While browsing saw ur msg re Richard Shaw and wondered
whether he was born late 1700s or early 1800s in the
Louisbourg -Main a Dieu area of cape breton.
My 4x grandfather married an ellen shaw in 1836 and her brother richard was a witness.There is also a widow Maria
Shaw in the 1861 &71 census of Main a Dieu.
Is it possible they are the same ones you are researching ?
You never know so i thought i'd ask