John Sharp

19 May 1808–
Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Sharp was christened on 19 May 1808, in Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Robert Sharp and Jean Cameron.

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Family Time Line

Robert Sharp
1785–
Jean Cameron
Robert Sharp
1807–
John Sharp
1808–
Alexander Sharp
1809–1879
David Sharp
1815–
Jean Whitock Sharp
1817–1887
Anne Sharp
1819–
David Sharp
1823–
Christian Mary Sharp
1825–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1785–Male

    Jean Cameron

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(8)

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World Events (3)

1811 · The Tron Riot

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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 (1)

  • John Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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