Henry Edward Sharpe

1797 - 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Attorney-General of Barbados as the time of compensation [despite the indication below that he took office only in 1841] and later Chief Justice of St Vincent. Nephew and beneficiary of the will of Edward Sharpe of York Place (q.v.), and grandson of Charles Payne Sharpe (q.v.).

  1. Admitted. pens. (age 21) at Trinity College, Cambridge, 26 January 1818. Only son of Henry [of the Middle Temple]. B. in London. School, London. Matric. Lent, 1818. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Nov. 5, 1814. Called to the Bar, Nov. 12, 1819. On the Home Circuit. Attorney-General of Barbados, 1841-6; Chief Justice of St Vincent, 1846-66. Died Dec. 18, 1867, in London. (Boase, III. 520; Law Lists; Inns of Court.)

  2. Left personalty of £1000 in 1867.

  3. His son, Henry Sharpe (?-1884), became Provost-Marshal at Grenada [dates not known] and married in 1861 Frances Elizabeth, 1st daughter of Hon. William Darnell Davis, Chief Justice of Grenada.


  1. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  2. National Probate Calendar 1868.

  3. R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

We are grateful to Colin Cornes for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1818 ]
Legal Education
Middle Temple [Admitted 1814; called to the bar 1819 ]

Associated Claims (10)

£46 14s 0d
£145 12s 11d
£647 1s 10d
£19 8s 4d
£75 13s 8d
£1,309 0s 0d
£301 0s 4d
£600 6s 4d
£3,718 17s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£67 1s 1d

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
This identification of Henry Edward Sharpe the Attorney-General of Barbados and then Chief Justice of St Vincent is derived from the will of Edward Sharpe of York Place proved 1832, which described...
Grandson → Grandfather