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ÆNEAS SHAW UE (c. 1740 – February 6, 1814) was a soldier and political figure in Upper Canada
Upper Canada
.

He was born at Tordarroch House , Pitlochry
Pitlochry
, Scotland
Scotland
around 1740 and came to Staten Island , New York around 1770. He joined the Queen\'s Rangers at the start of the American Revolution , later becoming a captain . After the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia , he settled in the Nashwaak River area of New Brunswick . He rejoined the re-formed Queen's Rangers and moved to Kingston in Upper Canada
Upper Canada
in 1792. When he was appointed to the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Upper Canada
Upper Canada
in 1794, he moved to Niagara . In 1793, he helped prepare the site for the new capital at York ( Toronto
Toronto
). In 1796, he was appointed lieutenant for the county of York .

In 1811, as tensions heightened with the United States
United States
, Shaw became a major-general in the militia responsible for training . However, the legislation only required recruits to train for three days a month. Shaw's troops did not perform well during the first capture of York during the War of 1812
War of 1812
.

He died at York in 1814.

Shaw's daughter, Sophia, is said to have been engaged to Major-General Sir Isaac Brock
Isaac Brock
, who died at the Battle of Queenston Heights in 1812.

REFERENCES

* Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

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Members of the Family Compact

* William Allan * James Baby * G. D\'Arcy Boulton * D\'Arcy Boulton II * George Boulton * Henry John Boulton * William Henry Boulton * Thomas Clark * George Crookshanks * W. Allan Crookshanks * William Dickson * Richard Duncan * John Elmsley
John Elmsley
* John Galt * James FitzGibbon
James FitzGibbon
* Christopher Hagerman * Charles Heward * William B. Jarvis * William M. Jarvis * Samuel Peters Jarvis * Alpheus Jones * Charles Jones * Jonas Jones
Jonas Jones
* Thomas Jones * James Macaulay * Allan MacNab
Allan MacNab
* Robert Nichol * William Osgoode * William Dummer Powell * Sir John Robinson * William Robinson * Aeneas Shaw * Adiel Sherwood * Levius Sherwood * George Sherwood * Sir David W. Smith * John Strachan
John Strachan

Sources include: Mackenzie, William Lyon (September 19, 1833). "A Political Union". Colonial Advocate
Colonial Advocate
. p. 4.

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