Sheldon, Edward (1599 -1687)
Edward Sheldon was the younger son of Edward Sheldon Esq. of Beoly in Worcestershire, and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Markham Esq. of Ollerton, and uncle of Ralph Sheldon the antiquary. He was educated at Gloucester Hall, Oxford, where he became a Gentleman Commoner about 1614, and was admitted a student of Gray's Inn 1 March 1620, and matriculated as a member of University College, Oxford 19 November 1621. After travelling on the Continent for several years, he settled on his property at Stratton near Cirencester, from which he moved to London, because of his attachment to the Church of Rome. He married Mary (or Margaret) daughter of Lionel Wake of Antwerp and of Pedington in Northamptonshire. He translated a number of Catholic devotional works. The stamp was cut for a prize given by him at the University of Carlsberg while on his travels.