Estate Details

Associated People (7)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association

Shaws estate is associated with Aneas [given there as Eneas or Aeneas] Shaw in the detailed study of the Mountravers estate by Christine Eickelmann and David Small. Their suggestion that the previous owner was Jane Mereweather is consistent with the naming of Aneas Shaw's son as Jeffery Merriweather Shaw.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Executrix
1822 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Previous owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£522 11S 2D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 69(Tot)  
[Name] Shaws  

Return of Josiah Nicholson, owner

T71/364 47-48
[Number of enslaved people] 41(Tot)  
[Name] Shaws  

Return of James Laurence, owner; 17 enslaved people were transferred to Margaret Nicholson, and a notation in the entry says that they"were the property of Josiah Nicholson and were removed from Shaw's Estate and on his giving up the possession thereof, and transferred to his executrix Margaret Nicholson".

T71/365 222-223
[Name] Shaws  

Return of James Laurence, owner

T71/366 183
[Number of enslaved people] 44(Tot)  
[Name] Shaws  

Return of James Laurence Esq., owner

T71/367 163-164
[Number of enslaved people] 41(Tot) 19(F) 22(M)  
[Name] Shaws  

Return of James Laurence, owner; among those listed are enslaved people rented from Mrs Woodley (13) and Edward Laurence (1).

T71/368 205-206
[Number of enslaved people] 37(Tot)  
[Name] Shaws  

Return of William Weare of Bristol, owner; returned by Edward Huggins Esq., attorney; 27 of the enslaved people listed were "transferred by James Laurence to William Weare by his attorney Edward Huggins Esq. in pursuance of an agreement"; James Laurence's entry for the same estate is found on pp 210-212

T71/369 201-202