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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Edward Shaw

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Nothing is known of Edward Shaw’s date or place of birth.

    Death: Nothing is known of his date or place of death.

    Ship: Unknown, 1632

    Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.

    Life in New England: Edward Shaw appeared in several Plymouth Colony records between January 3, 1632/3, and December 3, 1638. He was apparently the servant of William Bennett until the latter’s removal to Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1633–4.Edward Shaw was living in Duxbury in 1637.On December 3, 1638, he was hired by Robert Bartlett for a year. This employment agreement is the last Plymouth Colony record in which he appeared, so he may have left for another colony at that time.

    Family: There is no evidence that Edward Shaw married or had children

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