Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,919 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William John Sharpe

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William John Sharpe (1838- ) of Robert Sharpe and Sons

1838 Born the son of Robert Sharpe and his wife Maria

1851 Living at Hewelsfield Court, Hewelsfield, Glos: Robert Sharpe (age 46 born Grindon, Durham), Landowner 500 acres and (?) Contractor employing 20 to 30 labourers. With his wife Maria Sharpe (age 41 born Toplitt, Yks.) and their children; Sarah Sharpe (age 19 born Carlton, Durham); Paul Sharpe (age 16 born Wranton, Durham); Maria Sharpe (age 14 born Keynsham); William John Sharpe (age 12 born Bedminster); Charles James Sharpe (age 8 born Somerset); Charlotte Annie Sharpe (age 6); Henry Albert Sharpe (age 4 born Brent, Devon); and Fred Septimus Sharpe (age 3 born Tidham, Glos.). Also his niece Margaret Sharpe (age 18 born Houghton le Spring). Seven servants.[1]

1862 William John Sharpe, Railway Contractor, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster.[2]


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