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GB-2014-WSA-15523 · Person · ca. 1726-1771

SHARPE, FANE WILLIAM, eldest son of John Sharpe MP, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, Solicitor to the Treasury, and Olive Cartwright, Holborn; nephew of Gregory Sharpe (qv); b.; adm. (aged 11) Jan 1737/8; KS (Capt. ) 1743; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1747, matr. 26 Jun 1747, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1747 – void by marriage 26 Mar 1752; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 14 Aug 1747; MP Callington from 11 Feb 1756; FRS 5 Jul 1764; FSA 17 Dec 1767; bequeathed £500 for the use of the King’s Scholars elected annually to the Universities; m. 17 Mar 1752 Mary, only child of George Newport, London, merchant; d. 21 Oct 1771.

By his will dated 30 Sep 1771 (proved 8 Nov 1771) he gave to William Markham (adm.1733, qv), formerly Head Master of the School and then Bishop of Chester, and to John Thomas, Dean of Westminster, “the sum of £500 to be by them disposed of [for] the benefit of Westminster School or College as they shall think fit”. The fund was subsequently consolidated with the School Exhibition Fund, and the benefaction was commemorated by an exhibition known as the F.W.Sharpe exhibition.