Godfrey Sheldon S0004
S#4 Godfrey Sheldon Family Group Sheet
As of December 29, 2015, the SFA has 4,557 descendants of Godfrey in our database.
Name: Godfrey (G) SHELDON
Birth 1599 Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Death 30 Apr 1670 (about age 71) Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States
1. Alice FROST (1602- )
Marriage 11 Mar 1620 (about age 21) Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Children William SHELDON (1622-1691)
Abraham SHELDON (1624-1645)
Infant Son SHELDON (1626-1626)
John SHELDON (1628-1690)
Anne SHELDON (1630-1716)
Elizabeth SHELDON (1633- )
Sarah SHELDON (1635- )
Ralph SHELDON (1640- )
Source – SFA files and records. – EMS
References – G001,G006,G002,G003,G004,G005,G007
See SFA ENC 435 for Genealogy Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire.
See SFA ENC 400 for History of Billerica by Hazen.
See SFA ENC History of Worchester County, MA Vol. 4 by Crane.
S0004 – Godfrey SHELDON, progenitor — “both of Godfrey’s sons S0015 and
S0004x3 are buried in Bakewell Parish, Derby County, England.”
“The marriage date of Godfrey and Alice (FROST) SHELDON was taken from
the parish register at the Church of All saints in Bakewell, County Derby,
England, by Mr. Winnifred M. Wright.”
Elsewhere in the will she named Alice and Sarah as the wives of Godfrey and William Sheldon respectively. The earlier will of George Frost mentioned sons Francis and David and daughter Sarah. These are evidently the same David and Sarah who are brother and sister of Ellen Goodale and Alice Sheldon. It was typical practice not to mention daughters who had already married and received their portions. Ellen and Alice married before George Frost made his will; Sarah after.
In the name of God Amen I George Frost of Sheldon of good and perfect memory in the
County of Derby, doe make my last will and testement in manner and forme following: First I giue and bequeathe my soule vnto God whoe gave it me, beleeving that my sinnes are frely pardoned through the blood of Christ, and my body to be buryed in the parish Church yard at Bakewel.
i Alice, born after about 1597; married 11 March 1620/1 at Bakewell to
ii. Ellen, born about 1599; married first about 11 March 1620/1 to THURSTON
WHITE; married second JOHN GOODALE.
iii. Francis, probably born by about 1602; buried at Bakewell 15 or 17 September 1637.
iv. David, probably born after 1602, say 1604; buried at Bakewell 24 September
; married 14 June 1631 at Bakewell to ELIZABETH SHELDON.
v. George, apparently born after 1604, say 1606; buried 2 March 1625[/6].
vi. Sarah, probably born after about 1608; married 2 May 1640 at Bakewell to
2. History of Billerica, MA by Hazen.
3. Genealogy Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby & Davis.
4. Genealogy Dictionary of New England by Savage — pgs. 3, 69, 70-71.
5. Genealogy of Eastern Massachusetts by Lewis.
6. Sheldon Family Association Genealogy Records and Files. George.
7. History of Worchester County, MA Vol. 4.