Well sue ,i think you and i are on the same trail here as i
believe your Richard Shaw was my great great great grandmothers brother and was a witness to her wedding to
Thomas Lahey on jan 10 1833 at Sacred Heart in
Sydney .When you say your great grandmother lived in Main A Dieu was she a Shaw also?
I also have my Grandfather Michael's sister Sarah (sadie) Lahey both born in main a dieu
married a Clarence Shaw from main a dieu and they had quite a few children in Glace Bay and visited my grandmother in Port Morien all the time.If any of this is familiar i have some info we can share and possibly help each other fill in some branches in our respective trees.
Great to hear from you