My GGrandfather was Charles Edward Shellard born in (I think) the 1870s.
He married Agnes COOPER in Islington and lived there until his death.
My mother was always told that he was from Wales - near Aberfan - and that he came to London in his early teens to avoid going down the pits like the rest of his family. Other than that I know very little about him.
The only Charles Edward Shellard I can find in the 1881 census was born in London and his parents came from Wiltshire, although it is possible that the story my mother told was distorted somehow.
If anyone knows anything about Shellard's in Wales I'd appreciate hearing from you