Alexander Shaw (British Army officer)

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Alexander Shaw
3rd Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
Monarch George III
Preceded by Richard Dawson
Succeeded by Lord Henry Murray
Personal details
Born Alexander Shaw
Died 30 May 1811
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Charlotte Stewart
Anne Elizabeth Blanckley
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Seven Years' War
American Revolutionary War

Colonel Alexander Shaw (1737 – 30 May 1811) was a soldier and administrator who served as the third Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.


Shaw was commissioned into the 60th Regiment of Foot in 1756.[1] He served in North America during the Seven Years' War as aide-de-camp to General Augustine Prévost and was severely wounded at the capture of Quebec in 1759.[1] Shaw rose to the rank of Colonel[2] and returned to his home at Tordarroch House near Pitlochry at the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783.[1] From 1790 he acted as Lieutenant Governor and Deputy to the Governor of the Isle of Man: Shaw retired in 1804.[3] He was the 15th Chief of Clan Shaw and 10th Chief of Clan Shaw of Tordarroch.[1]


He married firstly Charlotte Stewart; they had two sons.[1] He married secondly Anne Elizabeth Blanckley; they had four sons and four daughters.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Dawson
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Lord Henry Murray