19th century

An international Sheldon family of entertainers

MANY YEARS AGO a chance find in the 1881 UK census set me on the trail of a Sheldon family of entertainers that moved from England to Germany, the Netherlands and finally to New York…

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…