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Lieutenant Sharp [1???-1???]
Abraham Sharp [1???-17??]
Rev Abraham Sharp [16??-1732]
Abraham Sharp [18??-18??]
Alphonse Sharp [1872-1942]
Arthur Edouarde Sharp [1868-1953]
Booth Sharp [18??-19??]
Charles Sharp [1863-1???]
Cyril James Sharp [19??-19??]
Rev Daniel Sharp [17??-18??]
Daniel Sharp [18??-1855]
David Sharp [1792-1878]
Edward Raymond Sharp [1922-1943]
Ernest Sharp [18??-1915]
Frank Sharp [18??-19??]
Frank Sharp [1894-1915]
Fred Sharp [18??-1917]
Fred Sharp [1882-19??]
Fred Sharp [1888-1917]
George Sharp [18??-18??]
George Sharp [1859-1918]
Harold Sharp [1888-1917]
Jack Sharp [17??-17??]
James Sharp [1828-1911]
James Sharp [1863-1???]
John Sharp [1???-1???]
John Sharp [1???-19??]
John Sharp [1644-1714]
John Sharp [17??-18??]
John Sharp [1743-1821]
John Sharp [1823-1898]
Joseph Sharp [18??-19??]
Joseph Sharp [1803-1856]
Joseph Sharp [1854-19??]
Joshua Sharp [17??-17??]
Levi Sharp [1862-1???]
Lionel C. G. Sharp [1866-1905]
Mary Sharp [16??-1673]
Mary Ann Sharp [18??-1???]
Miles Sharp [1864-1948]
Miles Balmford Sharp [1897-1973]
Milton Sheridan Sharp [1856-1924]
Morpeth Richard H. Sharp [1873-1909]
Richard Sharp [1???-18??]
Richard Sharp [1895-1915]
Robert Sharp [1???-18??]
Samuel Sharp [18??-18??]
Samuel Sharp [18??-19??]
Samuel Sharp [1822-1854]
Samuel Sharp [1862-1900]
Sarah Ellen Sharp [18??-19??]
Smith Sharp [1895-1938]
Tom Sharp [1888-1917]
Wilfred Sharp [18??-191?]
Wilfred Sharp [1918-2001]
William Sharp [1???-1???]
William Sharp [17??-1???]
William Sharp [1733-1815]
William Sharp [1826-1???]
William Sharp [1839-1903]
William Sharp [1893-1916]
William Henry Sharp [1899-1918]
Willie Sharp [1892-1917]
Wilson Sharp [1827-1884]
Wilson Sharp [1876-1958] 


Sharp, Lieutenant
[1???-1???] Of Thornton.

Stod Fold Farm, Mixenden was his country retreat.

He met Rev Matthew Smith whilst Smith was preaching at Thornton.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Susannah who married Rev Matthew Smith

Sharp, Abraham
[1???-17??] On 22nd June 1726, he married Ann, daughter of Richard Walker.

Children:

  1. Jack

Sharp, Rev Abraham
[16??-1732] Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1730-1732]

Sharp, Abraham
[18??-18??] Rope and twine maker at 2 Police Street, Brighouse [1874]

Sharp, Alphonse
[1872-1942] CBE.

Son of William Sharp.

Born in Roubaix, France.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School.

He started his career at Pickle Bridge Dye Works which was run by his uncle John Sharp. When his uncle retired from business, Alphonse started on his own in a partnership with his brother Arthur Edouarde at Sharp & Mallett at Copley.

He was also associated with Alph Sharp & Company Limited.

During World War I, he was asked by the British Government to develop the business. He saw to the building of the HM Explosives Factory at North Dean, Greetland, of which he became managing director. For his services, he was awarded a CBE [April 1920].

He was a Conservative councillor on Hipperholme District Council.

In 1897, he married Emilie Whiteley [18??-1931].


Emilie was the daughter of John Whiteley of Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. George Cyril
  2. Charles Whiteley
  3. James Cyril

The family lived at

He died at Holmwood, Halifax [29th March 1942] (aged 69) 

Sharp, Arthur Edouarde
[1868-1953] Son of William Sharp and brother of Alphonse Sharp.

Born in France [10th March 1868].

He was partner in Sharp & Mallett / founder of Alph Sharp & Company / a member of Lightcliffe Golf Club / a member of Halifax Borough Club / a member of Greenroyd Bowling Club / a farmer at Hunmanby, Filey [after he retired in 1919]

He married Henrietta.

Children:

  1. Annie Louise

The family lived at

He died home at Brooklyn, Halifax [11th March 1953] (aged 85) 

Sharp, Booth
[18??-19??] ARCO.

Organist at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [1915]

Sharp, Charles
[1863-1???] Son of Joseph Sharp, mill wright.

Born in Bradford.

He was a gardener of Trooper Lane, Southowram [1885] / a gardener [1891] / an electric tramway labourer [1901] / a gardener (domestic) [1911].

In 1885, he married Harriet Ann Sugden [1865-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet Ann, of
Clipster Hall, Southowram, was the daughter of Benjamin Sugden
 

Children:

  1. Harry [1886-1892]
  2. Harold
  3. George Frederick [b 1893] who was a railway clerk [1911]
  4. Gladys [b 1896] who was a hank porter (carpet works) [1911]
  5. Lena [1901-1902]
  6. Lelia [b 1903]
  7. Elsie M [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 2 Briggs Yard, Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 21 Copley Avenue, Halifax [1901]
  • 1 Stoney Lane, Hipperholme, Lightcliffe [1911, 1917]

Sharp, Cyril James
[19??-19??] Son of Alphonse Sharp.

In 1935, he married Evelyn Melita Gatley Morton.


Evelyn was the daughter of Joseph Morton
 

The family lived at Holmwood, Halifax [1935]

Sharp, Rev Daniel
[17??-18??] DD.

Son of John Sharp.

He emigrated to America and became a notable Baptist minister in Boston, Massachusetts

Sharp, Daniel
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the 47th Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Sharp, David
[1792-1878] Of Brighouse. He was a surveyor for the town

Sharp, Edward Raymond
[1922-1943] Son of Sabina & Benjamin Sharp of Holywell Green.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Royal Horse Artillery, and Pioneer Corps.

He died 16th March 1943 (aged 21).

He was buried at Holywell Green Congregational Church [197]

Sharp, Ernest
[18??-1915] Born in Shipley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [18th April 1915].

Sharp, Frank
[18??-19??] Baker & confectioner.

Recorded in 1901, when he was at 11 Bethel Street, Brighouse

Sharp, Frank
[1894-1915] Son of Samuel Sharp

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was educated at Crossley Orphanage / an accountants clerk with the Halifax Borough Treasurer [1911] / a member of St John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax / secretary to the Wesley Guild / a Territorial.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed whilst on sentry duty at Ypres [19th August 1915] (aged 22).

He was buried on the bank of a canal alongside fellow soldiers.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Halifax

Sharp, Fred
[18??-1917]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He was killed in action [27th November 1917].

He was (possibly) buried at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France..

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [2], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Sharp, Fred
[1882-19??] He was a textile worker [1892] / a dyer with H. Fletcher & Company Limited / a committee member for the Amalgamated Society of Dyers / national President of the Amalgamated Society of Dyers [1933] / Chairman of the Halifax Dyers' Club / a Labour Councillor for Halifax North Ward [1923] / a Magistrate [1933] / an Alderman [1943] / a Councillor for Ovenden Ward [1948] / Mayor of Halifax [1950-1951].

He married Unknown from Claremount.

They lived at 78 Wheatley Road, Halifax [1951]

Sharp, Fred
[1888-1917] Born in Northowram.

He was a joiner with Pulman's cabinet makers.

He married Alice Mary.

They lived at 17 Upper Lane, Northowram.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Engineers [January 1916], then served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He died 29th January 1917 (aged 29).

He was buried at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery [XXVIII B 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, on the Memorial at Heywood's Chapel, Northowram, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley

Sharp, George
[18??-18??] Established George Sharp & Sons.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Rachel [b 1850] who married (1) Thomas Rushworth and (2) James Emmett

Sharp, George
[1859-1918] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was an iron turner [1888].

On 30th December 1888, he married Emma Greenwood [1859-1???] in Halifax.


Emma had an illegitimate daughter: Edith (Greenwood) [b 1883]
 

Children:

  1. Tom [b 1889] who was a cabinet maker [1911]
  2. Walter

The family lived at 11 Derby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Sharp, Harold
[1888-1917] Son of Charles Sharp.

He was a member of the Choir at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe / a taker-off (circular saw) [1901] / a gardener domestic [1911] / chauffeur to Miss Watkinson [1907].

During World War I, he enlisted [5th November 1915], and served as a Private with the 282nd Mechanical Transport Company attached to the I. Corps Heavy Artillery Army Service Corps.

He went to France [27th October 1916].

He was killed when a shell hit the cookhouse [2nd June 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France [III A 3].

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Sharp, Jack
[17??-17??] Son of Abraham Sharp, and nephew of John Walker of Walterclough Hall.

He was adopted by the Walkers.

It is said that, as he grew up, Sharp developed an overbearing and unscrupulous character and gradually possessed himself of the main interests in his uncle's business.

He married Miss Nicholls.

The family business and the Hall passed to him when his uncle retired.

Jack and his wife went to live at Walterclough Hall, and John Walker went to live at The Square.

On his uncle's death in 1771, the eldest son – Richard – ordered Jack to leave Walterclough.

Sharp left, but took most of the contents with him, and destroyed what he had to leave behind. Only 2 rooms remained habitable, and the rest had been vandalised.

In 1778, he built Law Hill House a mile away.

Sharp enticed the easy-going younger son John into gambling and ruin. Sharp also managed to systematically degrade a young cousin – Sam Stead – of his right to inherit the Hall (in a similar manner to the way Heathcliff degraded Hareton Earnshaw), before becoming bankrupt himself and fleeing to London, where he disappeared.

It is said that the family feud – and particularly the similarity between Sharp's behaviour and that of Heathcliff – may have influenced Emily Brontë when she was writing Wuthering Heights

Sharp, James
[1828-1911] FIL, FCS, MSA, FSSc.

Son of Joseph Sharp.

Born at Shelf [31st December 1828].

He was partner in James & M. S. Sharp / a fellow of the Académie Parisienne des Inventeurs [1889] / president of the Society of Dyers & Colourists / a member of the Wyke Local Board

In 1890, he bought Upper Rookes, Norwood Green from the Sutherland-Walker family.

On 8th October 1853, he married Hannah Gaunt.


Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Gaunt of Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Milton Sheridan
  3. Annie A who married Mr Moore
  4. Flora
  5. James
  6. Lionel C. G.
  7. Morpeth Richard H.

The family lived at

  • Headingley. Leeds [1861]
  • Wyke [1871]
  • Carr Hall, Wyke [1881]
  • Wyke Banks [1891]
  • Shirley Manor, Wyke [1901, 1911]

James died 11th May 1911

Sharp, James
[1863-1???] Son of James Sharp.

In 1886, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Bottomley

Sharp, John
[1???-1???] Mechanic of Skircoat.

Son of George Sharp.

In 1854, he (possibly) married Fanny, daughter of William Morton, at Halifax Parish Church.

They lived at

  • Blackburn [1861]
  • Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Sharp, John
[1???-19??] Son of James Sharp.

He inherited Upper Rookes, Norwood Green and restored and rebuilt the house in 1929

Sharp, John
[1644-1714] Born in Bradford.

He was dean of Canterbury before becoming Archbishop of York [1691-1714].

He died at Bath [2nd February 1714].

There was a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Sharp, John
[17??-18??] Methodist who lived at Ivy House Farm, Hove Edge

Sharp, John
[1743-1821] He left the Inghamites to become a Baptist Minister in Halifax. In June 1807, he was ordained at Farsley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Daniel

He died at Farsley

Sharp, John
[1823-1898] Son of Joseph Sharp.

Baptised at Coley [1823].

He was a stuff dyer at Pickle Bridge Dye Works employing 231 men, 14 boys, 4 women & 8 girls [1881].

In 1853, he married Susannah Hargrave of Kirkstall.

Children:

  1. Emily
  2. Julia
  3. Jane H
  4. Mary

The family lived at

  • Wade Street, Halifax [1861]
  • Banks House, Wyke [1871, 1881, 1891]

John died in 1898 (aged 75).

He was buried at Wyke

Sharp, Joseph
[18??-19??] He and his brother, Samuel established the North Bridge Coal Company around 1875

Sharp, Joseph
[1803-1856] Born in Shelf.

He was a stone mason / a mason [1856].

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. John
  2. James
  3. Elizabeth [b 1833] who married John Rothera
  4. William
  5. Mary Ann [1846-1906] who married George Henry Gledhill

The family lived at

  • Shelf [1841]
  • Headingley, Leeds [1851]

Joseph died 3rd April 1856

Sharp, Joseph
[1854-19??] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a stone dresser [1901].

Around 1874, he married Elizabeth H. [1853-19??].


Elizabeth H. was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1874] who was a worsted warper [1901]
  2. John W. [b 1876] who was a stone dresser [1901]
  3. Ethel [b 1878] who was a worsted reeler [1901]
  4. Ellen [b 1879] who was a silk weaver [1901]
  5. George [b 1885] who was a stone dresser [1901]
  6. Harold [b 1887] who was a gardener (not domestic) [1901]
  7. Hilda [b 1889]
  8. Walker [b 1894]

The family lived at 217 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901]

Sharp, Joshua
[17??-17??] Of Turvin. He was a coiner and a witness at the trials of the coiners

Sharp, Levi
[1862-1???] Son of William Sharp, coal miner.

Born in Northowram / Queensbury.

He was a wheelwright of Catherine Slack, Northowram [1886] / a wheelwright [1891] / a wheelwright at coal mine [1901] / a colliery weighman [1911].

In 1886, he married Martha Atkinson [1863-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Queensbury, was the daughter of Jonathan Atkinson, carter
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1889] who was a worsted weaver [1911]
  2. Emily [b 1891] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  3. William

The family lived at

  • 3 Ford Hill, Northowram, Queensbury [1891]
  • Victoria Terrace, Morley, Dewsbury [1901]
  • 3 Dolphin Terrace, Ambler Thorn, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Ladysmith Road, Ambler Thorn, Halifax [1916]

Sharp, Lionel C. G.
[1866-1905] Son of James Sharp.

In 1894, he married Ada Wheelhouse, daughter of Taylor Wheelhouse of Birkby Hall, Bailiffe Bridge


Ada was the daughter of Taylor Wheelhouse of Birkby Hall, Bailiffe Bridge
 

Sharp, Mary
[16??-1673] Of Mirfield.

She married Joseph Ramsden.

She died after being knocked down and trampled by a horse in Halifax

Sharp, Mary Ann
[18??-1???] Of Park Place, Halifax. She was a pupil at Park Place Academy. The archives hold her poetry exercise books [1859-1862], and accountancy exercise books [1859]

Sharp, Miles
[1864-1948] Or Sharpe.

Brighouse architect and artist. He taught art at Brighouse night school, and was drawing master at Larkhill Academy [1885-1889].

He was a partner in Sharp & Waller.

He painted the streets, snickets and old buildings of Brighouse to create an illustrated record of the ever changing town. He depicted himself in many of his drawings as a tall man with a walking-stick. Some of his drawings are used in the Autobiography of James Gregson.

In 1895, he designed the houses which stand below Stoneleigh in Halifax Road, Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Gilbert [1895-1949]
  2. Miles

He lived at 27 Halifax Road, Brighouse

Sharp, Miles Balmford
[1897-1973] Son of Miles Sharp.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a landscape artist, working with oil and watercolours. He also made line engravings. He studied at Bradford and at Leeds, and at the Central School of Arts & Crafts.

He was head draughtsman at Barraclough Brothers in Brighouse.

He moved to Nuneaton [1925] where he became art master at Nuneaton Art School.

In 1952, he retired to Budleigh Salterton, Devon where he continued to teach and to paint.

He died in Budleigh Salterton

Sharp, Milton Sheridan
[1856-1924] Son of James Sharp.

Born in Wyke [30th January 1856].

He was a dyer / partner in James & M. S. Sharp / Chairman of the BDA [1898-1924].

He was created 1st Baronet Sharp of Heckmondwyke [1920].

He died 22nd May 1924

Sharp, Morpeth Richard H.
[1873-1909] Son of James Sharp.

In 1898, he married Annie Richmond

Sharp, Richard
[1???-18??] He ran a music school in Halifax [around 1835]

Sharp, Richard
[1895-1915] Or Sharpe.

Of Walsden.

Born in Eskdale, Cumberland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Border Regiment.

He died 10th August 1915.

He was buried at St Andrew's Church, South Shoebury, Shoeburyness.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Sharp, Robert
[1???-18??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1835-1838]

Sharp, Samuel
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Old Pond, Hove Edge [1841, 1845].

He married Margaret [1813-1???] born in Hipperholme.


Margaret was a dress maker and publican at the Old Pond, Hove Edge [1861]. She was listed as unmarried, (probably) a widow.

Living with Margaret in 1861 was servant Sarah Sharp [aged 43] – listed as sister

 

Sharp, Samuel
[18??-19??] He and his brother, Joseph established the North Bridge Coal Company around 1875

Sharp, Samuel
[1822-1854] Son of Hannah (née Baines) & John Sharp, coal miner, of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [19th May 1822]. During the Crimean War, he served with the 7th Foot (Royal Fusiliers).

He died at the Battle of Inkerman [1854]

He is remembered on the family grave at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard [EE 3]

Sharp, Samuel
[1862-1900] Born in Markfield, Leicestershire.

He was a railway clerk [1891].

In 1887, he married Emily Balls in Halifax.


Emily was born in Honington, Suffolk
 

Children:

  1. Edna G [b 1893] who was a woollen spinner [1911]
  2. Frank

The family lived at

  • 15 Albany Terrace, Fletcher Road, Southowram [1891]
  • 39 Foster Lane, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 13 Albany Terrace, Halifax [1911]

Samuel died in 1900.

Emily was a tailoress (fustian) [1901].

Living with them in 1911 was Emily's brother Horace Balls [aged 45] (railway goods porter) 

Sharp, Sarah Ellen
[18??-19??] She lived at Bridge End, Rastrick.

She worked at Atlas Mill, Brighouse and escaped with fearfully painful injuries from the terrible fire on 21st December 1898

Sharp, Smith
[1895-1938] In 1922, he married Ivy Town [1892-1964]


Ivy was the daughter of
Frederick Town
 

Children:

  1. Leonard [1923-2000]
  2. Dennis [1924-1993]

Sharp, Tom
[1888-1917] Born in Luddenden.

He was employed by Roger Shackleton & Company.

He lived at Hawksclough.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Durham Light Infantry.

He died 21st September 1917 (aged 29).

He is remembered in the book Royd Regeneration.

Sharp, Wilfred
[18??-191?] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Training Reserve.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and (possibly) on Cornholme War Memorial

Sharp, Wilfred
[1918-2001] He was Councillor for Hipperholme and Lightcliffe [1973-1996], and Mayor of Calderdale [1987-1988]

Sharp, William
[1???-1???] Of Northowram.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. Martha [1820-1???] who married Samuel Bottomley

The family lived at Hud Hill, Northowram [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was granddaughter Harriet

Sharp, William
[17??-1???] Son of William Sharp.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [1797-1838] who married Joel Casson

Sharp, William
[1733-1815] He married Fanny [1729-1799].

Children:

  1. William

Fanny died November 1799 (aged 70).

William died 13th March 1815 (aged 82).

The couple were buried at Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Sowerby

Sharp, William
[1826-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a cordwainer [1861].

He married Emma [1826-1???] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sarah a [b 1850]
  2. Mary a [b 1853]
  3. George [b 1859]

The family lived at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

Sharp, William
[1839-1903] Son of Joseph Sharp.

Born in Halifax.

He was a chemical manufacturer.

He moved from Rochdale to join his brother John at Pickle Bridge Dye Works.

Around 1865, he moved to France to take charge of a large dye works at Roubaix. He returned to Bailiff Bridge 8 years later.

In 1864, he married Harriet Whitehead in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie who married Harry Bottomley
  2. Mary Ann
  3. Arthur Edouarde
  4. Alphonse
  5. Emily
  6. Edith
  7. Gertrude

The family lived at Norwood House, Norwood Green [1901].

William died in Leeds [1903].

He was buried at Coley Church.

Harriet died in 1913 (aged 74) 

Sharp, William
[1893-1916] Son of Levi Sharp.

Born in Northowram.

He was a member & chorister of Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel / a Rechabite / an apprentice cabinet maker [1911] / employed by William Dransfield & Son.

He was engaged to Miss Doris M. Bailey of 20 Westbourne Terrace, Queensbury.

During World War I, he enlisted [February 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to the Front [10th October 1916].

He was shot through the right arm, and taken to Huddersfield Military Hospital.

He died in the Hospital [17th October 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel [E 22]

Sharp, William Henry
[1899-1918] Son of George Sharp.

He was a part timer / cotton twiner [1911] / an iron delver [1916].

He lived at 29 East Parade, Bolton Brow [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [23rd February 1916], and served as a Private with the York & Lancaster Regiment 1/4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion.

He was posted to France [17th February 1918].

He was killed in action [20th March 1918].

He was buried at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery [IX C 2].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Sharp, Willie
[1892-1917]

He married Edna.

They lived at 13 Shelf Hall Lane, Shelf.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 20th September 1917 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [31-34, 162, 162A & 163A]

Sharp, Wilson
[1827-1884] Born in Shelf.

He was a dyer (worsted) [1861] / landlord of the Albion Hotel, Claremount [1871, 1874, 1881, 1884].

In 1851, he married Sarah Smith [1832-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Shelf, was the daughter of innkeeper Samson Smith
 

Children:

  1. Smith [b 1853] who was a brass finisher [1881]
  2. Ashton [b 1855] who was delicate & unable to work [1881]
  3. Lilly [b 1858]
  4. Lucy [1860-1890] who married John Halliday
  5. Laura [b 1864] who married John Halliday
  6. Willis [b 1867] who was a brewer [1881]
  7. Annie [b 1872]
  8. Louise [b 1876]

The family lived at Beacon Corner, Northowram [1861].

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder John Tinker [aged 58] (worsted weaver) from Dustonley.

Living with them in 1881 was boarder Henry Greenwood [aged 28] (domestic servant) from Southowram.

Sarah died 5th February 1882.

Wilson died at the Albion Inn [3rd June 1884].

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Sharp, Wilson
[1876-1958] Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer [1899].

On 22nd July 1899, he married Sophia Pickles in Sowerby.


Sophia was the daughter of
James Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Gladys May [1900-1971] who married Charley Lumb
  2. Gwendoline [1905-2000] who married [1928] John Coley [1904-1995] from Chelmsford, in Halifax
  3. Florence Ruby [b 1907] who married [21st March 1934] Arthur Beckwith [1904-1???]

The children were born in Sowerby.

The couple died in Sowerby: Sophia [18th February 1948]; Wilson [2nd May 1958]

 

Sharp surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Sharp, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Sharp:


Marriages 1808, 1845, 1885, 1891, 1897, 1908, 1943; Death 1899
 




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