James Sharples


Brief Life History of James

When James Sharples was born in 1808, in Tonge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sharples, was 19 and his mother, Margaret Settle, was 19. He married Margaret Orrell on 2 January 1832, in Bolton, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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James Sharples
Margaret Orrell
Marriage: 2 January 1832
Elizabeth Sharples
Elizabeth Sharples
Elizabeth Sharples

Sources (10)

  • Jas. Sharples, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Sharples, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • James Sharpels in entry for Elizabeth Sharpels, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    2 January 1832Bolton, Lancashire, England
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1825 · Museum of Lancashire

    Age 17

    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 34

    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples (Lancashire). The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may derive from Old English scearp ‘sharp, pointed, steep’ + lǣs ‘meadow’ or lēas, plural of lēah ‘wood, woodland, clearing’, or from scearpol ‘place characterized by a pointed feature, pointed hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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