Ralph (Sir Ralph de Shelton Sir Ralph) Shelton (heir-13), 23rd Lord of Shelton

Born:Nov 1 1530 In:  Shelton, Norfolk, England, Shelton, England
Died:Oct 3 1580 (at age 49)In:  Shelton, Norfolk, England, Shelton, England


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Immediate family

Anne Shelton (born Barrow)
His wife
William Shelton
His son
Henry Shelton
His son
Margaret Shelton
His daughter
Anne Shelton
His daughter
<Private> Shelton
His child
Mary Daundy (born Shelton)
His daughter
Mary Shelton (born Wodehouse)
His wife
Richard Shelton
His son
Alice (Waller Wilkinson) WALLER (born Shelton)
His daughter
Roger Shelton
His son
Margaret Southwell (born Shelton)
His daughter
Thomas Shelton (heir-14)
His son
John Shelton
His son
Ralph Shelton 26th Lord
His son
Edward (Edward de Shelton) Shelton
His son
Audrey Walsingham (born Shelton)
His daughter
William Shelton
His son
John Shelton (heir-12), 22nd Lord of Shelton
His father
Margaret Shelton (born Parker)
His mother
Anne Shelton
His sister
Alice Shelton
His sister
Mary Shelton
His sister
Thomas Shelton
His brother


23rd Lord of Shelton; Knight of the Garter

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Ralph Shelton
Alias name: Sir Ralph de Shelton, Sir Ralph
Gender: Male
Birth: 1530 - Shelton, Norfolk, England
Occupation: 23rd Lord of Shelton; Knight of the Garter
Marriage: Spouse: Anne Sneyd (born Barrowe) - Oct 16 1570 - Norfolk, England
Death: Oct 3 1580 - Shelton, Norfolk, England
Burial: St. Mary's Church, Shelton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Father: John Shelton
Mother: Margaret Shelton (born Parker)
Wives: Mary Shelton (born Wodehouse), Anne Sneyd (born Barrowe)
Children: Alice Wrool (born Shelton), Margaret Southwell (born Shelton), Thomas Shelton, John Shelton, Ralph Shelton, Knight, Edward Shelton, Audrey Shelton, William de Shelton, Richard Shelton, Roger Shelton, Ann Barrowe Shelton, Henry Shelton, Barbara Shelton, Mary Shelton, Maurice Shelton, Sir John Shelton, Andrew SHELTON
Siblings: Anne GODSLUE (born Shelton), Margaret de Clere (born de Shelton), Alice Jocyeln (born Shelton), Margaret Shelton, Mary Scudamore (born Shelton), Lady, Thomas de Shelton (born Shelton), John Shelton


23rd Lord of Shelton; High Sheriff of Norfolk 1571; Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1578; 1st married to Mary (d 1568) daughter of Sir William Wodehouse


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*''''''Ralph SHELTON (Sir)

*''''''Born: BEF 1530 / 1535

*''''''Died: 1580

*''''''Notes: eldest son and heir. At his father’s death, he had livery of his inheritance including Shelton, Snoring, Carrow and others and 8 Jun 1559 he was given license to take possession. He was High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1570. During his term as High Sheriff, he developed a close relationship with John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich. The Bishop held Ralph in great esteem as seen in a series of letters published in the Norfolk Record Society and Ralph proved to be a great ally during the prosecution of George Thimelthorpe, one of the county officers accused of corruption. Sometime after 1558, Ralph sold the Suffolk manor of Mildren which had been in his family since 1480 to Robert Thorpe. 31 May 1561, he paid 5 pounds in alms for William Godsalve, Esq., who had died very suddenly. 8 May 1566, he was made commissioner of the sewers with several other Norfolk notables. In 1573, he presented William Mann as the rector of Hardwick church and in 1576 presented Reginald Nuthall as rector to the same church. He was knighted at Norwich by Queen Elizabeth 22 Aug 1578 along with Thomas Knevett, Edward Clere, Roger Wodehouse, Henry Wodehouse. 19 Jun 1573, Ralph was made a justice of the peace for Norfolk and appointed again 23 Jun 1574. 20 Mar 1574 Ralph was commissioned with Edward Flowerdew and Roger Wodehouse to inquire into the death of Edward Cusshin and 17 Sep of the same year, served in the same capacity upon the death of Stephen Burrell. Ralph married 13 Sep 1551 Mary, daughter of Sir William Wodehouse of Waxham. In the Shelton family church at the manor, there are ten panels on the left side of the altar, which record the marriage of Mary Wodehouse and Ralph Shelton, as well as the birth of their children Margaret, Thomas, John, Ralphe, and Edward. She was buried at Shelton 6 Jul 1558. He married secondly 16 Oct 1570 at Shelton to Anne, daughter of Thomas Barrow, Esq of Barningham co Suffolk by Mary daughter and coheir of Henry Bures at Acton co Suffolk. Sir Ralph died 3 Oct 1580 and was buried at Shelton on the north side of the altar 6 Oct 1580. His IPM was held 25 Apr 1582 and another 28 Apr 1584 where he was found to hold Carrow in Norwich which he had prior to his death settled on Thomas Barrow with remainder to Anne and his children by her, as well as being seized of Shelton, Snoring Magna, Barettes and Thirsford. His widow Anne, married after 9 Jun 1585 as her second husband Sir Charles Cornwallis and they jointly held Carrow Abbey. In 1589 she presented to the church of St Julian’s in Norwich. Sir Charles Cornwallis had a distinguished career including serving as Ambassador to Spain and treasurer and died at Harborne co Suffolk 21 Dec 1629.

*Father: John SHELTON (Sir)

*Mother: Margaret PARKER

*''''''Married 1: Mary WODEHOUSE (dau. of Sir William Wodehouse of Waxham and Elizabeth Calthorpe) 15 Sep 1551, Shelton Manor


**1. Alice SHELTON

**2. Margaret SHELTON

**3. Thomas SHELTON (Sir)

**4. John SHELTON (Sir)

**5. Ralph SHELTON (Sir Knight)

**6. Edward SHELTON (bur. 4 Jan 1563)

**7. Etheldreda (Audrey) SHELTON

*''''''Married 2: Anne BARROW (b. 1530) (dau. of Thomas Barrow of Barningham, Esq., and Mary Bures) (m.2 Sir Charles Cornwallis) 16 Oct 1570


**8. Ralph SHELTON

**9. Anne SHELTON (b. 25 Jul 1573 - bur. 15 Jul 1574)

**10. Richard SHELTON (b. 1575)

**11. William SHELTON

**12. Henry SHELTON

**13. Barbara SHELTON

**14. Maurice SHELTON

**15. Mary SHELTON

**16. Margaret SHELTON



*''''''Ralph Shelton

*''''''M, b. circa 1543, d. 3 October 1580

*Father John Shelton b. c 1504, d. 15 Nov 1558

*Mother Margaret Parker b. c 1524

*'''''' Ralph Shelton was born circa 1543 at of Shelton, Norfolk, England. He married Mary Woodhouse, daughter of Sir William Woodhouse and Anne Repps, on 13 September 1551 at of Norfolk, England. Ralph Shelton died on 3 October 1580 at Shelton, Norfolk, England.

*''''''Family Mary Woodhouse b. c 1535


** Ralph Shelton b. 1 Nov 1560, d. 22 Jul 1628


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