John Shelton (c.1476 - 1539) MP

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Birthplace: Shelton, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Shelton, Norfolk, England
Occupation: Sir, Knight, 21st Lord Of Shelton, 20th Lord Of Shelton
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About John Shelton

21st Lord of Shelton High Sheriff of Norfolk Co., England, 1504 Knighted in 1509 and present as Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Henry VIII.

Sir John and his wife Anne were care-takers of Princess Elizabeth at their home in Shelton Upon her coronation as Queen Elizabeth I, she summoned them to live with her in the Palace during her entire reign.

12th Great Grandfather of Prime Minister Winston Churchill 13th Great Grandfather of Lady Diana Spencer

-------------------- John Shelton

Every Shelton seems to have a link back to Norfolk, England. The church in Shelton, England, has a plaque which reads:

"This church...was finished in 1499, built by Sir Ralph Shelton of Shelton Hall. Unfortunately he died before the edifice was fully completed and, though his son John was enjoined to continue building, yet, no doubt because of the troubulous state of the country in those years, the work was never finished."

"The alter is flanked north and south by alter tombs, the one on the south having been prepared by Sir Ralph Shelton for his own and his wife's interment, though the slab has since been rifled of its brasses. The tomb on the north of the alter has received in comparatively recent years the addition of various names and arms of members of the Shelton family, the accuracy of which is questionable."

"One of the most noticeable features of the church is the ancient painted glass in the three eastern windows. They form but a small proportion of this beautiful art which the church once possessed and depict various members of the Shelton family, including Sir Ralph (the builder of this nave) and his wife in the upper portion of the central window, and his son Sir John who married Anne Boleyn of Blickling (Aunt of the Queen). Also depicted are the Angelic Host, the Annunciation, King Edmund, Henry VI and yet more members of the Shelton family, together with coats of arms: all are brought together in a strange medley with those deep blues and reds which modern art can scarcely yet produce."

"The representations in the east window of the south aisle of Sir John Shelton and his wife Anne are of interest, the arrangement of the lady's coif being unusually good. She was an aunt of Queen Anne Boleyn and governess to the Princess Mary (later Queen)-a thankless task and difficult, for while the princess insisted on the deference due her birth being paid her in every minute detail, the Queen was equally determined that insults should be heaped upon her and that she should be made to feel her "bastardy". So, although Lady Shelton is commanded to treat Mary with severity and and even to beat her, yet at the same time she is warned that, should any harm happen to her charge, she herself would be held responsible. No wonder that Lady Shelton was "not a little frightened", and whenever Mary was ill cried bitterly and was in the utmost anxiety. The gift of Carrow Abbey seems to have been made by Henry VIII in recognition of the services of the aunt of the ill-fated Queen. It was to Carrow Abbey that Lady Shelton retired, there she died and there she lies buried."

"The Royal Arms on the wall of the tower are those of King William III."

-------------------- Sir John Shelton was a courtier during the reign of Henry VIII of England. He lived from 1476/7 to 1539. He was married to Anne Boleyn, the aunt of Queen Anne Boleyn. His son and heir was John Shelton. His daughter, Mary Shelton was a maid-of-honour, poet and mistress to Henry VIII. John Shelton and his wife had custody of Henry's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth during the 1530s. They lived in Shelton Hall, Shelton, Norfolk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Shelton -------------------- In the Tudor period Sir John Shelton, the twenty-first Lord of the Manor, and his wife Anne Boleyn were entrusted with the custody of Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth as children, partly because Anne was the aunt of Queen Anne Boleyn and the mother of Mary Shelton, the mistress of Henry VIII during his marriage to Anne.[3][4] A portrait of Mary Shelton by Hans Holbein remains in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

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Sir John Shelton (1476/7–1539) was the son of Ralph Shelton and Margaret Clere of Ormesby, Norfolk. His family took its name from the village of Shelton near Norwich, and had held land in East Anglia for three centuries before Shelton's birth. Before 1503, Shelton married Anne (18th Nov 1475 – 06 Jan 1555), the daughter of Sir William Boleyn of Blickling, Norfolk. Shelton was appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1504 and 1522, and was a Justice of the Peace for Norfolk. At the coronation of King Henry VIII he was made a Knight of the Bath.[1]

Shelton and his wife rose to prominence when King Henry VIII, married, as his second Queen, Lady Shelton's niece, Anne Boleyn, the daughter of Lady Shelton's brother, Sir Thomas Boleyn. After Queen Anne's accession to the throne in 1533, Lady Shelton and her sister, Lady Alice Clere (d. 1 November 1538),[2] were placed in charge of the King's daughter, Princess Mary, at Hatfield Palace.[3] According to Block, this was likely done to pressure Princess Mary to recognize Anne as Queen.[4]

By July 1536 Shelton was controller of the household established for Princess Mary and Queen Anne Boleyn's daughter, Princess Elizabeth. On 22 November 1538 he was granted the site of the former Benedictine nunnery of Carrow just outside Norwich. This property became the family seat.[5]

Shelton died on 21 December 1539 at the age of 62, and was buried in the chancel of Shelton church. He was said to have been "a man of great possessions", which he sought to pass on to his heirs contrary to the Statute of Uses. When the stratagem came to light after Shelton's death, the lawyers involved were punished, and an Act of Parliament was passed annulling such "crafty conveyances".[6]

Shelton had at least six children. His son and heir, Sir John Shelton (b. in or before 1503, d. 1558), married Margaret, the daughter of Henry Parker, 10th Baron Morley.[7] His daughter, Margaret, is said to have been a mistress of King Henry VIII.[8] His youngest daughter, Mary, married firstly, Sir Anthony Heaveningham, and secondly, Philip Appleyard.[9]

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Shelton, Norfolk, England
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Blickling, Norfolk, England
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