Rev. William Sellon

Rev. William Sellon

Male Abt 1730 - 1790  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name William Sellon 
    Title Rev. 
    Born Abt 1730  Hurley, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 Nov 1730  Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 18 Jul 1790  St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Jul 1790  Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 24 Jul 1790  St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jul 1790  Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2490  mytree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 

    Father John Sellon,   b. Abt 1692, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1758  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Harman,   b. 1704, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1756  (Age < 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Dec 1725  Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Littlehales,   b. Abt 1726,   d. 21 Jul 1801, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 4 May 1753  St James Palace, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Ann Sellon,   d. Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Sarah-Maria Sellon,   b. 1753,   d. Abt 1754  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    +3. Elizabeth Hannah Sellon,   b. 1755,   d. 29 Mar 1814  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     4. William Marmaduke Sellon,   b. 26 May 1757, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +5. Lydia Sellon,   b. 22 Aug 1760,   d. Nov 1793, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
    +6. Baker John Sellon,   b. 14 Mar 1762, Hampstead, Camden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1855, Hampstead, Camden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
    +7. Sarah Sellon,   b. 1764,   d. 14 Aug 1841  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     8. Sophia Sellon,   b. Abt 1766,   d. 17 Feb 1852, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [natural]
     9. Joseph Sellon,   b. 1769,   d. 25 Sep 1842, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1730 - Hurley, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 30 Nov 1730 - Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1753 - St James Palace, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Jul 1790 - St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1790 - Clerkenwell, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 24 Jul 1790 - St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jul 1790 - Clerkenwell, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was a student at Westminster School in London from 1740 to 1749. On 14 June 1750 he was admitted as a Pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded a scholarship the following year, but gave up studies to marry and did not receive a degree. Apparently this was a hastily arranged marriage to the sister of his Cambridge school friend, Baker John Littlehales, who also failed to complete his degree.

      He joined his father's meal business at Hurley or Marlow for a time.

      William Sellon was ordained a deacon in 1756 and a priest in 1757. He was appointed Curate (and subsequently Vicar) of St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Over the next few decades he was appointed to other livings in London as he was a popular preacher, being referred to as "silver-tongued Sellon".

      William Sellon inherited from his father a freehold at Henley-on-Thames, a tenement in Princes Street, St. James, Westminster, and the lease of Hurley Lock.
      William Sellon was executor to his father's estate.
      He was buried in a vault under the new church.


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