The Shaw family held land and premises in the towns of Athenry and Galway in the early 18th century. Their residence appears to have been at Newford, in the parish and barony of Athenry. The family were connected through marriage with the Gregory family of Coole, as Henry Gregory, who had originally owned land in Limerick, married Mary Shawe in the early 18th century. Their son Robert purchased the Coole estate in the 1760s.
- W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes mortgage & bond re lands in Co Clare, John Walcot to Henry Croasdaile of Ruin, Queen's Co (Co Laois) for use of Robert Shaw of Newford & his wife Alice Croasdaile, 1712. Small Accs. Index 76, D.10,276-10,277; National Archives of Ireland
- Shawe pedigree. GO MS 178:434-437; National Library of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- WILSON, William. ''The Post-Chaise Companion or Travellers Directory Through Ireland''. The author: Dublin, 1786 : 141 (Woodstock)
Modern printed sources
- EUSTACE, P. Beryl (ed.). ''Registry of Deeds, Dublin: Abstracts of Wills''. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1954: Will of Robert Shaw, Galway, 20 Oct 1737. I, 246
- JENKINS, Brian. ''Sir William Gregory of Coole: the biography of an Anglo-Irishman''. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe.1986. : 3-4