Will of Henry Sharp, surgeon's assistant, 1880 (proved 1897)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN  that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of Henry Sharp of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Surgeon’s Assistant, deceased, who died on the 17th day of November 1897, at Winslow aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the District of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham, was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford and that Administration of the estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to  Elizabeth Sharp, of Winslow aforesaid, Widow, the Relict of the Deceased, the sole Executrix named in the said Will, she having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.
Dated the 20th day of December 1897
Gross value of Personal Estate £582-0-01
Net value      “        “             “      £559-8-9
Extracted by Willis and Willis, Solicitors, Winslow.

This is the last Will and Testament of me of Henry Sharp of Winslow in the County of Bucks Surgeon’s Assistant I devise all the real estate (if any) to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease and  I bequeath all the personal estate to which I shall then be entitled unto my Wife Elizabeth absolutely but as to estates vested in me upon trust or by way of Mortgage subject to the equities affecting the same respectively And I appoint my said Wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this last Will and revoke all other Wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June One thousand eight hundred and eighty.
Henry Sharp [signature]

Signed by the said Henry Sharp the Testator in the joint presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
John Hathaway [signature] Winslow
Arthur S. Midgley [signature] Winslow.

On the Twentieth fifth day of December 1897, Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Elizabeth Sharp, Widow, the Relict, the sole Executrix
It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct copy
Dated this 30th day of December 1897

Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News, 20 Nov 1897

 OBITUARY.- It is with much regret we record the death of Mr. Henry Sharp, which event took place somewhat unexpectedly (as it was hoped he was mending) on Wednesday morning. Mr. Sharp was a native of the town and very much respected by all who knew him. He was assistant first to Dr. Cowley and then to Dr. Newham, and the last 9 or 10 years to Messrs Vaisey and Kennish. Mr. Sharp was very fond of music, and was in all probability the oldest member of the Church Choir, while in days gone by he took a most earnest part in the formation of the Winslow Volunteer Brass Band and the Volunteer Drum and Fife Band.        


Henry Sharp was 65 when he died. He was baptised at Winslow in 1832, son of William (labourer) and Mary Ann Sharp. In 1841 his parents kept the Chandos Arms.

Henry's wife Elizabeth was born at Great Brickhill. They lived at 32 Horn Street ("Laburnham Cottage") from about 1877. They don't seem to have had any children. By 1901 she had moved to New Road, Linslade.

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