John Shedden

???? - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for Cornwall estate in Westmoreland, the former estate of Matthew 'Monk' Lewis, having counterclaimed as entitled to 1/4 of £5000, and separately awarded with family members part of the compensation for Stewart Castle in Trelawny.

  1. John Shedden was Matthew 'Monk' Lewis' brother-in-law, having married Sophia Elizabeth Lewis in 1804. Matthew Lewis senior had by a codicil in 1804 revoked a bequest to his daughter Sophia Elizabeth Lewis of £13,300 plus £1,700 on her marriage to John Sheddon [sic], on the grounds that he had made provision for her under a marriage settlement, but left intact a bequest of a share in £5000 originally under Matthew Lewis' own marriage settlement.

  2. Son of Robert Shedden (q.v.) and Agatha Wells. "John, a colonel in the army, of Efford and Eastonton, in Hampshire. Col. Shedden m. Sophia, daughter of Matthew Lewis, esq. under-secretary of war, and co-heir, with her sister Fanny Maria Lady Lushington, of M. G. Lewis, esq. M.P. by whom he has three sons and two daughters, viz. Lewis, captain of the 15th Hussars. Goodrich, captain of the 8th Hussars. Lindsay, of the 17th Lancers. Adelaide, m[arried] to Major Joseph Pringle Taylor, and has issue. Millicent."

  3. John Shedden married Sophia Elizabeth Lewis 18/01/1804 at St Marylebone in London. Sophia Elizabeth 'died of an apoplectic fit' aged 38, wife of Colonel John Shedden of Elms near Lymington c. 1819.  Will of John Shedden of The Elms near Lymington Hampshire proved 04/05/1843.


T71/871 Westmoreland no. 66; Trelawny no. 147A-D.

  1. Will of Matthew Lewis of Devonshire Place, proved 30/05/1812 PROB 11/1533 transcribed at http://www/ [accessed 15/05/2012].

  2. Burke, John, A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours, Volume 3 (1836) p. 352.

  3., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; Blackwoods Magazine 1819; PROB 11/1980.

Further Information

Sophia Elizabeth Lewis
Lewis, Goodrich, Lindsay, Adelaide, Millicent

Associated Claims (2)

£6,259 8s 10d
£4,291 17s 6d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1835 [EA] - → Receiver

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

The Elms, Efford, Lymington, Hampshire, Wessex, England