Maj. Gen. George Shaw, R.A., C.B.

Male 1822 - 1892  (70 years)


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  • Name George Shaw  [1
    Prefix Maj. Gen. 
    Suffix R.A., C.B. 
    Born 1822 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1892 
    Person ID I141770  Alger
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2016 

    Father Frederick Shaw, MP, PC, 3rd Baronet,   b. 1799,   d. 1876  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Thomasine Emily Jocelyn,   b. 1796,   d. 1859  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1819 
    • Frederick and Thomasine had 5 sons and 3 daughters.
    Family ID F53975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Marie Adrienne Junot Desfontaines,   b. Est 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1846 
    • George and Josephine had 13 children.
    Children 
     1. Lt. Robert John Shaw,   b. 1864,   d. 15 May 1894  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F53982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from an e-mail message from George Shaw received 31 Aug 2015 - "Direct Shaw Descent from William the Conquerer")
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      ?b?GEORGE SHAW?/b?, Major-General. R.A. C.B. 1822-1892. Married, 1846, French Mauritian, Josephine Marie Adrienne Junot Desfontaines, died 1871. He was a career army officer having been admitted to the RMA at Woolwich in July 1838 as a "Gentleman Cadet". He first saw service on Mauritius, 1844-1846 and thereafter Jamaica, 1853 to 1854. During the Crimean War he was the Commanding Officer, 2nd Co., 12?sup?th?/sup? Bn., Royal Artillery. He was present in the trenches with the siege train before Sebastopol and participated in all the bombardments of that time. For these and other services he was awarded the CB. (Companion of the Bath) the Crimea Medal with one clasp. He eventually retired on full pay on 1 July 1877 after a career spanning 39 years. They had thirteen children.?/i?
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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu

  • Sources 
    1. [S1341] Alger e-files - Shaw, George, George Shaw, E-mail from George Shaw - 31 Apr 2015 - Direct Shaw Descent From William the Conquerer (Reliability: 3).


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