Descendants of John Henry William Shade
relatives have claimed that John Henry William Shade was of
German descent and that the name might have originally been
Schade. Providing further evidence of his nationality, the
Victorian Police Gazette of Nov 3, 1864 contained an
advertisement requesting information in respect of the same Henry
Shade who had left his family in about 1855 and was last seen in
Sydney; this specified that he was "a German, but speaks
English well". It is officially documented that he was born
about 1816 at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. There is known to
have been immigration to South Africa from Germany prior to this.
(He made his way to New Zealand, then to Australia, going to
Tasmania, finally settling in Victoria before leaving a family
and disappearing from the records.)
In order to find out more information about the Shade family, Frederick Shade has had his DNA tested and stored with FTDNA. The haplogroup is I1 (I-M253). The following information is available in respect of this haplogroup in Wikipedia: "In human genetics, Haplogroup I1 is a Y chromosome haplogroup associated with Nordic ethnicity and occurs at greatest frequency in Scandinavia. The mutations identified with Haplogroup I1 (Y-DNA) are M253, M307, P30, and P40. These are known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). It is a subclade of Haplogroup I. ...The group displays a very clear frequency gradient, with a peak of approximately 40 percent among the populations of western Finland and more than 50 percent in the province of Satakunta, around 35 percent in southern Norway, southwestern Sweden especially on the island of Gotland, Denmark and northern Germany, with rapidly decreasing frequencies toward the edges of the historically Germanic (especially Viking) sphere of influence."
The direct line to
(1) John Henry William Shade & Harriet Diment
(2) Theodore Shade & Mary Jane Chinery
(3) Albert Shade & Ada Evenia Johnson
(4) Albert Ernest Shade & Mary Beatrice Chapple.
The name Shade is quite rare. Another Shade family arose on Alderney, Channel Islands in the late 1700s, being from the marriage in 1788 of Thomas Shade (or Schade) to Rachel Picot. Some of the children were christened with French name equivalents (such as Jean Pierre) leading to the conclusion that they initially came from France. This has yet to be confirmed. Some of the descendants moved to Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, and some to Ontario, Canada.
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DNA information added 29 Mar 2012
Many new references to Henry Shade added on page 1 24 May 2011
Two photos of Theodore Shade added on the new photos page 7 Jun 2009
Contact Libby Shade
for further details
P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia
This family tree is
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The information given will be referenced by official documents, family bibles etc.
Information that is uncertain or unreferenced will not be published.
For privacy of the present generations, the family tree will halt at the generation born around the start of the 20th century.
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