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Ronald Williamson Sharpley

Ronald Williamson Sharpley

Male 1897 - 1969  (71 years)

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  • Name Ronald Williamson Sharpley 
    Born 26 Dec 1897  Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1901  Clifton Vale, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    age 3, son 
    Military service 1916  Margaret Road, Harbourne, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    enlistment: Ronald Williamson Sharpley, age 18 
    Will 1969 

    • Article taken from local newspaper dated August 1969
      Former Rector of Burton left ?42,000

      The Rev. Ronald Williamson Sharpley, of the Old Rectory, Little Oakley, Rector of Burton Latimer for thirty years until he retired in 1967, who died on April 7, aged 71, left ?43.304 gross, ?42,109 net. Duty ?10.223.

      He left: his Lordship of the Manor of Sutton, Surrey, to his nephew R. Lamplugh and ?350 to the Sutton and Cheam Society "for the maintenance of Manorial Award instituted by me." ?50 for general church purposes in the parish of Burton Latimer. ?50 to the Clergy Friendly Society. ?350 in gratitude for his eight Years of service to Peter L. Craddock. ?100 each, for their help in the garden, to Peter J. Coleman and Christopher J. Watson. ?100 to his housekeeper Mrs. H. G. Capps. ?100 "for all her kindness" to housekeeper Mrs. Zella A. Aveling. ?50 to James Aveling and ?25 each to James Aveling junior and John Aveling. ?50 "for all her kindness" to Mary Swain. ?50 to his gardener W. J. Downing, or his widow, and other personal legacies totalling ?405.
    Died 7 Apr 1969  [1
    • local newspaper April 1969
      Former Burton Rector Die
      The late Reverend R W Sharpley former Rector of Burton Latimer, the Rev. R. W. Sharpley, died at his home at Little Oakley yesterday, aged 71. Mr. Sharpley, who was rector for 30 years and retired in 1967, was known for his collection of antiques which were on show at the rectory at nearly every parish event. He was ordained priest in 1924 and was curate at New-port Pagnell and Banbury before becoming Vicar of Cropredy in 1929, where he stayed until moving to Burton. Mr. Sharpley was a member of the Lamplugh family who are Lords of the Manor of Sutton, Surrey, and while he held this position, visitors from Sutton Civic Amenity Society visited Burton Latimer to meet their lord of the manor. His brother, the Rt. Rev. K. E. N. Lamplugh, is Suffragen Bishop of Southampton and will attend the funeral. The funeral will be held at Burton Latimer tomorrow and the service is to be conducted by the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt. Rev. Cyril Eastaugh, and the Bishop of Southampton .

      Transcribed by Sally Crane Evening Telegraph 1972
      Mr. Sharpley. who was rector from 1937 to 1967, played a large part in setting the church restoration programme off the ground in 1957. Mr. Sharpley was ordained priest in 1924. He was curate at Newport Pagnell and Banbury, and later became Vicar of Gt Bourton and Cropredy until 1937 when he came to Burton Latimer. A bachelor, he served in the First World War for four years, and was discharged, wounded. A member of the Ancient and distinguished family of Lamplugh, Mr. Sharpley's ancestor Thomas Lamplugh was Archbishop of York during the reign of Charles II. Several generations were clergymen and his brother Kenneth recently retired as Suffragen Bishop of Southampton. His grandfather. Mr. C. E. Lamplugh, acquired the manorial rights of the Manor of Sutton, Surrey, in 1880 for ?250, and received a goat every year from the people of Sutton. When he died in 1905, Mr. Lamplugh left the manor to Mr. Sharpley's uncle who in turn left it to Mr. Sharpley in 1955. After the last war the old rectory at Burton Latimer was restored and Mr. Sharpley was able to furnish the house beautifully with antiques and works of art, many of them priceless family pieces and many times has opened his house to the public. Mr. Sharpley served for many years on the Kettering and District Hospitals Management Committee and the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association. He died on Easter Monday 1969 at his home in Little Oakley
    Person ID I7092  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2011 

    Father Rev Arthur Edward Sharpley,   b. 1858, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Windsor, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Annie Constance Lamplugh,   b. 1865, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1923, Benacre, St James Road, Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F2631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1103] death i7092.

    2. [S1104] birth i7092.

    3. [S1105] military i7092 enlistment.