Charles Schaw

10th Oct 1785 - 5th Mar 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Major Charles Schaw, son of Frances Newton Jarrett (1766-1837) and her first husband Charles Schaw (died 1794) of Schawfield. Probably the Charles Schaw shown as co-owner of Schawfield 1800-1811.

  1.  Born Jamaica 10/10/1785. Educated Eton, a soldier who fought in the Peninsular Wars, married Anne or Anna Frances Cockburn in Jamaica June 1815. They and their children migrated to Tasmania in 1833 when he was appointed a police magistrate. Returned to England c. 1858, died Torquay 05/03/1874, leaving £800. Among their children, Maria Susan Schaw (1820–1914) moved from Tasmania to Western Australia with her husband (Edward William Burchell Butcher [1826-1895]) and their two children in 1876. She died there aged about 94.


  1. [accessed 30/06/2011]; Julie Carington Smith, 'Schaw, Charles 1785-1874 soldier and police magistrate' Online: Australian Dictionary of Biography [accessed 11/08/2012]; Xavier Reader and Sandy McGie, 'Schaw, Maria Susan (1820–1914)', People Australia; and see also the entry for Edward Butcher: Sandy McGie and Xavier Reader, 'Butcher, Edward William (1826–1895)', People Australia.

Further Information

Anna or Anne Frances Cockburn
1 son, 7 daughters

Associated Claims (1)

£196 11s 11d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1800 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner

Probably the Charles Schaw shown as co-owner, with Edward Schaw, of the Schawfield estate in Trelawny between 1800 and 1811. Charles Schaw the son of Charles Schaw of Schawfield (d. c. 1974, will proved in London 1796) certainly inherited half the estate under his father's will.

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Police Magistrate
Australia: Tasmania 
notes →
Police Magistrate 1833-1836 who retired to England, settling in Torquay by 1858. 'His eldest daughter, Frances Sarah, married William Sharland at Bothwell in 1835, and his son, Charles, went to...
sources →
Julie Carington Smith, 'Schaw, Charles (1785–1874)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, <a...

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Torquay, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
Tasmania, Australia