Hercules Sharpe: Sedlescombe estate accounts

Scope and Content

A range of different accounts of the Seldescombe estate, covering payment of hoppers, improvements, drainage, timber, crops and other business.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hercules Sharpe (d. 1858) married Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony Brabazon, 1st Baronet, of co. Mayo, and had four children, including the painter Hercules Brabazon Sharpe (1821-1906). The family lived at Blackhall Manor, co. Durham, until 1832, when they settled at the estate of Oaklands, near Sedlescombe, Sussex.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Applied Biology, Cambridge, 1975.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to Martin Hardie, 'Brabazon, Hercules Brabazon (1821-1906)', Oxford dictionary of national biography (Oxford University Press, 2004).

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