SHELDON, CHARLES [SSNE 6650]
- First name
Charles Sheldon was one of Francis Sheldon's [SSNE 2523] sons. He was born in Sweden either in 1655 or 1664. He followed in his father's and brother Frans Johan's [SSNE 6651] footsteps and became a shipbuilder. When Frans Johan died in 1692 Charles took over at Karlskrona shipyard and became one of the foremost shipwrights in Sweden's navy.
Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv, Handlingar angående örlogsflottan och armeens flotta, M-1754, letters from Sheldon to King Karl XI; B. Schlegel and C. A. Klingspor, Den med sköldebref forlanade men ej a Riddarhuset introducerad Svenska Adelns Ättar-taflor (Stockholm, 1875) pp.268-269; E. Wendt, Amiralitetskollegiets Historia part 1 1634-1695, (Stockholm, 1950), p.428.
- SWEDEN, NAVY
- Arrived 1692-01-01, as SHIPBUILDER
- Departed 1717-12-31, as SHIPBUILDER
- Capacity SHIPBUILDER, purpose NAVAL