born circa 1385
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:
[SHELDON OF MONYASH]
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|
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.)
i. HUGH, b about 1410.