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Richard de Scheladon

born circa 1385

Father unknown
Mother unknown
Wife unknown
Children Hugh

What little is known about Richard is taken either from the Visitation of Derbyshire in 1662 (1), or from J Gardner Bartlett's research (2), I have verified no original sources. However the few sources of Bartlett's that I have verified for later generations appear to be substantively correct.

Hugh was probably born somewhere around 1385 in Monyash. He is mentioned in a charter of 1428, and was a juror holding a free tenement in Monyash, in 1431. Nothing more is known of him.

Brief details of his children:


  1. The Visitation of Derbyshire 1662 published by the Harleian Society 1989, contains the pedigree of the Sheldons of Monyash, as claimed by Richard Sheldon in 1662. The first few generations which are of interest to me are :

    18 Martiij 1662
    The proofe of the Armes is respited till Easter Terme
    Noe proofe made
    All this upper part taken out of a Monumentall Inscription in the Chapell of Money-Ash in ye parish of Bakewell

    I. RICHARD SHELDON has issue
    II. HUGH SHELDON mar Anne and had issue
    1. Richard of whom below (III)
    2. William; 3. Thomas; 4. Henry; 5. John
    III. RICHARD SHELDON mar Joane and had issue
    IV. HUGH SHELDON mar Katherine and had issue

  2. The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, and Isaac Sheldon of New England by J Gardner Bartlett, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register contains a genealogy of the Sheldon family and includes this section on Richard de Scheladon:

    RICHARD 1 SHELDON, of Monyash, in Bakewell, co Derby, born about 1385 is the earliest member of the family given in the Sheldon pedigree of ten generations which was entered in the Visitation of Derbshire in 1662. (Vide supra) The name of his wife is unknown.

    On the Monday before the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 6 Henry Vi [21 June 1428], William Mon, chaplain, granted to John de Mere, Thomas troch, William de Monyash, and Richard de Scheladon, all of Monyash, a parcel of land in Monyash lying between the mansion of the Chantry of St Mary on the south and the tenement of William le Paynter on the north. (Harleian Charters, 83, G. 40)

    At an inqisition taken as Asscheburne [Ashbourne], co Derby, on the Thursday before the feast of the nativity of our Lord, 10 Henry VI [20 Dec 1431], Richard Scheledon of Monyash was one of the jurors and held a free tenement in Monyash. (Feudal Aids, 1431, vol 1, pp 278-80.) Children:
    i. HUGH, b about 1410.