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Sir William Sharington

Owner 1540 - 1553

born c.1495

died 9th July 15531

  1. ‘The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558’, ed. S.T. Bindoff, Secker & Warburg,1982
  2. ‘Lacock Owners’, Meg Holbrook, Elizabeth Gibb & Others, Devizes & District U3A Lacock Research Group


Caretaker of Lacock from Dissolution in 1539, until he purchased the Abbey and lands from Henry VIII in 1540 for the not inconsequential sum of £783.13.10d2

He remained working at Court, and was promoted to Groom of the Robes (the King’s equivalent of the Queen’s Ladies in Waiting) in 1540

He led a very colourful life, which we hope to cover here in time

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Sir William Sharington (c. 1495 - 1553)

British (English School), circa 1545/53
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