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The Black Death and the first Ralph Sheldon

THE FIRST NAME in the earliest recorded Sheldon pedigree is that of Ralph Sheldon, believed to have been born in the village of Sheldon, Warwickshire, around 1320, a hundred years or so after…

The first Derbyshire Sheldons

EVIDENCE OF EARLY SHELDONS in Derbyshire is surprisingly difficult to find, with the appearance of a Roger de Scheladon in 1307/08 legal proceedings over a debt the first tangible record…

John Sheldon and his 95 great-grandchildren

THE STAFFORDSHIRE ADVERTISER newspaper dated 12th June 1802 recorded the passing of the remarkable John Sheldon, who had died in the town of West Bromwich at the grand old age of 102…

Where Sheldons were found in the 16th century

A SEARCH THROUGH the earliest-available parish records from 16th century England gives us a good indication of the geographical distribution of people with the Sheldon surname at the time…

The birth of the first great Sheldon dynasty

THE EARLIEST RECORDED SHELDON DYNASTY begins with Anselm de Scheldon, from whom will grow a hugely wealthy and powerful family that would spread its power and influence into every corner…