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William Shaw (1871-1933)

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William Shaw (c1871-1933), managing director of W. Shaw and Co

c.1871 Born in Wolsingham, son of William Shaw (1826-1896), steel founder[1]

1900 Married Edith Helena Bell in Sandal, Yorks

1901 William Shaw 30, steel founder, employer, lived in Guisborough, with Edith H Shaw 26, William G Shaw 2 months[2]

1911 William Shaw 40, steel founder of Wellington Foundry, Middlesbrough, a widower, lived in Guisborough with his sister in law Lucy C Bell 37, and children Philip Shaw 6, Basil Shaw 5, George Edward Shaw 10 months[3]



1934 Obituary [4]

WILLIAM SHAW, of Overdean, Saltburn, passed away on May 11, 1933, at the age of sixty-two; he had been in ill-health for some months.

He was the managing director of Messrs. W. Shaw & Co., Wellington Cast Steel Foundry, Middlesbrough, and had been associated with the firm ever since it was started, over forty years ago, by his father.

He was President of Shaw's Club, which was founded by the firm, and he always took a great interest in its activities; a man of strong personality, he was well known in industrial, social and sporting circles and was fond of fishing and shooting. Mr. Shaw was a keen Freemason, being a member of the Huntcliffe Lodge, Saltburn, and the Ferum Lodge, Middlesbrough, of which he was a Past-Master; he was also a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge.

He was President of the Middlesbrough branch of the Institute of British Foundrymen for the session 1930-1931. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1901.



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Sources of Information

  1. Marriage certificate
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. 1934 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries