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Notes on Abraham Shaw


From "History of Weymouth, Massachusetts", by George Walter Chamberlain, (Boston, 1923).

          "ABRAHAM SHAW came from the village of Northowram, in the parish of Halifax, Eng., to Watertwon as early as 1636. His house was burned in Oct. 1636, and he removed to Dedham. He was made a freeman, 9 Mar. 1636-37. Thomas Lechford wrote in his Note-Book, page 329, that Abraham Shawe, sometime of Halifax, in the County of Yorke, clothier, and late of Dedham in New England, planter, made his will about Nov. 1638, mentioning his eldest son Joseph Shaw, his son-in-law Nicholas Byram, his attorney, Mr. Best of Halifax, his daughters Martha Shaw and Mary, his son John and all his children.
          He married in Halifax, 24 June, 1616, Bridget Best...."


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