Robert Shawe

???? - 1818

Claimant or beneficiary


London solicitor, who had been in Jamaica in the 1790s, and retained interests there including enslaved people. Partner with his brother Richard Shawe (q.v.) and father of George Augustus Shawe (q.v.), and party to Chancery suits into which compensation was later paid for two claims in St Mary.

  1. Will of Robert Shawe of New Bridge Street [made in 1818] proved 13/03/1819. In the will he left to Susanna Clarke of Kingston widow of George Clarke all his 'negroes and other slaves' in Jamaica and an annuity of £300 currency p.a. He left his wife Eliza Louise £2000 and the right to live in his house at New Bridge Street for six months (she paying rent to his partners). He left £6000 to his son Richard, a Lieutenant in the 1st Native Cavalry of the East India Co.'s Madras Establishment, being what he had settled on his other son George Augustus Shawe. He left £8000 each to any children he had with Eliza Louise, who he said had in 1817 agreed to buy Burwood Lodge at Hersham [near Walton on Thames] Surrey for £3330, and he willed the improvements since made from his personal estate to her.

  2. The administration of his estate by Eliza Louise Shawe and William Witham, the executors, was contested by Richard Shawe and George Augustus Shawe in Shawe v Shawe.


This seems to be a separate man from the Robert Shaw or Shawe of Shaw's View in St Dorothy, who appears to have been still alive in 1820.

  1. PROB 11/1614/221

  2. TNA J90/559.

Further Information

Eliza Louisa

Associated Claims (2)

£4,938 17s 4d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£19 10s 10d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

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
1807 [SY] - → Not known

Shown in the context of indentures of 1807 as transferees of mortgages in trust.

1801 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Trustee

Trustee and executor of Zachary Bayly Edwards

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner

Physical (1)

Country house
Burwood Lodge [Purchased] 
description →
Country villa bought by Robert Shawe's wife for £3333 in 1817 and subsequently 'improved' by the couple including the purchase of additional land. He left her the improvements in his...

Relationships (2)

Notes →
The two men were also business...
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

New Bridge Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England