Congleton and Macclesfield Mercury

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Saturday, 27 Mar 1858

Vol 3, No. 143, Page 1, Column 5

PRESENTATION – On Thursday sen’night, a purse containing 20 sovereigns, was presented to Mr. Arthur Sheldon, clerk to the registrar of the county court, at Tredegar, Wales, as a token of respect and esteem of the suitors and other parties connected with that court.  Also as a further token of respect, the registrar added L5 in addition to Mr. Sheldon’s testimonial.  The purse, which was mounted with a handsome silver clasp bearing a suitable inscription, was furnished by Mr. James, watch maker, Tredegar.

Saturday, 21 Aug 1858

Vol IV, No. 184, Page 1, Column 6

PIGEON FANCYING – Thomas Shannon was charged with being at the pigeon cote of Mr. T. Sheldon on Saturday night, with intent to steal pigeons.  Mrs. Sheldon said she found the prisoner in the back yard, and on his attempting to escape she laid hold of his jacket and tore the piece out now produced.  In evidence it was shewn that the prisoners jacket could not be found, and he told an improbable tale about it being taken off him at a public house, in West-street.  Mr. Cooper defended the prisoner, and remarked that thousands of jackets were made like the one produced; but the police had a better recollection of the jacket piece, having had the prisoner before in custody with the jacket on.  I. Worrall also stated that on Sunday the prisoner wanted Mr. Sheldon to be sent for to make it up – 2 months imprisonment.

Saturday, 21 May 1859

Vol IV, No. 203, Page 4, Column 3

FIGHTING – John Unwin and James McCarn, were both charged with fighting and creating a disturbance in Rainow, on Sunday afternoon last between one and two o’clock.  They had been having some drinks in the house of Mr. Sheldon, the Horse and Jockey.  They began quarrelling, and turned into the lane to fight.  People were passing at the time, on their way to the charity sermon at the chapel. – Unwin bound in L20, and McCarn in L10.

Saturday, 28 May 1859

Vol IV, No. 203, Page 1, Column 1

REMOVAL – ROBERT SHELDON, Wholesale and Retail Grocer and Tea Dealer, having taken the premises lately occupied by Mr. Mason, (previously by Mr, Geo. Lockitt), corner of High-st. and Chapel-st., begs to thank the Inhabitants of Congleton and families in the neighborhood, who have patronized him during the past 20 years, and solicits a continuance of favours from the public, and those accustomed so the Shop.

R. S. will endeavor to supply all Articles of such quality and price as shall ensure general approval.

A prime Lot of Teas – Coffee being Roasted on the premises, specially recommended – Sugars, Foreign Fruits, Spices – R. Sheldon’s Syrup (Treacle), being so extensively known, needs no recommendation.

Congleton, May 12th, 1859.

Saturday, 25 Feb 1860

Vol V, Page 1, Column 6

DEATHS: On the 16th, at Rood-hill, Henry Frederick, son of Mr. J. C. Sheldon, aged 5 weeks.

Saturday, 27 Oct 1860

Vol VI, Page 8, Column 3

THREE OFFICE ROOMS To be LET, in Albert Place, Congleton – Apply to Mr. R. Sheldon, Grocer.

Saturday, 30 Oct 1869

Vol XIX, Page 8, Column 5

BIRTH – On the 25th inst., of a daughter, the wife of Mr. Arthur Sheldon, County Court Office, Tredegar, Monmouthshire

Saturday, 15 Oct 1887

Vol XXXIV, Page 1, Column 2

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Partnership, lately subsisting between us the undersigned, John Sheldon and Joseph Sheldon, carrying on business as Grocers and Provision Dealers, at Numbers 42 and 44, High-street, Congleton, in the County of Chester, under the style of “John Sheldon and Son,” has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Joseph Sheldon.

-Dated this 8th day of October, 1887.  JOHN SHELDON, JOSEPH SHELDON

-Witness, A. STEELE SHELDON, Solicitor, Congleton

Saturday, 13 Aug 1892

Vol XXXIX, Page 8, Column 1


TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION, (in one Lot), by Mr. James Hilditch, at the Bull’s Head Hotel, in Congleton aforesaidm, on Wednesday, the 31st Day of August, 1892, at Six for Seven o’clock in the evening precisely, subject to conditions.

ALL THOSE TWO FREEHOLD MESSUAGES, or Dwellinghouses and Shops, with the Stabling and commodious outbuildings thereto belonging, situate and being Nos. 42 and 44, in High-street, at Congleton aforesaid, formerly for many years in the respective occupations of Mr. John Sheldon and Mr. Cowlishaw, but now and for some years past in the sole occupation of Mr. Joseph Sheldon, grocer, &c., as yearly tenant thereof.  Together with a right of road for horses, carriages, and on foot, at the rear of and over the adjoining premises, the property of Mr. James Perry, butcher, for the purpose of convenient access to the back part of the said two Messuages, Shops, and premises.

The property now offered, free from all chief or quit rents, and from all other encumbrances, is well known, being connected with a very long established Grocery and Provision business; and being situate in one of the best and most open positions in the centre of the Town.

For further particulars, and to view, application to be made to the AUCTIONEER, Market Square, Congleton; or to – Mr. WILSON, Solicitor, Congleton.

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Dale has been studying genealogy heavily for over 30 years, since the age of 10. Although he does not seek professional clients, he has helped a family regain property lost during the Holocaust, and has assisted to obtain historical preservation status for a building in San Francisco. He is a co-admin of the ftDNA Sheldon DNA Project. He lived most of his life in California but has recently moved to upstate New York. He works in the travel industry.

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