52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #30 Henry Sharp

Last week, my ancestor was Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd, and this week my ancestor is her husband Henry Sharp.  Last week, I gave details about Jane and Henry’s marriage, their entries on the 1851 and 1861 Censuses, and their immigration to Australia in 1863.

I had stated last week that my early information on Jane had come from the book “Tarnagulla & District: The Way It Was” by Edna & Ken Arnold, and my early information on Henry also came from this book.  This information showed that Henry was born in 1826 and was the son of William Sharp, a tailor, and Sarah Crosby.  The marriage record also showed that Henry’s father was William Sharp, a tailor, and the census and immigration records also showed Henry was born around 1826 in Wakefield.

Although I didn’t have any luck finding a birth/baptism record for Jane, I was able to find Henry’s baptism record in the West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910 collection at ancestry.com.  Henry was baptised 15 May 1826 at All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, and his parents were William and Sarah Sharp.

Henry Sharp baptism
(West Yorkshire, England), Births and Baptisms, Henry Sharp (1826), issued 15 May 1826, West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D3/12; New Reference Number: WDP3/2/2; digital images, Ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/).

The 1841 Census shows that Henry was living with his parents at Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Henry Sharp 1841 Census
1841 census of England, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, folio 14, page 20, Henry Sharp; digital images, Ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 5 Jan 2015); citing PRO HO 107/1272/1.

After Henry and Jane arrived in Victoria, they settled in the Tarnagulla area, and the Post Office Directories show he was a farmer at Woodstock-on-Loddon in 1875 and at Woodstock West from 1884 to 1891.

Henry died 5 February 1892 at Woodstock on Loddon.  His death certificate (registration no 4344 of 1892) shows that at the time of his death he was a farmer.  He died from valvular disease of the heart, 3 weeks.  His parents were William Sharp, tailor, and Sarah Rose Crosby.  The informant was Joseph Whimpey, son in law, Tarnagulla.  The undertaker was Thomas Sayer.  The minister was James R Currie, Primitive Methodist Minister.  He was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, and had lived in Victoria for 39 years.