Guernsey Butchers : Sharshaw

Origin

The Shawshaw family were from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. Thomas Sharshaw (the elder) moved to Guernsey with his sons Thomas (the younger) and William.

They appear to arrived in Guernsey some time in the 1840s. Unfortunately, all three of them had died by the end of the decade. It seems that this line died out completely, as Thomas (the younger) and Harriet's only daughter died childless, and James & Mary Elizabeth Gardner had one child who died in infancy.

It is not clear what drew them to Guernsey in the first place, but Stratford-on-Avon is certainly the furtherest afield that any of the immigrant butchers I have come across.

Family

Thomas SHARSHAW

(people in bold were butchers)

Earliest Mention in Guernsey

Stallholdings

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