Clementine Sheldrake

ID # 938, (1801-1885)
FatherSamuel Sheldrake
MotherSarah Spink
BirthClementine Sheldrake was born on 30 March 1801 at Winston, Suffolk. 
BaptismShe was baptized on 3 July 1801 at St. Andrews Church, Mickfield, Suffolk. 
MarriageShe married William Church on 15 May 1826 at All Saints, Kenton, Suffolk; familysearch.org provides us with a brief transcription only for a marriage record for William Church and Clementina Sheldrake. It dates the marriage to 15 May 1826 in Kenton, Suffolk. The record is likely that of a parish church.

Debenham Family History also has an index that indicates that the couple was married at All Saints in Kenton. 
DeathShe died in 1885 at Plomesgate, Suffolk. 
NoteClementine's place of birth, Winston, is taken from the 1851 census at Kenton in Suffolk. The 1861 census at Kenton, however, places her birth at Creeking. Mickfield, where she was baptized, is not far from either of these locations.

Clementine's death appears in the index covering October to December of 1885 at Plomesgate, wherein lies Kenton. See Vol 4a, page 488, Plomesgate.

It is evident from baptism records for her children that Clementine's maiden name was Sheldrake. Freereg.org.uk provides us with the transcription of her baptism record:

Suffolk, Mickfield, Church of St. Andrew.
Date of birth 30 March, 1801
Baptism date 03 July, 1801
Forename Clementina. father's name Samuel Sheldrake, mother's name Sarah Spink.
There is a note at the bottom of the transcription stating that she was 'recd into church 3 Jan 1802'. Just what this means is unclear.


An index exists showing the death of Clementina Church, age 88, in the Plomesgate registration district in 1885. Plomesgate covers the civil parish of Kenton. The 1881 census shows Clementina Church, age 81, as a boarder in Kenton. It may be that no one, including Clementine, was sure of her year of birth. The latter record, however, will be the closest to correct. 

Children of Clementine Sheldrake and William Church

Last Edited14 Oct 2017