Thomas Sheldon

1692–
Derbyshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Sheldon was born in 1692, in Derbyshire, England, his father, Thomas Sheldon, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Maria Browne, was 23.

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Thomas Sheldon
1657–1728
Sarah Maria Browne
1669–1733
Thomas Sheldon
1692–
Peter SHELTON
1700–1717
Samuel Sheldon
1700–1733
Sarah Sheldon
1702–

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World Events (6)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 28

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 60

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 62

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 from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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  • Thomas Sheldon, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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