- [S411] The Visitations of Kent, taken in the years 1574 and 1592 by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux, ed. W. Bruce Bannerman, (Harleian Society, vol. 75, 1924;), pp.110-111 (Reliability: 1).
ARMS. - Argent, on a bend azure three spearheads of the first.
CREST. - An arm couped at the elbow, habited azure, charged with three slashes argent, holding in the hand proper a spear broken in three pieces or, the spear-head in pale headed argent, and the other two pieces in saltire.
Another crest show the hand holdin [sic] three broken spears or, headed argent.
A shield: Quarterly of nine: 1, Argent, three catharine wheels sable within a bordure engrailed azure; 2, Or, two chevronels gules, on a canton of the last a lion passant or; 3, Argent, a saltire engrailed gules between four martlets sable; 4, Argent, three bars azure, a chief vairé; 5, Purpure, a lion rampant or, crowned argent; 6, Gules, a fess double cotised argent; 7, As 6, but no tinctures given; 8, Argent, a fess double cotised gules; 9, Gules, a fess between six crosses pattée fitchée argent.
John Sharpeighe of Sharpeighe in the Countie of Kent gent' Sonne and heire to Robert maried and had issue John.
John Sharpeighe of Sharpeighe aforesaide gent' Sonne and heire to John maried and had issue Lawrence.
Lawrence Sharpeighe of Sharpeighe aforesaide gent' sonne and heire of John maried the Daughter of ..... Robertes of Brenchley in the Countie of Kent gent' and had issue by her Stephen Sharpeighe his eldist Sonne, John seconde Sonne, a Daughter maried to Cowcheman.
Stephen Sharpeighe of Sharpeieghe [sic] aforesaid gent' sonne and heire of Lawrence maried to his firste wiffe ..... the Daughter of lynche of Crambroke and by her had no issue, After the saide Stephen maried to his seconde wiffe Elizabethe Daughter of ..... Astyne of Tenterden in the saide Countie and by her hathe issue Thomas, Lawrence and Stephen Dyed all three sans issue; Robert Shrpeighe [sic] his eldiste Sonne that lyved, Johan maried to James Borne of Sharsted sonne and heir to ffraunces Borne gent'.
Robert Sharpeighe of Sharpeighe aforesaide in the saide Countie gent' Sonne and heire to Stephen maried Marye Daughter to Charles Scott of Eggerton in the saide Countie of Kent Esquire and by her had issue Bryan that Dyed yonge.
- [S310] Abstracts of Cranbrook Wills proved in the Diocesan Courts of Canterbury and now preserved in Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, Kent, 1396-1640, Jules de Launay, (Kent Record Collections/The Kent Archaeological Trust, 1984;), will of John Sharpygh, Senior, folio 432, written 16 Feb 1480/1, proved 3 Feb 1482/3 (Reliability: 2).
To the High Altar of Cranbrook for tithes forgotten, 20d.
To each godchild, 4d.
For my funeral expenses, 20s; for my month's mind, 26/8.
To a priest, 5 marks, to celebrate and pray in Cranbrook church for the health of my soul and the souls of the faithful dead, for half a year.
For the repair of the King's Road between Wm. WHITE and Hokkereg's Crosse, 100 "vodris" (loads?) of gravel.
To the son of John SAUNDER, 6/8, to be paid by my son John SHARPYGH.
To Laur. TAYLOR, 6/8.
RESIDUE of my goods to my son John SHARPIGH.
EXECS: my son John and Laur. TAYLOR.
All my lands and tenements to my son John SHARPIGH in fee simple.