Sipiriano Sorr, was a ‘Manila-man’ who arrived in Fiji on the Manila based Spanish brig Laurice. The Laurice had arrived in Fiji in 1825 to seek beach-der-mer. The brig had anchored near the island of Viwa to fish for and cure beach-der-mer. The crew mutinied and killed the captain. According to oral family history he was either the ships chaplain or magician, possibly both.
The family later changed their surname to Shaw and reside at Nukuwatu, Lami near Suva.