Ancestors Of The Lansden Family

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Edward* BATHURST Sir

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Susan* RICH

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Launcelot BATHURST

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Ralph SHELTON


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Mary CRISPIN


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Thomas SHELTON


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Elizabeth SHELTON


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Crispin SHELTON


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Reuben SHELTON


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Mary SHELTON


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Catherine SHELTON


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John SHELTON


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Benjamin SHELTON


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James SHELTON


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Daniel SHELTON


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Peter SHELTON


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Abigail ?


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Henry SHELTON


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Thomas SHELTON


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Zebulon SHELTON


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Peter SHELTON


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Susan JACKSON


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Susannah SHELTON


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Peter SHELTON


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James* SHELTON

IGI of Virginia
A History of the Shelton Family of England and America (GS#564394)
The Sheltons (GS#929.273 SH446)
Sheltons (GS#929.273.SH447s)

Information from "Poingdestre-Poindexter, a Norman Family" by John Poindexter Landers and Robert Downs Poindexter

James Shelton came to Virginia with his uncle, Sir Thomas West, Baron de la Warr, Governor and Captain General of Virginia, in 1610, and was a resident of Jamestown in 1620. He was a member of the Courts from 1619 to 1624 and is given in the "Partial List of Families in America Entitled to Bear Arms." The family name if his wife, Ann, is not known.

Moved to Bermuda in 1630, after trade was opened and died in Barbados in 1668.

It is thought that James has a direct royal line of descent from King Henry III of England, through the marriage of Roger la Warre with Eleanor, daughter of John, Lord Mowbray and his wife, Joan, daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, grandson of Henry III. He also has a direct royal line through William Carey, a descendant of King Edward III
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"Gentleman" James Shelton

He came to Virginia from England with his kinsman, Lord De La Warr, in June 1610. He was a member of the first courts from 1619 to 1624 and was a resident of Jamestown, Virginia in 1620. In 1642 he was a member of the later court.  He and his father were members of the London Company. James had a land grant on the Potomac, October 16, 1650. Part of "Currioman" Westmoreland County, Virginia, was one of the original land grants of James. This grant was probably taken up by his son Thomas Shelton, who died in Cecil County, Maryland in 1650. James moved to Bermuda, where he also had large land grants. He is named in the "Partial List of Families in America Entitled to Bear Arms". The illustration of the plate he used, however, is not given. Coats of Arms were, in the Middle Ages, the distinctive signs of the
"gentleman" in English society. The rigid etiquette observed in the county records of Virginia for the 17th century, showed that these distinctions prevailed here in Virginia as well. None, to my knowledge at this early period assumed the name of "gentleman" without claim to arms, and the bearer of arms was a "gentleman" according to the original definition of Sir Edward Coke...'It has been generally agreed by English and American writers that in America the use of arms by a family pervious to the Revolution may be taken as evidence that this family had a right to the use thereof An English coach painter came to New England about 1750 and furnished a number of families with arms which have been since discovered bogus.  Virginia was the especial scene of Thomas Jefferson, who as the 'apostle of democracy strove to do away with all distinctions in society.
When Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, England for the first time since 1485 was not under the rule of the Tudors. In that year of 1603 the English crown passed from Elizabeth I to James VI of Scotland. He was known as King James I an was the first ruler of the House of Stuart. In 1606 King James I granted a
charter for the settlement of South Virginia to an association of "noblemen, gentlemen, and merchants." The association was known as the London Company, or the Virginia Company of London, since most of its members lived in London.
Some of the Sheltons belonged to this company. Some Sheltons also owned their own ships and did a large trading business with Bermuda and America. The Governor of Bermuda, Captain Wodehouse, was a kinsman of Sir Ralph Shelton, whose mother was a Wodehouse. Sir John Shelton, son of James Shelton (the first Shelton in America) is given on a list of ship owners and merchants who made large sales of commodities to the Virginia planters.


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Anne* HEBERT


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James SHELTON


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Stephen SHELTON


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John SHELTON


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Robert SHELTON


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Joane SHELTON


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William SHELTON


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George SHELTON


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Richard Lewis SHELTON


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Ralph SHELTON


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John* WOOD

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Sarah* ?


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Abigail WOOD


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Elizabeth WOOD


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Mercy WOOD


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Nathaniel WOOD


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Sarah WOOD


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Mary WOOD


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Ralph* SHELTON Sir

A History of the Shelton Family of England and America (GS#564394)
The Sheltons (GS#929.273 SH446)
Sheltons (GS#929.273.SH447s)
The Dictionary of National Biography R920 Dictionary

Killed while in battle 2 miles at sea where the Huguenots were under siege by the French Catholics

Information from "Poingdestre-Poindexter, a Norman Family" by John Poindexter Landers and Robert Downs Poindexter

Sir Ralph Shelton was knighted at Theobald's in 1607. He was minister to Spain, Secretary to the Prince of Wales, and was killed at the Isle of Rhe in 1628. His wife, Jane West, was the daughter of Thomas West, second Lord de la Warr and his wife, Anne Knollys. The three brothers of Jane, Thomas (d. 1618), Francis (d. 1636) and John (d. 1660), were governors of Virginia during the early Seventeenth Century.

It is thought that Jane has a direct royal line of descent from King Henry III of England, through the marriage of Roger la Warre with Eleanor, daughter of John, Lord Mowbray and his wife, Joan, daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, grandson of Henry III. She also has a direct royal line through William Carey, a descendant of King Edward III.
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He was the 26th Lord of Shelton Manor.
He was the third son of Sir Ralph Shelton and Mary Wodehouse. He was knighted at Theobald's, Warwickshire, England in 1607. According to records in the British Museum, he was Minister to Spain, Secretary to the Prince of Wales and one of the entourage of the Earl of Carlisle on the trip to France in 1612 to arrange for the marriage of Charles I with the sister of the French King.
It was this Sir Ralph who held the Norfolk and Suffolk estates in 1606 (succeeding his brother John) prior to the sale of Shelton. In an account of his marriage to Jane West he is given as Ralph Sheldon, Esquire of Beoley, Worcestershire.
Sir Ralph was a member of the Second and Third London Companies. In all the Colonial records of the Second Charter granted to the London Companies, 23 May 1609, the names of Sir Ralph Shelton of Norfolk, England, a Captain Shelton and a James Shelton, Gentleman, appear. The Second London Company sailed under Lord De La Warr with nine ships and 500 people. The admiral's ship was named
"Sea Venture". They landed in America in 1610.
A carter was granted to the Third London Company in 1611. As a member of Parliament, Sir Ralph signed the petition circulated there by the Company in 1610.
There is nothing to indicate Sir Ralph ever came to America to live. If so, he returned to England; but his son James Shelton, Gentleman, came with Lord De La Warr in June 1610, remained and founded the Shelton family of America in Virginia.
He was killed at the Isle of Rhe.


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Jane* WEST

Jane West died in 1606, her children came with their Grandfather, Thomas West, 12th Baron, Lord De Warr, to America.

She was the daughter of first Baron De La Warr (William West). She was a relative of Admiral De La Warr (Thomas West), who landed with his fleet of ships in America in 1610. On the way to Virginia his ships were blown from their course into a bay which the sailors called De La Warr. The name "Delaware" was later given to the colony and finally to the state. De La Warr was the first Governor of Virginia. Sir Ralph Shelton was the fourth husband of Jane West. She was about two years older than he.


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Thomas SHELTON


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Ralph* SHELTON Sir

Information from "Poingdestre-Poindexter, a Norman Family", by John Poindexter Landers and Robert Downs Poindexter

Ralph Shelton was the son of Sir John Shelton and Margaret Parker. He was High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1571, and knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1578. He married Mary, daughter of Sir William Wodehouse. They had three sons and three daughters. After he died, the family manor passed to his sons Thomas and John, in turn. After their deaths, it passed to his son Ralph.


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Anne BARROW


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Ann SHELTON

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Richard SHELTON

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William SHELTON


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Henry SHELTON


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Barbara SHELTON


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Maurice SHELTON

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Mary SHELTON


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Margaret SHELTON

Margaret's Mother was either Mary Wodehouse or Ann Barrow, depending on her correct birthdate.
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William* WEST


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Elizabeth* STRANGE


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Thomas WEST Sir


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Elizabeth WEST


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Mary WEST


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Ralph* SHELTON Sir

Information from "Poingdestre-Poindexter, a Norman Family", by John Poindexter Landers and Robert Downs Poindexter

Ralph Shelton was the son of Sir John Shelton and Margaret Parker. He was High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1571, and knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1578. He married Mary, daughter of Sir William Wodehouse. They had three sons and three daughters. After he died, the family manor passed to his sons Thomas and John, in turn. After their deaths, it passed to his son Ralph.


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Ann BARROW


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Henry SHELTON


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