'Sharpe02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sharp of Grafton Park, Sharp of Northiam, Sharpe of Tiverton, Sharpe (Family of the Archbishop of York)

John Sharp of Benenden, Kent
m. _ Wolfe
1. Richard Sharp of Northiam, Sussex
  m. Alice Tufton (dau of Nicholas Tufton, sister of John, aunt of Sir John)
  A. John Sharp of Northiam
  m. Alice Odiam (dau of Thomas Odiam of Witsham/Witresham)
  i. Dorothy Sharp
  m. John Davis
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas, Nicholas, Richard, William James, Edward, Anne, Mary, Jane
  B. Thomas Sharpe of Northiam
  m. Jone Strode (heir)
  i. Richard Sharpe
  m. Elizabeth Glover
  a.+ issue - John, Thomas of Beckly (Sussex), Peter, Edmund, Ann, Phebe, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah
  ii.+ other issue - John (dsp), Dorothy, Alice
  C. Agnes Sharp
  m. _ Holman
  D. Margaret Sharp
  m. Thomas Cryer
  E.+ other issue - Jone, Bridgett



Baker identifies the coat of arms of the following family as "Azure, a pheon Argent, within a border charged with eight Toreauxes".
Thomas Sharp of Bradford, Yorkshire (b 26.10.1606, bur 06.10.1670)
m. Dorothy Weddall (dau of John Weddal of Waldrington)
1. John Sharp, Archbishop of York (b 02.1644-5, d 02.02.1714)
  m. (16.05.1676) Elizabeth Palmer (d 06.04.1729, dau of William Palmer of Winthorp)
  A. John Sharp of Grafton Park (b 18.06.1678, d 09.03.1726/7, MP, 2nd son)
  m. (17.08.1710) Anna Maria Hosier (d 30.09.1747, dau/heir of Charles Hosier of London & Wicken)
  i. John Hosier Sharp of Grafton Park (b 06.02.1720-1, d 06.01.1734-5)
ii. Elizabeth Sharp (b 17.03.1711-2, d 18.06.1780)
  m. Thomas Prowse of Compton, Berkeley & Wicken (d 01.1767)
  iii. Mary Sharp (dsp 20.04.1796)
  m. John Booth of Whitfield
  B. Thomas Sharp (b 12.12.1693, d 16.03.1758, Archdeacon of Northumberland, youngest son)
  m. (19.06.1722) Judith Wheler (d 02.07.1757, dau of Sir George Wheler by Grace Higgons)
  i. John Sharp (b 16.03.1722-3, d 28.04.1792, Archdeacon of Northumberland) had issue
  m. Mary Deering (b 07.03.1720-1, d 26.01.1798, dau of Rev. Heneage Deering (Dean of Ripon))
  ii. Thomas Sharp (b 21.03.1725, d 25.11.1772, rector in London, 3rd son)
m Catherine Pawson (d 1771)
  iii. William Sharp of Fulham, Middlesex (b 12.03.1728-9, d 17.03.1810, surgeon to King George III, 6th son) had issue
  m.(05.09.1765) Catherine Barwick (b c1741, d 09.02.1814, dau of Thomas Barwick of London)
  a. Mary Sharpe (d 26.12.1812, heir) probably of this generation
  m. (05.1800) Thomas John Lloyd Baker of Hardwicke Court
  iv. James Sharp of London (b 14.01.1730-1, d 05.11.1783, 7th son)
  m. (03.05.1764) Catherine Lodge (b c1739, d 1834, dau of John Lodge of London)
  v. Elizabeth Share (d 22.02.1810)
  m. (27.04.1762) George Prowse of Wicken (dsp 25.08.1767)
vi.+ other issue - Wheeler (b 12.05.1724, d infant), George (b 28.03.1726-7, d infant), Charles (b 22.02.1727-8, d c1745), Samuel (b 29.12.1731, d 1734), Granville (b 10.11.1735, d unm 06.07.1813, of the Middle Temple, abolitionist), Grace (b 14.04.1726, d 1728), Judith (b 25.11.1733, d 1809), Frances (b 06.05.1738, d unm 02.09.1799)
  C. Anne Sharp (b 08.11.1691)
  m. (09.01.1711-2) Heneage Deering (Dean of Ripon)
  D. Dorothy Sharp (b 05.01.1692-3)
  m. (1728) Thomas Mangey (d 06.03.1755, prebendary of Durham)
  E.+ other issue () - John (b 08.03.1676-7, d infant), James (b 10.08.1680, d infant), William (b 27.03.1684, d infant), Thomas (b 16.06.1685, d infant), William (b 25.05.1689, d 1693), Elizabeth (b 10.01.1681-2, d infant), Elizabeth (b 10.11.1686, d 1688), Mary (b 20.06.1695, d infant), Elizabeth (b 02.01.1696-7, d 01.04.1713)
2. Sir Joshua Sharpe Sheriff of London (dsp 22.12.1718)
  m. Rebecca Harvey (b 1682-3, d 15.08.1731, dau of John Harvery of London. m2. Rev. Andrew Snape)
3. Hannah Sharp probably of this generation
  m. (1672) John Richardson of Birks (b 1636, canon of York, archdeacon of Cleveland)
4.+ other issue - Thomas, James (d 1726)



Vivian identifies the coat of arms of the following family as "Arg., three falcons' heads erased Sa., a border engrailed Az., quartering Piggott". Visitation (London) identifies John as of Burford in Oxfordshire. Vivian identifies him as ...
John Sharpe of Stratford-upon-Avon
m1. _ Breame
1.+ issue - Edmond (cleric), Peter
m2. _ Bigge
3.+ other issue - Thomas, Margery
Visitation (London) identifies John's 3rd wife as Helenor, dau/heir of _ Piccot of Newport in Shropshire, sister of Sir Edward Litelton of Pelletnawte in Staffordshire (sb half-sister or sister-in-law?). Vivian, which does not mention John's earlier marriages or any children other than Robert, identifies her as ...
m3. Elinor Peggott (dau/heir of _ Peggott of Chetwyn)
5. Robert Sharpe of London
  m. Julian (Jelian) Malory (dau/coheir of Sir Richard Malory or Mallory or Mallerie, Lord Mayor of London)
  A. Edward Sharpe of Stoke, Northamptonshire (b c1557, a 1620)
  m. Anne Vawe
  i. Henry Sharpe (b c1597, a 1620)
  B. Lionell Sharpe of Tiverton (b c1560, a 1620, cleric)
  m. Anne Chichester (dau of John Chichester of Hall)
  C. William Sharpe of Tiverton (b c1562, a 1620)
  m. Alice Wotton (dau of John Wotton (Woolton), Bishop of Exeter)
  i.+ issue - John (bpt 20.03.1603-4, a 1620), Robet (bpt 13.08.1606), William, Mallerie, Bridgett (bpt 07.06.1601, bur 06.01.1602-3), Margaret (bpt 26.05.1608), Alice, Marie, Anne
  D. Anne Sharpe
  m. _ Annance of Whitleigh Parke
  E. Elizabeth Sharpe
  m. Robert Younge of Messenburie
  F.+ other issue - John (b c1563, d before 1620?), Andrew (b c1567, a 1620), Francis (a 1620), Martha (a 1620)
6. Dorothy Sharp
  m. Thomas Wray
7.+ other issue - John, Margery, Mary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Sussex, Berry), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Sharpe)
(2) For middle section (reviewed 08.10.19) : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 2, 1841, 'Hosier, Sharp, Prowse and Mordaunt of Wicken Park', p255+)
(3) For lower section : Visitation (London, 1568, 'Sharpe'), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Sharpe', p679)
[The upper & middle sections were originally uploaded on 14.03.11 into this page when it was identified as Draft. The page was promoted into the main database, with the addition of the new lower section, after it was accepted that it was unlikely that there would be significant change to the draft sections.]
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