Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Sharp

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was my great grandmother Sarah Jane Sharp.

My ancestral line is:

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

4 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
5 Ivy May Harley (1890-1959)

8 Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)
9 Sarah Jane Sharp (1853-1906)

Sarah was born 3 June 1853 at Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  She came to Australia with her parents when she was 10 years old, and the family lived at Woodstock-on-Loddon.

Sarah married Joseph Whimpey on 27 March 1872 at Laanecoorie.  Joseph and Sarah had 12 children:

  • Jane Elizabeth Whimpey (1873-1957)
  • Alfred Henry Whimpey (1874-1933)
  • Joseph Whimpey (1876-1954)
  • Walter Whimpey (1879-1969)
  • John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
  • Emily Whimpey (1887-1897)
  • Ethelind Hannah Whimpey (1889-1969)
  • William Norman Whimpey (1891-1891)
  • Albert Roy Whimpey (1892-1965)
  • William Claude Whimpey (1895-1917)
  • Arthur Edgar Whimpey (1896-1965)
  • Herbert Whimpey (1897-1974)

Sarah died 28 June 1906 at Tarnagulla, and was buried 1 July 1906 at the Tarnagulla Cemetery.

18 Henry Sharp (1826-1892)
19 Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd (1828-1902)

Henry was christened 15 May 1826 at Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Henry married Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd on 1 August 1847 at Wakefield.  Henry and Jane had 5 children:

  • Elizabeth Oldroyd Sharp (1848-1881).
  • John Henry Sharp (1850-1852).
  • Sarah Jane Sharp (1853-1906).
  • Hannah Maria Sharp (1867-1901).
  • Mark Henry Sharp (1870-1936)

Henry died 5 February 1892 at Woodstock-on-Loddon, and was buried 7 February 1892 at the Newbridge Cemetery.

36 William Sharp (1795-1866)
37 Sarah Rose Crossley (1804-1868)

William was christened 8 March 1797 at All Saints Church, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

He married Lucy Priest on 28 November 1815 at Cathedral Saint Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.  William and Lucy had 3 children:

  • Selina Sharp (1816-?)
  • Ann Maria Sharp (1819-?)
  • Lucy Sharp (1821-1821)

Lucy was buried 4 February 1821 at Wakefield, and William then married Sarah Crossley on 29 January 1822 at St John’s Church, Wakefield.  William and Sarah had 10 children:

  • Charles Sharp (1824-1880)
  • Henry Sharp (1826-1892)
  • Ann Sharp (1828-1872)
  • John Sharp (1830-?)
  • George Sharp (1831-?)
  • Harriet Sharp (1834-1903)
  • James Sharp (1838-?)
  • Edwin Sharp (1840-1907)
  • Eliza Sharp (1842-?)
  • William Sharp (1845-?)

William died 31 March 1866 at Baker’s Yard, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

72 John Sharp (1770-?)
73 Anna Maria Chatterton (1770-1841)

John was christened 7 May 1770 at All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

John married Anna Maria Chatterton on 29 June 1794 at All Saints, Wakefield, and they had 7 children:

  • William Sharp (1795-1866)
  • George Sharp (1795-?)
  • Eliza Sharp (1799-?)
  • James Sharp (1802-?)
  • Charles Sharp (1804-?)
  • Ann-Maria Sharp (1808-?)
  • Thomas Sharp (1813-?)

I have not yet found a death or burial record for John.

144 David Sharp (ca. 1740-?)
145 Ann Broad (ca. 1740-?)

David married Ann Broad on 17 July 1769 at All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. England. They had 2 children:

  • John Sharp (1770-?)
  • Jenney Sharp (1772-?)

The marriage record for David and Ann shows the David was “of Dewsbury”.  I have found a baptism record that seems to match: David Sharp was christened 21 November 1747 at Dewsbury, All Saints.  His father was Samuel Sharp.  There was also a Samuel Sharp christened 14 March 1743 at Dewsbury, father Samuel Sharp, which seems likely to have been David’s brother.

I couldn’t find a marriage of a Samuel Sharp in Dewsbury, but there was a marriage of a Samuel Sharp to Sarah Claughton on 8 May 1734 at Calverley, St Wilfrid.  I don’t know if this is for the same Samuel, as Calverley is a fair distance from Dewsbury and Wakefield, so I haven’t traced the family back any further at this stage.

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