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Offline Salford Lass

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Shaws in your tree
« on: Friday 11 May 07 01:14 BST (UK) »
The Shaw family carried a defective gene which caused mild deformity of the fingers called  Brachydactyly Type 2, if any of your shaws have this can you please get in touch either by PM or posting here.

The defective gene goes back at least 250 years if not more and has been recorded in many medical journals.

The chances are you are related to a cousin of mine, especially if they came from the Lancashire area, but if it appears in your family anywhere, please still get in touch.

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Re: Shaws in your tree
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 May 07 13:29 BST (UK) »
I've not heard of brachydactyly and my only Shaws are:

1) Mary Ann Shaw, born c. 1795, d. 13/8/1868, married George Steventon 24/5/1818 - all in the Dudley/Rowley Regis are of Worcestershire.  According to family tradition, she is related to Lifesguardsman Shaw of Battle of Waterloo fame, but I've not been able to determine the link.

2) John Shaw, born c. 1862 in Ulverston.  Married Harriet Longstaff (b. c. 1872, Old Hill, Staffs, the daughter of George Longstaff and Dorcas Steventon)
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: Shaws in your tree
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 May 07 14:18 BST (UK) »
My Shaws are descended from Miles/Myles Shaw and Hannah nee Coward (Hawkshead/Ulverston area)

Not aware of any deformities of the fingers though  :-\
Dunning/Downing, Osborn/e, Astley -Cheshire/Birmingham/Middlesex
Fanthorpe/Hall/Driffill/Storm - Lincolnshire
Bower/Woodward/Bingham/Pettinger/Shaw - Nottinghamshire
Shaw, Marland - Lancashire
Broph(e)y - Queens County, Ireland
Richards - Neath Swansea
Hunt/Fox - Lincs, Waterfield/Middleton - Staffs
Hart/Harland/Askew/Scales - Yorkshire
Brereton/Vickers - Cheshire
Gleaves/Sandford/Hulse/Hulme - Wolstanton/Audley Staffs
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Re: Shaws in your tree
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 May 07 14:59 BST (UK) »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachydactyly_type_A2 - seems to be shortened phalange bones within the index fingers and second toes.

My only Shaw is Susan Shaw, born c1826 in Liverpool. I don't know if she had it or not.


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Re: Shaws in your tree
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 07:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I do not have any Shaws in my family tree but I do have a family with the Brachydactly B. My John Neville Cullen was born in Lincolnshire about 1830 and I think the short fingers came down on his mother Elizabeth Hilton side, as I have been in contact with another researcher here in Oz and his family's short fingers came down on the Hilton side. Linda

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Re: Shaws in your tree
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 August 18 17:47 BST (UK) »
Hi
We haves but the only weird finger I know of comes from the other side of the family

What does deformity look like?

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