William Sharp

25 April 1725–
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Sharp was born on 25 April 1725, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Sharp II, was 23 and his mother, Mary Gardner, was 22.

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Family Time Line

John Sharp II
1702–
Mary Gardner
1703–
Catharine Sharp
1721–
William Sharp
1725–
John Sharp III
1727–1817
Mary Sharp
1728–
Jean Sharp
1730–
Elizabeth Sharp
1736–
Janet Sharp
1743–

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World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 77

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 90

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 92

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

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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  • Church registers: Old Parish Registers

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