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Maternal Records Part 1. 

The Shaws
 

Robert Shaw he was born circa 1779 possibly in Co. Mayo but from the North Mayo Heritage Center I’ve learned that the Shaws probably came from Co. Sligo and from there originally from the North of Ireland.  He was a farmer and lived first in Bunree and later by 1856 he is listed as living in Abbey Street, Ardnaree.  He married a woman named Anne but her maiden name is lost as no record exists of their marriage.  Robert died on the 12th of June 1869.  The informant to the registrar was his wife Anne Shaw.  The cause of death was given as old age, he had been ill for nine days and had received no medical attention.  They had the following known children.

A.           Anthony Shaw, he was born circa 1815.  He married on the 24th of July 1841 Bridget Cowley, born circa 1817, Rathmeel.  The witnesses to the marriage were Michael Cowley and Anne Doogher.  After their marriage they lived at Crocketstown village (The Quay village).  From the 1856 Griffith’s Valuation Anthony’s house was the 10th in his line.  The old school house, which apparently is the site on which our present house is now built was 22nd in the line.  If this is the case then the Quay village went up past what we have always known as Hennigan’s hill.  Anthony died on the 21st of October 1888.  The cause of death was given as ‘the gravel’ (this was an old term for a disease of small stones formed in the kidneys (Sand like concretions of uric acid, calcium oxalate, and mineral salts formed in the passages of the biliary and urinary tracts.).  The informant to the registrar of his death was his son Patrick Shaw.  There is no record of Bridget (nee Cowley) Shaw’s death but she was still alive in 1888.  They had the following children.

1.             Robert Shaw, he was born after April 1842 but no record has been found yet relating to his birth.  He married on the 26th of February 1878 Bridget (nee Mulrooney) Conmy, Bunree, a widow.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Gill and Mary Gallagher.  They were married in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina.  Robert worked as a labourer at the Quay Harbour he later became a clerk there and was also Harbour Master after 1888.  Here is Robert’s entry from the 1901 census.

Crocketstown T.

Kilmoremoy

Tireragh

Mayo

Household

Shaw

Robert(60)

clerk

Bridget(40) wife-Anthony(21) labourer-Teresa(19)-Annie(14)-Robert(8)

Robert died on the 24th of November 1908 and Bridget died on the 13th of March 1937.  The cause of her death was given as Acute Bronchitis of 10 day duration and Respiratory failure.  The informant to the registrar of her death was her son, Robert Shaw.  They had the following children.

a.             Anthony Shaw, he was born on the 18th of July and was baptised on the 20th of July 1879.  His sponsors were Anthony Shaw and Bridget Keane.  He married on the 30th of January 1910 Mary Anne Mullen, Carrowcushlaun.  After their marriage they first lived Ardnaree, Shanaghy.  They later moved to the Quay village where Anthony worked as a clerk.  Anthony was known to his grandchildren as `` Daddy Shaw´´.  Mary died on the 28th of April 1946.  The cause of death was given as angina.  The informant to the registrar of her death was her husband, Anthony Shaw.  Anthony died on the 30th of December 1946, on his death bed, according to my grandmother one of his Melvin cousins came to ask for forgiveness for something that had happened years earlier with an inheritance, Anthony told him that money didn’t matter anymore.  The cause of death was given as acute pneumonia.  The informant to the registrar of his death was his daughter-in-law, Annie (nee Gallagher) Shaw.  The couple had the following children.

 i.             Robert Shaw, he was born on the 13th of January 1911He married on the 26th of April 1931 Anne Gallagher, Ardnaree.  They lived in rented accommodation at the Quay until about 1932 when they moved into the new house that Robert’s parents had built for them.  The house was built on the site of the old Quay school.  Robert worked for sometime at the Quay Harbour following after the Shaw tradition.  After the end of the war he went to work on the buildings in London.  In later life he didn’t work much due to bad health.  Robert died on the 30th of May 1969 and Anne, our dear grandmother, on the 4th of August 1999.  They had the following children.

I.             Paul Shaw, he was born on the 29th of June 1934.  He immigrated to Manchester, England about  1952.  In 1968 he married Margaret Fox.  They lived in Higher Crumsel, Manchester after their marriage.  Uncle Paul worked most of his life for the construction company, Wempey, which because most of it´s employees were Irish became known to stand for `We Employ More Paddys Each Year´.  Paul died on the 15th of September 1977, he had returned home from work telling aunty Margaret he wasn´t feeling well and that he was going to have a lie down.  When she later went to wake him she found him dead in bed.  They had the following children.

A1.         Robert Shaw, he was born in April 1968. 

A2.         John Shaw, he was born 1970.

 

II.            Anne Florence Shaw, she was born on the 23rd of September 1935.  She immigrated to London, England where she worked as a nurse and later became a Matron.  She married on the 7th of August 1961, Neville Chalkley in Ealing Catholic church.  The witnesses to the marriage were Norman Chalkley and Frances Shaw.  They lived in London and later moved to Luton.  Aunty Florie died on Monday afternoon the 27th of November 2006.  As with her wishes she was buried in Ireland in Leigue cemetery Ballina on Thursday 7th of December 2006.                      

III.           Frances Shaw, she was born on the 1st of October 1937.  Her sponsors were Thomas and Bertie Gallagher (her maternal uncle and aunt).  She worked as a shop assistant in McGarry’s shop, Ballina (later Woolworth’s).  She lived for some time in Shrewsberry, England with her maternal aunt, Bertie (Gallagher) Smith.  She later returned to Ballina.  She married on the 17th of March 1962 John Finnerty, Ballinaraha.  They lived at the Quay village after marriage.  Their children are listed in the Finnerty branch of the family.  Mam suffered a brain hemorrhage in October 1987.  It was a very difficult time for all of us, but thank God she has made a full recovery, although she has suffered various illnesses over the years, she has kept her great sense of humor and is an inspiration to us all.

IV.           Adelaide  Shaw., she was born on the 21st of October 1939.  She immigrated to England.  She married in 1961 John Anglim, Surrey, Guilford.  John died in 2003.

They settled in Winsford, Cheshire after their marriage and had the following children.

A1.         Mary Anglim, she was born 1961.  She married John Bannigan.  They lived in Winsfield, Cheshire after their marriage.  They had the following children.

B1.          Allan Bannigan.

B2.          Kyle Bannigan.

B3.          Carl Bannigan.

B4.          Joshua Bannigan.

 

A2.         Michael Anglim, he was born in 1962.  Michael had two children.

B1.          Alanna Anglim, she was born in 1988.

B2.          Aaron Anglim, he was born in 1989.

 

A3.         James Anglim, he was born in 1964.

A4.         Robert Anglim, he was born in 1968.

A5.         Michelle Anglim, she was born in 1971.  She had the following children.

B1.          Lyndley Anglim.

B2.          Courtney Anglim.

B3.          Brogan Anglim.

B4.          Britney Anglim.

 

IV.           Theresa Shaw, she was born on the 25th of January 1942.  She immigrated to England.  She married on the 21st of September 1969, Living O’Brien, Co. Offaly.  They lived in London after their marriage and later settled in Luton.

V.            Margaret (Rita) Shaw, she was born on the 25th of March 1944.  She married in London in 1970, Don’t know about him as he left the family, Michael McDonnell, Co. Limerick.  They later returned to Ireland where they separated.  Aunty Rita lived at the Quay but in 1977 she moved to Luton with her children.  They had the following children. 

A1.         Sharon McDonnell, she was born in 1970.

A2.         Clare McDonnell, she was born in 1972.  She has one son.

B1.          Karsum.

 

A3.         Lorraine McDonnell, she was born in 1974.  With Anthony Power, he is of Jamaican parents, she had the following children.           

B1.          Sherelle Power.   

B2.          Shantay Power.

 

ii.             John Joseph Shaw.  He moved to Manchester.  My mother tells me he worked in the mines, not sure where, he married an English woman.  He had one son.

I.              Anthony Shaw.

 

iii.            Mary (Baby) Shaw.  She settled in London.  She married George Sparks, Co. Dublin.  They lived in London.  They had the following children.

I.             Brendan Sparks.

II.            Aidan Sparks.

III.           Kevin Sparks.

 

b.            Mary Teresa Shaw, she was born on the 3rd of June 1881 and was baptised on the 5th of June.  Her sponsors were Patrick and Mary Shaw.  She married on the 25th of February 1908 Michael Edward Melvin (1877-October 2nd 1966), the Quay, son of James and Anne (Mahody) Melvin.  He worked as a clerk at the Quay and was later Harbour Master.  Teresa died on the 1st of July 1946.  They lived at the Quay after their marriage and had the following children.

i.              Robert Melvin, he was born on the 13th of January 1909.  He married Sally ?.  They lived near Bunree, the Newline after their marriage. 

ii.             Michael Edward Melvin, he was born on the 31st of October 1910.  He died on the 14th of November 1910.

iii.            Stephen James Melvin, he was born on the 15th of December 1911.

iv.            Patrick Joseph Melvin, he was born on the 28th of February 1913.

v.             Mary Teresa Melvin, she was born on the 15th of August 1916.

vi.            Edward John Melvin, he was born on the 5th of October 1915.

vii.           Annie Josephine Melvin, she was born on the 29th of June 1918.

viii.          Vincent Melvin, he was born in 1922.  He married Margaret (Peggy) James.  He died on the 30th of December 1976.  They had the following children.

I.              Collette Melvin.

II.            Edward Melvin.

III.           Niall Melvin.

               

c.             Bridget Shaw, she was born on the 10th of November 1883 and was baptised on the 11th of November.  Her sponsors were Patrick and Mary Shaw.

d.             Anne Catherine Shaw, she was born on the 14th of April 1886 and was baptised on the 15th of April.  Her sponsors were Michael and Adelaide Mulrooney.  She married on the 19th of November 1924 John Cowell.  They were married in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina.  The witnesses to the marriage were Patrick Cowley (Pape) and Annabel Hanley.  They lived at Quidnalecka after their marriage and had the following known child.  My aunt Teresa told me that Sean was an only child.

i.              Sean Cowell, he was born in 1926.  He married Bridie ?.  They lived at the Quay after their marriage.  Sean died on the 7th of May 1999 and Bridie on the 26th of December 2000.  They had the following children.

I.              John Cowell.

II.            Anne Cowell.  She married Martin Tigue.  They lived at the Quay, Ballina after their marriage.  Martin died suddenly in December 2005.  They had one child.

 

e.             Robert Shaw, he was born on the 10th of October 1892.

f.              Bridget Agnes Shaw, she was born on the 3rd of May 1895 and was baptised on the 8th of May.  Her sponsors were Michael and Adelaide Mulrooney.  She died on the 13th of February 1898.  The cause of death was given as measles for one week, she had not been attended by a doctor.  The informant to the registrar of her death was her father, Robert Shaw.

 

2.             Mary Shaw, she was baptised on the 8th of July 1852.  Her sponsors were John Shaw and Maria Conmee.  She married on the 21st of June 1886 Owen Cowley, Quignamanger, The Quay.  The witnesses to the marriage Martin and Mary Dolphin.  Fr. Anthony Finnerty married them in Ballina church.  Below is the entry for Owen and his family from the 1901 census. 

Quignamanger

Kilmoremoy

Tireragh

Mayo

Household

Cowley

Owen(65)

farmer/born Co. Sligo

Mary(42) wife-Owen(14)-Patrick(11)-Anthony(9)-Thomas(7)-Lawrence(5)

They had the following children.

a.             Owen Cowley, he was born on the 12th of July 1887 and was baptised on the 17th of July.  His sponsors were Martin and Mary Dolphin.

b.             Anne Cowley, she was born on the 18th of October 1888 and was baptised on the 20th of November.  Her sponsors were Patrick Shaw and Anne Cowley.

c.             Patrick Joseph Cowley (Pape, see above), he was born on the 13th of March 1890 and was baptised on the 16th.  His sponsors were William McNulty and Mary Dolphin.  He married on the 28th of June 1939 Bridget (Bertie, known to us as Mrs. Cowley) Moyles.  They were married in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina by Fr. Stephen Laurence Cowley (Patrick’s brother).  Mammy spent many happy days in their house.  They had no children.  Mrs. Cowley died in 2004. 

d.             Anthony Cowley, he was born on the 30th of October 1891 and was baptised on the 1st of November.  His sponsors were Edward and Margaret Melvin.  He married on the 14th of April 1925 Mary Cleary.  They were married in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, the witnesses to the marriage were Robert Shaw (1st cousin to Anthony) and Marie Cleary.  He was the Head Master at the Quay National school and taught my mother and aunts, who were the grandchildren of his first cousin, Anthony Shaw. 

e.             Michael Thomas Cowley, he was born 13th of May 1893 and was baptised on the 16th of May.  His sponsors were Robert and Mary Teresa Shaw.  He married on the 4th of April 1934 Ann Moloney at EMU Leix.  The witnesses to the marriage were M. J. Hanley and Margaret Finbarr Malone.

f.              Stephen Laurence Cowley, he was born on the 12th of January 1895 and was baptised on the 15th of January.  His sponsors were Michael and Catherine Cowley.  He was ordained a priest on the 18th of April 1918.  He was a teacher at St. Muredach’s college, Ballina.

 

  3.           Bridget Shaw, she was baptised on the 13th of December 1855.  Her sponsors were Anthony Cowley and Anne Walton.  She married on the 17th of March 1878 William Keane, Clare Street, a Carman (Driver).  The witnesses to the marriage were Patrick Hanley and Margaret Queenan.  Fr. John J. O’Keane married them in Ballina church.  They lived in Ardnaree, Bunree after their marriage.  Bridget died before 1901.  William later worked for the fisheries in Ballina.  Here is the entry for William and his family from the 1901 census.  By 1911 only Kate was living with her father in Abbey street, Ardnaree, but they seem to have been living with an Alexander Lennox , another fisherman, and his family.

Ardnaree Bunree

Kilmoremoy

Tirawley

Mayo

Household

Kane

William(57)

fisherman/widower

born Co. Sligo-Mary(17)-William(11)-Kate(9)-all born Co. Sligo

They had the following children.

a.             Patrick Joseph Keane, he was born on the 2nd of February 1879 and was baptised on the 18th of February.  His sponsors were Robert Shaw and Mary Timlin.  He was the father of

i.              Liam Keane.  He married Sheila Melaney.  They owned a pub and shop at the Quay, Kean’s (John named below is the current owner of both the shop and pub at the Quay).  They had the following children.

I.              Eamon Keane.

II.            John Keane.

III.           Michael Keane.

 

ii.             Irene Keane.  She never married and lived with her mother at the Quay.

iii.            Terence Keane. 

 

b.             Mary Keane, she was born in 1881.

c.             William Keane, he was born in 1887.

d.             Catherine Keane, she was born in 1889.

 

4a.           Patrick Shaw, he was baptised on the 4th of March 1860.  His sponsors were Martin Cowley and Margaret Convy.  He worked as a labourer possible at the Quay Harbour.  He married on the 14th of February 1888 Mary Mulrooney, Bunree (sister of Bridget who married Patrick’s brother Robert in 1878).  The witnesses to the marriage were John and Catherine Gallagher.  Fr. Anthony Finnerty married them in Ballina church.  Here is Patrick’s entry from the 1901 census. 

Rathmeel

Kilmoremoy

Tireragh

Mayo

Household

Shaw

Patrick(40)

farmer

Mary(33) wife-Anthony(12)-Mary E.(10)-Catherine(9)-Annie(6)-Maggie(4)-Adelaide(3)-Agnes(1)

Mary died on the 27th of December 1923, she is buried in Leigue cemetery.  They had the following children.

a.             Anthony Shaw, he was born on the 16th of October 1888.  He died on the 2nd of August 1910 and was buried in Leigue cemetery.

b.             Mary Eleanor Shaw, she was born on the 23rd of July 1890 and was baptised on the 24th of July.  Her sponsors were Patrick and Adelaide Mulrooney. 

c.             Bridget Shaw, she was born on the 13th of March 1892 and was baptised on the same day.  Her sponsors were William and Catherine Mulrooney.

d.             Michael John Shaw, he was born on the 1st of October 1893 and was baptised on the 3rd of October.  His sponsors were Bernard Carrobine and Mary Gallagher.

e.             Ann Catherine Shaw, she was born on the 24th of March 1895 and was baptised on the 26th of March.  Her sponsors were Anthony and Mary J. Shaw.

f.              Margaret Shaw, she was born on the 12th of May 1896 and was baptised on the 14th of May.   Her sponsors were Michael Mulrooney and Mary Teresa Shaw.  She died on the 20th of May 1896.  The cause of death was given as debility from birth, no doctor had attended her.  The informant to the registrar was her father, Patrick Shaw.

g.             Margaret Shaw, she was born on the 3rd of July 1897 and was baptised on the 6th of July.  Her sponsors were Michael Judge and Catherine Mulrooney.  She married on the 25th of November 1930 Thomas Kearns.  Fr. P. Harte married them in Castlerea, Co. Galway.

h.             Adelaide Elizabeth Shaw, she was born on the 24th of August 1898 and was baptised on the 25th of August.  Her sponsors were Michael and Adelaide Mulrooney.

i.              Teresa Shaw, she was born on the 28th of August 1899 and was baptised on the 31st of August.  Her sponsors were Owen Cowley and Anne Shaw.

j.              Patrick Shaw, he was born on the 15th of March 1903 and was baptised on the 19th of March.  His sponsors were Patrick and Adelaide Mulrooney.  He married on the 23rd of September 1940 Josephine Loftus.  Fr. P. Maloney married them in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina.

 

4b.           Anthony Shaw, he was baptised on the 4th of March 1860.  His sponsors were Owen Cowley and Anne Dunbarr.

 

B.            Robert Shaw, he was born circa 1817.  He married Mary Conmee (born circa 1828).  They first lived at Abbey Street then later moved to Behy Beg.  Robert died before 1901 and the four eldest children had moved on before this date.  We know this from the 1901 census see below, the John Judge named with them would be Mary’s nephew from her side of the family not the Shaw side.

Behy Beg

Kilmoremoy

Tireragh

Mayo

Household

Shaw

Mary(70)

widow/born Co. Sligo

James(35) farmer/married/son-Maria(30) dtr./not married/dressmaker-Bridget(27) dtr./not married/dressmaker-John Judge(11) nephew-all born Co. Sligo

They had the following children.

1.             Margaret Shaw, she was baptised on the 25th of May 1855.  Her sponsors were Michael and Maria Battle.

2.             John Shaw, he was baptised on the 21st of December 1856.  His sponsors were Owen Conmee and Margaret Shaw.

3.             Andrew Shaw, he was baptised on the 21st of February 1858.  His sponsors were John Marron and Margaret Shaw.

4.             Robert Shaw, he was born in 1859.

5.             James Shaw, he was baptised on the 2nd of November 1862.  His sponsors were Patrick Battle and Mary Callaghan.

6.             Maria Shaw, she was baptised on the 2nd of February 1866. 

7.             Bridget Shaw, she was baptised on the 12th of July 1868.  Her sponsors were Thomas Gorman and Catherine Melody.  She married on the 3rd of February 1914 Patrick Crane, Breaffy.

  

C.            Andrew Shaw, he was born circa 1818.  He married Sabina Kilgallon circa 1840/1841.  They lived in Rathmeel after their marriage.   Andrew died in 1888.  They had the following known child.

1.             James Shaw, he was baptised on the 7th of February 1842.

 

NOTE:   I just want to add here a record I found for a William Shaw living in Rusheen in the parish of Ballysakeery in 1901.  William was born about 1819/1820.  In 1901 he was listed as a widowed farmer.  He was living with his son Robert born about 1860 and his wife Mary born about 1869.  Also in the household were their children Joseph William born 1890, Bertie Robert born 1891, Mary Josephine born 1892, James born 1894 and Lucy Mary born 1899.  Also living with them were William´s other children Margaret born about 1862 and Joseph born about 1864, neither of these were married.  I´m entering this record here because, although I can´t connect them to my Shaws yet, they have similar names as my family and were Catholic, so there is possibly a connection.

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