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Families covered: Shaw (Schaw) of Greenock, Shaw (Schaw) of Sauchie

(1) Crawfurd reports that, according to "the famous Antiquary Sir George Mackenzie", this family descended from Schiach, a son of MacDuff, Earl of Fife. If by this he meant MacDuff, son of King Dubh, such should not be taken seriously as that MacDuff almost certainly never existed (see 'Alpin1'). If he meant Shaw or Sheagh, son of Duncan, one of the Earls of Fife who are sometimes called MacDuff', then this too should not be taken too seriously since the existence of that Shaw, sometimes identified as progenitor of Clan Mackintosh, is also questioned.
(2) The earliest recorded probably-definite ancestor of this family is thought to be Reginald, whose son John donated some lands "to the Monks of Pasly" in 1284. The earliest 'connected' ancestor appears to be ...
James Shaw of Greenock
m. (before 1431) Mary de Annand (dau or grandau of Sir David Annand of Sauchie, heiress of Galbraith of Greenock)
1. John Shaw of Greenock (dsp)
2. (Sir) James Shaw of Sauchie
There is some confusion between the above John and James but it is thought that it was a James who was father of ...
  A. Sir James Shaw of Sauchie and Greenock (d 1491, captain of Stirling Castle)
  m. Isobel
  i. John Shaw of Alveth or Alueth (dvp)
  a. Sir James Shaw of Sauchie and Greenock (d 01.1528)
  m. Alison Home (dau of Sir Patrick Home of Polwarth)
(1) Alexander Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie and Greenock
  m(2). Elizabeth Cunninghame (dau of William Cunninghame of Glengarnock)
  (A) Sir James Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie
  m. Marjory Kirkcaldy
(i) Sir James Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie (d before 08.1623)
  m1. Eupham Shaw
  m2. (by 1599) Margaret Meldrum (dau of James Meldrum of Seggie)
  (a) Sir Alexander Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie (d before 03.1682)
  m. Helen Bruce (dau of Sir Robert Bruce of Clackmannan)
  ((1)) George Shaw or Schaw of Sauchie (dsp)
  ((2)) Mary Schaw (d 05.1668) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Henry Bruce, 11th of Clackmannan (d by 14.04.1674)
  (ii) John Shaw
  (iii) Elizabeth or Margaret Shaw
  p. James Stewart, King James V of Scots (b 10.04.1512, d 14.12.1542)
  m. Henry Lindsay, 13th Earl of Crawford (d before 16.01.1623)
(B) John Shaw or Schaw of Greenock (d 1593)
  m. (1565) Jean Cunninghame (dau of John Cunninghame of Glengarnock)
  (i) James Shaw of Greenock (d 1620, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Montgomery (dau of Hugh Montgomery of Haslehead) ## see here ##
  (a) John Shaw of Greenock (d 1679)
  m. Helen Houstoun (dau of John Houstoun of that ilk)
((1)) Sir John Shaw, 1st Bart of Greenock (d 16.04.1693)
  m1. Jean Mure (dau of Sir William Mure of Rowallan)
  ((A)) Sir John Shaw, 2nd Bart of Greenock (d 04.1703)
  m. Eleanor Nicolson (dau of Sir Thomas Nicolson, 2nd Bart of Carnock)
  ((i)) Sir John Shaw, 3rd Bart of Greenock (d 05.04.1752)
  m. (15.03.1700) Margaret Dalrymple (b 06.03.1683, d 08.10.1757, dau of Sir Hugh Dalrymple, 1st Bart of North Berwick)
  ((a)) Marion Shaw (b 07.12.1700, d 21.03.1733)
  m. (29.03.1718) Charles Cathcart, 8th Lord (b c1686, d 20.12.1740)
((ii)) Margaret Shaw (d 29.01.1750)
  m. Sir John Houston, 3rd Bart of Houston (d 11.02.1722)
  ((iii))+ 5 sons (dsp before 04.1752) - Alexander, George, Hugh, Thomas, another
((B)) Margaret Shaw
  m. John Hamilton of Ladyland
  ((C)) Sarah Shaw
  m1/2. (sp) Sir Robert Dickson of Inveresk
  m2/1. (1678) Robert (probably not Patrick) Mackdowal of Logan
  ((D)) Ann Shaw
  m. Tobias Smollet of Bonhil
  m2. Janet Scott (b c1649, bur 08.02.1719)
(b) Margaret Shaw
  m. Alexander Stewart, 4th Lord Blantyre (d by 1689)
  (ii) Elizabeth Shaw
  m. Hugh Montgomery of Braidstane, Viscount Airds (a 04.1636)
  (iii) Isobel Shaw
  m. John Lindsay (of family of Dunrod)
  (iv) Marion Shaw
  m. _ Campbell of Dovecoathall
  (v) Christian Shaw
  m. Patrick Montgomery of Craigbouie
  (vi) Giles Shaw
  m. James Crawford of Flattertoun
(vii)+ other issue - Alexander (dsp), William of Spangow, Patrick of Kelsoeland, Robert (ancestor of Shaws of Ganoway in Ireland)
  Possibly one of the above sons, for the ancestry of the following James is not known other than that he was of the family of Shaw of Greenock (so he was possibly son of James), was father of ...
  (a) James Shaw of Bailliegellie
  m. Elizabeth Brisbane (dau of John Brisbane of Bishopton)
  (C)+ other issue - Patrick, Jonet (d 02.1573)
  (2) John Shaw of Ryal and Broich presumed father of ...
  (A) John Shaw 'of Boich'
  (vi) Eliza Shaw
  m. John Murray, 1st Earl of Annandale (d 09.1640)
  ii. Helen Shaw --
  m1. Archibald, Master of Halyburton (a 07.1486, dvp)
  m2. (before 28.04.1490) Sir Patrick Home of Polwarth (d 11.1503) --
  iii. Janet Shaw probably of this generation --
  m. Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 3rd of Duntreath (d 1502) --
  iv.+ other issue - David, Richard
3. George Shaw, Abbot of Paisley (d 1504)

Main source(s):
(1) For Shaw of Sauchie : 'Genealogical Notes anent some Ancient Scottish Families' by John Brown Brown-Morison of Finderlie (privately printed in Perth in 1884)
(2) For Shaw of Greenock : Crawfurd's Renfrewshire (p125+)
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