My first cousin 5x removed, Thomas Robinson Shaw was baptised at Skelton in North Yorkshire, the son of David Shaw and Ann Robinson.
In August 1866 he married Mary Davies who was originally from Bilton in Staffordshire. They had thirteen children – seven girls and six boys – between 1867 and 1890. The family lived on a farm of sixty-two acres in Moorsholm, North Yorkshire.
Thomas died in 1893 and was buried in Moorsholm church yard.
“In Loving Memory of Thomas Robinson Shaw of Moorsholm
Who Died May 8th 1893 aged 59 years”
Also born on this day:
1906 – Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (d. 1996)