Edward Sheldon (translator)

Edward Sheldon (translator)

Edward Sheldon (b. at Beoley, 23 April1599; d. in London, 27 March1687) was an English translator of Catholic works.


He studied at Oxford and afterwards at Gray's Inn, London, completing his education by a foreign tour. He led a quiet life on his estate at Stratton, Gloucestershire. In 1641, being molested because of his Catholicism, he removed to London where he lived in retirement till his death.


He translated four works from the French:

*"The Holy Life of M. De Renty" (1658);
*"The Rule of Catholic Faith", by François Véron (1660);
*"The Counsels of Wisdom", by Nicholas Fouquet, Marquis of Belle Isle (1680);
*"Christian Thoughts for Every Day of the Month" (1680).


He was the third son of Edward Sheldon of Beoley, Worcestershire, and Elizabeth Markham his wife. He married Mary (or Margaret) Wake, daughter of Lionel Wake of Pedington, Northamptonshire, by whom he had nine sons and four daughters.


*Henry Foley, Records Eng. Prov. S.J., V, (Sheldon Pedigree), 850;
*Anthony à Wood, Athenæ Oxonienses, ed. BLISS, (London, 1813-1820);
*DODD, Church History m III (Brussels vere Wolverhampton, 1737-1742);
*Joseph Gillow, Bibl. Dict. Eng. Cath., s.v.;
*COOPER in Dict. Nat. Biog., s.v

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