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Christopher Sharpe

Male - 1496


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  • Name Christopher Sharpe  [1, 2
    Born of Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1496  [4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I4484  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 May 2021 

    Father (Unknown) Sharpe 
    Family ID F20793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne 
    Children 
    +1. Isabel Sharpe,   b. of Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Christopher Sharpe, esq., was Receiver of the Duchy of Lancaster for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire from 1460-1496 -- no doubt a position procured by the influence of his elder brother. He may be the same Christopher Sharpe who was escheator of Yorkshire from 1468 to 1472. He held land in Coggeshall, Essex, and was father by Anne of a large family of three sons and six daughters." ["Sharp Practice" by Rosie Bevan, citation details below]

      In 2020 Rosie Bevan showed that the ancestry attributed to him by David H. Kelley, Don C. Stone, and David C. Dearborn in "Among the Royal Servants: Welby, Browne, Quarles and Related Families" (Foundations 3:303, July 2010) was based on portions of the Sharpe pedigree in the 1558 Visitation of Essex which can be shown to have been fraudulent. His identity, and his sibling relationship to Nicholas Sharpe (d. 1473), Thomas Sharpe (d. aft. 1477), Robert Sharpe (d. 1488), Stephen Sharpe, clerk, and Olive Sharpe who married Nicholas Foster (d. 1519), can all be proved from IPMs, but the identity of his and their parents is unknown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1270] J. C. B. Sharp, 29 Jun 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S4235] Rosie Bevan, "The Medieval Origins of the Quarles Family of Ufford." Foundations 10:25, 2018.

    3. [S549] John G. Hunt, "The Overton Family of Swineshead, Lincolnshire." The American Genealogist 36:160, July 1960.

    4. [S18] Rosie Bevan, "Sharp Practice: An Exposé of the Sharpe Pedigree from the 1558 Visitation of Essex." Foundations 12:55, 2020.