Edward Sheldon twin

Male25 May 1712–after 1779

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Sheldon twin was born on 25 May 1712, in Long Compton, Warwickshire, England, his father, Edward Sheldon, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Shelley, was 28. He died after 1779.

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Family Time Line

Edward Sheldon
1679–1746
Elizabeth Shelley
1685–1766
Mary Sheldon
1709–1768
Frances Sheldon
1715–1790
Anne Sheldon
1720–
Ralph Sheldon
1725–1755
Henry Sheldon
1727–1757
Elizabeth Sheldon twin
1712–1724
Edward Sheldon twin
1712–1779
William Sheldon
1715–1780
Catherine Sheldon
1719–
Barbara Sheldon
1721–1721

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    World Events (5)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 8

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 40

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 42

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire, but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon, or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + the placename Haddon, itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn, while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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