SHELTON FAMILY

Nicholas SHELTON

Born: ABT 1150, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Father: John  SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Beatrice ?

Children:

1. Ralph SHELTON

2. Peter SHELTON


Ralph SHELTON

Born: ABT 1175, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 1244 / 1257

Father: Nicholas SHELTON

Mother: Beatrice ?

Married: ¿Catherine ELLEIGH?

Children:

1. Henry SHELTON

2. Nicholas SHELTON

3. Robert SHELTON


Henry SHELTON

Born: ABT 1195, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 1271

Notes: possibly the Henry Shelton whose lands were confiscated by the King in 1222 because he had not joined the Welsh army.

Father: Ralph SHELTON

Mother: ¿Catherine ELLEIGH?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Robert SHELTON (Sir)

2. John SHELTON of Stradbrooke

3. Nicholas SHELTON (b. ABT 1212 - d. 1257)

4. Petronilla SHELTON

5. Peter SHELTON


John SHELTON of Stradbrooke

Notes: Listed by the Visitation of Norfolk as a son of Henry de Shelton and shows him with one son, John, though his wife’s name was not shown. The Harleian MSS of the Knights of Edward I have perhaps this John listed as Sir John Shelton serving for Robert de Shelton on 6 Jul 1277. As the son of Robert de Shelton was either not yet born or an infant in 1277, it was likely this John who is referenced. If so, then he was likely the John de Shelton summoned from Norfolk and Suffolk to serve against the Scots 24 Jun 1301. May also be the John de Shelton pardoned 10 Nov 1303 for the death of a man in consideration for his service in Scotland (the letter patent issued from Dumferline on that date reads “Pardon in consideration of service in Scotland to John de Shelton for the death of Roger le Yongebonde of Shelton”). The Visitation indicates that he died in 1306.

Father: Henry SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sir)


Petronilla SHELTON

Died: BEF 1304

Notes: Blomefield does not definitively place her as a daughter of Henry.

Father: Henry SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Roger De BROME of Brome (Sir) (d. 1303) (son of William De Brome)

Children:

1. William De BROME

2. Robert De BROME


Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1245, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 23 Sep 1305 / 25 Aug 1306

Notes: in the service of the King 6 Jul 1277 and 18 Jul 1277 received a writ of special protection to go to Wales in the King’s service. On 3 Aug 1295, Robert de Shelton and Robert de Ufford were ordered to attend in person the keeping of the seacoast near Dunwich with horses and arms against foreign enemies should they come. 

Father: Henry SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Isabel ? (b. ABT 1250, Burnt Illegh, Suffolk, England) 1268, Cumberland, England

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sir)

2. Thomas SHELTON

3. Henry SHELTON

4. Robert SHELTON

5. Cecilia SHELTON


Cecilia SHELTON

Born: ABT 1292

Father: Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: Nicholas De CASTELLO of Raveningham (son of Walter De Castello and Sara Roscelyne)


Thomas SHELTON

Notes: listed as 2nd son in his father’s IPM in 1306. Blomefield says that this Thomas and his brother Henry presented to the church in Scole. Possibly the Thomas De Shelton for whom a writ was issued 20 Jul 1322 from York to go on the King’s service in Scotland with Thomas of Brotherton, Earl Marshal and Earl of Norfolk. Another writ was issued 26 Mar 1324 to him for protection to go beyond the seas with Edmund, Earl of Kent.

Father: Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Isabel ?

Henry SHELTON

Born: ABT 1285

Notes: listed as 3rd son in his father’s IPM in 1306. With his brother Thomas, presented to the church in Scole.

Father: Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Isabel ?

Robert SHELTON

Born: ABT 1287

Notes: Mentioned in his father’ s IPM. He is likely the Robert De Shelton that Blomefield says in 1316 held fees in Mundham and Bedingham.

Father: Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Isabel ?

John SHELTON (Sir)

Born: 1280, Skelton Castle, Skelton, Cumberland, England

Died: ABT 1333

Notes: 13th Lord of Shelton was Knighted of Shire of Cumberland. Kathryn M Brown, p 16, says he suceeded his cousin, Richard, to the Shelton estates. He was also known as John de Schelton. He lived in Skelton Castle, Cumberland; and was a Knight of the Shire of Cumberland. Kathryn M Brown, p 13, gives quite a bit of data on Sir John and lists his two wives as Maud and Hawys, daughter of Prince of Powys of Wales.

By 12 Nov 1306, he had done homage for his inheritance and the escheator beyong Trent was ordered to deliver his lands to him. In 1302, John was found to have a quarter fee in Shelton, held of the Earl Marshall as well as land in Heverlond.  He was summoned to the Great Council in Westminster 9 May 1324. John De Shelton married Margaret (also called Maud). Some sources says that she was the daughter of Robert De Brus, E. Carrick, and Margaret De Galloway, w. of William De Carlyle. The marriage seems to have been very unhappy. He was dead by 1333, for 27 Jan 1333 a writ was issued from York ordering John De Blomvill, escheator in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk etc., to take into the King’s hands, the lands late of John De Shelton, tenant-in-chief. In another writ from Cowick the following 15 Mar, the escheator was ordered to ensure that any dower assigned to Margaret, widow of John De Shelton was removed from her hands, as the King had learned that she had long withdrawn from her husband to be with her paramour and since she was never reconciled with him, should have no dower. Copinger says that she eventually remarried to Thomas Kenyng.

There is also an Edmund Shelton in this time frame who possibly is part of this family. A writ of protection was issued to Edmund De Shelton 28 Mar 1324 for going with the King’s brother Edmund, Earl of Kent beyond the seas. 30 Apr 1327 a writ issued from Nottingham noted that Edmund De Shelton, William De Wade and others had rescued prisoners from Thomas Cappe, William Boterel and assaulted their custodians.  The IPM for John Bernak 22 Apr Edward III, Edmund is listed as holding Shelton, Bedingham, Osmundeston and Mundeham (where is called Edmund de Shelton, Knt) for 3 knights fees. As these are lands consistently held by the family Shelton of Shelton, Edmund must have some direct tie with them. From the dates in which he appears in the records, he fits best as a son of Sir John De Shelton, though possibly could also be a younger brother.

Father: Robert SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: Margaret ? ABT 1301, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sir)

2. Richard SHELTON

3. Robert SHELTON

4. Nicholas SHELTON

4. Edmund SHELTON (Sir)


Richard SHELTON

Born: ABT 1305

Notes: He is not mentioned by Blomefield, but the Visitation of Norfolk has him as second son and says that he was warden of the forest of Pickering in 1334.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Robert SHELTON

Born: ABT 1307

Notes: In 1316 Robert and his brother John sold their share in the manor of Heverland to another brother Nicholas. In 1325 he and William Tastard were guardians of John De Lowdham as noted in church records in Frense. In 1333, Robert Shelton, clerk, had land in Shelton.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Nicholas SHELTON

Notes: In 1316 he and his wife Alice purchased shares of the manor of Heverland from his brothers John and Robert. Blomefield says that he and his wife Alice had a son Thomas. Possibly the Nicholas De Shelton who along with Sir John Moritz was nominated by Maud, late wife of Eustace Powers as her attorneys in Ireland 4 Apr 1346.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Alice ?

Children:

1. Thomas SHELTON  


John SHELTON (Sir)

Died: ABT 1333 / 1350

Notes: In 1308, his father settled the manor of Hardwick on John and his wife Agatha, probably a daughter of Sir John Gedding of Lincolnshire. The arms of Gedding were found by Blomefield to impale those of Shelton in several armorial windows and manuscripts. She appears to have died before 1313, for in that year John Shelton settled the same manor on himself, his wife Joan and their heirs. The Visitation has her as the second wife and has no children assigned to her. Blomefield has a third wife for John Shelton, Alice daughter of Sir Robert de Burgullion, though the Visitation does not. Sir John Shelton sold lands near the Church of St Helen near Mundham to Walter De Filby and Sir Thomas Preston. He apparently did not survive his father for long since Apr 1333, William, Bishop of Norwich was given custody of the lands of Ralph Shelton son of John Shelton during his minority. Alice Shelton died before 1334, her IPM being 26 Aug 1335 where in Shelton she held a messuage, lands and rents held for her life of the inheritance of Ralph De Shelton etc. A writ issued 1 May 1334 with an order to William De Rosteleye the escheator to take into the King's hands the lands late of Alice, late the wife of John De Shelton, deceased, tenant-in-chief.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Married 1: Agatha GEDDING (dau. of Sir John Gedding)

Children:

1. Margaret SHELTON

2. Eleanor SHELTON

3. Agatha SHELTON

Married 2: Joan ?

Married 3: Alice De BURGULLION (dau. of Sir Robert De Burgullion)

Children:

4. Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

5. William SHELTON (Sir Knight)


Margaret SHELTON

Died: 1397

Buried: North Walsham

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Agatha GEDDING

Married: Thomas HETHERSET (Sir) (son of Sir John Hetherset)


Eleanor SHELTON

Notes: her husband was buried in Woodbridge Priory. He was succeeded by his younger brother Robert who was then underage.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Agatha GEDDING

Married: Richard BREWSE (Sir) (d. 1323) (son of Sir Giles Brewse)

Children:

1. Dau. BREWSE

2. Dau. BREWSE


Agatha SHELTON

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Agatha GEDDING

Married: John JERNINGHAM (Sir)

Children:

1. John JERNINGHAM (Sir)


William SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Notes: knighted in 1375. Apparently died in 1389 when his IPM was recorded.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Alice De BURGULLION

Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Born: 1315, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 17 Nov 1378, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Buried: Nov 1378, St. Marys, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: William, Bishop of Norwich was given custody of his estates in 1333 until such time as Ralph attained majority. At his mother's death in 1334, he was made Lord of the Manor. Though because the honor of knighthood was so expensive, he put off that title as long as possible. In 1346, King Edward III granted his letters of patent showing that he was in the King's own company at Crecy ( a great English victory in the Hundred Years' War 1337-1453, a succession of wars between England and France. It was one of the first battles in which the English soldiers used gunpowder) and was knighted for his part in saving the life of the Black Prince. He built the Old Shelton Hall which was destroyed by fire in 1600. He married twice, first to his cousin, Anne, the daughter of Sir Ralph Burgullion; second to Joan De Plays. According to both Blomefield and the Visitation, on his marriage to Joan de Plays in 1346, Ralph settled Shelton and Bedingham manors on himself, his wife and their issue. Kathryn M Brown, p 18, adds additional information and shows four children: Sir Ralph, John, William, and Robert. Through his first marriage, Sir Ralph became heir to the great estates of Sir Ralph Burgullion of Great Snoring, Suffolk, England, and of Rediston. He was also Lord of the Manor of BrentElleigh in Suffolk. In Aug 1362, he and Sir Oliver De Calthorpe witnessed a quit claim between Ralph De Hemenhale and Creeke Abbey.  In a writ issued from Westminster 10 Nov 1364, William De Elmham, who was going beyond the seas, had letters nominating Sir Ralph Shelton and Geoffrey Dersham as his attorneys. 12 May 1367 the King appointed Ralph, Sir William De Hoo and Sir Edmund Thorp to make inquisitions into the King’s business in Norfolk and Suffolk to ensure that the King was receiving all the revenue to which he was entitled. 6 Oct 1368, he attended the wedding of the same Sir Edmund Thorp to Margaret daughter of Richard De La Rivere. 28 Mar 1371, Ralph, Robert Le Mortimer, Roger Geneye, William Clere, William De Norton and John De Cressingham were ordered by the King to collect a parish subsidy in Norfolk to safeguard the defense of England and further the war in France. The following 8 Jun the same men were given a mandate to collect in Norfolk without delay, a subsidy of 116 shillings from each parish amounting to 4674 pounds. 1 Feb 1376, Ralph was ordered to take into the King’s hands the lands in the county of Suffolk of Roger Le Walsh, deceased and to make inquiries touching his lands and as to his heir. He died soon after and in his will, Sir Ralph Shelton ordered his body to be buried in the chancel of St Mary’s church at Shelton.  Copinger says he died 17 Nov 1373, Blomefield gives 1375 and the Visitation says his will was made 6 Oct 1378 and proved 30 Nov 1380 (though they do not have the text of his will). The Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, writ issued 30 Mar 1376 says he died 16 Oct last (1375) and left with his wife Joan, daughters Joan aged 12, Margaret aged 5 and Isabel, half a year.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Alice De BURGULLION

Married 1: Anne De BURGULLION (dau. of Sir Ralph De Bourgillion) ABT 1339, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

2. William SHELTON

3. Peter SHELTON

4. Alice SHELTON

5. Robert SHELTON

Married 2: Joan De PLAYS (b. ABT 1326 - d. 4 Jan 1405) (dau. of Sir Richard de Plais of Wetyng) 1355, Sudbury, Suffolk, England

Children:

6. John SHELTON (b. ABT 1359)

7. Isabel SHELTON


Isabel SHELTON

Born: ABT 1373

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Joan De PLAYS

Married: William BACON ABT 1398, Hessett, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Stephen BACON

Peter SHELTON

Born: ABT 1350

Died: 1436

Notes: parson of Tuddenham in 1419, rector of Carleton Rode 1425-1436, and Treasurer of Chicester Cathedral. Will dated 12 Oct 1436 and proven 31 Jan 1436/7. In 1425, Peter Shelton was mentioned as having incurred some expenses in the accounts of Master John Marsh. In 1435, he presented to the church at Billingford.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne De BURGULLION

Alice SHELTON

Born: ABT 1352

Died: BEF 19 Nov 1445

Notes: will dated 19 Feb 1444 and proved 19 Nov 1445.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne De BURGULLION

Married: John ALDERFORD of Norwich (d. 1431)


Robert SHELTON

Born: ABT 1357

Died: 1423

Notes: will dated 14 Jun 1415 and proved 30 Sep 1423. He had no children and his only heir was his brother WilliamRobert was buried in the church of Snoryng Magna and in his will, he directed that his brother William should have any of his personal belongings at a fair price. Ultimately William died before this will was probated.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne De BURGULLION

Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1347, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 25 Apr 1424

Buried: Great Snoring church, Suffolk, England

Notes: When he was 2 years old, he inherited Great Snoring and Thirsford co Norfolk from his kinsman Hugh De Burgullion. The NRS Vol 19 pt 2 in the biographical notes of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk donors, notes Hugh De Burgullion son of Sir Robert Burgullion, the younger (this Sir Robert being a brother of Alice De Burgullion wife of Sir John Shelton), who died childless around 1349. The NRS goes on to say that it seems that Anne Burgullion who married Sir Ralph Shelton, senior, was his sister for at his death the Burgullion estates passed to the Sheltons. In 1376, Ralph inherited his father’s lands and estate on his death and at this time he was married to Alice Uvedale. 21 Dec 1382, he with other prominent men of Norfolk received a directive from the King to investigate treasonable insurrection in the county and another writ in the same time frame was issued for Ralph and John, Duke of Lancaster; John De Clifton; Robert De Howard and Oliver De Calthorpe to be made commissioners of the peace and oyer and terminer for the county of Norfolk. He was asked to perform the same function with John, Duke of Norfolk 25 Apr 1386, 12 Jul 1388, 15 Jul 1389 (along with Simon Barrett this time), on 28 Jun 1390, 5 Mar 1397, 22 Jul 1397 (with John, Duke of Lancaster), 12 Nov 1397 (with John, Duke of Lancaster; Edmund, Duke of York; John, Duke of Exeter; Thomas, Duke of Norfolk and Simon Barrett). 1 Mar 1384, Sir Ralph Shelton and others were directed to enquire about the trespass and other offences in the prior of St Mary’s, Walshingham co Norfolk, where quarrels had arisen between the prior and convent. Was on the voyage of St. Malbes de L'Isle and into Scotland with Richard II and then into Spain, where Sir Hugh Hastings died. In 1385, Ralph attended John of Gaunt on his great expedition in Spain and was at the famous battle of Nazarett. In 1397 a grand breakfast was provided at Norwich for Sir Ralph Shelton, Sir Edmund Thorp and many others of the nobility and gentry of Norfolk. 20 Jun 1398 he and Sir Miles Stapleton and others were commissioned to redress offences and execute statues in Norfolk. 14 Jul 1402, the King directed Sir Ralph along with Sir Thomas Bardolf, Sir Thomas Morley and Sir John Heveningham to array men at arms to defend the sea coast against an invasion of the King’s enemies and 2 Jul 1405 he was again ordered to assembly men at arms to resist the King’s enemies from France and Picardy and then to go to Wales to strengthen troops there. When his step-mother Joan Shelton died in 1405/6, Ralph was 58 years old and inherited the remainder of her estate as she left no heirs of her own. 14 Jul 1406 he was again commissioned to go to Wales to strengthen the King’s forces there. King Henry IV was like most medieval kings in monetary straits from constant warfare, and 4 Sep 1405 he ordered Sir Ralph Shelton, Edmund Oldhall, Nicholas Wichingham and the Sheriff of Norfolk to collect money from the Norfolk parishes for a loan to King Henry IV to defend against the King’s enemies in Wales and enemies in France who have landed in Wales. 5 Nov 1406, he was directed by the King to determine the worth of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex estates of the late Sir Robert De Hemenhale and to determine who Sir Robert’s next heir would be.  In 1409, Ralph presented Henry Turnour as pastor at Hardwick church. 1 Dec 1411, he was directed to mediate a dispute between Sir Thomas Morley and Sir Thomas Hemgrave. In 1424, not long before his death, Ralph along with John, Duke of Norfolk; Walter, Bishop of Norwich and John Heydon purchased Neville’s manor in Hethill co Norfolk.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne De BURGULLION

Married: Alice UVEDALE (b. 1351) (dau. of Sir Thomas de Uvedale of Tacolneston)

Children:

1. Alice SHELTON

2. Ralph SHELTON (b. 1371 - d. 25 Oct 1414)

3. John SHELTON


John SHELTON

Notes: released the manor of Gedney in Lincolnshire (part of the Burgullion inheritance of his father) to the Abbot of Ramsey. He apparently died before his father and with no heirs.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Alice UVEDALE


Alice SHELTON

Died: ABT 1478

Notes: Apparently the only daughter of Sir Ralph Shelton and Alice Uvedale, at least to survive childhood. Both Blomefield and the Visitation note that she was the first wife of Sir Edmund Bedingfield with whom she had only one daughter, MargaretSir Edmund married as his second wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John Scott of Scots Hall co Kent. He was made a Knight Banneret 9 Jun 1487 and his will was dated 12 Oct 1496 and proven 28 Jan 1496/7.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir) / Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Alice UVEDALE / Mary BROME

Married: Edmund BEDINGFIELD of Oxborough (Sir) (b. ABT 1452 - d. 15 Oct 1496) (son of Thomas Bedingfield and Anne Waldegrave) (m.2 Margaret Scott) ABT 1475

Children:

1. Margaret BEDINGFIELD (b. ABT 1476 - d. 24 Mar 1504) (m. Sir Edward Jerningham)


William SHELTON

Born: 1373, Shelton, Depwade, Norfolk, England

Died: 20 Jul 1421, Shelton, Depwade, Norfolk, England

Buried: Shelton chancel, Church in Snoring Magna

Notes: probably second surviving son. William married Catherine Barrett, daughter and heir of Simon Barrett co Norfolk and through her he held the manor of Barrett’s in Hardwick.  2 Dec 1404, he received a pardon from the King for not appearing in court to answer Walter De Watham concerning a debt of 20 marks. 8 Feb 1415 William received another pardon, this time from King Henry V, for not appearing before justices of the bench of Henry IV to answer Robert Blake of London on a debt of 40 shillings. He died 20 Jul 1421 and his IPM was held 9 Oct 1421. The Visitation of Norfolk says that he was executor of his brother Sir Ralph Shelton, but as William died in 1421 and Sir Ralph in 1424, William could not have been his brother’s surviving executor. For the same reason, he could not have survived as executor of his brother Robert who died in 1423. William must have married late in life and to a much younger woman, as he was quite old at his death (assuming he was born between 1348 and 1358) but his son and heir John was only 17 at his father’s death. Catherine survived for many years and from 1426-1452 “Katherine, Lady of Shelton, relic of William Shelton”, presented 9 different rectors to the church at Hardwick.  In 1426 she held fees in Shelton and 1432 presented to the church at Thirsford as a patron. Catherine died 3 Aug 1456 and was buried beside William in Great Snoring.  

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne De BURGULLION

Married: Catherine BARRET (b. ABT 1385 - d. 3 Aug 1456) (dau. of Simon Baret of Hardwick and Hecham) ABT 1400, Hardivoc, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. John SHELTON

2. Thomas SHELTON

3. William SHELTON (b. 1410)

4. Simon SHELTON (b. 1415)


Thomas SHELTON

Born: 1408

Died: 1484

Buried: Grey Friars Church, Norwich, England

Notes: possibly the Thomas Shelton who presented to Ringstead Parva in 1474. Cecily’s will was dated 3 May and proven 26 Jul 1484 and she was buried near her husband as she requested in her will. She left bequests to the church of St Gregory, the cathedral of Norwich, the church at Aylsham, the church at Heynforth and for masses to be celebrated for her. She mentions no children and no other family so this couple may have left no offspring.

Father: William SHELTON

Mother: Catherine BARRET

Married: Cecily ?


John SHELTON

Born: ABT 1375 / 7 Jul 1403, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Christened: 7 Jul 1406, Hecham

Died: 23 Apr 1431

Notes: Not much is known about John. He became lord of the manor at Shelton, Norfolk, after the death of his father. Some sources says that he was succeeded by his brother, William, who apparently had no sons, and was succeeded by his nephew, Ralph. But others, and according to the dates I agree with them, says that John was William son. 27 Feb 1422 the King commissioned Edmund Wynter and Richard Elleswyk to the keeping of all lands late of William Shelton, Esq tenant-in-chief by knight’s service, during the minority of John, his son and heir, with the marriage of the latter also given to their custody. He had livery of his lands in 1427. In 1428, he held fees in Osmundeston, Bedingham, and Kerdeston. He died a young man on the Monday before the Feast of St George the Martyr, 23 Apr 1431, seized of the manors of Brent Illegh co Suffolk, Shelton Netherhall, Snoring, Thetford and Hindringham, IPM dated 9 May 1431. 1 Apr 1431, the escheator for Norfolk was directed to take into the King’s hands the lands late of John Shelton, Esq in Norfolk and Suffolk. After her husband’s death Margaret Bures or Brewys held the manor of Brent Illegh for life. 20 Jul 1432, she was given license from the King for 1 mark paid in the hanaper to demise 1/3 of the manors of Great Snoring and Shelton co Norfolk. 10 Jul 1432 she received the King’s permission to marry to whom ever she wished “of the King’s allegiance”. Margaret remarried to Robert Allington, son of William Allington and Joan de Burgh and died in 1479.

Father: William SHELTON

Mother: Catherine BARRET

Married: Margaret BREWES (b. 1412 - d. 1479) (dau. of Robert De Brewes and Ela Stapleton)

Children:

1. Ralph SHELTON (Sir)


Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Born: 1430

Died: 16 Jul 1497, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Margaret BREWES

Married 1: Joan ? (d. 1471)

Children:

1. Margaret SHELTON

2. Elizabeth SHELTON

Married 2: Margaret CLERE (dau. of Robert Clere and Elizabeth Uvedale)

Children:

3. Alice SHELTON

4. John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

5. Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

6. Elizabeth SHELTON

7. Richard SHELTON


Elizabeth SHELTON

Died: 1523

Notes: The Visitation lists Elizabeth Shelton, daughter by Ralph’s first wife Joan as the one mentioned by Walter Lehart, Bishop of Norwich and the wife of Sir Richard Fitz-Lewes and other Elizabeth as daughter by second wife Margaret, with no information on birth, death or marriage. Sir Richard Fitz-Lewes was probably born about 1446 and on his succession initially resided at Bardwell, Suffolk, doubtless in straightened circumstances. Some of the Essex manors, including West Horndon, were, however, restored to him in 1480, but he later gained greater favour as a loyal supporter of Henry VII. He was knighted after the Battle of Stoke, 9 Jun 1487; and was made Banneret at the Battle of Blackheath in 1497. He is also recorded as Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire in 1493. He married four times and had a good number of children. His first wife, whom he married before 1466, was Alice, daughter of John Harleston of Shimpling, Norfolk. His second wife's descent is unknown, though is has been conjectured that her name was Maud. The fact that she is shown in ordinary dress suggests that she came from a family of modest social standing. Sir Richard's third wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Ralph Shelton; she died in 1523 and was buried at Dagenham. Sir Richard was survived by his last wife, Joan Hornby of Lincolnshire, who subsequentky married Sir John Norton of Faversham, Kent. She is commemorated by a tomb at Faversham, but in her will, dated 1535, asked to be buried at at West Horndon, her second husband having opted to be buried at Milton with his first wife. Sir Richard died in 1528, at the great age of about 82, having survived all his brothers and even his own sons.  His heir was his grand-daughter by his eldest son John Fitzlewes, Ellen, wife of John Mordaunt. Thus, despite the fecundity of Sir Richard's wives, the name of FitzLewis died with him. Perhaps this was why he chose to be commemorated by such a splendid brass celebrating in heraldry the Fitzlewis name. The Fitzlewes brass at Ingrave Church is one of the many figure brasses of Essex listed and illustrated in the newly published "The Monumental Brasses of Essex" by William Lack, Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore. For further details click here.

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Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CLERE

Married: Richard FITZLEWIS of Degenham (Sir)


Alice SHELTON

Born: ABT 1467, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Buried: 6 Oct 1546, Heveningham, Suffolk, England

Notes: received a legacy from her grandmother Elizabeth Clere in 1492.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CLERE

Married: John HEVENINGHAM (Sir) (d. 5 Aug 1536) (son of Thomas Heveningham, Esq., and Anne Yarde)

Children:

1. Anthony HEVENINGHAM of Ketteringham (Sir Knight) (b. 1507 - d. 22 Nov 1557) (m.1 Catherine Calthorpe - m.2 Mary Shelton)

2. Edward HEVENINGHAM

3. John HEVENINGHAM

4. Francis HEVENINGHAM

5. Erasmus HEVENINGHAM

6. Eleanor HEVENINGHAM (m. Sir Richard Colville)


Richard SHELTON

Notes: Third son, a clerk who was Master of Metingham College and still living in 1538 when he was mentioned in the will of his brother Ralph Shelton of BromeCopinger says that Mettingham Castle was converted to a college and the arms of Richard Shelton, one of the last master of the college with several matches of his family ornament the walls of the Keep which was the residence of the master. In 1492, he was named in the will of his maternal grandmother Elizabeth ClereRichard held the manor of Peter’s Hall in Bunwell. 27 Nov 1505, King Henry VII issued a writ from Westminster issuing a pardon to Sir John Tate, John Shelton, Richard Shelton and 300 others of all offenses in regulating trade. He was probably the Richard Shelton who presented the rector at the church at Redenhall in 1518. Blomefield noted that Richard had such skill in water works that in 1528, his advice was used in cutting Yarmouth Haven.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CLERE


Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Buried: 25 Oct 1538, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Notes: second son, mentioned in his father’s will in 1497. 30 Sep 1483 he presented to the church in Scole - apparently before he was knighted (Blomefield v1 p133-135). Bedingfield's Pedigree lists this Ralph as Sir Ralph Shelton whose daughter Alice married Sir Edmund Bedingfield. His will was dated 21 Oct 1538 and proved 18 Jun 1539 and he asked to be buried in the church at Brome before the image of St George at the south end of the high altar, left bequests to a number of Norfolk churches, bequests toward the marriages of his daughter Dorothy Shelton and his wife’s daughter Margaret Jenny. He left the majority of his estate to his wife Mary and son Ralph and named his wife and his brother Richard to be his executors. Ralph was buried in the church at Brome as he had requested. Mary’s will was dated 26 Aug 1540 and proved 12 Feb 1542 where she asked to be buried in the church of St Michael in Brome and left bequests to her daughter Dorothy Shelton, daughter Margaret Jenny, son Edward Jenny and name her son Ralph Shelton and John Goss as her executors. She was buried at Brome 3 Sep 1540 and her IPM held 25 Apr 1541.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CLERE

Married: Mary BROME (d. 29 Aug 1540) (dau. and co-heir of Robert Brome of Brome and Olivia ?) (w. of John Jenny, Esq.) 1507

Children:

¿1. Alice SHELTON?

2. Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

3. Mary SHELTON

4. Anne SHELTON

5. Dorothy SHELTON

6. Richard SHELTON


Dorothy SHELTON

Notes: Named in the will of her father in 1539 and her mother in 1540.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Mary BROME

Married: Francis SHARDELOWE 16 Jun 1545, St Peter’s Mancroft, Norwich


Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Died: 31 Oct 1592

Notes: mentioned in his father’s will in 1538 and was executor of his mother’s will in 1542.  Blomefield says that his will is dated in 1592 His will was dated 31 Oct 1592 and proved 25 Nov 1592 in Norwich where he is listed as Ralph Shelton, Brome, Esq (NRS). In it he mentions his wife Cecily, daughter Thomazine Uvedale, daughter Grace Thurton, daughter Mary Cooke and grandchild Cecily Shelton. John Thurton, his son-in-law was named his executor. Cecily’s will was dated 10 Apr 1610 and proven 29 Mar 1612. She asked to be buried in church in Brome and left legacies to the poor of Brome as well as her son John Pickerell, Anne Pickerell her daughter-in-law (this Anne was a daughter of Christopher Layer who was the widow of Edward Shelton, son of Ralph Shelton and Prudence Calthorpe before marrying Pickerell), daughter Mary Cooke, wife of William Cooke, god-daughter Cecily Shelton (daughter of Edward Shelton and Anne Layer), to her Cooke grandchildren, Blennerhasset grandchildren, her sister Elizabeth Mickelfield and others, naming her son John Pickerell as her executor.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Mary BROME

Married 1: Prudence CALTHORPE

Children:

1. Richard SHELTON (chr. 2 Nov 1545)

2. Thomasine SHELTON

3. Grace SHELTON

4. Edward SHELTON

5. Richard SHELTON (chr. 7 Mar 1555)

6. John SHELTON of Horning

7. Frances SHELTON

Married 2: Cecily STEWART (dau. of Augustine Steward, Alderman of Norwich, and Elizabeth Rede) (m.2 John Pickerell of Cringleford)

Children:

8. Ralph SHELTON (chr. 14 Sep 1567 - bur. 25 Oct 1573)

9. Mary SHELTON


Mary SHELTON

Christened: 1 Jan 1568/9, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Notes: Mary and her sister Grace were granted administration of the estate of their unmarried sister Frances Shelton in 1593. Mary was left legacies by her mother in her will in 1610.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Cecily STEWART

Married: William COOKE of Lynstead (son and heir of Nicholas Cooke and Lettice Lee) 5 Oct 1592


John SHELTON of Horning

Christened: 12 Apr 1557, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Died: 3 Apr 1588

Buried: St. Martin at Palace, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Notes: burial record says he was the servant of Mr Hassett. At the site of his tomb, on a brass plate in the nave having the arms of Shelton: “Here resteth in Hope of the general Resurrection, the Body of John Shelton, the second sonne of Ralph Shelton of Brome in Norfolk, Esquier, who left the mortal life the 3rd of Apr. Ao 1588 and in the 33rd year of his Age. For faithful Friendship to his Friend; for meekness to the Meane; For modesty among the Rest; renowned he may remayne; his life he led in Godliness; devoyde of every Blame; And in his last Extremitie has Died declared the same ".

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Prudence CALTHORPE


Thomasine SHELTON

Born: ABT 1548

Died: 8 Mar 1617

Buried: Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk, England

Notes: Her baptism is not found at Brome, but she appears to have been the eldest daughter. Thomasine is mentioned in the will of her brother Edward in 1589. Mentioned in the will of Cecily Pickerell as her daughter Thomazine Uvedale. Buried with her husband.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Prudence CALTHORPE

Married 1: Thomas UVEDALE

Married 2: Charles CROFT of Ixworth Thorpe (Esq.) (d. 11 Feb 1616) (son and heir of Thomas Crofts of Bardwell and Margaret Coppledike) 5 Jun 1599


Grace SHELTON

Christened: 2 Aug 1554, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Died: 12 Dec 1606

Notes: named in the will of her father in 1592 and her husband was named as his executor. 3 Sep 1589, Grace and her sister Mary were granted administration of the effects of their deceased sister Frances.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Prudence CALTHORPE

Married: John THURTON of Brome 29 Apr 1582 Brome, Wiltshire, England

Children:

1. Maud THURSTON (b. 17 Nov 1584 - bur. 27 Mar 1624) (m. Christoper Calthorpe of Blakeney, Esq.)


Frances SHELTON

Christened: BEF 18 Oct 1562, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Notes: baptized at Brome less than a week before the burial of her mother. She was buried at Ditchingham 8 May 1589, with administration of her effects given 3 Sep 1589 to her sisters Grace and Mary.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Prudence CALTHORPE


Edward SHELTON

Born: ABT 1560, Brome, Wiltshire, England

Buried: 11 Apr 1589, St John’s Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Notes: 10 Mar 1570 he witnessed a deed between his father Ralph and Robert Bedingfield and Edward Everard. He married Anne, niece of Cecily 2nd wife of Ralph Shelton. Edward suffered an untimely death and his will was dated 8 Apr 1589 and proven 5 Jun 1589. He was buried 11 Apr 1589 as "Edwardus Shelton, generosus, obiit ac sepultus in Ecclesia nostra". His will has the appearance of being hastily made and he mentions his wife Anne, his daughter Cecily and his sisters Thomasine, Grace, Frances and Mary. His father Ralph Shelton and father-in-law Christopher Layer served as executors along with his wife. She married secondly 29 Dec 1591 to John Pickerell who died 6 Apr 1627 at the age of 75. Anne died 21 April 1628 at the age of 61.  

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Esq.)

Mother: Prudence CALTHORPE

Married: Anne LAYER ( third dau. of Christopher Layer of Booton and Norwich, Esq., and Barbara Steward) 29 Jul 1588, St. John’s Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Cecily SHELTON

Cecily SHELTON

Born: BEF 2 Apr 1589, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Died: 28 Jan 1619

Notes: received a legacy in the will of her grandfather, Ralph Shelton in 1592 and from her grandmother Cecily in 1610 who left her a silver caster. Cecily died  and was buried at the church in Intwood in the chancel, with this brass: "Here resteth the Body of Cecily Hirst, wife of William Hirst, Gent, Dr and Heir of Edward Shelton of Brome in the County of Norfolk, who died 28 Jan 1619".

Father: Edward SHELTON

Mother: Anne LAYER

Married: William HIRST of Intwood

Children:

1. Anne HIRST

2. John HIRST

3. William HIRST


John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1472, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 21 Dec 1539, England

Buried: Shelton Chancel, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CLERE

Married: Anne BOLEYN ABT 1497

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sir)

2. Ralph SHELTON of Depeham (Sir)

3. Elizabeth SHELTON

4. Anne SHELTON

5. Gabriella SHELTON

6. Emma SHELTON

7. Mary SHELTON

8. Thomas SHELTON

9. Margaret SHELTON

10. Amy SHELTON


Elizabeth SHELTON

Born: AFT 1505

Died: AFT 1561

Notes: She received gifts from Mary Tudor who for a time lived in the Shelton household. The dates of the gifts are: Jan 1536-7, Jan 1540, Jan 1543-4. NRS from Madden's Privy Purse expenditures of the Princess Mary.  She has a legacy from her mother's will of 19 Dec 1555 which was proved 8 Jan 1556 but she did without issue and there is no mention of a marriage. (Blomefield v5 "Shelton" Calendar of Patent Rolls Eliz ii p 327). Sir James Boleyn, her uncle and Queen Elizabeth's great uncle, bequeathed her 40 pounds (Patent Rolls Eliz ii p 327). She apparently had fallen on hard times, for Sir James, in his will, asked the Queen "to give unto his neice Elizabeth Shelton, having at his daie nothing certain wherewith to comforte or releve her self, the fower hundred pounds woing to me by Her Grace, she to extend her mercie and goodness unto that poor gentlewoman, now utterly destitute". The Queen must have heeded his request, for Elizabeth Shelton received a gift from Queen Elizabeth for monetary annuities 23 Dec 1561.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Anne SHELTON

Born: AFT 1505, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 17 Sep 1563

Notes: buried by her second husband, though in the burial records named Dame Anna Knevet, 13 Dec 1563. Her will is also under the name of Dame Anne Knyvet (that title being superior to that of her second husband) and she mentions her brother Thomas Shelton, sister Amye, sons Edmund, Henry, Anthony Knyvett, god daughter Anne Coote, Richard Coote, god daughter Anne Woodward and others.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married 1: Edmund KNYVETT (Sir Knight)  ABT 1527, Buckenham Castle, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

2. Edmund KNYVETT

3. Henry KNYVETT

4. Anthony KNYVETT

Married 2: Christopher COOTE of Blonorton (Esq.) (son of Richard Coote) (w. of Elizabeth Witchingham)

Children:

5. Richard COOTE


Gabriella SHELTON

Born: AFT 1505

Buried: 15 Oct 1558, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: Nun at Barking Abbey. Has a legacy from her mother's will of 19 Dec 1955 which was proved 8 Jan 1556 but she did without issue and there is no mention of a marriage. She was left a legacy by her brother in law Sir Edmund Knevett who says in his will dated 18 Apr 1550, that Gabriell Shelton shall have during her life meat, drink and lodging or 6 pounds a year. (Blomefield v5 "Shelton" Calendar of Patent Rolls Eliz ii p 327)

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Emma SHELTON

Born: AFT 1505

Died: AFT 1556

Notes: has a legacy from her mother's will of 19 Dec 1955 which was proved 8 Jan 1556 but she died without issue and there is no mention of a marriage.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Mary SHELTON

Born: 1512, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 8 Jan 1570/1

Buried: Heveningham, Suffolk, England

Notes: 1st cousin and one of the attendants of Queen Anne Boleyn. She was first betrothed to Thomas Clere who was a great favorite of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. After Clere’s untimely death, the Earl continued to look after Mary. Married her 1st cousin, Sir Anthony Heveningham, who was knighted 22 Feb 1546 and made a Banneret by King Henry VIII, and in 1557, held the manor of Westbarrow-Hall, of the honour of Ralegh, and Totham Parva, and Goldhanger in Essex. 15 Feb 1554, both Anthony and Mary presented to the church at Little Breccles. Anthony’s will was dated 18 Nov 1557 and proved 1 Jun 1558 and he died 22 Nov 1557.  In his will he left legacies to his wife Mary who was his sole executrix, sons Henry, Arthur and John, daughters Mary, Anne, Jane, Abigail, Bridget, and Elizabeth. Mary re married Phillip Appleyard, a younger son of Roger Appleyard and Elizabeth, daughter of John Scott of Surrey. Phillip Appleyard was probably the same man who witnessed her first husband’s will.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married 1: Thomas CLERE

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Married 2: Anthony HEVENINGHAM of Ketteringham (Sir Knight) (b. 1507 - d. 22 Nov 1557) (son of Sir John Heveningham and Alice Shelton) (w. of Catherine Calthorpe) 1535 / AFT 7 Feb 1545, Heveningham, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Arthur HEVENINGHAM (Sir) (m. Mary Henschel)

2. John HEVENINGHAM

3. Abigail HEVENINGHAM

4. Bridget HEVENINGHAM

5. Elizabeth HEUENINGHAM

6. Mary HEVENINGHAM

7. Anne HEVENINGHAM

Married 3: Phillip APPLEYARD AFT 1557


Margaret SHELTON

Born: AFT 1500, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF 11 Sep 1583

Notes: Kathryn M Brown, p 26, says she was called "Pretty Madge" and "Cousin Madge". She was an attendant at Court of Queen Anne Boleyn and was commanded by her to distract the attentions of Henry when he was making love to Jane Seymour. Madge is said to have been Henry VIII’s mistress for about six months. At the time of Anne’s arrest, Madge was engaged to Henry Norris, a widower, and being courted by Francis Weston, who was already married. Both men were arrested and executed in connection with Anne’s alleged adultery. 19 May 1536, Some accounts say Madge attended Queen Anne Boleyn on the scaffold. After Anne Boleyn’s death, Margaret married Thomas Wodehouse. Thomas was standard bearer in the Battle of Musselborough 10 Sep 1547 and was killed in the battle. He was knighted posthumously and his wife was given the title Lady Wodehouse. Thomas was buried at Kimberley with this inscription: "This Thomas ne’re was knight, but yet was one That deserved to be and had been, if not slain. In noble service against the Scots, where he was standard bearer, whom to gratify, the King his widow gave, the special Grace, of Lady-Hood, in Title and in Place. The Shelton’s Coat, both fair and ancient was, In Azure field is set, a Golden Cross". Margaret had a number of children by Thomas and they are the ancestors of the Earls of Kimberley.  Their son Sir Roger was greatly favored by his relative Queen Elizabeth I who at one time visited Kimberley. Kimberley Schutte, in her biography of Lady Margaret Douglas, describes Madge Shelton as a "pretty girl with dimples . . . very gentle in countenance" and "soft of speech", but she also seems to think Margaret and her sister Mary were the same person and identifies Madge as the "handsome young lady at court" who may have been the king's mistress in 1534. In 'The Mistresses of Henry VIII', Kelly Hart identifies Madge as Mary Shelton but it makes more sense to me that Margaret was Henry's mistress during Anne Boleyn's tenure as Queen. She was older, for one thing. 

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married: Thomas WODEHOUSE of Kimberley (d. 10 Sep 1547, Battle of Musselbrough, Midlothian, Scotland) (son of Sir Roger Wodehouse of Kimberley and Elizabeth Ratcliffe)

Children:

1. Roger WODEHOUSE (Sir)

2. Henry WODEHOUSE (b. 3 Jan 1546)

3. Richard WODEHOUSE (d. 4 Apr 1588) (m. Mary Frances Corbett)

4. John WODEHOUSE (b.c.1543)

5. Anne WODEHOUSE

6. Elizabeth WODEHOUSE

7. Mary WODEHOUSE


Amy SHELTON

Born: AFT 1505

Died: Nov 1579

Notes: Listed as a daughter of Sir John Shelton and Anne Boleyn by the NRS. She received gifts from Mary Tudor who for a time lived in the Shelton household. The dates of the gifts are: Jul 1538, Jan 1543-4. She apparently was one Queen Elizabeth's gentlewoman for the Patent Rolls have an entry 24 Jan 1565 where the Queen grants an annuity of 30 pounds for her service and in the writ she is specified as one of the Queen's gentlewoman. Her will was date 20 Apr 1566 and proved 6 Nov 1579. In it she leaves her goods to her brother Thomas who was her executor.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Ralph SHELTON of Depeham (Sir)

Born: AFT 1509

Died: 26 Sep 1561

Buried: Depeham, Norfolk, England

Notes: second son. Kathryn M Brown, p 26, says he was granted all land and appurtenances of John Amerye and of the Monastery of Bordsley in Worcestershire. Ralph and his uncle William, receiver for the King, had large grants in Worcestershire and Warwickshire in 1539 to 1547. Received legacies in his mother’s will in 1556. 15 Sep 1561, Queen Elizabeth I awarded a lengthy grant to Sir Ralph Shelton of Deopham , co Norfolk for his service. 11 Jul 1564, Ralph was given commission of sewers for the county of Norfolk along with Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich; Sir Thomas Wodehouse and Sir Edward Warners.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married: Amy WODEHOUSE (dau. of Sir Roger Wodehouse and Elizabeth Ratcliffe)

Children:

1. Ralph SHELTON

2. Anne SHELTON

3. William SHELTON


Anne SHELTON

Born: 1531

Buried: 28 May 1571, Morley St. Peter 

Notes: 1 Aug 1564 Martin Sedley, a minor, received license to marry Anne Shelton of Deopham. The baptisms of their children are found at Morley St Peter in Norwich as are the tombs of Martin Sedley and Anne. Martin’s will was dated 12 May 1608 and proven 5 Mar 1609 and he is buried at the same church with this inscription: “Martine Sedley, Esquier, descended from the Worshipful and antiente Famelye of the Sedlyes of South Fleete in Kent and of Elizabeth, daughter and heyre of tho. Mounteney of Mountnessing in Essex, Esq had to his first wife Anne, descended of the antiente and worshipfull Famelye of the Sheltons of Shelton by whom he had issue Edmonde who died without issue; Sir Ralphe, Knt, and Amy who married to John Smythe, Esquier; and surviving the said Anne, he toke to his wife wife Abigail descended of the Worshipfull and antiente familye of the Knyvettes of Ashwell Thorp, and had issue by her-Martine, who married Bridget, the daughter of Sir John Pettus of Norwich, Knt; Robert and Abigaile who died without issue; Meriel who married to Brampton Gordon of Assington in Suffolk, Esquier and at his age of 78 in the year of grace 1609, happelye exchanged this Transitory for an Eternal Lyfe. In memorie of whom the said Abigail his sorrowfull wiffe as Testimony of her Love and Pyetye,  hath erected this Monumente.  

Father: Ralph SHELTON of Depeham (Sir)

Mother: Amy WODEHOUSE

Married: Martin SEDLEY (Sir Knight) (b. 1531 - d. BEF 10 Feb 1609/10) (son of Martin Sedley and Elizabeth, dau. of John Mounteney Gen.) (m.2 Abigail Knyvett)

Children:

1. Edmund SEDLEY

2. Ralph SEDLEY (Sir Knight)

3. Amy SEDLEY


Thomas SHELTON

Born: ABT 1520, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: mentioned in the will of his mother in 1556, in 1563 in the will of his sister Anne Knyvett and in that of his sister Amy 1566 of whose will he was named executor. He was apparently still living when he proved her will 6 Nov 1579. The Norfolk sources do not have a wife or any information on the death of this Thomas. Thomas Shelton had a cousin Eramus Heveningham, who settled in Staffordshire, apparently Thomas Shelton may have migrated with him. 

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married: Anne APPLEYARD

Children:

1. Elizabeth SHELTON

2. Henry SHELTON

3. John SHELTON

4. Frances SHELTON

5. William SHELTON


Elizabeth SHELTON

Father: Thomas SHELTON

Mother: Anne APPLEYARD

Married: Richard COOTE


Henry SHELTON

Notes: possibly the son of Thomas Shelton, lived in Birmingham, co Warwicks, England. His wife was a sister of William Symonds, sergeant-at-law and a Judge of South Wales.

Father: Thomas SHELTON

Mother: Anne APPLEYARD

Married: Eleanor SIMONDS

Children:

1. John SHELTON


John SHELTON

Died: 1626

Notes: a mercer of Birmingham and was appointed by Edward VI as one of the trustees of the grammar School. He bought the advowson of Sutton Rectory in 1586.

Father: Henry SHELTON

Mother: Eleanor SIMONDS

Married: Barbara STANLEY

Children:

1. Robert SHELTON

2. Richard SHELTON (Sir)

3. Frances SHELTON

4. Anne SHELTON

5. Alice SHELTON


Frances SHELTON

Notes: mentioned in the will of her brother Robert in 1642 and of her brother Richard, also in 1642 as Frances Lowe. The name of her husband has not been determined.  

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Barbara STANLEY

Married: Son LOWE


Anne SHELTON

Died: BEF 1642

Notes: mentioned in the will of her brother Richard dated 26 1642 where he asked his executors to pay the legacies bequeathed by the will of his sister Anne Shelton. This indicates she reached adulthood though seems to have been unmarried.

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Barbara STANLEY


Alice SHELTON

Notes: mentioned in the will of her brother Robert and of her brother Richard, both dated in 1642 as their sister Alice Lowe of West Bromwich. The name of her husband has not been determined.

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Barbara STANLEY

Married: Son LOWE


Richard SHELTON (Sir)

Buried: 7 Dec 1647, West Bromwich

Notes: second son. Often called Sir Richard Shelton of Rowley Regis, from the manor of that name in Warwickshire. Richard studied law at the Inner Temple and was employed by the Duke of Buckingham to handle his private affairs. He was appointed by King Charles I as Solicitor General Oct 1625 and was knighted by the King at Hampton Court 31 Oct 1625. Sir Richard was elected to Parliament for Bridgnorth 17 Jan 17 Jan 1625/6 and for Guildford 3 Feb, but in the commons his lack of debating skills and general incompetence made him easy prey for the opposition. 6 Mar 1627/8 he was re-elected to Parliament for Bridgnorth and in 1628 was appointed treasurer of the Inner Temple. In Oct 1634 being according to Clarendon “an old, illiterate, useless person”, he was forced to resign as Solicitor General and was succeeded by Sir Edward Littleton. Richard retired to his manor at West Bromwich which he had acquired from his cousin William Stanley in 1626 and lived there peacefully during the Civil War. Richard was mentioned in the will of his brother Robert 23 May 1642. 23 Jul 1642 Lettice died and was buried at West Bromwich. Sir Richard Shelton of West Bromwich, co Staffs, made his will 26 Jul 1642 where he asked to be buried in the church in West Bromwich near his recently deceased wife. He mentions William Boothe of Middle Temple, Humphrey Lowe of Oaksmoore co Salop (possibly married to his sister Alice), Thomas Pearson of Clement’s Inn, niece Folliot and her husband and children, nephews Richard and Henry Lowe, unmarried daughter of his brother “Roger” (Robert) Shelton, sister Shelton. He named as his right heir Alice Lowe who received lordship of West Bromwich. Executors were Humphrey Lowe and Thomas Boothe, who proved his will 10 May 1648. Richard and Lettice had no children that survived them.

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Barbara STANLEY

Married: Lettice FISHER (dau. of Sir Robert Fisher of Packington)


Robert SHELTON

Notes: recovered the advowson of Sutton in 1626. Robert made his will 23 May 1642 and it was proven 7 Jul 1642. He mentions his wife Mary, eldest son John, and left money for the marriages of his daughters Sarah, Phebe, Lettice, and Grace. He left his tenements in Sutton Coldfield to his son Thomas and directed his son John to receive the rents until Thomas came of age, the funds to be used for Thomas’s schooling. He also mentions his lands in Birmingham and in Greete in Worcestershire. Mentions his brother Sir Richard Shelton, son Thomas Willoughby and Elizabeth his wife, his sisters Frances Lowe and Alice Lowe.  He named as his executor “my cousin Francis Robert’s son John”.  

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: Barbara STANLEY

Married: Mary TEMPLE (dau. of Edmund Temple of Temple Hall)

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sheriff of Staffordshire)  (m.1 Mary Knightley - m.2 Elizabeth Holland)

2. Thomas SHELTON

3. Lettice SHELTON

4. Grace SHELTON

5. Phebe SHELTON

6. Sarah SHELTON


John SHELTON (Sir)

Born: ABT 1509, Shelton, Norfork, England

Died: 15 Nov 1558, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Buried: Shelton, Norfolk, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne BOLEYN

Married: Margaret PARKER

Children:

1. Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

2. Anne SHELTON

3. Alice SHELTON

4. Mary SHELTON

5. Thomas SHELTON


Anne SHELTON

Born: ABT 1535

Died: 12 Aug 1588

Notes: Eldest daughter. Will dated 8 Apr and proven 2 Oct 1588. Named in her father’s will 1558 as his “daughter Godsalve”. The Visitation also says that William married secondly to Elizabeth daughter of Richard Townshend of Rainham by Catherine daughter of Sir Humphrey Brown. In Anne’s father’s will there is a curious note “to daughter Godsalve ₤200, if she marry some gentleman by her own consent with the advice of her friends” which suggests that her husband died by this time so there would seem to be some conflict in the fact that he married again after her death in 1588. Another unresolved conflict is that Blomefield notes that 31 May 1561 Mr Ralph Shelton paid 5 pounds to be given in alms for William Godsalve, Esq who died very suddenly in Whitsun week. The Harleian Society has her married to a second husband named Grey.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret PARKER

Married: Thomas GODSALVE of Bokenham Ferry (Esq.) (son of Sir John Godsalve and Elizabeth Widmerpole) 20 Feb 1556/7


Alice SHELTON

Born: ABT 1540

Died: 4 Oct 1605

Notes: Second daughter. The Visitation says that she died without issue but Burke’s Peerage said that she had a son Richard. Burke’s also incorrectly says her name was Anne and the Visitation of Essex (Harleian Society Publications, Vol 13-14 p 255) lists no children by her. Richard Joscelyn married secondly to Anne, daughter of Thomas Lucas of Bury St Edmund by Mary daughter of Sir Thomas Jermyn.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret PARKER

Married: Richard JOSCELYN of Rooding (m.2 Anne Lucas)


Mary SHELTON

Born: ABT 1550

Died: 16 Aug 1603

Buried: Holme Lacy, Hereford, England

Notes: Third daughter. She was at court as a chamberer to Queen Elizabeth from 1 Jan 1571, and remained in the Queen’s service until her death. She was one of only six women who were appointed to the Privy chamber. When her close friend, Dorothy Stafford, was ill, it was Mary who was the Queen's sleeping companion. Mary Shelton weds Sir James Scudamore of Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, a gentleman usher, without the Queen’s consent. In a letter from Eleanor Brydges to the Earl of Rutland it was written that "no one ever bought her husband more dearly", speaking of an incident when the Queen reportedly broke Mary’s finger by hitting her with a hairbrush. The Queen, in a passion at the discovery of what had taken place, "telt liberall bothe with bloes and yevel words". But after that, Elizabeth not only sanctioned the marriage, but appointed the new Mrs. Scudamore as gentlewoman of the bedchamber. Mary had hundred of gowns under her charge, and kept careful inventory of them all. Mary continued as a chamberer and became quite influential at court as well as being a favorite with the Queen. Royal gifts included £400 in 1591 and £300 in 1594.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret PARKER

Married: James SCUDAMORE of Holme Lacy (d. 15 Apr 1623) (son of William Scudamore, Esq., and Ursula Pakington) (w. of Eleanor Croft) BEF Jan 1574

Children:

1. James SCUDAMORE

2. Son SCUDAMORE


Thomas SHELTON

Born: 19 May 1558

Died: 25 Dec 1595, Tower of London, Middlesex, England

Notes: a Gentleman Porter at the Tower of London and Dec 1589 had a discharge of two subsidies granted to him. He died at the Tower 25 Dec 1595 and was buried 27 Dec. Thomas’s will was dated 25 May 1594 where he left his goods to Thomas Catcher, woolen draper of London, in payment of a debt that he owed him. Thomas asked that he would be buried “without any pompe” and his will was proven 2 Aug 1596. He appears to have not married and left no children.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret PARKER

Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Born: BEF 1530 / 1535

Died: 1580

Notes: eldest son and heir. At his father’s death, he had livery of his inheritance including Shelton, Snoring, Carrow and others and 8 Jun 1559 he was given license to take possession. He was High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1570. During his term as High Sheriff, he developed a close relationship with John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich. The Bishop held Ralph in great esteem as seen in a series of letters published in the Norfolk Record Society and Ralph proved to be a great ally during the prosecution of George Thimelthorpe, one of the county officers accused of corruption. Sometime after 1558, Ralph sold the Suffolk manor of Mildren which had been in his family since 1480 to Robert Thorpe. 31 May 1561, he paid 5 pounds in alms for William Godsalve, Esq., who had died very suddenly. 8 May 1566, he was made commissioner of the sewers with several other Norfolk notables. In 1573, he presented William Mann as the rector of Hardwick church and in 1576 presented Reginald Nuthall as rector to the same church. He was knighted at Norwich by Queen Elizabeth 22 Aug 1578 along with Thomas Knevett, Edward Clere, Roger Wodehouse, Henry Wodehouse. 19 Jun 1573, Ralph was made a justice of the peace for Norfolk and appointed again 23 Jun 1574. 20 Mar 1574 Ralph was commissioned with Edward Flowerdew and Roger Wodehouse to inquire into the death of Edward Cusshin and 17 Sep of the same year, served in the same capacity upon the death of Stephen Burrell. Ralph married 13 Sep 1551 Mary, daughter of Sir William Wodehouse of Waxham. In the Shelton family church at the manor, there are ten panels on the left side of the altar, which record the marriage of Mary Wodehouse and Ralph Shelton, as well as the birth of their children Margaret, Thomas, John, Ralphe, and Edward. She was buried at Shelton 6 Jul 1558. He married secondly 16 Oct 1570 at Shelton to Anne, daughter of Thomas Barrow, Esq of Barningham co Suffolk by Mary daughter and coheir of Henry Bures at Acton co Suffolk. Sir Ralph died 3 Oct 1580 and was buried at Shelton on the north side of the altar 6 Oct 1580. His IPM was held 25 Apr 1582 and another 28 Apr 1584 where he was found to hold Carrow in Norwich which he had prior to his death settled on Thomas Barrow with remainder to Anne and his children by her, as well as being seized of Shelton, Snoring Magna, Barettes and Thirsford. His widow Anne, married after 9 Jun 1585 as her second husband Sir Charles Cornwallis and they jointly held Carrow Abbey. In 1589 she presented to the church of St Julian’s in Norwich. Sir Charles Cornwallis had a distinguished career including serving as Ambassador to Spain and treasurer and died at Harborne co Suffolk 21 Dec 1629.

Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Margaret PARKER

Married 1: Mary WODEHOUSE (dau. of Sir William Wodehouse of Waxham and Elizabeth Calthorpe) 15 Sep 1551, Shelton Manor

Children:

1. Alice SHELTON

2. Margaret SHELTON

3. Thomas SHELTON (Sir)

4. John SHELTON (Sir)

5. Ralph SHELTON (Sir Knight)

6. Edward SHELTON (bur. 4 Jan 1563)

7. Etheldreda (Audrey) SHELTON

Married 2: Anne BARROW (b. 1530) (dau. of Thomas Barrow of Barningham, Esq., and Mary Bures) (m.2 Sir Charles Cornwallis) 16 Oct 1570

Children:

8. Ralph SHELTON

9. Anne SHELTON (b. 25 Jul 1573 - bur. 15 Jul 1574)

10. Richard SHELTON (b. 1575)

11. William SHELTON

12. Henry SHELTON

13. Barbara SHELTON

14. Maurice SHELTON

15. Mary SHELTON

16. Margaret SHELTON


Alice SHELTON

Born: ABT 1551

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married 1: Thomas WALLER

Married 2: William WROOL

Married 3: Tobias WILKINSON

Margaret SHELTON

Born: 24 Dec 1556, England

Died: 29 May 1580

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married: Anthony SOUTHWELL ABT 1576

Children:

1. Robert SOUTHWELL of Kinsdale (Vice-Admiral)


Etheldreda (Audrey) SHELTON

Born: ABT 1561 / 10 Jun 1568

Buried: 24 Apr 1631, Chislehurst, Kent, England

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married: Thomas WALSINGHAM of Scadbury (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Mary WALSINGHAM

2. Thomas WALSINGHAM


Barbara SHELTON

Christened: 30 Nov 1578, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Buried: Westhorpe, Suffolk, England

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne BARROW

Married: George Le HUNTE of Little Bradley (Sir) (d. 18 Jan 1640/1) (son and heir of John Hunte and Jane Colte) 27 Nov 1597

Children:

1. Son Le HUNTE

2. Son Le HUNTE

3. Dau. Le HUNTE

4. Dau. Le HUNTE

5. Dau. Le HUNTE


Mary SHELTON

Christened: 26 Jan 1580/1

Died: 31 Jul 1615

Buried: Westhorpe

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne BARROW

Married: Edmund DAUNDY of Cretingham (son and heir of Thomas Daundy of Combes and Martha Poley) AFT 30 Jan 1609, St Margaret’s, Westminster

Children:

1. Son DAUNDY

2. Dau. DAUNDY


Henry SHELTON

Born: 1 Nov 1576/7,Shelton, Norfolk, England

Died: 14 Oct 1635, Barningham, Norfolk, England

Buried: 14 Oct 1635, Shelton, Norfolk, England

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne BARROW

Married: Elizabeth JERMYN (dau. of Thomas Jermyn of Debden) 7 Apr 1619, Shelton, Norfolk, England


Thomas SHELTON (Sir)

Born: 6 Apr 1558

Died: 1595

Buried: Tower of London,,London,St Peters Church

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married: Elizabeth FLOWERDEW (d. 1608) (dau. of Sir Edward Flowerdew) (m.2 Sir Henry Clere)


John SHELTON (Sir)

Born: 21 Dec 1559

Died: BEF 1606

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married 1: Joan MAULEVERER (dau. of Sir John Mauleverer and Elizabeth Markenfield)

Married 2: Elizabeth CROMWELL 1597


William SHELTON

Christened: 11 Feb 1574

Died: 12 Dec 1593

Notes: Some sources says he was named in his father’s IPM in 1582 but died at Shelton 12 Dec 1583.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Anne BARROW

Married: Martha EMORY (dau. of Thomas Emory)

Children:

1. William SHELTON


William SHELTON

Born: 1594, Southgate, Kent, England

Father: William SHELTON

Mother: Martha EMORY

Married: Isabella SUHAN (b. 1596 - d. 1625) 1619

Children: 

1. John SHELTON (b. 1620) (m. Margaret Wyatt)

2. Stephen SHELTON (b. ABT 1622)

3. John SHELTON (b. ABT 1624)

4. George SHELTON (b. ABT 1626)

5. Thomas SHELTON (b. ABT 1628)

6. William SHELTON (b. ABT 1630)

7. Elizabeth SHELTON (b. ABT 1632)


Ralph SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Born: 11 Jan 1559/60

Died: 22 Jul 1628, Battle of Isle of Rhe, Spain

Notes: knighted at Theobald's, Warwickshire, England in 1607. According to records in the British Museum, he was Minister to Spain, Secretary to the Prince of Wales and one of the entourage of the Earl of Carlisle on the trip to France in 1612 to arrange for the marriage of Charles I with the sister of the French King. It was this Sir Ralph who held the Norfolk and Sufolk estates in 1606 (succeeding his brother John) prior to the sale of Shelton. In an account of his marriage to Jane West he is given as Ralph Sheldon, Esquire of Beoley, Worcestershire. Sir Ralph was a member of the Second and Third London Companies. In all the Colonial records of the Second Charter granted to the London Companies, 23 May 1609, the names of Sir Ralph Shelton of Norfolk England, a Captain Shelton and a James Shelton, Gentleman, appear. The Second London Company sailed under Lord De La Warr with nine ships and 500 people. The admiral's ship named "Sea Venture". They landed in America in 1610. A charter was granted to the Third London Company in 1611. As a member of Parliment, Sir Ralph signed the petition circulated there by the Company in 1610. There is nothing to indicate that Sir Ralph ever came to America to live. If so, he returned to England; but his son James Shelton, Gentlman, came with Lord De La Warr in Jun 1610, remained and founded the Shelton family of America and Virginia.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Mary WODEHOUSE

Married 1: Jane WEST 1591, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. James SHELTON

2. Thomas SHELTON (b. 1601 - d. BEF Oct 1650)

Married 2: Dorothy JERMYN (dau. of Sir Robert Jermyn) ABT 1606

James SHELTON

Born: BET 1574 -1588

Died: 20 May 1668, Barbados, Bermuda

Notes: the first generation of Sheltons in America arriving in Jun 1610 travelling with his relative, Lord De la Warr aboard the "Sea Venture", which was wrecked on Bermuda. He was a member of the first courts from 1619-1624 and was a resident of Jamestown, Virginia in 1620. He and his father were members of the "London Company" James had a land grant on the Potomac, 16 Oct 1650. Part of "Currioman" Westmoreland County, Virginia was one of the original land grants to James. This grant was probably taken up by his son Thomas Shelton, who died in Cecil County, Maryland in 1650. Moved to Bermuda about 1630 after trade was opened.

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Mother: Jane WEST

Married: Anne HEBERT (b. ABT 1588 - d. 1650)

Children:

1. Robert SHELTON

2. Joan SHELTON (m. Son Hall)

3. James SHELTON (b. ABT 1600) (m. Eleanor West)

4. Stephen SHELTON (b. ABT 1602 - d. Jan 1654/5) (m. Anne West)

5. John SHELTON (b. ABT 1603  - d. 15 Aug 1691)

6. William SHELTON (b. ABT 1605 - d. 20 Nov 1639)

7. Thomas SHELTON (b. ABT 1606 - d. 1684) (m. Hannah Wood)

8. George SHELTON (b. 1607)

9. Richard SHELTON (b. ABT 1610 - d. 1701)

10. Ralph SHELTON (b. 1610)


Richard SHELTON of Moneyash

Born: 1385, Shelton, Depwade, Norfolk, England

Notes: Kathryn M Brown, p 21, says he was with Henry V at Agincourt. His sword at Armathwaite Castle, Cumberland, is said to rival that of King Edward III at
Westminister. Married 1422, the heiress to Branthwaite estates

Father: Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

Mother: Alice UVEDALE

Married 1: ¿? ABT 1409 Moneyash, Bakewell, Derby, England

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON

Married 2: ¿? ABT 1422


Hugh SHELTON

Born: ABT 1410, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Richard SHELTON of Moneyash

Mother: ¿?

Married: Ruth ? ABT 1439, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Children:

1. Richard SHELTON

Richard SHELTON

Born: ABT 1440, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Ruth ?

Married: Elizabeth ? ABT 1469, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Children:

1. John SHELTON

2. Hugh SHELTON

3. Richard SHELTON (b. ABT 1475)

4. Joan SHELTON


Joan SHELTON

Born: ABT 1475, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Richard SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Edward CULPEPPER (b. 1471 - d. AFT 1519) (son of William Culpepper and Margaret Penwarden) ABT 1492, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent, England

Children:

1. John CULPEPPER (b. ABT 1493) (m. Jane Whetenhall)


Hugh SHELTON

Born: ABT 1473, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Richard SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married 1: Parnell BEREFORD (dau. of Dennis Bereford) ABT 1491

Children:

1. Dennis SHELTON (b. ABT 1492)

Married 2: Alice ? ABT 1495

Children:

2. Hugh SHELTON

3. Henry SHELTON


Hugh SHELTON

Born: ABT 1495, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Died: AFT 1553

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Parnell BEREFORD / Alice UNKNOWN

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON

Hugh SHELTON

Born: ABT 1520, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Died: BET 1590 / 1597

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON

2. George SHELTON


Hugh SHELTON

Born: ABT 1545, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Died: 7 Aug 1610, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Joan ? (Wife)

Children:

1. Richard SHELTON

2. Dau. SHELTON

3. Henry SHELTON

4. Hugh SHELTON

5. Alice SHELTON


Richard SHELTON

Born: 1572

Died: 17 Jul 1617

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Catherine ? 1598


Dau. SHELTON

Born: 1575

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Robert MADDOCK

Children:

1. Agnes MADDOCK (b. ABT 1600) (m. Anthony Wilcockson)


Henry SHELTON

Born: 1577, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Died: Spring of 1640

Notes: Will 18 Feb 1639/40, Proved 8 May 1640.

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Margaret ? (w. of William Buxton) 1603

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON (b. ABT 1605) (m. Dorothy ?)


Hugh SHELTON

Born: 1580, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Died: 1623, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Agnes FERNE (dau. of Lawrence Ferne and Jane ?) 1 Mar 1620

Alice SHELTON

Born: ABT 1583, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshre, England

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Thomas BOAM


George SHELTON

Born: ABT 1547, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Died: 1616, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Notes: Will dated 28 Dec 1616, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England; Yeoman.

Father: Hugh SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: ¿? ABT 1572

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON

Married 2: Elizabeth ? (d. Jan 1623/4) 1576

Children:

2. John SHELTON

3. George SHELTON

4. Richard SHELTON

5. Anne SHELTON

6. Francis SHELTON (b. ABT 1588)


Hugh SHELTON

Born: 1573

Died: AFT 1624

Father: George SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: ¿? AT 1618

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON (b. ABT 1620)


John SHELTON

Born: 1577, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Died: 1635

Father: George SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Anne ? ABT 1601

Children:

1. John SHELTON (b. ABT 1602)

2. Richard SHELTON (b. ABT 1605)

George SHELTON

Born: ABT 1580, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Died: AFT 1624

Father: George SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Hugh SHELTON (b. 1608)


Richard SHELTON

Born: ABT 1582, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Died: BET 1617 / 1624

Father: George SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Elizabeth ?


Anne SHELTON

Born: ABT 1585, Youlgreave, Derbyhire, England

Father: George SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Francis CARRINGTON


John SHELTON

Born: ABT 1470, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Died: 1523, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Richard SHELTON

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John SHELTON

2. Roger SHELTON


John SHELTON

Born: ABT 1495, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Died: AFT 1572

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿? ABT 1519, Bakewell, Derby, England

Children:

1. Roger SHELTON (b. ABT 1520 - d. Mar 1589/90)

2. Richard SHELTON

3. Henry SHELTON

4. Thomas SHELTON (b. ABT 1535 - d. 1591)

5. George SHELTON (b. ABT 1540 - d. 18 Dec 1620)


Henry SHELTON

Born: ABT 1530, Ashford, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Died: 1600

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Alice ? ABT 1557


Richard SHELTON

Born: ABT 1524, Moneyash / Taddington, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Died: Mar 1590, Ashford, Bakewell, Derby, England

Father: John SHELTON

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Catherine LITTLETON (dau. of Thomas Littleton and Anne Botreaux) 1541

Married 2: Margaret BARKER 26 Aug 1545, Saint Oswald, Ashbourne, Derby, England

Children:

1. Roger SHELTON

2. Richard SHELTON (b. ABT 1551  - d. 7 Mar 1621/2)


Roger SHELTON

Born: ABT 1550, Moneyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Christened: 11 Aug 1550, Stanton, Ellastone, Stafford, England

Buried: 30 Sep 1623, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Father: Richard SHELTON

Mother: Margaret BARKER

Married: Helen WOODCOCK 1572, Ashford, Bakewell, Derby, England

Children:

1. Arthur SHELTON

2. Anne SHELTON (b. ABT 1577 - bur. 4 Jan 1619/20)

3. George SHELTON (b. ABT 1579 - bur. 26 Mar 1622)

4. Thomas SHELTON

5. Hugh SHELTON

6. Ralph SHELTON

7. Gilbert SHELTON (Archbishop of Canterbury)


Gilbert SHELTON (Archbishop of Canterbury)

Christened: 22 Jun 1598

Died: 9 Nov 1677

Notes: born at Stanton in the parish of Ellastone, Staffordshire, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1622 and was appointed chaplain to Thomas Coventry, 1º Baron Coventry (b. 1578 - d. 1640). Four years later he was elected warden of All Souls College, Oxford. During the years 1632-1639 he received the livings of Hackney (1633); Oddington, Oxfordshire; Ickford, Buckinghamshire (1636); and Newington, Oxfordshire; besides being a prebendary of Gloucester from 1632. In 1638 he was on a commission appointed to visit Merton College, Oxford. He was intimate with the Royalist leaders, participated in the negotiations for the Uxbridge treaty of 1644, and collected funds for Charles II in exile. In 1648 he was ejected from All Souls by order of parliament, and imprisoned for some months, but he regained the wardenship in 1659. In 1660 he became bishop of London and master of the Savoy, and the Savoy Conference was held at his lodgings. He was consecrated archbishop of Canterbury in 1663. He was greatly interested in the welfare of Oxford University, of which he became chancellor in 1667, succeeding Edward Hyde, 1º Earl of Clarendon (b. 1609 - d. 1674). The Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford was built and endowed at his expense.

Father: Roger SHELTON

Mother: Helen WOODCOCK


Arthur SHELTON

Born: ABT 1575, Ashford, Derbyshire, England

Died: 1651

Notes: The earliest record found of him is in 1591-92, when, as a youth, he is mentioned as heir in remainder to his father Roger Sheldon, in the lawsuit between his grandfather, Richard, and his half-brother, Henry Sheldon. Arthur also succeeded to the little cottage and 4 acres in Ashford called Lowefield which was in the family as early as 1494. "The will of Arthur Sheldon of Ashford, co. Derby, yeoman, weak in body, dated 10 June 1651. To be buried in the chapel of Ashford, near William Lowe his seat there. To my son Ralph Sheldon 2s. 6d., and to his wife Barbara 2s. 6. To my grandchild Isaak Sheldon [pds]8. To [grandson] Samuell Sheldon [pds.]4. My grandson Solomon Sheldon is to be kept one and one-half years with meat and drink after my decease, at the cost of my executor. To my grandsons William, Thomas, and John Wright 5s. each. To [daughter] Anne White, wife of Ralph White of Sheldon, [pds]20. All residue of my goods to [daughter] Elizabeth Lowe, wife of William Lowe of Ashford, and she is to be sole executrix. Supervisor: Ralph White of Sheldon. [Signed] The mark of Arthur Sheldon. Witnesses: John Wright and John Ragge. Proved at Westminster 20 May 1653 by the executrix, Elizabeth, the wife of William Lowe."

Father: Roger SHELTON

Mother: Helen WOODCOCK

Married: Barbara ?

Children:

1. Geoffrey SHELTON (b. 1599 - 30 Apr 1671) (m. Alice Frost)

2. Jane SHELTON (m. William Wright)

3. Mary SHELTON (b. ABT 1602 - d. 13 Jan 1617/8)

4. Ralph SHELTON (b. ABT 1605 - d. 1651) (m. Barbara Stone)

5. Arthur SHELTON (b. ABT 1607 - d. 17 Apr 1618)

6. John SHELTON (b. ABT 1610 - d. 20 Apr 1618)

7. Anne SHELTON (m. Ralph White)

8. Elizabeth SHELTON (m. William Lowe)


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