Some years on from my previous posting I think I should share what I now have on the Ake-related section of my Sharman Family History:
• Jane Sharman was the first of George’s children with his second wife, Lettice. She was born at Edenham (Lincolnshire) in the autumn of 1872, and she was baptised there on Christmas Day of that year. In 1891 at the age of 18 years Jane was working as a cook for a family named Nunneley at Sheep Market in Market Harborough (Leicestershire). She seems to have moved east to Peterborough sometime in that decade, because there she married James Ake early in 1899. James had been born early in 1873 at Unthank Farm, Finghall (between Leyburn and Bedale) in north Yorkshire to John Ake and Elizabeth (née Johnson). John and Elizabeth Ake had several other children who became farmers in Wensleydale. After their marriage Jane returned to Yorkshire with James, and in both 1901 and 1911 they were farming at Foal Park Farm, Constable Burton. Jane and James had at least six children – James Huband (born early in 1899, died in 1934), Norman Donald (1900-1981), George John S (1902-1988), Richard (1904-1975), David William (1906-1963) and Catherine Emma (1909-2001). James Huband Ake was born in Peterborough at around the time that his parents were married, which might explain why they were not married at Edenham. The other five children were all born in Yorkshire. It seems that the family moved a few miles east at some time, because James died in the Thirsk registration district in the summer of 1936 aged 63 years. Jane Ake (née Sharman) outlived James by almost twenty four years. She was buried at Appleton Wiske (near Northallerton) on 1st June 1960 aged 87 years.
I do hope that this update is of interest to someone out there. If you can add any more, please contact me.