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William Henry Shaw
(Cir 1793-1866)
Isabella Garnet
George Heywood
(Cir 1802-After 1861)
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Alfred Henry Shaw
Hannah Heywood

Arthur Henry Shaw


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1. Victoria Louisa Chamberlain
2. Jessie Amelia Birch

Arthur Henry Shaw

  • Born: 15 Jun 1859, St Kilda 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Victoria Louisa Chamberlain on 28 Mar 1888 in Wesleyan Church, South Yarra 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Jessie Amelia Birch Cal 1909 in Perth, WA 3
  • Died: 29 Jul 1942, Melbourne 6 7
  • Buried: 30 Jul 1942, Kew Cemetery, Melbourne

  General Notes:




He attended school at Mr Pye St Kilda before Jan 1872. 8

He attended school at Wesley College on 27 Jan 1872 in St Kilda. 9

He worked as an Iron Merchant in Mar 1888 and resided at Brighton. 10

(on a patent application for an improved potato plough)

He resided from 1893 to 1896 in Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick. 12

MISC: Insolvency, 1896, Brisbane. 13

From 1898 to 1906 he was in business in WA.

WA post Office directory entries:
Shaw Arthur Grey street, Fremantle *
Shaw Arthur Phillimore street, Fremantle *** (see 1899)
Shaw Arthur H. customs, forwarding, commission & manufacturers' agent, Packenham street, Fremantle
1899-1902 (all similar)
Shaw Arthur H. manufacturers' agent, merchant, importer & indentor ; Customs, forwarding & insurance agent ; office & storage warehouse, 21 Phillimore street, Fremantle. Tel. No. 845. see advertisement, Fremantle
Shaw Arthur H manufacturers' agent, 21 Phillimore st., Fremantle
SHAW ARTHUR H. commission merchant & manufacturers' agent, King st. Perth. See advt. Importers
SHAW ARTHUR H & MALLOCH, merchants, importers & manufacturers' agents, 77 King st. Perth. See advt. Importers
SHAW & MALLOCH, see Malloch Bros
1911 (no entry)

MISC: Licence, 1899, Frematle. 15

He resided in 1905 in Rathdowne St, Carlton. 16

He resided in 1916 in (A H & Co), Rathdowne St, Carlton.. 17

He worked as a Gentleman before 1947 and resided at Middleborough Road, Box Hill. 18

He had an estate probated on 31 Jan 1947 in Victoria. 19


Arthur married Victoria Louisa Chamberlain, daughter of Robert Chamberlain and Eliza Delbridge, on 28 Mar 1888 in Wesleyan Church, South Yarra.1 2 (Victoria Louisa Chamberlain was born on 26 Jan 1862 in 281 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 20 21 and died in 1907 in Melb E 22.)


Arthur next married Jessie Amelia Birch, daughter of William Birch and Emma Kidman, Cal 1909 in Perth, WA.3 (Jessie Amelia Birch was born on 7 Mar 1874 in Sturt, South Australia,23 24 died on 7 Jan 1943 in Austin Hospital, Heidelberg 23 and was buried on 9 Jan 1943 in Fawkner Cemetery 23.)


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Marriage. Name: SHAW - Arthur Henry
Event Type: Marriage
Age: - Place: ST KILDA
Year: 1888
Reg. Number: 609
Spouse: CHAMBERLAIN - Vic Louisa.

2 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), 1888 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 17 April, p. 1, viewed 8 August, 2013, SHAW \emdash CHAMBERLAIN. \emdash On the 28th ult., at the
Wesleyan Church, Punt-road, South Yarra, by the
Rev. W. L. Blamires, Arthur Henry, second son of
Alfred Shaw, Hiawatha, Hampton-street, Brighton,
to Victoria Louisa, elder daughter of Robert
Chamberlain, The Royds, Toorak-road, South Yarra.

3 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death JAB 1943.

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, 1859/12306.

5 Photo Albums Digital images stored in Albums folder, Album 003 - 003.

6 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Death. Name: SHAW - Arth Hy
Event Type: Death Sex:
Age: 82 - Place: R Park
Year: 1942 Reg. Number: 8795
Father: Shaw Alfd -
Mother: -
Spouse: -.

7 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), 1942 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 July, p. 2, viewed 10 June, 2013, SHAW. \emdash On July 29, Arthur Henry Shaw, loved father of Beryl, and granddad of Beverley and David. (Private Interment).

8 Wesley College Archives, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Wesley College Student Details From the Entry Book
NameArthur Henry Shaw
Register Number 577
Parent or GuardianAlfred Shaw Esq.
AddresWilliam St St Kilda
Date of Birth 12 in July 1871
Age at Entry
Day Pupil/BoarderDay pupil
Religious DenominationChristian
Previous SchoolMr Pye St Kilda
Admitted24th January 1872
Left -
Form on Admission-
Form on Leaving -

9 Wesley College Archives, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.

10 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Marriage.

11 Government Gazette (Vic), No 137. Saturday, October 28, 1893 Page 1.

12 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF, Seems likely as fits with appearance in WA in 1898.

13 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), 1896 'MEETING OF CREDITORS.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 18 November, p. 4, viewed 10 June, 2013, MEETING OF CREDITORS.
A meeting of creditors in the estate of
Arthur Henry Shaw, merchant, Brisbane,
was held yesterday at the office of Mr. T.
O'Sullivan, Queen-street. Mr. G. Down,
proxy for Mr. W. C. Beattie, of Scotland,
occupied the chair. Four creditors were
present, representing the sum of- £7533 9s
3d. The statement of affairs showed un-
secured creditors, £7022 14s. 4d; other
liabilities, £6533 10s. 8d; total, £14,150 5s.
Assets. £5499 17s. 10d. The causes of in-
solvency were stated to be the failure cf
Alfred Shaw and Co., the debtor's principal
liabilities having been incurred on behalf
of the late firm of Alfred Shaw and Co.,
whose assets and liabilities were taken over
by Alfred Shaw and Co., Limited, in 1893 ;
also, the issue of a writ by W. C. Beattie
for interest due under a mortgage on pre-
mises occupied by A. Shaw and Co., Limited.
It was resolved that the affairs of the debtor
be liquidated by arrangement, and not in
insolvency. Mr. T. Welsby, accountant,
was appointed trustee at a remuneration of
5 per cent, not to be less than fifteen
guineas, the debtor to be granted his dis-
charge in one month, provided no objection
was lodged by the trustee. Mr. O'sullivan
was intrusted with the registration of the

14 WA Post Office Directories 1893-1949,, Various entries.

15 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), 1899 'FREMANTLE.', Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), 8 September, p. 13, viewed 10 June, 2013, Arthur Henry Shaw was granted a spirit
merchant's license for premises situated inFix this text

16 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF, Entry is "Shaw, Arthur H".

17 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF, Need to check this one as entry is only for company. Arthur was in Rathdowne St in 1905 and Aflred is at Tutuila 1916.

18 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), Probate 31 jan 1947 The Arus p16.

19 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), A. J. O'DWYER. 422 Little Collins street. _Melbourne, solicitor._ ARTHUR HENRY SHAW, Late of Mlddleborough Road, Box Hill, in the State of Victoria, Gentleman, Deceased. - After 14 :lear days, Beryl Alice Brown, of 21 Wilmot street, East Malvern, in the said State. a daughter of the said deceased, and the beneficiary named in the deceased's last will. dated the 1st day of April. 1940, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. '.

20 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Birth. Family Name:CHAMBERLAIN
Given Name(s):Victoria Louisa
Father's Name:Robert
Mother's Name:DELBRIDGE - Eliza
Age:Birth Place:FITZROY
Registration Year:1862
Registration Number:1726.

21 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Birth.

22 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Death. Family Name:SHAW
Given Name(s):Victoria
Father's Name:Chamberlain Robt
Mother's Name:DELBRIDGE - Lyddie
Death Place:Melb E
Registration Year:1907
Registration Number:2224.

23 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death.

24 SA Births Registrations (SLV), Jessie Amelia William Birch & Emily Kidman 7 Mar 1874 Sturt X 132 364

see also KIDMAN Jessie Amelia Birch.