William Sharp

26 October 1794–
Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Sharp was christened on 26 October 1794, in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Sharp Sr, was 36 and his mother, Ann Ingrey, was 28.

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Family Time Line

William Sharp Sr
1758–1836
Ann Ingrey
1766–1849
Thomas Sharp
1786–
Elizabeth Sharp
1788–1842
Sarah Sharp
1790–1850
Susannah Sharp
1791–1792
Mary Sharp
1793–1802
William Sharp
1794–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
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 (2)

  • William Sharp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Willm. Sharp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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