Chemistry - Reactions of alcohol with sulfuric acid

This article on Wikipedia says your compound, ethyl sulphate, can be synthesized, by adding sulfuric acid drop-wise to boiling ethanol and temperature should be kept below 413K which agrees with your data. I found also an article according to which authors conducted esterification at about 300K, but with starting presence of anhydrous sodium sulfate.

Also proportion of reagents should be right, if you add more than equimolar amount of acid, removal of leftover is problematic, as sulfuric acid has high boiling point and there's no suitable selective extractant.