Alexander Shaw (British Army officer)
|3rd Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man|
|Preceded by||Richard Dawson|
|Succeeded by||Lord Henry Murray|
|Died||30 May 1811|
Anne Elizabeth Blanckley
|Battles/wars||Seven Years' War|
American Revolutionary War
Shaw was commissioned into the 60th Regiment of Foot in 1756. 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. Shaw rose to the rank of Colonel and returned to his home at Tordarroch House near Pitlochry at the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783. From 1790 he acted as Lieutenant Governor and Deputy to the Governor of the Isle of Man: Shaw retired in 1804. He was the 15th Chief of Clan Shaw and 10th Chief of Clan Shaw of Tordarroch.
- Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain By Peter Beauclerk Dewar, p. 1147
- "Clan Shaw of Tordarroch". Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- World Statesmen
| Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Lord Henry Murray