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Sydney Ambrose Shaw

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Sydney Ambrose Shaw (c1879- )

ca.1879 Born in Croydon the son of Ambrose Shaw

1901 Living at Bay Tree, Ifield: Ambrose Shaw (age 56 born Ifield), Engineer (Mechanical) - Employer. With his wife Kate Shaw (age 50 born Kent) and their son Sydney A. Shaw (age 22 born Croydon). One servant.[1]

1904 Married in Godstone to Mary Ann Pentecost

1911 Living at 26 Springfield Road, Crawley: Sydney Ambrose Shaw (age 32 born Croydon), General Engineer. With his wife Mary Ann Shaw and their daughter.[2]

1930. Sidney Ambrose Shaw, 71, Malthouse-road, Crawley.[3]

1949 Court case. 'SYDNEY AMBROSE SHAW (70), an engineer, of High street, Three Bridges, and his son, Ronald Ambrose Shaw, also an engineer, of Northgate-road, Crawley, were before Horsham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and convicted of charges of larceny. They were charged with being concerned together on five counts of stealing circular saws belonging to their former employers, the Arun Engineering Company of Mill Bay-lane, Horsham, and Sidney Shaw was further charged with stealing a J.A.P. engine, also the property of the Arun Company.'[4] Guilty and fined.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. West Sussex County Times - Saturday 16 August 1930
  4. Crawley and District Observer - Friday 01 July 1949