Fitzgerald Shaw (age 10 born Salford); Peter Shaw (age 8 born Salford); Elizabeth Shaw (age 6 born Salford); John Shaw (age 4 born Salford); Percy Shaw (age 2 born Salford); and Effie Shaw (age 1 born Salford). Two servants.[4]

1901 Living at Drywood, Worsley: Joshua Shaw (age 60 born Salford), Mechanical Engineer - Employer. With his wife Elizabeth Shaw (age 58 born Salford) and their four children; Helen Fitzgerald Shaw (age 30 born Salford); Peter Shaw (age 28 born Salford), Manager of Engineering Works; Elizabeth Shaw (age 26 born Salford); and Effie Shaw (age 21 born Salford). Three servants.[5]

1913 July. Died.

1913 Estate. 'Mr. Joshua Shaw, of Drywood, Greenleachline, Worsley, near Manchester, J.P., for Salford, of Messrs. John Shaw and Sons (Salford) Ltd., steam and hydraulic engineers, left £25.278.'[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. London gazette 30 Jan 1874
  4. 1881 Census
  5. 1901 Census
  6. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 19 December 1913