James Sharples

15 May 1808–
Tonge with Haulgh, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of James

James Sharples was christened on 15 May 1808, in Tonge with Haulgh, Lancashire, England as the son of Jno. Sharples and Margaret. 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

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Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples Hall near Bolton, probably so called from Old English scearp ‘sharp’, i.e. ‘steep’ + lǣs ‘pasture’.

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

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

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