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PUBLISHED BV 

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PREFACE. 

The following account of the Sharps of Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania, has been very carefully compiled, principally from the 
records of the Friends' Meetings, which a.e arranged to follow the 
Quarterly' meetings, which sometimes comprise two or more coun- 
ties. There is a separate book for births, deaths and marriages, as 
well as a series of supplements. 

As the year, previous to 1752, began on 25th March, the Friends 
called that (and not Jan.) the ist Mo., so that all the entries up to 
that date belong to the year succeeding, thus 1689, i, 20, would be 
the 20th January, 1690. 

There follows an abstract of all entries under the names of Sharpe 
or Sharp in the books and supplements of the Friends Register, 
(copies of which are kept at Devonshire House, Bishopsgate Street, 
London), previous to the year 1712, and copies of ancient wills, one 
of which in particular, that of Anthony Sharp, pages 32-34, throws 
much light on his holdings in America. Additional genealogical 
records of this family of Sharps on the other side of the Atlantic 
may be found in "The Sharpes," (212 pages, 1893-6), by the same 
publisher. 

The information has been obtained from members of the family 
and from the records, and may be relied upon for the correctness 
of the facts given. 

Seymour, Conn., July 20, 1903. 



THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY, 

PENNSYLVANIA. 



|r)i(||HIS family is traditionally descended from the Sharps of Hor- 

ton, in Yorkshire, Engla'ad. 

For an account of the Sharps of Horton see "The Life 

and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp," by Wm. Cudvvorth. 

Thos. Brear & Co., Bradford, England. 

That branch of the family, whose descendants came to Chester 

County, became Friends, in the time and under the ministry of 

George Fox. They left England and went to Ireland to escape 

religious persecution. In the early part of the eighteenth century 

— perhaps earlier, two brothers, John Sharp and Joseph Sharp, 

belonging to this family, came to America and settled in Chester 

County.* 

JOHN SHARP. 

The records of Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting con- 
tains the following minute, dated 6th, 7 Mo., 1712 : 

"A certificate produced to this meeting by John Sharp late of 
; . kingdom of Ireland wch was read and accepted." 

John Sharp purchased land from William Penn, Jr., in New 
Garden, adjoining the line of Kennett Township. 

From records of New Garden Monthly Meeting : 

"John Sharp of New Garden in ye County of Chester and 

' province of Pennsylvania and Ann Bryan of New Garden af's'd 

having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before 

several (two) Monthly Meetings of ye people of God called 

Quakers were married this i6th day of ye 12 Mo. In the Year of 

f^our Lord 1726 at New Gardeix Meeting." 

*For an account of the early settlement of Chester County, see Gilbert Cope's 
" History of Chester County." For an account of the early immigration into 
Chester County from Ireland, see "Immigiation of Irish Friends into Penn- 
\ sylvania, 1682 to 17.")0," by Albert Cook Myers, B.L., of Swarthmore College. 



4 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY. 

John Sharp died about 1748. His will, dated i Mo. loth 1747-8, 
was proven and admitted to probate Mar. 28, 1748. 

His widow married John Nichols, of Kennett Township, 3rd 
Mo. 30th, 1751. Issue: Hannah Nichols, m. John Brown, Feb., 
1769. 

Ann (Bryan) Sharp, afterward wife of John Nichols, died in 
New Garden Twp. about 1782. her will beinp: proved Aug. 22d of 
that year. This was dated 11-20-1778, and in it she devised to 
sons John and Benjamin Sharp £20 each: To dau. Elizabeth, wife 
of James Nichols, ;^20: To dau. Mary, wife of John Woodward, 
Jr., ;^20: To dau. Hannah, wife of John Brown, a riding mare, 
clock, &c. : To Thomas, son of George Sharp, ^,'20 at 21: To Sam- 
uel, brother of said Thomas, ^^"20 at 21: To grandson Thomas, son 
of son Thomas Sharp, dec'd, ;^20 at 21. Friend and relation, Sam- 
uel Sharp, of Londongrove, Executor. 

Children of John and Ann (Bryan) Shrcn): 

I. John, born 19th of Sth Mo. 1730. 

H. Elizabeth, born 23rd of 4th Mo. 1732. 

HI. George, born 27th of 2d Mo. 1736; d. Dec. 9, 1781. 

IV. Benjamin, born 25th of 7th Mo. 1738. 

V. Mary, born 26th of 8th Mo. 1740. 

\T. Thomas, born 12th of nth Mo. 1747. 

I. John Sharp. 

II. Elizabeth Sharp, daughter of John and Ann (Bryan) 
Sharp, married James Nichols, son of John Nichols, of Kennett, 
5th Mo. 2nd, 1754, at New Garden Meeting. 

III. George, son of John and Ann (Bryan) Sharp, marrieu 
twice. His first wife was Abigail Gregg, b. 5-10-1746, daughter of 
Thomas and Dinah Gregg, of Kennett. Abigail Gregg* md. George 
Sharp at the Swedes Church, W'ilmington. He had been dis- 
owned by New Garden Mo. Mtg., 6-7-1760, for attending several 
marriages of members who married out of meeting. Abigail was 
disowned by Kennett Mo. Mtg., 2-17-1763 for marriage b>' a [driest 
to George Sharj), who was not at that time a nieniber. Issue: 

1. Thomas, d. i. 

2. Samuel, who married Martha (Bowers.?) She was not a 
Friend Samuel was received into membership again 9th 1 ith 

'Williiiiii (jfreiip. iinr-le of Ahisrail, married, in 1725, Mariiery Kirikey. 
(lauixlitcr of llfTinaii and Mjiniarct Kiiikev. Sec lliisbaiurs iienealosiv. 



PENNSYLVANIA. D 

Mo. 1794, at Kennett Mo. Mtg. His wife, Martha, received into 
membership, with their children, Abigail, George, Jeptha and 
Sarah, at Kennett Mo. Meeting, 8 Mo. 13th, 1795. They moved 
to Virginia in 1796. The records of Kennett Mo. Meeting, 4 Mo. 
i6th, 1796, contains a minute of a certificate of removal given 
Samuel Sharp, with his wife and five children, to Goose Creek Mo. 
Meeting, Va. They moved to Ohio in 1799. 

Issue of Samuel and Martha (Bowers.'') Sharp: 

1. Abigail, md. William Fawcett. 

2. George, b. 1790; md. December, 1819, Elizabeth Brown. 

3. Jeptha. 

4. Sarah. -^ 

5. Jesse, born after 1796 and before 1799. 

6. Joseph, born after 1799. 

7. Lydia, 

8. Samuel, 

_ Til • * ' * * * * 

9. rhmeas, 

Elizabeth Brown, wife of George Sharp, 2, son of Samuel and 
Maitha, (b. 1790), was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rich- 
ardson) Brown. They lived near Winchester, Va. The father of 
John Brown was Isaac Brown, a large land holder. It was at the 
homes of John Brown and his brother, David Brown, that the 
Friends, e.xiled by Congress from Philadelphia, during the Revolu- 
tionary War, were entertained. (See "Exiles in Virginia," pages 
185, 207 and 213.) The Philadelphia Friends, while guests of Isaac 
Brown, planted an apple orchard on his farm, which is still bearing. 
(1901. ) After their release, these Friends, on their return journey 
to Philadelphia, were entertained in Frederick County, Maryland, 
by R. Richardson, who was Elizabeth Brown's grandfather. (E.x- 
lies m \ irgmia, p. 227.) 

Isaac Brown married Margaret Hite, a daughter of Colonel 
John Hite, whose father, Jost Hite, was the first settler in the Val- 
ley of Virginia. 

Hans Jost Hite, with his wife, nee Anna Maria Dubois, emi- 
grated from Strasburg, in Germany, with a cornpany of Palatines 
in 1 7 10. They settled, first, on the Hudson, in New York, and 
afterwards removed to Montgomery County, Pa. An old mill still 
stands on the Perkiomen Creek, which was his property. In 1732. 
he emigrated to the valley of Virginia, and purchased from Isaac 



6 THE SHARPS OF CHESTF.R COUNTY, 

Van Meter 40,000 acres of land, with the understanding that he 
would induce others to settle there. Some of this land he sold, 
retaining a large share. When he removed to the Valley, his 
family accompanied him. His sons were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, 
John and Thomas; his daughters, Mrs. Froman, Mrs. Bowman, 
Mrs. Chrismen and Mrs. Williams. He, afterwards, in company 
with others, took a grant for 100,000 acres, the title to which was 
disputed by Lord Fairfax. A law suit was the consequence, which 
was not decided for fifty years, after the original parties were both 
dead. The decision was in Hite's favor. His first home in Virginia 
was on the Opaguon, si.x miles South of Winchester, where his son. 
John, subsequently built a large stone house. To his children, he 
gave farms at different points in the Valley. The share of his son 
Jacob extended beyond the present village of Mt. Jackson, embrac- 
ing the Mt. Airy farm, which was given by Jacob Hite to his daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, who married Colonel Tavenor Beale, of the Contin- 
ental Army. Colonel Beale sold it to William Sternberger, who 
married his daughter Elizabeth. Isaac Hite inherited the Belle 
Grove farm, about sixteen miles from Winchester, and others set- 
tled down in the Valley. 

John Hite built the first stone house in the Valley. It was situ- 
ated about six miles South of Winchester on Opaguon Creek. (See 
Rev, William Henry Foote's Sketches of Virginia.) John Hite 
built another stone house, near or on the s'te of the first, in 175 1. 
One of these houses was used as a fort and a place of refuge for the 
people of the locality in the Indian Wars. ' 

John Hite was a Justice of the Peace in 1735, Vestryman of 
the Episcopal Church in Winchester in 1765, and Captain or Lien- 
tenant of Militia in 1779." 

It is said John Hite took part in Rraddock's campaign and 
was a Colonel of Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. 
After the Revolution he is referred to in all documents as "Colo- 
nel." 



1 See KercliKval's " History ol' tlir N'alley," j) 04: also an arlicli' by Herman 
Scliiirichts, publislied in the ilth and 12lii annual rcjiorts of the Society for the 
History of thir (ierniaiis in .Maryland, p. 84-S7. 

- Viri:inia Calendar Papers, Vol. 3, p 3-J2.— List of Field Officers an I Soldiers 
in the Couuty of Frederick: Georjre Wm. Fairfa.x, Col" : More;an Morgan. Lieut. 
Col"; Samuel Earl, Major; Marquis Calnies, Major Horse; C-'aptains & lAvu\f., 
Thomas SeverinLdiam, (ieori;;e Ho])son, Meredith Helms, John Lindsey. .lohn Hite 
and 12 others. The number of men in the Reifiment was 904 and in .lolui llite's 
Company W. 



PENNSVLVANIA. 7 

General Washington visited Colonel Hite on several occasions. 
The following extracts, from his "Journal of My Journey over the 
Mountains, 1747-8," are interesting: 

Page 24. "Monday, 14th March. — We sent our baggage to 
Capt. Hite's (near Frederick Town.)^ Went ourselves down ye 
river about 16 miles to Capt. Isaac Pennington's (the land exceed- 
ing rich and fertile all ye way, produces abundance of grain, hemp, 
tobacco, &c. ) in order to lay of some lands on cates Marsh and 
long Marsh." 

Page 26. "Tuesday, 15th March. — We set out early with in- 
tent to run round ye sd. land, but being taken in a rain and it 
increasing very fast, obliged us to return. It clearing about one 
o'clock and our time being too precious to loose we a second time 
ventured out and worked hard till night and then returned to Pen- 
nington's. We got our supper and was lighted into a room and I 
not being so good a woodman as ye rest of my company stripped 
myself very orderly and went into ye bed, as they called it, when, to 
my surprize, I found it to be nothing but a little straw, matted 
together, without sheets or anything else, but only one thread-bear 
blanket with double its weight of vermin, such as lice, fleas, &c. 
I was glad to get up as soon as ye light was carried from us. I put 
on my cloths and lays as my companions. Had we not have been 
very tired I am sure we should not have slept much that night. I 
made a promise not to sleep so from that time forward chusing 
rather to sleep in ye open air before a fire, as will appear hereafter. 

Page 28. "Wednesday, i6th March — We set out early and 
finished about one o'clock and then travelled up to Frederickstown 
where our baggage came to us. We cleaned ourselves (to get rid 
of ye game we had catched ye night before) and took a review of 
ye town and thence returned to our lodgings, where we had a good 
dinner prepared for us— wine and rum — punch in plenty, and a 
good feather bed with clean sheets, which was a very agreeable 
regale." 

Page 51. "Monday, nth April. —We travelled from Coddy's 
down to Frederick Town, where we reached about 12 o'clock. We 
dined in town and then went to Capt. Hite's and lodged." 

Issue (of George and Elizabeth)- 

Alphaeus P. Sharp and others. A. P. Sharp, born August 5, 
1824, md., January 16, 185 1, Anna H. Matthews, daughter of 
Joshua and Mary (Hopkins) Matthews. ' See "The Thomas Book," 
page 353, and "The Husband." A. P. Sharp and Anna Matthews) 
Sharp lived in Baltimore. Issue : 

George Matthews Sharp. 
3 Old name of Winchester. 



8 THE SHARPS OF CHKSTER COUNTY, 

George Sharp, son of John and Ann (Br^-an) Sharp, md. 2nd 
wife, Sarah Chambers Greii:<;, widow of Benj. Greg^-, a first cousin 
of his first wife. Issue : 

I. Abiah, b. Feb. 6, 1776. 

George, b. Feb. 6, 1776. 
Wm. Lawrence. 
Catherine. 

Ann, b. 9th, 24th, 18 16, d. 4th, 3rd, igoo. 
Charles, b. nth, 20th, 1825; lud. M. Marianna Shreve, 
I2th, i6th. 1857. Issue : 

1. Anna, b. 10-1.S-1858, md. Frank Dale LaLaue. 

Anna Sharp, b. 1-2 [-'92. 

Francis Warrington Sharj), b. 9- 18- 1900. 

2. Mary Shreve, b. 3-14-1860; nul. John Wm. Towns- 

end, 4-28-'8i. 

Charles Sharp, 2-io-'82. 

Edith, 1-2-84. X 

John Wm., 5-30-'85. 

Stockton. ii-24-'87. 

Roger Raynham, io-28-'93. 

Richard Lawrence, 7-28-'98. 

II. Kli, b. May 22, 1779; md. ist, Elizabeth Sharp, daughter 
of Isaac and Mary Sharp (p. 17. ) Issue : 

George, md. Rebecca Moore. 

Jesse, md. Rebecca Rowan. 

Thomas, md. Sarah June Allen, of New Castle Co., Del. 

2nd, Phoebe Sharp, sister of his first wife ' p. 17.) 
Sarah. 

III. Jesse, b. May 22, 1779; d. 8-22-1853. buried at New Gar- 
den Meeting; md. Phoebe Walter, daughter of James Walter. She 
died 9-30-1836. Buried at New Garden. Jesse Sharp was Regis- 
ter of Wills 1818, Recorder of Deeds 1818, Sheriff 1822. Issue: 

1. Je.sse Sharp, b. New Garden Twp.. May 22, 1779; d. there 
8, 22, 1853; buried at New Garden Mtg. ; md. Phoebe Walter, 
dau. of James Walter. She died 9, 30, 1836, and was buried at 
New Garden. Issue : 

2. Sarah, b. 6, i, 1812 ; d. 4, 11. 1893; md. Milton Taylor. 

3. Louisa, b. 6, 18, 1814; d. 4: i, 1873; md. Stephen Baker. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 9 

4. George Brinton, b. 10, 16. 1816; d. 8, 6, 1891; md. twice. 

5. EberWorthington, b. near Westchester, 10, 18, 1818; d. New 

Garden, 8, 12. 1872, unmarried. 

2. Sarah Sharp, b. New Garden, June i, 1812; d. Philadelphia 
April II, 1893; buried at Longwood Cem. ; m. Milton Taylor; b. 
Kennet Twp., 11, 6, 1808; d. Pennsbury Twp., 3, 31, 1888; buried 
at Longwood ; son of Joshua Taylor and Ann Buffington. They 
settled at the homestead of his father, i>4 miles south of Kennett 
Square, it being the "Gilbert Potter" farm of Bayard Taylor's 
" Story of Kennett." In 1855 they removed to Hamorton village, 
in the same township. Issue: 

6. Phoebe Ann, b. 10, 8, 1834; md. Joseph G. Taylor. 

7. Maria Louisa, b. 4, 23, 1836; d. 8, 12, 1862; md. Louis Agnew. 

8. Almira L., b. 12, 9, 1838; md. John W. Chandler. 

9. Lawrence, b. 8, 3, 1840; d. 6, 27, 1862, army fever, unm. 

10. Mary Ann, b. 6, 2, 1842; md. Major William Stone. 

11. Adelaide, b. 5, 9, 1844; md. Nathan Lancaster- 

12. Caroline, b. 5, i, 1846; d. 8, 22, 1876; md. Major D. T. Corbin. 

13. Eber Worthington, b. 8, 5, 1849; unmarried. 

14. George S., b. 5, 25, 1854; m. Mary. 

3. Louisa Sharp, b. New Garden, 6, 18, 1814; d. Pocopson 
Twp., 4, I, 1873 ; m. Chester, Pa., 12, 31, 1839, Stephen Baker, 
b. West Bradford (now Pocopson), 11, 18, 1810; d. there 3, 2/, 

883 ; buried at Bradford Cemetery ; son of Richard Baker and 
ebecca Webb, of West Bradford and Pocopson. They resided 
his large farm in Pocopson. Issue : 

15. Jessie, b. 11,21, 1840; d. i, 30, 1843. 

16. Ellen Rebecca, b. i, ii, 1842; m. Edward Walter. 

17. George Sharp, b. 10, 5, 1843; m. Annie Sherwood Hicks, 

18. Sallie, b. 2, 20, 1845 ; d. aged about seven months. 

19. Loulie Gilpin, b. ii, 30, 1848; m. Nathan M. Garrett. 

20. Leonore, b. 12. 30, 1855 ; m. George A. Whitcomb. 

4. George B. Sharp, b. New Garden, Oct. 16, 18 16; d. near 
Chatham, Londongrove Twp., Aug. 6, 1891 ; buried at Union Hill 
Cemetery, near Kennet Square ; m. ist wife, Phoebe Miller, who 
died after six weeks; 2d m.. West Chester, Pa., Dec. 30, 1847, 
Mary Gregg Hughes, b. Chatham, 3, 8, 1823 ; d. Kennet Square, 7, 
14, 1886; bur. Union Hill ; dau. of EUis Hughes and Louisa Walter, 
of Londongrove. They resided on a farm near Chatham. Issue : 



10 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COIXTV, 

21. Jesse, b. 4 Mo. 1849; d. 1850. 

22. Joseph Walter, b. 6. 11, 1856; d. 6, 16, 1890; in. Jane B. Kirk. 

23. George B., b. 4, 16, 1858, d. 6, 11, 1893; "i- I-aura M. 

Zimmerman. 

24. Mary Louisa, b. 9, 4. 1861 ; m. Theodore Pennock. 

6. Phoebe Ann Taylor, b- Kennet Tvvp., 10,8, 1834; in. Pocop- 
son Twp., I, 1, 1861, Joseph Taylor, b. West Goshen Twp., near 
West Chester, 8, 16, 1827 ; son of Lownes Taylor and Rachel 
Baker. They resided on a farm adjoining W'est Chester until 1867, 
when they remov^ed to Minneapolis, Minn., and engaged in milling: 
in 1870, to Charleston, S. C, where he was engaged in mining 
phospates until 1887, when they removed to Philadelphia and in 
1900 to West Chester. Issue : 

25. Rebecca S., b. West Goshen, 10, 1, 1861; d. Charleston, 

5. C, 4, 27, 1877. 

26. Henry Lawrence, b. same, 8, 12, 1866; d. Charleston, 8, 26, '76. 

27. Richard B., b. Minneapolis, 10, 19, 1868; d. Philadelphia, 

6, 8, 1899 ; in. Marie Penty. Left no issue. 

28. Caroline R., b. Charleston, 3, 17, 1872; d. there, 8, 27, 1876. 

7. Maria Louisa Taylor, b. Kennet Twp., 4, 23, 1836; d. there, 
8, 12, 1862; buried at Longwc^od Cem.; m. Philadelphia, 12, 17, 
1856, Louis Agnew, b. Kennet, 10, 16, 1830, son of John Agnew and 
Lydia Dixon and a brother to the first wife of Bayard Taylor. He 
is a farmer near Kennet Square Issue : 

29. Mary L., b. 3, 6, 1858; m. Charles Bower. 

30. Ellen, b. 8, 7, 1859; m. Moses Johnson. 

31. Thomas E., b. 4, 30, 1861 ; m. Ellen Hanson. 

8. Almira L. Taylor, b. Kennet, 12, o, 1838; m. Pocopson Twp. 
I, I, 1861, John Walter Chandler, b. Doe Run, Chester Co., i, 29, 
1832 : son of John Chandler and Maria Jane Walter, of Kennet 
Square. They settled in Philadelphia, where he was a merchant 
for many years. They now live at Lansdown, Delaware Co., Pa. 
Issue ; 

32. Lawrence F., b. 10, 28, 1861; d. 3, 9, 1862. 

33. Frederick Taylor, b. 12, 6, 1863; m. Hattie Andrews. 

34. Maria Louisa, b. 5, 16, 1867. 

35. Sallie, b. 5, 16, 1869; d. i, 27, 1870. 

36. Percival M., b. 2, 6, 1873; ^^- Emma Bowers Mendenhall. 

37. Mary Laura, b. 3, 6, 1879. 



PENNSYLVANIA. I I 

10. Mary Ann Taylor, b. Kennett, 6, 2, 1842 ; m. near West 
Chester, 10, 26, 1869, to William Stone, b. East Machias, Me., 9, 4, 
1842 ; d. New York City. 5, 22, 1897 ; buried at Longwood Cem., 
Chester Co. ; son of Rev. Thomas T. Stone and Laura Elizabeth 
Poor, of Boston, Mass. He was a lawyer by profession and lived 
in Charleston, S. C, from 1870 till the Autumn of 1877. He was 
U. S. District Attorney and Attorney General of S. C. during the 
greater part of this period, and was prosecuting attorney in the 
Ku-Klux trials at Hamburg, S. C. He was educated at Bolton, 
Mass., and volunteered as a private, at a little over 18 years of age, 
ait the outbreak of the Civil War. and before its close was promoted 
to rank of major: at the close of the war was appointed to the 
regular army as ist lieut. He resigned from this position in 1870; 
removed to New York City in Oct., 1877, and practiced law at 243 
Broadway, until his death. His widow and children reside at S41 
West End Ave.. N. Y. City. Issue: 

38. Herbert L., b. Jan. 18, 1871; m. Redelia Gilchrist. 

39. Alfred W., b. Jan. 30, 1873; unmarried. 

40. Edgar Earle, b. Jan. 14, 1876; d. March 27, 1876. 

11. Adelaide Taylor, b. Kennet, 5, 9, 1844; m. Nathan Dallas, 
Lancaster, of Pennsbury Twp., where they have resided on a farm 
near Chads' Ford. Present address, Hamorton, Pa. Issue: 

41. Joseph, b. Jan. 27, 1870; m. Ellie Henderson Mendenhall. 
42 Harry M. 

43. Albert. 

44. Sarah G. 

45. George. 

12. Caroline Taylor, b. Kennet. 5, i, 1846; d. 8, 22, 1876; m. 
Major David T. Corbin, now of Chicago, Illinois. Issue: 

46. Roy, killed in childhood by an e.xplosion. 

14. George S. Taylor, b. Kennet, 5, 25, 18^4; m. Mary Spald- 
ing and resides at Portland, Oregon. Issue: 

47. Ruth, died in childhood. 

16. Ellen R. Baker, b. Pocopson Twp., i, 11, 1842; m. i, 31, 
1866, Edward Walter, b. Kennet Square, Chester Co., 5, 4, 1840; 
son of Townsend Walter and Abigail Mercer. He is a farmer and 
widely known breeder of live stock of various kinds in W. Goshen 
Twp., near West Chester. Issue: 

48. A. Louisa, b. 2, 23, 1867; m. Alfred Elwyn Strode. 



12 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY, 

49. Horace R. , b. Pocopson Twp., 83, 1868; unmarried. 

50. Anna M., b. Kennet Tup., g, 27, 1873; unmarried. 

51. Leonora B., b. same, 10, 4, 1875; unmarried. 

17. George S. Baker, b. Pocopson, 10, 5, 1843; m. Annie Sher- 
wood Hicks and resides at the homestead. P. O., Northbrook, Pa. 
Issue: 

52. Louisa, b. 4. 13, 1875; unmarried. 

53. Mary H., b. 12, 24, 1877; unmarried. 

54. Jessie, b. 9, i, 1880. 

55. Lawrence, b. 2, 5, 1883. 

19. Louhe G. Baker, b. Pocopson, 11, 30, 1848; m. Nathan M. 
Garrett, b. Wilhamstown Twp., Chester Co., 7, 20, 1846; son of 
Nathan Garrett and Jane Lewis. They now (1901 ) reside in West 
West Chester, Pa. Issue: 

56. Jane Lewis, b. 6, 10, 1873; "T- 10, 11, 1900, Marshall Wil- 

57. George Baker, b. 5, 13, 1881. [kinson. 

20. Leonore Baker, b. Pocopson, 12, 30, 1855; m. George A. 
Whitcomb. Present residence. West Chester, Pa. Issue: 

58. Hazel Baker, b. 1,4. 1888. 

22. J. Walter Sharp, b. near Chatham, Chester Co., 6, 11, 1856; 
d. same, 6, 16, 1890; buried at Union Hill Cemetery; m. Doe Run, 
Pa., I, 21, 1880, Jane Baker Kirk, b. Delaware Co., Pa., 9, 22, 1857; 
dau. of Leedom Kirk and Sabina Bishop Baker. They resided at 
the homestead and his widow now resides in the village of Chatham. 
Issue: 

59. Edgar Leedom, b. Chads' Ford, 3, 9, 1881; d. 8, 26, 1896. 

60. Mary Louise, b. near Chatham, 9, 8, 1885. 

61. Jessie Walter, b. same, i, 18, 1887. 

23. George B. Sharp, b. near Chatham, 4, 16, 1858; d. Aurora, 
Illinois, 6, 11, 1893; buried Union Hill Cein., Chester Co. ; m.Waukon, 
Iowa, 8, 3. 1887, Laura M. Zimmerman, b. Potosi, Wisconsin, 4, 12, 
1863; dau. of John Zimmerman and Helen Houdschell, of Waukon, 
where she resides. Issue: 

62. Helen Mary, b. Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 1. 1889. 

24. Mary Louisa Sharp, b. near Chatham, 9, 4, 1861; m. there 
10, 16, 1883, Theodore Pennock, b. Kennet Square, 3, 3, i860; son 
of Samuel Pennock and Deborah Ann S. Yerkes, of that place* 
where they reside, and he is engaged in the manufacture of ma- 
chiner\-. Issue: 



PENNSYLVANIA. 13 

63. Theodore, Jr., b. Chatham, 7, 30, 1884; d. Kennet Square, 10, 

64. Mary Deborah, b. Kennet Square, 10, 17, 1889. [19, 1899. 

65. George Sharp, b. same, 2, 16, 1892. 

66. Herbert Jefferis, b. same, 2, 10, 1894. 

38. Herbert L. Stone, b. i, i8, 1871; m. 8, 24, 1898, Redeha 
Gilchrist, of Iowa Git}', Iowa, dau. of Dr. James G. and EHzabeth 
Gilchrist. Address, 841 West End Ave., N. Y. City. Issue: 

67. William Treadwell Stone. 

41. Joseph Lancaster, b. Fairville, Pennsbury Twp., i, 27, 
1870; m. II, 18, 1891, Ellie Henderson Mendenhall, b. Mendenhall. 
Chester Co., 2, 25, 1873; dau. of J. Townsend Mendenhall and 
Lydia Merrick, of that place. He settled at Chads' Ford Junction, 
Pa., until June 6, 1895, when he removed to Lansdale, Montgomery 
Co., Pa., as agent for D. M. Osborne & Co., of Auburn, Pa., April 
r, 1901, removed to farm in Pennsbur}', formerly of his grandfather, 
Joseph Lancaster: is a member of Brandy wine Baptist Church. 
P. O. Hamorton, Pa. Issue: 

68. Nathan Dallas, b. May i, 1893. 

69. Lydia Eleanor, b. Nov. 10, 1894. 

70. Alfred Mendenhall. b. Nov. 8, 1896. 

71. Adelaide Mary, b. June i, 1898. 

72. Anna Mendenhall, b. Feb. 6, 1900. 

48. A. Louisa Walter, b. Pocopson Twp., 2, 23, 1867; m. West 
Goshen Twp., i, 11, 1892, Alfred Ehvyn Strode, b. 3, 8, 1865; son 
of Richard Strode and Elizabeth H. Gheen, of East Bradford Twp., 
Chester County. They have resided mostly in East Bradford, but 
now in West Goshen. P. O., West Chester, Pa. Issue: 

73. Ellen Elizabeth, b. 6, 18, 1893. 

74. Phebe Louise, b. 9, 10, 1895. 

75. Edna Walter, b. 3, 26, 1898. 

76. Mary, b. 6, i, 1901. 

IV. Benjamin Sharp, son of John and Ann Sharp, married 2, 
3, 1762, Hannah Wiley, b. 8, 18, 1738; dau. of William and Hannah 
Wiley, of Kennet. Their children's births are not recorded by the 
meeting, but the following can be assigned to no other parents: 

Caleb, removed to Redstone, Pa., prior to 1790. [5, i794- 

Elizabeth, m. 5, 1794, Kirk, and was disowned by Frds. 7, 

Ann. m. by license (dated Dec. 31, 1794), Samuel Lee, Wil- 
mington. 



14 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY, 

Susannah, disowned by New Garden Mo. Mt^^. i, 2, 1796. 
Mary, took a certificate from New Garden to Wilmington, 1898. 
George, a minor, certificate to Sadsbury, 10, 5, 1799. 
Hannah, m. 4, 26, 1804, Isaac Commons of Marlborough, at 
New Garden Meeting. 

V. Mary Sharp, daughter, of John and Ann (Bryan) Sharp, 
married John Woodward, Jr., who was not a Friend. She was 
complained of 4th, 29th, 1758, for marriage by a priest. Her 
acknowledgement was accepted 7 Mo. 5th, 1760. 

VI. Thomas Sharp, son of John and Ann (Bryan) Sharp, mar- 
ried Rachel . He died in March. 1768. Letters of Adminis- 
tration were granted on his estate to Rachel Sharp Sept. 3, 1768. 
He left one son, Thomas. On Dec. 20, 1774, Samuel Sharp was 
appointed guardian of Thomas. Rachel Sharp (probably) married 
Isaac Allen, Oct. 4, 1773, at Swede's Church, Wilmington, Del. 



JOSEPH SHARP. 

The records of Centre Monthlx' Meeting contains the following- 
entry, dated 17 12, 4th, 6th Mo. 

"The Monthly Meeting held at ye Centre, Joseph Sharp pro- 
ducing a Certificate to this meeting, it being from Ireland, which 
said certificate was read and accepted." 

1713 — 5th, 7 Mo. At our Monthly Meeting held at ye Centure. 
Joseph Sharp requests (jf this meeting a Certificate to Concord & 
Cheichester Monthly Meeting in relation to his marriage; this Meet- 
ing appoints Michael Lightfoot and John Miller to iiuiuire into his 
clearness in relation thereto and make rep(Mt to ye next meeting. 

3rd, 8 Mo. At our Monthly Meeting held at John Richardson's. 
Enquiry ha\ing been made of ye Frit-nds appointed concerning 
Joseph Sharp, and nothing appearing to object, this meeting orders 
yt he have a Certificate drawn. The abcne from records of Kennet 
Mo. M't'g. 

The records of Concord Mo. M't'g show that Joseph Sharp and 
Mary P3'le were married <; mo., 4th, 1713, at Concord Meeting 
House. 

At our Monthly Meeting held at Senter _\e 5th of ye 4 mo., 17 14. 
Center M't'g, near Centreville, New Castle Co., Del. Mary Sharp 
produced a Certificate to this meeting from Chechester Monthly 
Meeting. Wonim'^ Minutes of Kennet Mo. M't'g. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 1 5 

(All dates prior to 1752 are in Old Style, when the year began 
March 25th. March was the ist month. Dec. the lOth and Feb. 12th.) 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND MARY SHARP. 

(From the records of New Garden, Mo. Mtg.) 

I. Abigail, b. 5 Mo. 26th, 1714; d. 9 Mo. 27, 1726. 

II. Elizabeth, b. 5 Mo. 25th, 1717; d. 10 Mo., 1719. 

III. Mary, b. 7 Mo., 17th, 1719; d. 10 Mo., 1719- 

IV. Elizabeth, b. 12 Mo. 19th, 1720; md. Jeremiah Douglas. 
V. Sarah, b. 6 Mo. 5th, 1723; d. 10 Mo. 22, 1723. 

VI. Joseph, b. 8 Mo. 19th, 1724; md. Deborah Miller and 
removed to Carolina. 
Mary, b. 16, 6, 1744. 
VII. George, b. 9 Mo. 4th, 1726; d. i. 
VIII. Abigail, b. 2 Mo. 28th, 1729; md. i, Wm. Sharpless; 2, 
Moses Palmer. 
IX. Mary, b. 6 Mo., 21st, 1731; d. 6 Mo., 30, I73i- 
X. Samuel, b. 8 Mo., 30th, 1734; md. Mary Harlan Starr, 
widow of Isaac Starr and daughter of Richard Flower; 
d. 1819. 
Will of Joseph Sharp, of London Grove. Dated 4th Mo. 21, 
1746; proven January 3, 1746-7: 

To son Joseph ;^io. 

To daughter Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Douglas, the tenant 
right of 125 acres next my Plantation. 

To dau. Abigail Sharp, the tenant right of 350 acres of London 
Company land in Sadsbury, Lancaster Co., and ;^200 at 18. 

To grandson Joseph Douglas, ;^20. 

To son, Samuel, the Plantation, 300 acres, partly in New 
Garden. His uncle Samuel Pyle to have charge of him until 21. 

To granddaughters Mary Sharp, dau. of Joseph, ;^20; Mary 
Douglas ;^20; Elizabeth Douglas, ;^20. 

Executors, brother-in-law Samuel . Pyle and his son Nicholas 
Pyle 

Joseph Sharp bought 200 acres in New Garden by deed of Mar. 
2S, 1 714. This was on the line of London Grove, just North on 
the present Avondale. He also bought 200 acres more in the town- 
ship on the same date, ;^8o for all. 

I. Abigail. 

II. Elizabeth died when quite young. 

III. Marv. 



l6 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY. 

IV. Elizabeth iiid. Jeremiah Douglas. Issue: 
Joseph Douglas. 
Man Doujj-las. 

Elizabeth. 
V. Sarah. 

VI. Joseph ind. . Issue: 

Mary. M (> . . 

Joseph einit^rated tc3 Iredell Co.. S. C. , - 
VII. Georj^e. 

VIII. Abigail ind. Moses Palmer, of Delaware Co., Pa. 
IX. Mary, d. i. 

X. Samuel, b. 8, 30, 1734, son of Joseph and Mary (Pyle) 
Sharp, of London Grove, md. Mary Starr, widow of Isaac Starr, 
a daughter of Richard Flower and Abigail Harlan. He died in 
Londongrove about 18 19. Issue: 

Abigail, b. Dec. 26, 1757; m. James Jones and went to Illinois. 
Isaac, b. Dec. 16, 1760; m. Margaret Johnson. 
Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1764; d. Dec. 31, 1848, unmarried. 
Samuel, b. Nov. 16, 1767; d. Nov. 14, 1778. 
Joseph, b. Ma\- 5, 1770; d. Nov. 7, 1847, unmarried. 
(The following regarding the above Samuel Sharp and family 
is from the records of the Mo. .Mtgs): 

At New Garden Monthly Meeting, 8 Mo. 27, 1757. New Gar- 
den Preparative meeting acqts this meeting that Sam'l Sharp, son 
of Joseph Sharp, Decsd, and Mary Starr, widow of Isaac Starr, 
Decsd, is gone out and marryed b\- a priest, notwithstanding they 
were divers times Precautioned. 

9 mo. 24, 1757. A testimony of disownment was signed against 
them. 

6 mo. I, 1765. Samuel and Mar}' Sharp, \\\h) was testihed 
against by this meeting several years past, now having a desire to 
be re-instated, he offered a paper for that purpose to this meeting, 
by the Allowance of New Garden preparative meeting, which is left 
under Consideration until next Mo. Meeting. 
7-6-1765. Not present. 

8-3-1765. Samuel and .Mary Sharp being at this meeting, their 
case again considered and several suitable remarks made on the 
occasion, their paper is accepted and they received into member- 
ship again, desiring that they may by a life of circumspection and 
self denial manifest that their desire is from a right motive. 



PENNSYLVANIA. ^7 

Samuel Sharp, in will dated Aug. lo, 1807, proved Nov. 5. 1819, 
mentions dau. Abigail Jones (i shilling), son Isaac (i shilling), son 
Joseph (all the real estate), and dau. Mary Sharp (a home, &c.). 

II mo. 9, 1792. Samuel Sharp of London Grove, and wife 
Mary, conveyed to son Isaac Sharp, 100 acres partly in New Gar- 
den and partly in London Grove, part of 300 acres devised to 
Samuel bv his father, Joseph Sharp. 

Joseph Sharp, son of Samuel and Mary, was an active member 
of New Garden Mo. M't'g. He inherited part of the land which 
his grandfather had purchased on his arrival in this country. He 
died without issue and devised the land to Joseph S. and Vincent 
A. Quarll, sons of his niece, Hannah Quarll. Thev lived just North 
of Avondale, Chester Co. 

Isaac Sharp, son of Samuel and Mary, married in 1781, at the 
old Swedes' Church, Wilmington, Margaret Johnson, perhaps 
daughter of Robert Johnson and Katharine Hadley, of Wilmmgton. 
He died in New Garden Twp. about the beginning of the year 1825. 
Issue: 

Lydia. b. Feb. 26, 1782; m. William Girtler. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 5, 1783; m. James Crossan. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1785; m. EH Sharp (p. 8). 

Mary, b. Dec. 12, 1787; died young. 

Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1789; m. Catharine Ferry(?). 

Margaret, b. Jan. 21, 1792; m. Aaron Bracken and James Kerns. 

Hannah, b. Nov. 20, 1793; m- William Quarll. 

Isaac, b. Sept. 14, I795; d. about 1850, unmarried. 

Phebe, b. Oct. 21, I797; m- Eli Sharp (p 8). 

Caleb, b. Nov. 15, I799; d. about 1823, unmarried. 

Mary, b. May 29, 1801; m. Lewis Hutton. 

Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1803; d. about 1842. unmarried. 

Abigail Sharp, born in New Garden, m. James Crossan, b. 
Mill Creek Hundred, Del., Jan. 12, 1792; d. Sept. 25, 1844; son of 
John Crossan and Mary Bishop. She died Jan. 9. 1871. Issue : 

John Rudolph, b. July 18, 1815; m. Margaret Morrison. 

Isaac Shaip, b. Dec. 21, 1816. 

EH, b. Dec. 6, 1818; m. Elizabeth Lovel. 

James, b. June 21, 1820. 

Lewis Henry, b. April 17, 1822. 

Anna Sharp, b. March 28. 1826. All in Mill Creek Hundred. 



1 8 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY, 

John Rudolph Crossan married Margaret Morrison, b. June i6, 
1818; dau. of Ephraim Morrison and Margaret Maxwell. Issue: 

Calvin Wise, b. Nov. 25. 1845. 

Morris Dickinson, b. July 4, 1848. 

Ellis Passmore, b. May 25, 1851. 

Eli Crossan married Elizabeth Lovel, born at New Castle, Del., 
Jan. 3, 1820; married in Philadelphia, May 8, 1843. Issue: 

Thomas Lovel, b. Dec. 12, 1843. 

James, b. July 17, 1845. 

Mary Frances, b. Jan. 25, 1847. 

William Lovel, b. Dec. 3, 1848. 

Eli, b. Sept. 13, 1851. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 4, 1853; d. June 3, 1854. 

Hannah Sharp, b. Nov. 20, 1793; d. Oct., 1825; m. Oct. 20, 
181 5, William Quarll, b. Feb. 26, 1788, in the neighborhood of 
Radnor. Del. Co., Pa.; d. Columbia, Pa., Feb. 11, 1824. Issue, b. 

at Columbia: 

Joseph Shar]), b. Dec. 9, 18 16; m. Sarah Ann Vandivcr. 

Vincent Augustus, b. Nov. 10, 1818; d. April i, 1889, unin. 

Anna Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10. 1821; d. Oct. 12, 1823. 

Joseph S. Quarll married Ann Vandiver, b. Aug. 18, 1826; d. 
Oct. 18, 1866; dau. of Thomas Vandiver and Alice Baker. He and 
his brother inherited the farm of his great-uncle, Joseph Sharp, 
with the house built by the grandfather of the latter, in London- 
grove Twp., but he now lives (1901) in Toughkenamon Village, 
New Garden Tw p. Issue: 

Hannah Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1847; '». James Mackey. 

William Baker, b. Mar. 19, 1849; d. June 5, 1879; m. Josephine 
Mackey. 

Alice Vandever, 1). Mar. 31. 185 1; m. William Wherry, Chatham. 

Adelaide Lucretia, b. Oct. 16. 1852; m. Wilincr T. Nields. 

Jessie Sharp, b. April 7, 1854; unmarried. 

Oscar Thomas, b. July 22, 1856; m. Mary Dance. 

Sarah Virginia, b. Dec. 5, 1857; ni. Harvey Doan. Berwick, Pa. 

Clarence A., b. June 26, 1859; d. Aug. 7, i860. 

Josephine Estella, b. Feb. 22. 1861. unmarried. 

Lillian May, 1). Oct. 11, 1862; unmarried. 

Phebe Evelyn, b. Sept. 30, 1864; m. Frank Swayne. 

Anna Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1865; unmarried. 

'The foregoing is from the records of the Mo. Mtgs. ) 



PENNSYLVANIA. ^9 

Will of Isaac Sharp of New Garden, dated 6 mo., 4th, 1824; 
proven Jan. 10, 1825. Mentions all the above children, though 
Lydia and Elizabeth were deceased. To son Isaac he gave the 
homestead after his mother's death. 



DEED FROM WILLIAM PENN TO JOSEPH SHARP, I/S^- 

Be it Remembered that the Sixteenth day of August in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty one the 
Deed hereafter menconed was produced before Caleb Cowpland 
Chief Burgess of the Burrough of Chester and thereupon Came 
Gawen Miller & James Boyden two of the Witnesses therem named 
who on their Solemn affirmacons did declare that they were pres- 
ent and saw the Grantors therein named Sign Seal and as their act 
and deed deliver the said writing to the use therein menconed & 
that they the said affirmants Subscribed their names as Witnesses 
thereunto; which said writing is recorded in the office for record- 
ing of deeds in the County of Chester in these words to wit: 

This Indenture Tripartite made the five and twentieth day 
of March m the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
fourteen and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lady Anne Queen of Great Britain &c. Between WiUiam Penn of 
London in the Kingdom of Great Britain Esqr. oldest son and heir 
apparent of WiUiam Penn Esqr. true and absolute proprietary and 
Governour in Chief of the Province of Pensilvania &c., of the first 
part, Griffith Owen practitioner in physick, James Logan Gent and 
Robert Asheton Gent, all of Philadelphia in the s'! Province of the 
Second part, and Joseph Sharp of the County of Chester in the 
s-^ Province yeoman, of the third part. Whereas the said William 
Penn the father by a certain patent or Instrument under the hands 
of Edward Shippen Griffith Owen Thomas Story and James Logan 
his late Commissioners of Property and Seal of the Province, for 
the Consideracon therein menconed did Give Grant and Confirm 
unto his said Son William Penn Jun^ a certain tract or Pcell of land 
on the South Side of Brandewine Creek part thereof in the County 
of New Castle & other part thereof in the County of Chester in the 
said Province and Territories thereof Containing by Computacon 
fourteen thousand and five hundred acres (were it more or less) by 
the metes and bounds in the same patent menconed with the appur- 



20 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY. 

tenances To hold to the said Wm. Penn the Son his heirs and 
assigns to his and their only proper use and behoof for ever Yield- 
ing and paying therefore Yearly the rent or sum of one English 
silver shilling for every hundred acres and so proportionably or 
value thereof in Coin Current as in and by the same recited patent 
dated the four & twentieth day of May Ano Dom one thousand 
seven hundred and six and recorded in the Rolls office at Philad:' 
in Patent book A. vol. 3 page 279 &c. the fourteenth day of the 
fourth month in the said year one thousand seven hundred and six, 
relacon thereunto being had it doth and may at large appear And 
Whereas the s' William Penn Jun- by a certain writing or Letter 
of Attorney under his hand and Seal duly Executed did constitute 
and appoint the s'- Griffith Owen James Logan and Robert Asshe- 
ton his lawfull Attornej^'s Joyntly and Severally for him and in his 
name & to his use to make Entry unto all and Singular his lands 
Tenements and hereditaments & other his Estate whatsoever Scitu- 
ate in the said Province of Pensilvania or annexed Counties in 
America & for him and in his name to lett sett lease and farm out & 
to Grant Bargain sell Alien Enfeoff and Confirm the same whether 
taken up or to be taken up or any part or Pcell thereof to such 
Pson or Psons for such Consideracons by such Conveyances with 
such Covenants & in such maner and form as therein menconed as 
in and by the same in part recited power or Letter of Attorney' 
dated the Seventh day of October in the year one thousand Seven 
hundred and four Recorded in the Rolls office at Philad" in book D 
2 Vol. 5 page 149 &c the four and twentieth Day of the ninth month 
in the Year one thousand seven hundred and nine relation being 
thereunto had it doth and may fully & at large appear. Now 1>ns 
Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the sum 
of Eighty pounds lawfull money of America to the said Wm. Penn 
Jun- by the said Joseph Sharp at or before the sealing and delivery 
these presents well and trulv pay'-' the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged and the said Joseph Sharp his heirs Extrs Adm" & 
assigns thereof and of every part thereof by these presents acciuitted 
and discharged and of the sum of ten shillings to the said Gril'fith 
Owen James Logan and Robert Asheton by the said Joseph Sharp 
likewise payd the receipt whereof is likewise acknowledged he the 
said William Penn Jun- by and with his special direction and ap- 
pointment they the said Griffith Owen James Logan and Robert 
Asheton have Granted bargained Sold aliened Enfeoffed and Con- 



PENNSYLVANIA, 21 

firmed and by these presents do Grant bargain Sell alien Enfeoff 
and Confirm unto the said Joseph Sharp all those two pieces or 
Pcells of land the one beginning at a white oak at a corner of 
Thomas Garnetts land thence South by the same land two hundred 
and sixty and Seven Pches to a post thence East by the Lands of 
Michaell Lightfoot and William Tanner one hundred and Seventeen 
Pches to a post thence north by the land of John Sharp two hun- 
dred eighty and three Pches to a black oak thence South Eighty 
two degrees Westerly by the land of Mary Rowland one hundred 
& eighteen Pches to the place of beginning Containing Two hun- 
dred'' acres of land The other Tract beginning at a hickory tree in 
the line of the London Company thence East by the land of Joseph 
Garnett one hundred and thirty four Pches to a Chestnutt tree 
thence South two hundred and twenty two Pches to a post thence 
West South West fifty Eight Pches to a black oak thence West 
Eighty Pches to a hickory thence north by the London Company's 
land two hundred and forty four Pches to the place of beginning 
Containing two hundred acres both which said Tracts is situate in 
the said Cohnty of Chester being part of the first menconed tract 
Together with all and Singular the ways Waters Water courses 
woods Timber and trees meadows marshes swamps cripples fiiish- 
ings ffowhngs hawkings huntings & all other Royalties ffranchises 
liberties privileges Improvements hereditaments & appurtenances 
whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and 
the Revercons and remainder rents Issues and proffits thereof and 
all the estate right Title Interest use possession trust property Claim 
and demand whatsoever of them the said William Penn the son 
Griffith Owen James Logan and Robert Asheton of in to or out of 
the hereby Granted land & premises, to have and to hold the said 
Two tracts or Pcells of land hereditaments and premises hereby 
Granted & every part and Pcell thereof with their and every of their 
appurtenances unto the said Joseph Sharp his heirs and assigns to 
the only proper use & behoof of the said Joseph Sharp his heirs and 
Assigns for ever To be holden of the Chief Lord of the ffee thereof 
und^r the proportionable part of the Yearly quit rent from hence 
forth to become due and payable for the Same and the said William 
Penn Jun' the said Two tracts or Pcells of land hereditaments and 
premises hereby Granted or menconed or intended to be hereby 
Granted & every part and Pcell thereof with their appurtenances 
unto the said Joseph Sharp his heirs and assigns against him the 



22 THE SHARPS OF CHESTER COUNTY, 

said William Penn Jun- his heirs and assigns & all and every other 
Pson or Psons Claiming or that shall or may at any time or times 
hereafter rightfully Claim any Estate right Title or Interest of in to 
or out of the said Two Tracts or Pcells of land hereditaments and 
premises hereby Granted or menconed to be hereby Granted or any 
part or Pcell thereof by from or under him shall cS: will at any time 
hereafter upon the reasonable request Cost and Charges in law of 
the said Joseph Sharp his heirs or assigns or any of them make 
execute and acknowledge or cause or procure to be made executed 
& acknowledged all and Every such further and other reasonable 
aet & acts thing and things device & devices & whatsoever for the 
further and better Conveying & assuring of the said two tracts or 
Pcells of land hereditaments and premises hereby Granted or men- 
coned to be hereby Granted and every part and Pcell thereof with 
the appurtenances to the said Joseph Sharp his heirs & Assigns as 
by the said Joseph Sharp his heirs & assigns or by his or their Coun- 
cill learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or re- 
quired so that the said request be made within ye space of Twenty 
one years and that not any Pson be Compellable to travell foV 
the doing thereof from his or their abode and the said Griffith Owen 
for himself his heirs Extrs and Adm" and the said James Logan for 
himself his heirs Extrs and Adm" and the said Robert Asheton 
for himself his heirs Extrs & Adm" severally & not joyntly nor one 
for another or for the act or acts of the other but for their own acts 
only do Covenant promise and Grant to and with the said Joseph 
Sharp his heirs and Assigns by these presents that they the said 
Griffith Owen James Logan & Robert Asheton nor any of them 
have not done Committed or wittingly or willingly suffered any act 
or thing whereby the hereby Granted land and premises or any'part 
thereof is are or shall or may be impeached or incumbered in Estate 
title Charge or otherwise. L\ Witness whereof the said parties to 
these presents have hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and 
Year first above written. Grii'fith Owen (Seal) 

Sealed and Delivered in James Logan (Seal) 

Presence of Nicholas Pvle Rohi.:rt Assheton (Seal) 

Gawen Miller 
James Boyden. 
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32 ABSTRACTS OF KECORDS 

WILL OF SIMON SHARPE. 

1582. 

In the name of God Amen : I, Simon Sharpe, of Dublin, Gent, 
bein«: weak of body, make this my last will and testament in man- 
ner following : I ordain and appoint my son John Sharp and my 
daughter Catherine Sharp, exors of my last week and testament ; 
also bequeath to my loving wife Joan Browne, all lands and goods 
I possess at present in Dunboyne, together with the lands that I 
possess of Robert Bright of Dunboyne for payment of a certam sum 
unto his daughter-in-law, Joan Browne, to her marriage day. The 
rest of all my goods and lease of my house in Dublin I leave to my 
executors except one sword which I bequeath to Robert Bright 
and a dagger also I bequeath to Anne Harford aboard Cloath. 

Signed and dated 26th October, iS7-(?^ 

Probate granted 15 Nov. 1582. 

WILL OF GEORGE SHARPE. 

1612. 

In the name of God Amen : I, George Sharpe, of Stockgrove, 

gentleman, being of sound mind, do make this my last will and 

testament in the manner following : I appoint as my executors, 

George , Gent., Gent., and Richard 

Esquire and William John and Wm. and Jas. 

Brett. I bequeath to Elizabeth my wife 

WILL OF ANTHONY SHARPE. 

1706. 

Late of Fetbury, Co. Gloucester, England, now of Dublin City, 
Cloathier. 

I St, my debts to be paid by my exors. I make void a settlement 
of lands & House in Lea & Cliverton Wilkhive on my eldest son 
Isaac Sharp, but do give him instead (on condition he submits to 
sd revocation) all those lands of mine in the possession of Thos. 
Jackson by lease, situate in Boofu]), Ossory, Kings Co., and also 
called part of Lackagh lea and Kilinure, and I also give to him all 
of my lands of Clara Hill Ballentinc Coolylane and Boyle with up 
Coolmoany in Barony Tynyhinch, Queens Co., in possession of 
Phineas Collier, and all the sd lands by lease non-bequeathed to 
my said son Isaac, contng above Two Thousand acres. All of 
which said lands I give him during his natural life, and to his noi^ 



IN GREAT BRITAIN. 33 

married wife yearly 140 per ann.. or the one moiety of Phineas 
Colliers farms. Also give to my son Isaac all my lands m new 
west Jersey & half of all my lands in new East Jersey m America, 
with what I have given him already. 

And after his death I give the said lands in Queens Co. & Jersey 
to his eldest son (Isaac) & to the heirs male of the body of such 
eldest son, & in default of such issue to the second son. 
& for default of such heirs males, then to my right heirs forever. 

Item • It is my will, intent and meaning, that if my sd son Isaac 
Sharp or his heirs refuse to submit to the revocation before mentd 
of my lands in England, in such case I do give all my lands before 
mentd unto my sd son Joseph Sharp for his natural life, & on his 
decease to the eldest son of Joseph ; * * * and for want of 
such heirs males of my sd son Isaac, then I give & bequeath the 
same lands to my son Daniel Sharp for his lif^e, and^ after his de- 
cease, to his eldest son & to the heirs males. * * • 

Item : I give and bequeath to my said son Daniel Sharp all that 
land called Cloneeheene, near MountmeUick, Queens Co., in the 
possession of Joshua Beale, mercht, contning about 350 acres and 
all my houses and ground in Meath st., Coales Alley. Elbon Lane, 
and Maveon Cone Lane, in all about 23 houses near Meath st. 
aforesaid in the Liberty of Thos. Court and Donore, Co. Dublim 
To hold sd houses & ground as I hold them from Earl of Meath 
and Barnaby Brown for & during my sd son Darnell life, with 
power to make a jointure to any wife he may happen to take of 
one moiety of said lands of Cloneeheen, in Queens Co., and one 
moiety of all the sd houses & ground near Meath st., and the re- 
mainder of the sd lands of Cloneeheene, & of the said lands, houses 
and grounds near Meath st., and also one fourth part of all my 
lands in New East Jersey in America, during his life, & after the 
decease of my sd son Daniel I give & bequeath the same to the 
eldest son of sd Daniell Sharp & to the heirs males of the body of 
such eldest son, or to the second and every other son & sons of the 

body of the sd Daniell. , , cu n 

Item • I give and bequeath to my daughter, Rachel Sharp, all 
my lands that I purchased of William & Thos. Hawkins and John 
Connor, situate in the Barony of Coolistown, Kings Co., in the 
possn of Counsellor Wm. Sprigg, Thos. C. Clerke & Gilbert Ward 
called Ahananmellick and Tannor & Clonbrook, in the possn of 
Thos. Wattyon & Wm. Taule, Senr., and I also bequeath to sd 



34 ABSTRACTS OF RECORDS 

Rachel all my houses in Pimlicoe, being about 6 houses which I 
hold under the Earl of Meath under the same rents & Covenants 
as I hold them, & the garden in Manus Collins holding without 
rent. To hold to my sd daughter Rachel during her natural life, 
and after her decease I give & bequeath my sd lands in the Boof- 
Coolistown & my sd houses in Pimlicoe to the eldest son of sd 
Rachel and to the heirs * * * , 

Item : I confirm to my said son Joseph Sharp, as was agreed 
on his marriage with Kathleen Savage, all my lands in Wilkshire 
at the Lea and Cleverton during his life, and whereas Kathleen 
Savage, his late wife, is dead, & having left no issue male, but only 
one daughter. Now if my sd son Joseph shall marry again, then 
(after his daughters Portion of ;^I200 shall be pd or secured) I give 
him power to settle one half of my said lands in Wiltshire as a 
jointure of such second wife & I give my son Joseph One Fourth 
part of all my lands in New East Jersey in America for and during 
his natural life, and the remainder of all my sd lands in Wilkshire & 
East New Jersey after the death of Joseph I bequeath to his eldest 
son or second son or any other son of said Joseph, failing such issue 
I give said lands to my sd son Isaac & his heirs males. 

Item : I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods. Debts & 
Substance as following : — I give my houses at Ormond Gate, Dub- 
lin, & /^ of my Plate and Debts, to my sd son Daniel, (save the 
biggest piece of plate which I give to Isaac), & the next to Joseph, 
& the remainder of the plate to be divided between Rachell & 
Daniel, and my green bed I give to Rachel, & twenty pounds to 
buy her more goods, & when all Lawrence Crabbs debt shall be 
got I give ;^ioo of it to Rachel, ;^200 to Isaac, & the remainder be- 
tween Joseph & Daniel. I give ;^io to poor friends in Dublin, and 
five pounds to poor friends in Tetbury. I give to m}^ brother 
William Sharp the house he lives in free of rent, & I give to Ra- 
chell Crabb & Jane Crabb, & to Mary Hodges, my brothers daugh- 
ter, and to her sister Elizabeth, Ten pounds apiece. All the rest of 
my estate, Goods, &c., I give to Daniel Sharp, & I do make Alder- 
man John Page of Dublin & Danl Sharp exors of this my last will, 
and make Saml Baker, Thos. Ashton, Amos & Abel Strettle & Jos. 
Jade overseers & Trustees. 

Given under my hand & seal the 4th October, 1706. 

Anthony Sharp. 
John Elliott, Tho. Merefield, Witnesses. 



IN GREAT BRITAIN. 35 

Codicil dated nth Oct., 1706, gives power to the children of An- 
thony Sharp to demise or set the property allotted to them for any 
term of years not exceeding thirtyone years or for three lives, and 
gives twenty pounds to the education of Ann Crabb. 



Register of Deeds Office, 3,285,948, Reg. 9 Feb., 1709. 

Will of Thomas Sharpe of Dublin, Gentn, dated 24 Jany, 1709, 
Whereby he bequeaths to his only son Thomas Sharpe & his heirs, 
all his lands & estate of inheritance in South Brittian, he being to 
have out of the profits thereof ;^2o to be equally divided between 
the Testators Brother Robert Sharp and Nephew William Sharp's 
children, to his grandson Thomas Oates the uppermost house on 
West side of Big Sheep Street, Dubhn, but the profit to go to his 
mother till he comes of age. To his grandson, Thomas Bradwell, 
his other house in sd street. To the rest of his grandchildren ;^20 
apiece to be left in their parents hands till they come of age. To 
the poor of the Parish of Gosford in Gt Britain 40 ShiUings. To 
Joan Gavan £s- All the rest of his goods, &c., he gives equally to 
his sd son Thomas, his daughter Mary Gavan, and Jane Bradwell. 

WILL OF ISAAC SHARP. 

1735- 

I, Isaac Sharp, late of Killinuve, Queens Co., now of Dublin City, 
do make this my last will & testament : Having made a settlement 
of part of my lands in East & West Jersey, in America, on my sec- 
ond son Isaac Sharp on his intended marriage with a daughter of 
Thos. Lambert, of West Jersey, in America, deed, the said son 
quitting his right to one of any share of the ;^iooo pound charged 
on sd estates or lands in Queens Co. (Killinure, Lackagh, Clarehill, 
Boyle, &c) I now confirm sd settlement and whether he marry or 
not I do bequeath unto his heirs all my estate and East and West 
Jersey and every thing else specified in sd settlement, he absolutely 
quitting unto me all his share of the One Thousand Pounds. Joseph 
Sharp, my third son, on his making over to me his share of the One 
Thousand Pounds in lieu whereof I devise unto him and his heirs all 
the rest of my estate in East and West Jersey, not settled upon Isaac. 

Whereas by indented manage articles 3rd Sep., 1731, to be 
made between me, Isaac Sharp, on the one part, and Anthony 
Sharp of Killinure, my eldest son, and Kathleen Sharp of the Lea 



36 ABSTRACTS OF RFXORDS 

in Co. of Wilk, spinster, only daughter and heir of Jos. Sharp and 
Catherine Sharp, his late wife, both deed, of the other part, it is 
covenanted and agreed as therein is mentd and thereby a term of 
500 years expectant on my decease is agreed to be limited of the 
lands and prems thereby agreed to be purchased and in default of 
such purchase of the lands and tenements therein mentd unto 
certain trustees therein named. That if my sd son Anthony shd 
within three months after my decease pay the said two sums of five 
hundred pounds charged on sd lands and the further sum of One 
Thousand pounds, I appoint that the sd two sums of £s^^ ^^^ the 
additional one thousand pounds shall be paid and divided between 
my daughters Mary Sharp, Sarah Sharp, Rachel and Margt Sharp, 
share and share alike to be paid by my sd son Anthony one year 
after my decease. 

I devise unto my sd daughters the further sum of five shillings in 
full of their respective portions to be paid unto them respectively 
by my sd son Anthon}^ within one year after my decease. 

I devise unto the poor of the parish of St. Katherine's, City of 
Dublin, Five Pounds, I devise unto the poor of the people called 
Quakers in Dublin the sum of Five Pounds, both to be paid by my 
sd son Anthony. I bequeath unto my sd son Anthony, his heirs, 
&c, All my Estates, Lands, &c., wherein I am seized either in Great 
Britain or Ireland, and do appoint him my sole exor, hereby revok- 
ing all other wills made by me. 

15th March, 1734. Isaac Sharp. 

Henry Smith, Dan Cottigan and Edmund Eustace, Witnesses. 

Codicil : None of my daughters be paid until they have attained 
21 years and my sd exor pay them interest for their portions from 
the day of my death at rate of 4 per cent. 

Probate granted 16 July, 1735. 



THE SHARPS 



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