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c.1829 Born in Longwood, Huddersfield son of Joseph and Rachel Shaw
1851 Married Alice Shaw in Huddersfield; William was a manufacturer; his father, Joseph, was deceased
1871 William Shaw 42, woollen manufacturer, lived in Golcar, with Hannah Shaw 35, Joseph H Shaw 11, John Hy Shaw 9, Racheal Alice Shaw 7, Charles Albert Shaw 4, George Arthur Shaw 1
1876 His wife, Hannah, died
1881 William Shaw 52, Woollen Manufacturer Employing 233 Hands, lived in Huddersfield, with Sarah Jane Shaw 39, Joseph H. Shaw 21, John Henry Shaw 19, Rachel A. Shaw 17, George A. Shaw 11
1891 William Shaw 62, woollen merchant, employer, lived in Huddersfield, with Sarah J Shaw 48, Rachel A Shaw 27, Charles A Shaw 24, Sarah Morley 24
By 1901 William had died; Sarah was a widow