John Campbel Sharp

3 April 1856–31 December 1932 (Age 76)
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John Campbel

When John Campbel Sharp was born on 3 April 1856, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Sharp, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 21. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Jeannie Higgins. He died on 31 December 1932, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Campbel Sharp
1856–1932
Jeannie Higgins
1858–
Jeannie Sharp
1885–
James Sharp
1887–
John Patrick Sharp
1889–
George Sharp
1890–
Elizabeth Sharp
1895–
William Aitken Sharp
1896–

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

    Female1885–Female

    James Sharp

    Male1887–Male

    John Patrick Sharp

    Male1889–Male

    George Sharp

    Male1890–Male

    Female1895–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 1

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 12

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 22

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

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)

  • John Sharp in household of James Sharp, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Scotland, National Probate Index 1876-1936
  • John Campbel Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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