John Shaw

Date published: 29/04/2016
© Morning Post

1st January 1894

Mr.John Shaw, originally from Melksham, passed away on this day in Newbury Union Workhouse having reached the age of 103.

Mr Shaw had lived in the workhouse for the last 20 years and had led a hard life.

In 1847 his wife, whilst at the Newbury Cattle Show, was run over and killed, and a few years later his daughter was murdered, in Newbury, by a butcher.

Sources:From “Newbury 365” by Nick Young quoting from the Morning Post. ISBN 978-1-326-20841-7

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