Shaw, Samuel, a learned Nonconformist, was born at Repton, Derbyshire, England, in 1635. At the age of fourteen he entered St. John's College, Cambridge. He was master of the Free School at Tamworth in 1656, and in 1658 obtained a presentation from Cromwell to the rectory of Long Whatton, which he was deprived of about a year before the Act of Uniforformity. He refused it afterwards on the condition of reordination, as he would not declare his Presbyterian ordination invalid. In 1666 he was chosen master of the Free School at Ashby-de-la-Zouch. which position he retained until his death, Jan.. 22, 1696. His works are, Immanuel, or a Discovery of True Religion (Lond. 1667, 12mo): — another edition, with memoir, etc. (Leeds, 1804): — Words Made Visible, or Grammar and Rhetoric (1679, 8vo): — also several religious Tracts.