Col. Daniel Henry Shaw

???? - 1803


Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Henry Shaw of the 7th West India Regiment, owner of St Clair or Saint Clair estate on Trinidad and father of Maria Bridgens (q.v.).

  1. Will of Daniel Henry Shaw of Antigua proved 04/08/1803. The will is in two parts, 'Instructions' to his trustees Josias Jackson of St Vincent now residing at Bolney Court Henley, and Peter Grant concerning the property he had conveyed in trust to William Noble, and an indenture of 12/11/1800 conveying that property in trust to William Noble banker (he defined the property as his holding in the funds (specified as £11,000 in the indenture), his shares in the Globe Insurance Co., and one share in the Grand Junction Canal Company, omitting his 20 shares in the London Flour Company mentioned in the indenture), 'for the benefit of Isabella Shaw and her children by me', after an annuity of £50 p.a. to his dear mother at Winchester and £100 p,a. for Isabella Shaw, the latter as part of an allowance of £270 p.a. for the support of her and her children by Daniel Henry Shaw, and £1000 to his natural son Henry, son of Mary Ann Jeffreys.


  1. PROB 11/1398/20.

Further Information

Eliza; Maria Ann; Henrietta Charlotte; Louisa Isabella

Associated Estates (1)

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
- 1803 [EY] → Owner

The estate is not mentioned in the will of Daniel Henry Shaw made in 1800 [proved in 1803] but the enslaved people on the estate were registered for the heirs of Daniel Henry Shaw from 1819 onwards and the compensation was paid to his daughter Maria Bridgens (q.v.).

Relationships (2)

Father → Natural Daughter
Notes →
His will implies he was either not married to or estranged from Maria's mother Isabella Shaw, whom he does not describe as his...
Testator → Executor