Mary Sharp

1774–March 1841 (Age 67)
Keighley, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Sharp was born in 1774, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Abraham Sharp, was 22 and her mother, Mary Atkinson, was 22. She married Aaron Hey on 1 August 1815, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in March 1841, in her hometown, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Hey
Mary Sharp
Marriage: 1 August 1815
Charles Hey
Hannah Hey
Hannah Hey
Emma Hey
Edwin Hey

Spouse and Children

    Aaron Hey



1 August 1815
Keighley, Yorkshire, England


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Sharp


    Mary Atkinson




    William Sharp


    James Sharp



    James Sharp


    Hannah Sharp


+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 27

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 34

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 41

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Sharp in entry for Aaron Hey, "England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887"
  • Mary Sharp in entry for Aaron Hey, "England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887"
  • Mary Sharp in entry for Aaron Hey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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