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Timothy Shaw - d. 1779

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Timothy Shaw - d. 1779

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Looking for information on the ancestry & descendants of Timothy:

TIMOTHY SHAW died 1779 in New Lotts, Brooklyn, Queens Co., Long Island, New York..


1) Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops, 1755-1764, Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1891, Edward F. De Lancey ..., New York: Printed MDCCCXCII. - pp. 276-277, MUSTER ROOLS OF NEW YORK PROVINCIAL TROOPS, 1760, MEN'S NAMES ... #66 - Timothy Shaw, Date of Inlistmt. - May 1st., Age - 45, Where born - Ireland, Trade - Labourer, Out of what Company of Militia - Campbell, Officer who enlisted - Capt. Schuyler ...

2) Alexander Fraser, Second Report of Archive For The Province Of Ontario, 1950, pp. 884-885. Proceed in Of Loyalist Commission, St. Johns, 1797, Vol. XVI, before Commissioner Pemberton, Claimants, MS 19. New Claim - February 23, 1787.

He (Timothy)lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit. Govert. In New York. Had from the first declared in favr. Of the Brit. Govert. He was confined several times which obliged him to go within the lines for protection. His family were sent to him in 1777.

Had a farm in Dutchess Co., inherited it on his Father s death.

Produces Deed From in Philip Philips to Timothy Shaw, Father of Claimt., of his Right & Title to Improvements on Gregory farm forever. There is no date to this assignment but Claimt. Says it was 15 years ago.

Father was in Possession for 7 yrs. Before the war. His Father died on Long Island, 1779, without a will. It seems from Claimt's (his son, John) account that Gregory had a Lease, but Mr. Philips, the Landlord, turned out Gregory and then gave the improvements to Claimt's father.

His father made no will. Claimt. is his only son. Has a sister living in the States.

There appears by survey 186 acres.

His father had been a Loyalist and was confined on which he went within ye lines, where he died. Does not know who has the land. Says his father improved the place greatly after he got it. Valued it a 500L.

The stock was chiefly his father. Some part his own. It consisted of: -
4 horses, 15 cows, 2 pair of oxen, 8 fat cattle, 25 head cattle, 25 sheep, 14 hogs, corn in the barn, hay, farming utensils. Of these 1 horse, 8 cows, 7 young cattle, 14 sheep, 10 hogs, wheat belonged to Caimt. The rest belonged to Claimt. The rest belonged to his father. All this was taken away after he went away.

Alexr. Brown, Wits:

Knew Timothy Shaw, Father of Claimt. He was Loyal. Went within the Lines for Protection. Claimt. was also Loyal & went on that acct. within the Lines. The Father died at Long Island. claimant is his only son. He has a sister in the States.

Knew the Farm. Thinks it was given to Timothy Shaw about 1766. There was a mob by the Tenants against the Landlord, Mr. Philips. Timothy Shaw was one who assisted Philips for which & other services he gave him the farm. Witness understood that Philips gave the Gregories a Farm elsewhere, but they still made a claim and in 1766 they turned the old man out, but he got Possession again & then staid till he went within the Brit. Lines.

Is told the Gregories are not in Possessions. The farm was about 200 acres, chiefly improved. Knew the Stock. Heard of its being seized & sold. 30 or 40 head of cattles, 4 horses, 1 yoke of oxen, 13 sheep, 10 Hogs, Hay, Understood it was seized & sold by Commissioners of forfeiture. (Probably 1782, William S. Pelletreau in his book History of Putnam County s on page 282 mentions land seizures and then the selling of.)

4) William S. Pelletreau, History of Putnam County, New York, With Bibliographical Sketches Of Its Prominent Men (Philadephia: W.W. Preston, 1886, ISBN 0-89062-006-7), refers to Timothy Shaw: -

4.1) Timothy Shaw defends the land claims of the Philipse Family against the Nimham First Nations in an "Affidavit of Timothy Shaw, 1767". Timothy marked the legally prepared, sworn "Affidavit" with his mark: "X". This Shaw Affidavit will be referred to a number of times in land disputes prior to the American Revolution. It lists the early settlers, where the Nimham lived and when the first settlers arrived. Putnam County basically covered the area that was originally the Philipse Family Patent. (Pelletreau, pp. 77, 78, 79, 120 &121)

4.2) Timothy Shaw made his home at the north end of the lake which from him took the name of Shaws Pond which continued to bear his name till modern times, when it changed to Lake Gleneida. As in his affidavit made in 1767 he states that he was well acquainted with all the settlements that had been made in these parts within twenty five years, it is evident that he must have been here as early as 1742... (Pelletreau, p. 282)

4.3) In old burying ground on the Belden farm, at the southwest corner of Lake Gleneida, and where the slaves of the Belden family were buried in a small enclosure surrounding a single grave and a head stone recording the death of Deborah Shaw, who died May 5th., 1824, aged 84. She was a white woman who lived with several families. She requested to be buried in that place because, as she said, "my ancestors lie there." It is probable that she was the daughter of Timothy Shaw and that a family burying place was there in early times. (Pelletreau, p. 282)

Children of TIMOTHY SHAW were:

i. JOHN SHAW, b. Carmel, old Dutchess Co., N.Y.; d. Abt. April 1810, Wickham, Queens Co., N.B.; m. AMY CARLE. Notes for JOHN SHAW: 1) By Order of His Excellency SIR HENRY CLINTON. General and Commander in Chief of all his majesty's Forces within the Colonies lying on the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to West-Florida, inclusive, &c. &c. Permission and Protection is hereby Granted to John Shaw to inclose and cultivate for his own benefit till further Ordes, Fifty Acres of the Lands of John Wycoff at New Lotts in Kings County on Long Island. And also to occupy one half of the Dwelling House and Barn standing on the above mentioned lands (the said John Wycoff being in Rebellion) and to erect a temporary Habitation for himself and Family, and sufficient shelter for his Cattle. Upon Condition that the said John Shaw behaves himself, as becomes a Loyal Subject of the Crown of Great-Britain, and that the said Fifty Acres are properly inclosed and cultivated according to the intention of this Permit. New York the 29th Day of March 1779.


Thank you, George Shaw,

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