Sharpe, Fane William, ca. 1726-1771

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Sharpe, Fane William, ca. 1726-1771

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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.


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Listed as a West Indian MP, but this is perhaps in error due to his father's role as a West Indian agent

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Sharpe, Gregory, 1713-1771 (1713-1771)

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Sharpe, Gregory, 1713-1771

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Sharpe, Fane William, ca. 1726-1771

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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