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Sharp, LieutenantRef 187-3058
[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.

Child: Susannah who married Rev Matthew Smith

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Sharp, AbrahamRef 187-6500
[1???-17??]
On 22nd June 1726, he married Ann, daughter of
Richard Walker.

Child: Jack

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Sharp, Rev AbrahamRef 187-948
[16??-1732]
Curate at
Sowerby Bridge [1730-1732]

Sharp, AbrahamRef 187-2361
[18??-18??]
Rope and twine maker at 2 Police Street, Brighouse [1874]

Sharp, AbrahamRef 187-35
[1830-1870]

In [Q4] 1853, he (possibly) married Elizabeth Sladen [1834-1891] in Halifax.

Abraham died 16th November 1870 (aged 40).

Elizabeth died 8th November 1891 (aged 57).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1219]

Sharp, AlfredRef 187-50
[1865-1916]
Born in Halifax.

He was a small wire drawer [1911].

On 2nd January 1896, he married Hannah Maria [1865-1948] in Halifax.


Hannah Maria was born in Halifax.

She was a green grocer [1911]

 

Child: Herbert [b 1899]

They lived at 34 Woodside Place, Haley Hill, Halifax [1911].

Alfred died in Boothtown [Q4 1916] (aged 51).

Hannah Maria died in 1948.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

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Sharp, AlphonseRef 187-337
[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

They lived at

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

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Sharp, AquillaRef 187-39
[1833-1873]
Born in Halifax.

He was a wall stone dresser [1851] / a grocer [1861] / a grocer & baker [1871] / violinist & leader of the Halifax Choral Society orchestra.

In [Q4] 1856, he married Ruth Woodworth [1831-1899] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1858]
  2. Herbert
  3. Emily [b 1863]
  4. George F. [b 1864]
  5. George Frederick
  6. Walter [b 1866]
  7. Alice Ann who died 26th September 1867 (aged 4 months) &  was buried with her parents
  8. Elizabeth [b 1869]

They lived at

  • 63 Square Road, Halifax [1861]
  • 4 Woolshops, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1871] were sister-in-law Elizabeth Booth [b 1822] (charwoman)  & widowed mother Amelia Graham [b 1806].

Aquilla died 26th June 1873 (aged 40).

Ruth died 18th May 1899 (aged 68).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2281] with daughter Alice Ann, another (unnamed) child who died in infancy, and Amelia & Ely Graham

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Sharp, Arthur EdouardeRef 187-2300
[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

They lived at

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

Sharp, BoothRef 187-18
[18??-19??]
ARCO.

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

Sharp, CharlesRef 187-17
[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]

They lived at

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

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Sharp, Cyril JamesRef 187-351
[19??-19??]
Son of
Alphonse Sharp.

In 1935, he married Evelyn Melita Gatley Morton.


Evelyn was the daughter of Joseph Morton
 

They lived at Holmwood, Halifax [1935]

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Sharp, Rev D. S.Ref 187-22
[18??-19??]
Recorded on 30th August 1914, when he preached his last sermon as minister in the Hebden Bridge Wesleyan Circuit, at
Crimsworth Wesleyan Chapel

Sharp, Rev DanielRef 187-1686
[17??-18??]
DD.

Son of John Sharp.

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

Sharp, DanielRef 187-726
[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, DavidRef 187-729
[1792-1878]
Of Brighouse. He was a surveyor for the town

Sharp, DavidRef 187-32
[1810-1882]
Landlord of the
Clarendon Hotel, Stone Chair [1851-1882].

He married Hannah.

David died in 1882.

Hannah took over at the Clarendon Hotel [1882-1895]

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Sharp, Edward RaymondRef 187-7
[1922-1943]
Son of Sabina & Benjamin Sharp of Holywell Green.

During World War II, and 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, ElkanahRef 187-20
[1842-1907]
Born in Halifax.

Landlord of the Country House, Hipperholme [1874, 1876].

In [Q4] 1865, he married Jane Gibson in Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. Hamlet [1868-1928]
  2. Annie Elizabeth [b 1870]
  3. Robert [b 1872]
  4. Jane Ellen [b 1875]

The children were baptised at Coley Church [13th February 1876].

Elkanah died in Bradford [Q3 1907] (aged 65) 

Sharp, EneasRef 187-30
[1847-1893]
Born in Northowram.

He was a quarryman [1891] / a silk dresser [1911].

In [Q1] 1877, he married Sarah Ann Fletcher [1854-1919] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Florence G. [b 1879] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  2. Walter P. [b 1881] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]
  3. Francis Allan
  4. Lillie [b 1886] who was a woollen twister [1911]
  5. Rosalie [b 1887]
  6. Ethel [b 1894] who was a woollen reeler [1911]

They lived at

  • 3a Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 3 Blaithroyd Lane, Southowram [1911]

Eneas died Q4 1893 (aged 46).

Sarah Ann died Q4 1919 (aged 65).

They both died in Halifax

Sharp, ErnestRef 187-2
[18??-1915]
Born in Shipley.

During World War I, and 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, ErnestRef 187-36
[1887-19??]
Son of James Sharp, wire worker.

He was soldier of 63 Manley Street, Brighouse [1915].

In 1915, he married Alice Normanton at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Alice was the daughter of
Arthur Normanton
 

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Sharp, Francis AllanRef 187-27
[1884-1920]
Son of
Eneas Sharp.

Born in Halifax.

He married Lillie [1885-1945].

Francis Allan died 13th February 1920 (aged 36) 

Lillie died 11th September 1945 (aged 59) 

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A47]

Sharp, FrankRef 187-14
[18??-19??]
Baker & confectioner.

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

Sharp, FrankRef 187-28
[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).

The Halifax Courier [28th August 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

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

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the 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

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Sharp, FredRef 187-19
[18??-1917]

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

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

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

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

Sharp, FredRef 187-602
[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, FredRef 187-8
[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 Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France. [Grave Ref XXVIII B 6].

He is remembered in the 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, FrederickRef 187-48
[1839-1???]
Born in Shelf.

He was a labourer [1881].

He married Eliza [1838-1???].


Eliza was born in Shelf
 

Children:

  1. Nathan [b 1868] who was a coal hurrier [1881]
  2. Walter [b 1872]
  3. Alice [b 1874]
  4. Miranda [b 1876]

They lived at 1 Old Road Shelf [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were lodgers: Nathan Sharp & Ephraim Thorp [b Shelf 1861] (coal miner) 

Sharp, GeorgeRef 187-7980
[18??-18??]
Established
George Sharp & Sons.

He married Unknown.

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

Sharp, GeorgeRef 187-3
[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. William Henry

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

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Sharp, George FredericRef 187-43
[1863-1946]
Or Sharpe.

Mus.Bac, LRAM, ARCM.

Son of Aquilla Sharpe.

Born in Halifax.

He was a musician / a professor of music [1901] / Principal of the Halifax School of Music.

In 1912, one of his operas was performed at the Theatre Royal, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1891, he married Mary Ellen Wood [1865-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. George C. [b 1893]
  2. Rita M. [b 1899] who became a cellist

They lived at 44 Free School Lane [1901, 1905]

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Sharp, HaroldRef 187-15
[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).

The Halifax Courier [16th June 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

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

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

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Sharp, HerbertRef 187-41
[1870-19??]
Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a woolsorter [1911].

Around 1897, he married Elizabeth [1874-19??].


Elizabeth was born in Cudworth
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1897] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  2. Richard [b 1898] who was a worsted bobbin setter [1911]
  3. Roy [b 1901]
  4. Martha [b 1902]
  5. son Athorn [b 1904]
  6. Thomas [b 1907]
  7. Herbert [b 1909]

They lived at 9 Thorney Lane, Midgley [1911]

Sharp, Herbert F.Ref 187-44
[1861-19??]
or Sharpe.

FRCM.

Son of Aquilla Sharp.

He was a pianist, teacher and composer.

He married Unknown.

Child: Cedric who was musician, like his father

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Sharp, Herbert ReginaldRef 187-40
[1907-19??]
of Church Street, Halifax,

He was charged with attempted murder, robbery with violence and burglary at Royal Halifax Infirmary on 6th August 1838

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Sharp, IsaacRef 187-42
[1815-1877]
Born in Ovenden.

He was a stone mason [1851, 1861, 1871]

He married Sarah [1810-1883].


Sarah was born in Cottingham / Hull
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [1845-1859]

The family lived at

  • 2 Squire's Cottages, Range Bank, Halifax [1851]
  • Lower Wade Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 17 Westgate, Halifax [1871]

Isaac died 10th December 1877 (aged 62).

Sarah died 25th August 1883 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3225] with William Henry Johnson [1863-1888] & Ann Shaw [1847-1891]


Question: Does anyone know whether/how William Henry Johnson & Ann Shaw are related to Isaac Sharp?

 

Sharp, JackRef 187-338
[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

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Sharp, JamesRef 187-37
[1799-1871]
Born in Halifax.

He was a woolsorter.

He married Martha [1814-1885].


Martha was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Martha H. [b 1843]

They lived at 25 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1851].

James died 9th July 1871 (aged 72).

Martha died 21st July 1885 (aged 71).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1352] with niece Elizabeth Sharp [1808-1878]

Sharp, JamesRef 187-472
[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.

They lived at

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

James died 11th May 1911

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Sharp, JamesRef 187-392
[1863-1???]
Son of
James Sharp.

In 1886, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Bottomley

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Sharp, JarvisRef 187-38
[1832-1874]
Born in Halifax.

He was innkeeper of the Victoria Inn, Northowram [1871, 1874].

In [Q2] 1857, he (possibly) married Ann Hilton [1834-1???] in Barnsley.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Joe Smith [b 1859] who was a half-timer / woollen factory  [1871]
  2. Willey [b 1862]
  3. Duke [b 1867]
  4. Frank [b 1869]

Jarvis died in Halifax [Q1 1874] (aged 42).

Ann took over at the Victoria Inn [1876]

Sharp, JeremiahRef 187-31
[1888-1955]

In [Q2] 1930, he married Lillias Harrison in Halifax.


Lillias was the daughter of
Ben Harrison
 

Jeremiah died 25th July 1955 (aged 67).

Lillias died 8th September 1985 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland [Grave Ref: S3/201] with Lillias's parents

Sharp, JohnRef 187-3258
[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]

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Sharp, JohnRef 187-599
[1???-19??]
Son of
James Sharp.

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

Sharp, JohnRef 187-29
[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, JohnRef 187-276
[17??-18??]
Methodist who lived at
Ivy House Farm, Hove Edge

Sharp, JohnRef 187-1685
[1743-1821]
He left the
Inghamites to become a Baptist Minister in Halifax. In June 1807, he was ordained at Farsley.

He married Unknown.

Child: Daniel

He died at Farsley

Sharp, JohnRef 187-34
[1811-1???]
On 17th May 1840, he and
Joseph Sharp assaulted and robbed John Pearson as he was travelling past Shibden Hall. The men threw Pearson on his back, knocked his hat off, and stole an American coin, 1/6d, a halfpenny, a farthing and a basket.

On the census of 7th June 1841, they were being held in York Prison.

The Crown Court of 13th July 1841, found the two men Guilty

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Sharp, JohnRef 187-341
[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

They lived at

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

John died in 1898 (aged 75).

He was buried at Wyke

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Sharp, John JacksonRef 187-45
[1832-1918]
His mother was Jane.

Born in Norland [7th November 1832]; baptised 18th August 1833.

He was a carter / a waggon driver / a blacksmith [1871] / an outdoor labourer [1881, 1891, 1901].

He joined the 34th Regiment of Foot.


He saw service in the
Crimean War [1855], and was present at the Siege of Sebastopol. He received the Sebastopol Medal and Clasp, and the Turkish Medal.

After peace was signed, he went to Malta, Gibraltar, Cape Town and East London, Eastern Cape.

He arrived in Bombay after the Indian Mutiny upheavals had subsided.

Next he went to Northen China and was there at the surrender of the City of Pekin [1860]. He also served at the recapture of Khading, against the Toping rebels [1862].

He returned to England [1865] and got his discharge

 

He married Mary [1826-1901].


Mary was born in Norland [6th July 1826]
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth (Hays) [1849-1st March 1913] who was a worsted  weaver [1871], a woollen weaver [1881], a charwoman [1891]
  2. Hannah [b 1852] who was a worsted weaver [1871], a  woollen weaver [1881]
  3. Frances Ann (Hays) [1856-16th February 1935] who was a  worsted weaver [1871], a woollen weaver [1881, 1891, 1901]
  4. John William [1868-4th September 1896] who was a plumber  [1891]
  5. Mitchell

They lived at

  • 17 Norland Town [1871]
  • 23 Norland Town [1881]
  • Norland Town [1891]
  • Lower Fold, Norland [1901, 1919]

Mary died January 1901 (aged 74).

John died 29th December 1918 (aged 86).

The couple & the children () were buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland.

The Halifax Courier [4th January 1919] published an obituary and an account of his funeral

Sharp, JosephRef 187-1711
[18??-19??]
He and his brother,
Samuel established the North Bridge Coal Company around 1875

Sharp, JosephRef 187-33
[1801-18??]
On 17th May 1840, he and
John Sharp assaulted and robbed John Pearson as he was travelling past Shibden Hall. The men threw Pearson on his back, knocked his hat off, and stole an American coin, 1/6d, a halfpenny, a farthing and a basket.

On the census of 7th June 1841, they were being held in York Prison.

The Crown Court of 13th July 1841, found the two men Guilty

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Sharp, JosephRef 187-244
[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

They lived at

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

Joseph died 3rd April 1856

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Sharp, JosephRef 187-826
[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]

They lived at 217 Halifax Road, Brighouse [1901]

Sharp, JoshuaRef 187-1003
[17??-17??]
Of Turvin. He was a
coiner and a witness at the trials of the coiners

Sharp, LeviRef 187-10
[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

They 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]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Sharp, Lionel C. G.Ref 187-394
[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
 

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Needham

Sharp, MaryRef 187-665
[16??-1673]
Of Mirfield.

On 3rd November 1664, she married Joseph Ramsden in Mirfield.

She died after being knocked down and trampled by a horse in Halifax [September 1673]

Sharp, Mary AnnRef 187-995
[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, MilesRef 187-683
[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 BalmfordRef 187-4640
[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 SheridanRef 187-390
[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

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Needham

Sharp, MitchellRef 187-46
[1869-1947]
Son of
John Jackson Sharp.

Born in Norland [25th May 1869].

He was a woollen loom tuner [1891] / a cotton card grinder [1901] / a cotton varnisher (?) [1901] / a cotton carder [1939].

In [Q3] 1888, he married Mary Eliza Greenwood [1863-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Eliza was born in Brighouse [29th December 1890].

She was a shopkeeper (general stores) 

 

Children:

  1. Mary Eliza [b 1891] who was a cotton reeler [1911]
  2. Lilian [b 1893] who was a cotton doubler [1911]
  3. Albert [b 1896] who was an apprentice turner's mechanic  [1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 4 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

They lived at

  • 1 Green Head, Norland [1891, 1901]
  • 3 Joseph Street, Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 131 Bradford Road, Huddersfield [1939]

Mitchell died Q4 1947 (aged 78).

Mary Eliza died Q2 1978.

They both died in Huddersfield

Sharp, Morpeth Richard H.Ref 187-395
[1873-1909]
Son of
James Sharp.

In 1898, he married Annie Richmond

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Needham

Sharp, NathanRef 187-47
[1844-1917]
Son of Robert Sharp, farmer.

Born in Shelf.

He was a coal miner [1871, 1881] / a carter (iron trade) [1891] / a licensed iron broker [1901] / an old metal dealer [1911].

He married (1) Miranda [1845-1871].


Miranda was born in Shelf.

She was a worsted power loom weaver [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Annis [b 1870]

Miranda died in Halifax [Q3 1871] (aged 26).

In [Q4] 1882, he married (2) Elizabeth Buller [1854-1928] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Thomas Buller
 

Children:

  1. Gilbert [b 1883] who was a cart driver [1901]
  2. Kate May [1885-1921] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a  chenille weft weaver [1911] and married Herbert Dobney

The family lived at

  • Carr House Lane, Shelf [1871]
  • 1 Old Road, Shelf (the widowed Nathan was living with  Frederick Sharp) [1881]
  • Upper Place Farm, Southowram (living with Nathan's  widowed father) [1891]
  • 72 St Thomas Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Nathan died 10th February 1817 (aged 73) 

Elizabeth died 9th March 1928 (aged 74) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2480]

Sharp, RichardRef 187-888
[1???-18??]
He ran a
music school in Halifax [around 1835]

Sharp, RichardRef 187-645
[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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Sharp, RobertRef 187-1100
[1???-18??]
Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1835-1838]

Sharp, SamuelRef 187-13
[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

 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Sharp, SamuelRef 187-1710
[18??-19??]
He and his brother,
Joseph established the North Bridge Coal Company around 1875

Sharp, SamuelRef 187-12
[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 [Grave Ref: EE 3]

Sharp, SamuelRef 187-16
[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

They 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) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Glynn Helliwell

Sharp, Sarah EllenRef 187-944
[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, SmithRef 187-287
[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]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Sharp, ThomasRef 187-26
[1829-1???]
Born in Ovenden.

He was a wire drawer [1881] / a small wire drawer [1891].

Around 1866, he married Elizabeth Ann [1835-1???].


Elizabeth Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Alfred [b 1866] who was a cotton twiner [1881], a small  wire drawer [1891]
  2. Walter
  3. Emma J. [b 1876] who was a stocking knitter [1891]

They lived at

  • 8 Allerton Place, Halifax [1881]
  • 9 Cobden Street, Halifax [1891]

Sharp, TomRef 187-733
[1888-1917]
Born in Luddenden.

He was employed by Roger Shackleton & Company.

He lived at Hawksclough.

During World War I, and 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, WalterRef 187-25
[1871-1935]
Son of
Thomas Sharp.

Born in Halifax [28th February 1871].

He was a small wire drawer's apprentice [1891] / a small wire drawer [1901] / a fine wire drawer [1911].

In [Q3] 1897, he married Grace Westwood [1870-1948] in Halifax.


Grace was born 6th February 1870, (possibly) the daughter of William Westwood.

She was a shopkeeper, selling wools & knitted hosiery [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Norman [b 1899]
  2. Clifford [1902-9th September 1911]

They lived at 50 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1901] was Walter's widowed mother Elizabeth Ann Sharp [b 1835], and his sister Emma Sharp [b 1876] (hosiery knitter).

Living with them [in 1911] was Walter's mother Elizabeth Ann Sharp [b 1835].

Walter died 30th March 1935.

Grace died 23rd August 1948.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A26]

Sharp, Walter PercyRef 187-24
[1880-1952]

In [Q3] 1905, he married Ada Crossley in Halifax.


Ada was the daughter of
Henry Crossley
 

They adopted Alfred Ernest Ayres.

Alfred Ernest was killed in action in France [12th October 1916] (aged 20).

Walter Percy died 18th November 1952 (aged 72).

Ada died 12th November 1964 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-G16] with Ada's parents & Jack Turner Stewart [1908-1968]

Sharp, WilfredRef 187-634
[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, WilfredRef 187-606
[1918-2001]
He was
Councillor for Hipperholme and Lightcliffe [1973-1996], and Mayor of Calderdale [1987-1988]

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-3630
[1???-1???]
Of Northowram.

He married Hannah.

Child: Martha [1820-1???] who married Samuel Bottomley

They lived at Hud Hill, Northowram [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was granddaughter Harriet

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-6
[17??-1???]
Son of
William Sharp.

He married Unknown.

Children:

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

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-5
[1733-1815]
He married Fanny [1729-1799].

Child: 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, WilliamRef 187-49
[18??-1???]

On 13th July 1851, he married Delilah Pickles [1816-1896] at Elland Parish Church.


Delilah was born in Norland [28th September 1816], the daughter of
Zachariah Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Francis Ann [b 1848; bapt Sowerby Bridge 13th May 1852 ;  d 13th April 1923] who was a worsted twister [1871], a woollen weaver  [1881] & married John Willett
  2. Seth [b 1854] who was a cloth finisher [1871]

They lived at

  • 2 Holling Well, Norland [1871]
  • 10 Holling Well, Norland [1881]

Delilah died 8th September 1896 (aged 79).

& was buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland with John Willett and Mary Sharp [11th November 1819-15th November 1855]

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-480
[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]

They lived at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge [1861]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-348
[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

They lived at Norwood House, Norwood Green [1901].

William died in Leeds in 1903.

He was buried at Coley Church.

Harriet died in 1913 (aged 74) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Needham

Sharp, WilliamRef 187-11
[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).

The Halifax Courier [21st October 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Sharp, William EdwardRef 187-23
[1857-1913]
Born in Low Moor.

He was a coal labourer [1881] / a coal dealer [1891] / a coal agent [1901] / a traveller coal merchant [1911].

He married Fanny [1859-1903].


Fanny was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Lavinia who died March 18th 1879 (aged 15 months) 
  2. Emma [b 1882]
  3. Clara [b 1885] who was a packer (printing works) [1901]
  4. Harry [b 1887] who was a creeler in worsted mill [1901]
  5. Lily who died January 6th 1891 (aged 9 months) 
  6. Harold [b 1892] who was a carpet weaver [1911]
  7. Alfred William [b 1894] who was a green grocer (own  account) [1911]
  8. George [1897-17th July 1902]

They lived at

  • 2 Premises [1881, 1891]
  • 10 Upper Shaw Hill, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Blackwood Grove, Halifax [1911]

Fanny died 23rd March 1903 (aged 44).

Around 1905, William Edward married (2) Elizabeth Tetley [1853-19??].


In the 1911 census, all the family appear to add the name Tetley to their names – becoming Sharp Tetley
 

William died 1st April 1913 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-H15].

The name Tetley does not appear on the headstone

Sharp, William HenryRef 187-4
[1899-1918]
Son of
George Sharp.

He was a part-timer / cotton twiner [1911] / an iron delver [1916] / an iron planer with A. Haworth & Sons.

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 in France [20th March 1918].

The Halifax Courier [13th April 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref IX C 2].

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

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Sharp, WillieRef 187-9
[1892-1917]

He married Edna.

They lived at 13 Shelf Hall Lane, Shelf.

During World War I, and 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, Belgium [Grave Ref 31-34, 162, 162A & 163A], and on the Memorial at Bethel Independent Methodist Chapel, Shelf

Sharp, WilsonRef 187-21
[18??-1???]
He was a publican at Stone Chair [1873].

In [Q1] 1870, he married Mary Jane Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Fanny [bapt Coley 16th July 1873]

Sharp, WilsonRef 187-3484
[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 [1831-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Shelf, was born 16th June 1831, 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]

They 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 4th February 1882.

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

The couple were buried at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley & Glynn Helliwell

Sharp, WilsonRef 187-545
[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]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Surname

Sharp surnameRef 187-1
Another form of the surname is Sharpe.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

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

There are 93 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, 1853, 1885, 1891, 1897, 1908, 1943; Death 1899

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2480, Plot 2481

 



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