The Family of Eleanor Shaw formerly Vollans (1875 – 1957)

I am very grateful to Patricia Burke for information about this family.


Eleanor Vollans was born about 1875 at Brampton Bierlow (registered in the Rotherham district, September, quarter of 1875), a daughter of Joseph Vollans and Hannah (formerly Jackson)..


In the 1881 census she was at home, aged 5 and born at Brampton Bierlow.


In 1891, at 27 Park Road, Wath, she was aged 15 and a domestic servant in the household of Leonard Simpson.


She married George Henry Shaw (brother of Annie Maud Shaw who married Arthur Vollans) in the September quarter 1898, in the Rotherham district.


In the 1901 census she was living in 3 rooms at 41 Rockingham Road, Swinton.  She was aged 25 and born at Brampton.  Her husband, George H Shaw was aged 28, a coal miner and born at Rawmarsh.  Their child was Fred, aged 6 months and born at Brampton. 


In 1911, at 84 Newhill West, Melton, Near Rotherham, in 6 rooms, living with her mother Hannah Vollans, Eleanor Shaw was aged 35 and born in Melton parish.  She had been married for 12 years and had had 3 children one of whom had died.  Her husband was George Henry Shaw, aged 38, a miner onsetter and born in Rotherham.  Their children were Allan Jackson Shaw aged 8 and Joseph Vollans Shaw aged 6 both born in Melton parish.


Eleanor’s death was registered in the Rother Vale district (includes Swinton) in the September quarter 1957.  She was aged 81.


George and Eleanor’s children were:

Fred Shaw (1900 – 1901), born about October 1900 at Brampton (registered in the December quarter 1900).  His death was registered in the Rotherham district (includes Swinton) in the June quarter 1901 aged 0.

Allan Jackson Shaw (1902 – 1950), birth registered in the Rotherham district in the December quarter 1902. 

In 1939, as Alan J. Shaw (birth year 1902) he was probably living in Warrington CB with Mabel Poulier (Shaw) and two more whose records are closed. 

He died 9 March 1950 at the Infirmary, Warrington (registered in the March quarter 1950 aged 47).  He was of 132 Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington and administration was granted 27 September 1950 to Mabel Shaw, widow.  His effects were £1,064.1s.2d.  Note that there is another Alan Jackson Shaw birth registered in the Runcorn district in the March quarter 1905 who died in the December quarter 1991 in the Warrington district with a birth date of 27 December 1904.  The marriage of Allan J. Shaw to Mabel Smith in the Runcorn district in the September quarter 1930 is difficult to assign!

Joseph Vollans Shaw (1904 – 1988), birth registered in the December quarter 1904 in the Rotherham district.  He married Lily Grainger in the December quarter 1936 in the Rotherham district.  In 1939 he was living in the Wath upon Dearne UD (birth year 1904) with Lily Shaw and one other whose record is closed.  Joseph died 5 June 1988.  He was of 29 Park Road, Wath on Dearne.  Probate was granted 13 July 1988 at Leeds and his estate was not exceeding £70,000. 

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Posted October 2016