Francis Sheldon in Denmark 1686–1690

By Dan G. Harris , published August 1997

Abstract

Francis Sheldon was born at Chatham in 1612 and served his apprenticeship in thedockyard under Pett. From 1686 to 1690 Sheldon was in the employment of the Danish Monarch as a warship builder. He had previously been in service of the Swedish Crown in the same capacity from 1659 to 1683 (with a break of five years from 1772 to 1677) but frequent disagreements over work and difficulties in getting the Crown to pay his salary and expenses had led to quarrels and even a period of confinement. He died in 1692 at Chatham.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Biography | Harbours & Dockyards | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

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