Thomas Sharples of Edmonton

???? - 1808

Claimant or beneficiary


William Hughes and his wife Esther (each of whom q.v.) were awarded the residual part (after satisfying a firm of mercantile mortgagees in Roseau) of the compensation for 2/5ths of a group of enslaved people in Dominica, as executor and executrix of Thomas Sharples. Esther Hughes was almost certainly the widow of Thomas Sharples, while Thomas Sharples was very probably the merchant of the same name of Edmonton whose will was proved 27/08/1808 (although it is possible that the will referred to in the compensation process is that of Thomas Sharples the son of Thomas Sharples of Edmonton and Esther Hughes).

  1. Thomas Sharples had married Esther Cross 30/03/1797 at St James Clerkenwell, and a son Thomas was baptised to a couple of the same name at All Saints Edmonton 01/03/1799 (two other sons were also baptised to the couple, the older at St James Clerkenwell and a second again at All Saints Edmonton). Esther Sharples later married William Hughes.

  2. The will of Thomas Sharples [formerly of Blackburn Lancashire but now] of Edmonton [made 26/04/1804] was proved 27/08/1808. The will was very simple and left everything to his wife Hester [sic]. In the attestation, made 20/08/1808, William Timmons of the Bank of England said that he had been informed and believed that the death of Thomas Sharples had occurred on the island of Dominica in 'June last.'


PROB 11/1484/269

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/1484/269.

Further Information

Esther Cross

Associated Claims (1)

£901 19s 4d
Beneficiary deceased

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
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Addresses (1)

Edmonton, Middlesex, South-east England, England
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Of Edmonton when he made his will in 1808.