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James Thomas Shaw was a passenger on the Amelia Thompson.

Shaw, James Thomas

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Born in St Austell, Cornwall, 1790-1791.

James Shaw's parents died not long after his birth and he was brought up by a Mr Symonds.

In 1814 he married Mary Ann Crews, who later died after the birth of her second child, Matilda.

He remarried in 1825 - this time to Jane Crews, the sister of his late wife.

In1852 Shaw placed advertisments in the Taranaki Herald announcing the formation of an Independent Church in New Plymouth. Shaw became Deacon of the church.

He set it up because he didn't agree with the Anglican Church's 39 Articles of Religion; one of which forbids one to marry one's deceased wife's sister.

His objection to this article was  a major reason for his emigration to New Zealand. 

He died on the 17th of August 1881, at the age of 91.

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Shaw, James Thomas

Last Name:Shaw
Place of Birth:St Austell, Cornwall