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Sir Robert Sharpeigh

Sir Robert Sharpeigh


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  • Name Robert Sharpeigh  [1, 2
    Title Sir 
    Gender Male 
    Appointment Bef 1626  [3
    Steward to Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount of St Albans, Lord Chancellor 
    • At his master's death, Sir Robert appears to have been owed £530 by him, of which he only received a small proportion.
    Person ID I7244  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Stephen Sharpeigh,   b. Abt 1518,   bur. 26 Jun 1573, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Scott,   b. Abt May 1569,   d. 9 Sep 1629  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1592  [1
     1. Bryan Sharpeigh,   d. YOUNG  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S13] The natural history and antiquities of the county of Surrey. Begun in the year 1673…, John Aubrey, (Vol. 1, London, 1718-19, 5 vols, based on information from Eighteenth Century Collections Online by the Gale Group - http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/ECCO;), pp.22-24 (Reliability: 2).
      From a section describing the parish church in Kingston upon Thames:
      "On another black Marble, on the South Side of the East Window, supported with four black Marble Pillars of the Dorick Order, is in Capitals this Inscription;
      M.S. Dominae
      Maria Sharpeigh,
      Uxo. Rob. Sharp.

      Principio Maii Genesin celebravit Apollo,
      Natalis Dominus cum
      Jove Phaebus erat:
      Imbribus autumnus madidis mea funera flerat;
      Me peperit plena, & me nova Luna tulit.
      Non demit hic sortem mihi lucida Stella benignam,
      At mihi Rex Caeli jam super Astra dedit.

      Illustris genere & genio fuit ista Maria
      Candida Vicinis, cordata, fidelis Amicis,
      Invicta adversis, & non elata secundis :
      Suaviter afflictos relevans devotaque sacris;
      Prudens Consiliique capax & Sordida spernens,
      Caelicolas inter sanctos nunc laeta triumpans.
      Extructum hoc
      Musae Munus

      Between the two Pillars, on each Side, are these Names; Johannes Scott, - Gulielmus Scott, - Michael Scott, - Gulielmus Scott, - Johannes Scott, - Gulielmus Scott, Armiger - Johannes Scott, Miles, P.C. E. 4. - Gulielmus Scott, Miles - Johannes Scott, Miles - Reginaldus Scott, Miles - Carolus Scott, Arm. Fil. secundus - Mariae fil. Caroli Scott.
      Between the other two Pillars, - Adam Wyat, - Gulielmus Wyat, - Henricus Wyat, Miles & Banneret. - Thomas Wyat, Miles, - Thomas Wyat, Miles decollatus, - Jana Wyat, Filia secunda Thomae - Maria Filia Janae.

      On a black Grave-Stone underneath, in Capitals, is this Inscription;

      Vixi, & quem dederit Cursum, Deus ipse peregi.
      Hic jacet Corpus Dominae
      Sharpeigh, Uxoris Rob. Sharp.
      Militis, filia fuit Caroli Scott,
      Armigeri Cantiae, & Uxoris ejus
      Janae Wyat, ex utraque familia
      Illustris vixit Annos
      Menses 4, Spiritum Christo
      Resignavit Sept. 9, 1629,
      Et succubuit Annorum &
      Charitatis plena,
      Et jam laeta mei Caelo requiescit Imago.
      O quantis liberasti

    3. [S204] The works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Lord High Chancellor of England. In four volumes. With several additional pieces, never before printed ... To which is prefixed, a new life of the author, by Mr. Mallet, Francis Bacon, (Vol. 2, London, 1740, 4 vols, based on information from Eighteenth Century Collections Online by the Gale Group - http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/ECCO;), p.567 (Reliability: 2).
      From what is apparently a list of debts left by Sir Francis Bacon at his death in 1626:
      "Accompts of Stewarde and other Officers
      Sir Robert Sharpeigh Knight - [Debts l,s,d] 0530 00 20; [Dividends For 2000l., l,s,d,q,36] 030 16 06 2 00; [Dividends For 3000l., l,s,d,q,36] 046 04 09 3 00; [Dividends For 1000l., l,s,d,q,36] 15 08 03 1 00; [Dividends for 900l., l,s,d,q] 13 17 05 1"
      The other officers listed were "Mr Thewar the Bayliffe to the Lord of St Albans [owed 40l.], Mr Hatcher [owed 503l. 12s.], Robert Halpeny [owed 20l. 11s.], Mr Edmond Meautis gentleman of the horse [owed 662l.], George Eastland chamber-keeper at the court [owed 70l. 16s.], Mr Sherborne upon accompt [owed 300l.], John Large [owed 80l.]"