Headstone of James Allen Shaw
First Pastor of St. John's Parish, Arichat

Below are images taken in 1988, by Terry Clare.

Rev. James Allen Shaw is a great, great, great grandfather of Terry.


“In memory of

The Rev. James Allen SHAW

First Pastor and Rector of

St. John's, Arichat: a native of

Dumbarton Shire, Scotland

arrived in Nova Scotia and

entered on the Pastoral duties

of this Parish in 1828.  From which

he retired in 1854 through declining health

Died April 22, 1860

aged 67 years

Also his beloved wife ELIZA

Second daug. of the late Jean Jean Esq.

for 32 yrs. Sub. Col of H.M. Customs of this port

Born at Arichat.  Died Jan. 30, 1859

aged 50 years

This memorial is erected by their

affectionate children who in early

youth have been deprived of the

Counsel and Guidance of Experienced

Loving and Indulgent Parents”