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The Story of Martha Shaw. — 5 Comments

  1. Wow! I confess that my DNA knowledge deficit is enormous. (Perhaps this can be another challenge for this year). There is a document in which Martha Shaw is listed as being born in Bristol. How reliable is that, I’m not sure. I will be keen to know the DNA results.

    • The record from Newgate prison for Martha Shaw has her as born in Bristol. To rationalise this, this is a mishearing for Birstall in Yorkshire. Especially if Martha had a broad Yorkshire accent.

  2. Thankyou for your comments. There’s always more research opportunities and more speculation. That’s the intrigue of family history research! How we would love to know Martha’s fate!

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