Mary Sharp

Female1 January 1694–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Sharp was christened on 1 January 1694, in Canwick, Lincolnshire, England, her father, Joseph Sharp, was 29 and her mother, Rebeccah Sharp, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sharp
1665–
Rebeccah Sharp
1666–1727
Joseph Sharp
1691–
Joshua Sharp
1692–1778
Mary Sharp
1694–
A Child Sharp
1696–
Elizabeth Sharp
1698–
Benjamin Sharp
1700–1780
Anne Sharp
1702–
Samuel Sharp
1704–
James Sharp
1706–

Sources (3)

  • Mary Sharp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Sharp - female

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).

Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.

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

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