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1806 The two brothers had a workshop in Manchester for the manufacture of tools and general machines.
1823 A third brother, John, joined the firm
1825 Married Henrietta Elizabeth Campbell in Dublin
1861 Living at Norbury, Cheshire (age 71 born Manchester), a Silk Thr..... employing 90 persons. With his wife Henrietta Elizabeth (age 55 born Dullen, Ireland) and their son Richard Barrington Sharp (age 17 born Stockport). Plus a visitor and three servants. 
1863 Listed as a debtor 
1863 Died in the Isle of Man