Sharp(e) of east Tyrone and south Derry

Please note that this timeline focuses on the Sharp, or Sharpe, surname as found in northeast county Tyrone and south Derry,—with notes for the Sharp surname in counties Armagh, Dublin, and Louth—from the 1600s to the early 1800s. This timeline is not intended to provide an exhaustive survey of the Sharp(e) surname in Ireland.

  • 1660s: Hearth Money Rolls:—Hugh Sharpe, Drumrainey townland, parish of Magherafelt, county Londonderry. [1]
  • 1708–1710: The Records of the Synod of Ulster recorded a petition from the inhabitants of Coagh and Ballinderry for a new church. Nicholas Sharp was one of the advocates for the new church, while representatives from local congregations lodged grievances. James Stevenson and Robert Speir appeared for Ballyclog congregation (at Brigh), while others stood for Moneymore congregation. [2]
  • 1713: Diocesan will of Hugh Sharpe of Dunman, parish of Derryloran, co. Londonderry. [3]
  • 1714-04: Nicholas Sharpe held land as the chief tenant of Ballyhagan townland, in the parish of Kilmore and county of Armagh (religious denomination not cited), with under-tenants, William Gray and John Williamson, both Quakers.—Fourteen years earlier, on the 4th June 1690, William Williamson and Robert Robertson, Quakers living in Ballyhagan, had written a letter to "Friend Anthony Sharp" in Dublin, detailing the difficulties they and others in the district were suffering during the Williamite war. [4]
    Notes: (a) It is tempting to consider a familial connection between Nicholas Sharp, the leaseholder, and Anthony Sharp of Dublin. However, to date, I have found no proven connection between Hugh Sharp of Ballinacory (son-in-law of Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown) with Anthony Sharp, Dublin Quaker and wool merchant. (b) Please refer to the entry dated 1715-05-01, below.
  • 1714-06-17: Diocesan will of Nicholas Sharp of Ballinderry, co. Londonderry.[5] Note:—Is this Nicholas Sharp, whose will was proved in June, the same as that whose tenancy was recorded in April (above)?
  • 1715-05-01: Thomas and Hugh Sharp were the tenants of record in the townlands of [1] Ballyhaggan alias Ballyhagan (34 acres 8 roods), Lismackanly alias Lismakennedy alias Lisnceratie (10 roods), and [2] Drumard (2 acres), and [3] a House, Garden, and about twenty acres of land lying on the north side of the parish church of Kilmore. Rent £34 8s 0d; duties 10s.; herriott £2 0s 0d. The entry for this lease in the Rent Roll for the See of Armagh is accompanied with the following note [with cross-reference numbers inserted by this transcriber]:
    “[1]
    This Lease lies in the County of Armagh & parish of Kilmore  It was lately made to Nicholas Sharp to secure a debt due to him by his Brother in Law Gabriel Hampton which when payd the Lease was to come to the said Hampton  Note that 4a: and a Mill being part of Lismacanly is demised to Thomas Dawson, in No 29, this Lease advanced 4”8”0 yearly last Renewal by primate Marshe. [2] A Lease made in 1700 to Gab’l: Hampton at 25[£25] P Ann [Per Annum] & 6d: P pound Rec’rs: Fees  a Clause to keep houses & other Imprvemts in Repair & in the time of War to to have in readyness a Light horseman well arm’d to attend L’d Primate 10 days yearly when required. [3] A Lease made in 1692 to Gabl’l: Hampton for 21 years at 23”17”5 yearly and 6d P p’d Rec’rs: Fees and to provide a Light horseman well appointed to attend in the time of War.  The late Lease was in the Name of Nicholas Sharp, in trust for Gabriel Hampton, as this Lease also is in trust for him, Paid 29l.8s. at the death of Primate Marshe. Advanced 15th by Primate Lindesay besides Duties & Herriott.[6]
    Notes: (a) Please refer to the entry dated 1714-04, above. (b) The relationship of Thomas Sharp and Hugh Sharp to Nicholas Sharp remains unknown. However, their names appear as the tenants of record after the death of Nicholas in 1714. (c) What was the relationship, if any, between these Sharps and those of east Tyrone and south Derry?
  • 1724/5-03-10: Memorial no. 51-249-33563:—Samuel Sharp of Stewartstown, one of the subscribing witnesses to a deed of lease executed by James Stevenson of Stewartstown to William Carson of same. Also, Memorial no. 51-359-33990, dated 13th November 1724, wherein Samuel Sharp of Stewartstown was one of the subscribing witnesses to a deed of lease granted by John Houston of Castlestewart to James Templeton, Esq. [7]
  • 1726-07-08: The name of Hugh Sharp appears as a Lieutenant of the Militia raised in the district of Moneymore. [8] Note: This man was probably the husband of Latticia Stevenson.
  • 1733: Diocesan will of Samuel Sharp of Stewartstown, co. Tyrone. [9]
  • 1740: Protestant householders list: [10]
    • Henry Sharp, Desertmartin, barony of Loughinsholin, county Londonderry, Protestant
    • Mr Sharp, Ballinderry, barony of Loughinsholin, co. Derry
    • Widow Sharp, do., ...
  • 1744: Marriage licence bond issued to Nicholas Sharp and Mary Cunningham, Diocese of Armagh. [11]
  • 1746-10-13: Memorial no. 123-212-84288: A deed of sale by Thomas Sharp of Lissan, co. Tyrone, to his son, William Sharp, of same, whereby for the consideration of £400, Thomas Sharp conveyed to William his dwelling house with household furniture, with the malt kiln, kiln house, barn, stable, cowhouse, and all other offices and houses in his (Thomas’) possession, as also his stock of cattle, and the farm or lands possessed by Thomas in the counties of Tyrone and Londonderry; and also a bond perfected by the Rev. James Richardson of Magherafelt for the sum of £160, and another by Thomas & John McConchy for £27. [12] Please refer to the list of Sharp(e) surnames compiled from the grantors indexes, Registry of Deeds, appended to this page before the “Sources” section. The bold-faced entries indicate Memorials germane to this study of the Sharp(e) surname of east Tyrone and south Derry. In addition, a number of Memorials contain notes from having been looked up during this search.
  • 1746-11-06: Memorial no. 121-555-84615: A deed poll whereby Thomas Sharpe of Lissan otherwise Tatnagilta, in the parish of Lissan and county of Tyrone, for several considerations including the sum of £3 12s. 10d. conveyed to his son, William Sharpe, his dwelling house with the distilling house, cowhouse, barn, stable, malt kiln, and other houses, with the furniture and stock, as also the farm or lands called Frazier Park, the half of James Row[,] Mecany Park, with the orchard, kitchen, gardens, and the half of Loughridge tenement, situate in the county of Tyrone, as also one acre of meadow at the Church with Woods [Arboe?] farm and Haselton farm, situate in the county of Londonderry, part of the demesnes of Lissan; as also the several bonds and securities mentioned in the said deed. [13]
  • 1750: Marriage licence bond issued to Margaret Sharpe and Robert Maxwell, Diocese of Armagh. [11]
  • 1756-07-14: Memorial no. 200-240-133007: An indented deed of lease granted by Mary Sharp, guardian of Daniel Carmichall, her son, of Moneymore, co. Londonderry, to William McCorry of same, merchant, in the townland of Pehill otherwise Grovehill, in the manor of Castle Dawson and county of Londonderry, formerly held by the Rev. William Downing and then in the possession of James Boyle. [14]
  • 1764: Diocesan will of Thomas Sharpe of Moneymore, co. Londonderry. [15]
  • 1764-03-17: Memorial no. 235-26-150435: Indented deed executed by Nicholas Sharp of Dungiven, co. Londonderry, Gent., and Mary Sharp otherwise Carmichael otherwise Carey, wife of said Nicholas Sharp, and which Mary was administrator to Daniel Carmichael late of Moneymore, co. Londonderry, Gent., her former husband, of the one part, and the Rev. James Richardson of Magherafelt; reciting the administration of the deceased Major Carmichael’s estate. [16]
  • 1766 Religious census: [17]
    • John Sharp, Desertmartin, co. Londonderry, Established Church
    • Richard Sharp, Dungiven, co. Londonderry, Protestant
    • William Sharp, Ballyronan More, parish of Artrea, county Londonderry, Established Church
    • William Sharp, Desertmartin, co. Londonderry, Established Church
      Please note that the 1766 religious census did not survive for all parishes.
  • 1768-01-20: Memorial no. 291-7-188985: Indenture of lease granted by William Blacker of Carrick, county Armagh, Esq., to Nicholas Sharp of Brookend [parish of Arboe], county Tyrone, farmer. [18]
  • 1770: Marriage licence bond issued to Sarah Sharp and John Branagan, Diocese of Armagh. [11]
  • 1772-06-26, 1784-06-04: Belfast News-Letter index entries: "set wind-mill water-mills +Lurgan!Green Co. +Lowth dwelling-house slated kilnscorn estate grind country +Dundalk +Atherdee market towns application=Sharp,Micholas [sic]. =Fortescue,William. General Post-Office +Dublin 22.” (1772) "tythes let 1 Mar. parish +Dundalk =Fortescue,William city +Dublin=Sharp,Nicholas +Clermont [i.e., Claremont].” (1784) [19]
  • 1773: A register book was given to the Rev. John O’Connor, the new rector of Ardboe, who, after the death of the Rev. Dr. Ferguson, was presented to the living of the parish by the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin.. On the same occasion, the prayer books were distributed to the children by Rev. Mr. O’Connor. A list of “Person’s Names” [sic] follows the last statement, including that of William Sharp. [20]
    Notes: (a) This is the first of several entries, dating from the late 1700s, from the Church of Ireland parish registers for the parish of Arboe. This timeline does not include similar data for the neighbouring parishes of Tamlaght and Ballinderry where Sharp individuals were recorded. (b) Except for the vestry minutes which mention the names of Presbyterian church wardens and sidesmen, the Church of Ireland register does not mention Presbyterians (dissenters) in this record.
  • 1773? – The list of Protestant inhabitants in the parish of Arboe included the names of Henry Sharpe of Brookend townland, with wife, Eleanor, and five children: Henry, age 11 years; Thomas, 9; Eleanor, 6; Elizabeth 3, and Anne 1 year. This entry was accompanied by the remark, “removed out of the Parish.” [20]
    Note: The census was undated, but appeared on pages 1–3 of the register book that was opened by the Rev. John O'Connor in 1773.
  • 1782-07-19: Memorial no. 345-220-232895: conveyance by Francis Laird of Dublin, Merchant, to Nicholas Sharp of Clermont, county Louth, for the consideration of £155, the “new built Brick Houses and Tenements in the Town of Stewartstown marked No. 2 and also that Lot of Ground Containing fifty two feet Marked No. 3," and several other parcels in the vicinty of Stewartstown, to hold the said deeds and the mortgage for the remainder of the term of thirty-one years, with a clause of redemption. [21]
  • 1782-10-07: Confirmation of William Sharpe of the parish of Arboe, by his Grace the Lord Primate at Tamlaght (and also, Martha Mullan). [20]
  • 1787: Marriage of William Sharp and Martha Mullin, in the parish of Arboe (Church of Ireland); with subsequent baptisms in Ardboe of: Hugh, 10th July 1787; Nicholas, 6th May 1804; Martha, 6th September 1806; and Mary Ann, 4th February 1810. [22]
  • 1789-05-24: The list of the poor in the parish of Ardboe included the name of Marg’t Sharp of Gortigal townland. [20]
  • 1793: Marriage licence bond issued to Sarah Sharp and William Little, Diocese of Armagh. [11]
  • 1793-11-18: Memorial no. 481-161-306328: Indented deed made between Nicholas Sharp of Whiterath, co. Louth, Esq., and his sister, Sarah Sharp of Brookend [parish of Arboe], co. Tyrone, Spinster, whereby Nicholas conferred an annuity or rent charge of £30 to commence after his death, payable out of that parcel of land being part of the townland of Brookend, held by a lease for lives from William Blacker, Esq., containing 90 acres and 2 roods Scotch measure; and also that part of the lands of Milltown formerly held by Robert Dillon, deceased, containing 219 acres 3 roods 9 perches Plantation measure, situated in the county of Louth and held by lease from Lord Clermont for the life of Hugh Sharp or 31 years from 1st November 1790 whichever shall last longest; to hold to Sarah Sharp during her life. [23]
  • 17(9)9-01: Death of Nicholas Sharp, Esq., of county Louth; buried in Haynestown. [24]
  • 1825: Tithe Applotment Books for the parishes of Artrea, counties Derry and Tyrone, and Desertcreat, county Tyrone:—Nil results for Sharp(e) in the indexes online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy Research website. [25]
  • 1826: Tithe Applotment Book for the parish of Arboe, counties Tyrone and Derry:—William Sharp, of Kiltagh. Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname in the Tithe Applotment Book for the parish of Derryloran, county Tyrone. [26] Please note that Kiltagh, and Kiltagh Point, are situated on the western shore of Lough Neagh, in the southeasternmost corner of Killycolpy townland, bordering on Lower Back townland.
  • 1827: Tithe Applotment Books for the parishes of Lissan and Tamlaght, both of which straddle the counties of Tyrone and Derry:—Nil results for Sharp(e) in the indexes online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy Research website. [27]
  • 1828: Tithe Applotment Book for the parish of Ballinderry, counties Derry and Tyrone:—Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname in the index online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy Research website. [28]
  • 1830-12-25: The names of the people who attended the Sacrament on Christmas Day, 1830, included the name of Hugh Sharp[20]
  • 1837: Diocesan will of William Sharpe of Kiltaughs [parish of Arboe]. [29]
  • 1860: Griffith’s Valuation: [30]
    • Thomas Sharp; house, offices, and yard, in Coagh Street, Cookstown, parish of Derryloran, county Tyrone; rented from John Taylor.
    • Thomas Sharpe; with a caretaker’s house, offices, land, and shore (two parcels of land: 1A 3R 0P + 17A 2R 30P), in Lurgyroe townland, parish of Arboe, county Tyrone; rented from Robert J. Alexander. Thomas Sharpe sublet a house to Arthur Devlin. Ref. 1A & 1B on OS (Ordnance Survey) map.
    • Thomas Sharpe; house, offices, and land in two parcels (19A 1R 20P + 3A) in Kilmascally townland, parish of Arboe, co. Tyrone; rented from Robert J. Alexander. Ref. 1A, 1B, and 1Ba on OS map.
      Notes:
      (1) Lurgyroe lies due west and south of Kilmascally, both of which townlands lie on the western shore of Lough Neagh, south of the Ardboe cross. Thomas Sharp’s holdings in these townlands were not adjacent, lying about 1km distant from each other. The Lurgyroe holding contained water frontage and lay very near Kiltagh Point, whereas the Kilmascally holding lay inland, bounded on the south by the Ardboe road and along part of its western boundary, the Kilmascally road.
      (2) No entries were found for Sharp(e) in south Derry.

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Grantors Indexes, Registry of Deeds – Entries for the Sharp(e) surname, 1708–1809 (searched by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-16 to -18):

Key: boldface type = abstracted and included in survey, above; green type = pending abstract for the timeline survey, above.

  • Thomas Sharp, his will, 3-285-948 – re: Dublin; only son, Thomas
  • Daniel Sharp of Dublin to Ryan, re: Queen’s County, 7-412-2772 + ~25 more executed by Daniel in 1708-29
  • Isaac Sharpe of New Jersey to John Duffield of Kincor, King’s County, re: Kincor, 50-160-32424
  • Isaac Sharpe of Blessington, New Jersey, then residing in Dublin, to Edward Dunne of Clary Hill, Queen’s County, 51-129-33074
  • Peter Sharpe of Temple Oge, co. Dublin, to Forbes re: Temple Oge, 15-339-7688 + ~8 more for Peter in 1708-29
  • Anthony Sharpe, eldest son of Isaac Sharp of Dublin, to Hales, 81-431-58234 + ~6 more for Anthony in the 1730–1745 range
  • Christopher Sharpe of Clonbrone, King’s County, to Hynes, 81-248-57219
  • Christopher Sharpe to Carroll, 98-513-69300 or -69306
  • Catherine Sharp of Dublin, widow of Daniel of same, to Anthony Sharpe of Killinure, Queen’s County, 85-27-58893
  • Catherine to Nash, 83-292-58919
  • Daniel Sharpe of Dublin to Elizabeth Roe etc. (marriage settlement), 66-135-45465
  • Edmund Sharpe to John Coghlan of Ardarig, Cork, 104-221-72697
  • Isaac Sharpe of Dublin to Hales, 69-218-48001
  • Isaac Sharpe to Clibborn, 73-34-49609
  • Isaac Sharpe to Bonman, 100-278-70479
  • James Sharpe of Dublin to Degennis, 72-142-50121
  • James Sharpe to Deyell, 121-129-82338
  • Peter Sharpe to Denny, 64-385-44316
  • Peter Sharpe to Sumner, 67-142-45597
  • Peter Sharpe of Dublin to Sumner et al 74-303-51293
  • Peter Sharpe to Barre, 111-260-76486
  • Richard Sharpe of Dublin to Erwin (marriage settlement), 68-478-49141
  • William Sharp to Blathwaite, 67-446-46735 – St James, Westminster, Middlesex, re: Cork
  • Anthony Sharpe to Ahmuty, 131-491-89971 + ~8 more for Anthony, in the 1746–1758 range
  • Ann Sharpe of Clonbroan, King’s County, to Sharpe, 136-524-92341
  • Christopher Sharpe of Banagher, King’s County, to Sharpe, 156-199-104273
  • Edward Sharpe to Ambrose Sharpe, 166-553-112868 – re: Drogheda, county Louth
  • Edward Sharpe of Dublin to John Leland of Drogheda, 182-388-121261, re: Drogheda, county Louth
  • Edward Sharpe & Grace Sharpe to Sweetlove, 186-20-121983
  • Frances Sharpe, daughter of Anthony Sharpe of Roundwood, Queen’s County, to Despard, 188-325-125825
  • Grace Sharpe, relict of Ambrose Sharpe of Drogheda, to Jebb, 185-192-122700
  • Joseph Sharpe of Drumcondra, co. Cavan, & George Sharp of Killyclear, co. Cavan, to Sharpe, 131-33-88007
  • Joseph Sharpe of Drumcondra, co. Cavan, to George Sharpe of Killyclear, 157-606-107653
  • Lady Selina Bathurst of Wilts., Fane Wm. Sharpe & Olivia Sharpe of Lincoln’s Inn, Middlesex, to Edwin, 183-479-123553
  • Nicholas Sharp and wife to Cary, 153-403-103315 – domicile not stated, but probably of Dungiven at this point; whereby Mary transferred her ownership interest in her father’s estate to her brother.
  • Peter Sharpe of Dublin to Deane, 122-296-84805, + ~7 more for Peter, in the 1746–1758 range
  • Richard  Sharpe to McDermott Roe, 158-12-103971
  • Richard Sharpe of Castlecor, co. Cork, to Freeman, 157-308-14898
  • Richard Sharpe to Freeman, 181-348-120947
  • Robert Sharpe of Coolmanna, co. Carlow, to Barrett, 150-14-99916
  • Robert Sharpe to Sharpe, 172-255-116113
  • Robert Sharpe to Barrett, 175-87-116316
  • Robert Sharpe to Kennedy, 174-531-117372 – re: county Carlow
  • Samuel Sharpe of Coolmanagh, Catherlough, to Alcock, 189-40-124487
  • Thomas Sharpe of Lissan, to his son, William Sharpe, 123-212-84288
  • Thomas Sharpe of Lissan, co. Tyrone, to his son, William Sharpe of same, 121-555-84615
  • Thomas Sharpe of Dublin to Nicholas FitzGerald of Dublin, 150-436-102924, re: counties Roscommon and Mayo
  • William Sharpe of London and others to Charles Walker of Dublin, 182-130-120399, county Cavan
  • Anthony Sharpe of Roundwood, Queen’s County, to Bell, 198-56-131076, + ~ 10 more for Anthony in the 1758–1768 range
  • Anthony Sharpe of Roundwood, Queen’s County, his will, 255-176-164143
  • Bartholomew Sharpe of Ardnerae[?], co. Sligo, to Robert Colles of Breaghwy, co. Sligo, 204-579-137194, re: Breaghwy
  • Christopher Sharpe of Banagher, King’s County, to Thompson, 211-475-140956
  • Elizabeth Sharpe of Newmarket, co. Dublin, to Powell, 256-155-165518
  • Elizabeth Sharpe to Jones, 257-219-16663
  • George Sharpe of Clonbrone, King’s County, to Latimer, 211-2-13735[5]
  • George Sharpe to Noble, 251-71-16554[-]
  • Joseph Sharpe of Coolmana, co. Carlow, to Barrett, 213-396-141787, + ~6 more for Joseph in the 1758–1768 range
  • Jennett Sharpe of Ballywatermoy, parish of Ahoghill, co. Antrim, to William Rosbrough, 221-86-143869
  • Mary Sharpe to McCorry, 200-240-133007
  • Nicholas Sharpe and wife to Richardson, 235-26-150435 – Dungiven
  • Peter Sharpe of Dublin to Mann, 195-564-131901
  • Peter Sharpe to Palmer, 202-126-133565
  • Peter Sharpe to Bryan, 238-7-151675
  • Richard Sharpe of Castlecor, co. Cork, to Freeman, 216-205-142419
  • William Sharpe of St James, Westminster, to Meredith, 206-604-137638
  • William Sharpe to Meredith, 207-361-137639
  • Ann Sharpe & Edward Sharpe of Kilkenny & George Sharpe to Mullhallen, 280-474-182286
  • Anthony Sharpe of Roundwood, Queen’s County, to Bushell, 288-123-186993, + 2 more for Anthony in the 1768–1776 range
  • Bartholomew Sharpe of Ardnaree, co. Sligo, to John Hennon of Castlebar, co. Mayo, 261-332-170149
  • Edward Sharpe of Drumacrin, co. Donegall, to Benjamin Galt of Timnevin, co. Donegal, 275-369-178001
  • Henry Sharpe of Kildare to Burrowes, 258-244-173416
  • John Sharpe of Glauntshome[?], co. Cork, to Creagh, 291-53-189585
  • Joseph Sharpe of Dublin to Thwaites, 264-539-177736
  • Peter Sharpe to Thompson; Robert Sharp of Drimnihel, parish of Culfeightrin, co. Antrim (marriage settlement), 271-422-180816
  • Robert Sharpe of Ratursan, co. Cavan, to Francess, 259-455-172557, +3 more for Robert 1768-1776
  • William Blacker of Carrick, co. Armagh, to Nicholas Sharp of Brookend, co. Tyrone, 291-7-188985
  • Rev. Anthony Flood Sharpe of Roundwood, Queen’s County, to Marson, 366-69-243841
  • Rev. Anthony Flood Sharpe to Hussey, 353-289-238920
  • Bartholomew Sharp of Ardnaree, co. Sligo, to Gore, 326-189-214779
  • John Sharpe of Killevill, King’s County, to McGinnis, 350-170-234038
  • John Maxwell, son of Robert Maxwell of Killyfaddy, co. Londonderry, to Nicholas Sharp of Randlestown, co. Louth, Andrew Torrens of Magherafelt, and the Rev. John Torrens of Ballynascreen, co. Londonderry, as trustees in the marriage settlement executed by the Maxwells, 337-547-228226
  • Joseph Sharpe of London to Richard Welsh of London, 337-235-226840
  • Joseph Sharpe to Coates, 339-37-226845
  • Nicholas Sharpe of Clermont et al, co. Louth, and others to Drummond, 338-40-226017 – co. Louth
  • Nicholas Sharpe to Laird, 345-220-232895 – Stewartstown
  • William Musgrave of Killsally, co. Tyrone, to Nicholas Sharpe of Clermont Park, co. Louth, 350-477-237595
  • William Davidson of Stewartstown, co. Tyrone, to Nicholas Sharp of Clermont, co. Louth, 360-510-244774
  • Ann Sharp otherwise Coffy of Birr, King’s County, to Sharp, 378-473-253947
  • Frances Sharp to Rev. Anthony Flood Sharp, 364-527-249700
  • Richard Sharp of Banagher, King’s County, to Sharp, 384-334-255228
  • Horatio Sharpe of St Pancras, Middlesex, to James Kirkpatrick of Newport, Isle of Wight, 393-466-260962
  • Sarah Sharpe; Samuel Sharpe late of Coolemannagh, co. Carlow, to Barker, 396-220-260963
  • Richard Sharpe of Banagher, King’s County, to Thompson, 406-143-266051
  • Richard Sharpe to Palmer, 403-385-267884
  • Robert Anthony Flood Sharpe of Ranelagh, co. Dublin, to Strong, 410-456-270093
  • Robert Sharpe of Collamanna, co. Carlow, to Kennedy, 412-408-270939
  • John Sharpe of Clontrone, King’s County, to Cassin, 423-92-275396
  • Thomas Sharpe of Knockdeseen, co. Carlow, to Sharpe, 425-548-278281
  • John Sharpe of Clontrone, King’s County, to Hobart, 438-50-281847
  • Elizabeth Sharpe, of Cork, to Field, 435-412-285562
  • John Sharpe of Clonbroan, King’s County, to Carroll, 444-220-288184
  • John Sharpe to Hobart, 456-406-293353
  • Richard Sharpe of Coolgraney, co. Wexford, to Moore[?], 453-110-289305
  • James Sharp of Hacketstown, co. Carlow, to Lamb, 468-47-300578
  • James Sharp of Hackettown, co. Carlow, to Lambert, 457-395-301163
  • Richard Sharp of Banagher, King’s County, to Abbott, 468-244-300776
  • Luke Sharpe, of co. Wicklow, to Dunn, 480-385-305072
  • Richard Sharpe of Banagher, King’s County, & Christopher Sharpe to Robinson, 481-154-306117
  • Richard Sharpe to Banks, 484-312-308050
  • James Sharpe  of Coolmanna, co. Carlow, to Hume, 470-468-307814
  • Nicholas Sharp of Whiterath, co. Louth, to Sarah Sharp of Brookend, co. Tyrone, 481-161-306328
  • Robert Sharpe of Coolmana, co. Carlow, to Hume, 470-468-307814
  • Robert Sharpe to Sharpe, 491-79-316004
  • John Sharpe, formerly of Malinder[—]r but then of Ardihannon, co. Antrim, to McKenley, 495-159-321781
  • Thomas Sharpe of Cork to Edgar, 510-414-331996
  • James Sharpe to Davis, [516-142??]-333379 — not found
  • William Sharpe of Glennmount, co. Cork, to Daunt, 516-164-336913
  • John Sharpe to Parsons, [516-164??]-333947
  • John Sharpe of Birr, King’s County, to Connor, 515-487-335683
  • John Sharpe to Kearney, 513-241-336585
  • Robert Sharpe of Kilmann[—], co. Wicklow, & Grace Sharpe otherwise Jones to Byrne, 517-367-340116

Sources and notes:

1.

Hearth Money Rolls, Ireland (1660s). Hugh Sharpe, Drumrainey townland, parish of Magherafelt, county Londonderry. Archival ref. record no. 4690, no. in Barony list: 2662. Index obtained from Prof. William Macafee’s “Hearth Money Rolls (1660s) for North Ulster [PRONI ref. T307], www.billmacafee.com (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-02-09).

2.

Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Records of the General Synod of Ulster, From 1691 to 1820. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. 1691–1720. Erection of new church at Coagh, Presbytery of Tyrone, 1708–1711 (pp. 152-3, 163-4, 174-6, 194, 200-1). pub. Belfast, 1890.

3.

Church of England. Archdiocese of Armagh. Diocesan and Prerogative Wills, 1595–1858. Will of Hugh Sharpe of Dunman [parish of Derryloran], co. Londonderry, proved in 1713. Document does not exist. Original record: Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Diocese Armagh. Sub-Class.—Wills. District Registry Armagh. Archival ref. Bay 1a, tray 69, pg 258. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

4.

(i) Dean, James, copyist. Rent Rolls of the See of Armagh in 3 Volumes From 1615 to 1746. Volume 3. Appendix: "A Return of the Tenants’ Names of the Town of Armagh; returned at a Manor Court held by the Abp. of Armagh in April 1714.—Also the Chief and under Tenants of the Manor of Armagh.” Citing Nicholas Sharp, chief tenant, Ballyhagan, parish of Kilmore, county Armagh. Volumes pub. 1934; held by Armagh County Museum, Armagh. Archival ref. P001209864.
(ii) Fearon, Benedict. “History and Tradition in the Parish of Kilmore.” Cited by Blackburn Family Association, Inc. (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA), in
 “Ireland Homeland,” online at www.blackburn-tree.org/early-history/ireland-homeland/ (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-19). Please note: This title has not been found. However, Mr Fearon published A History of the Parish of Kilmore: These Folk Are Mine, They Are Not Strangers, on the 21st April 2004. This letter to “Friend Anthony Sharp” has been transcribed by Bob Sinton from George R. Chapman’s book, The History of Ballyhagan and Richhill Meetings (Dungannon: Tyrone Publishing Co., Ltd., 1979),—together with a second letter from William Williamson, William Nicholson, William Souldan, and Luke Peel, dated December 1690, and posted to his website, Sinton Family Trees, www.sinton-family-trees.uk/ballyhagan/chapter-3.php (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-19).
(iii) See also—Greaves, Richard L. Dublin’s Merchant-Quaker: Anthony Sharp and the Community of Friends, 1643–1707. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1998.
(iv) See also the Wikipedia article entitled, Anthony Sharp (Quaker) (1643–1707), of Dublin, wool merchant.

5.

(i) Church of England. Archdiocese of Armagh. Diocesan and Prerogative Wills, 1595–1858. Will of Nicholas Sharp of Ballinderry, co. Londonderry, proved in 1714. Document does not exist. Original record: Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Diocese Armagh. Sub-Class.—Wills. District Registry Armagh. Archival ref. Bay 1a, tray 69, pg 258. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).
(ii) Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). 
Pre-1858 Wills and Admons. Armagh Diocesan Wills. Nicholas Sharp of Ballinderry, county Londonderry, proved 17th June 1714. Online in the PRONI’s “Name Search” pages, apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17). 

6.

Church of Ireland. Armagh Diocesan Registry Papers. "Rent-Roll of the See of Armagh (1724)." Archival ref. PRONI DIO/4/35/6 (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-14.

7.

(i) Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 51-24-33563: Stevenson to Carson (dated 10 Mar 1724/5, registered 14 Dec 1726). Copy per FHL film no. 461327. Transcribed and annotated by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-07-24. (ii) Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 51-359-33990: Houston to Templeton (dated 13th November 1724), and Memorial no. 50-499-33991: Houston to Templeton (of same date). Copies per FHL film no. 461327. Transcribed and annotated by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-07-24.

8.

Lenox-Conyngham, Mina. Springhill: An Old Ulster House and the People Who Lived in It. "Londonderry Militia, 8th July 1726." (pg 27.) Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005.

9.

Church of England. Archdiocese of Armagh. Diocesan and Prerogative Wills, 1595–1858. Will of Samuel Sharp of Stewartstown, county Tyrone, proved in 1733. Document does not exist. Original record: Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Diocese Armagh. Sub-Class.—Wills. District Registry Armagh. Archival ref. Bay 1a, tray 69, pg 258. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

10.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Protestant Householders List (1740). Search results for the Sharp and Sharpe surnames in east Tyrone and south Derry. Index online on the PRONI’s “Name Search” page, apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-03-28).

11.

Church of England. Marriage Licence Bonds, Diocese of Armagh. (i) - Nicholas Sharp and Mary Cunningham, 1744; (ii) Margaret Sharpe and Robert Maxwell, 1750; (iii) Sarah Sharp and John Branagan, 1770; (iv) Sarah Sharp and William Little, 1793; (v) Martha Sharpe and Thomas Sands, 1831; (vi) Margaret Sharpe and James Armstrong, 1835; (vii) Thomas Sharpe and Matilda Keightley, 1837; (viii) Anne Sharpe otherwise Kaddin and Hugh Haverty, 1837; (ix) Eliza Sharp and William Lamey, 1838. Original record: Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin). Digiital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-10-17).

12.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 123-212-84288: An indenture of sale by Thomas Sharp of Lissan, co. Tyrone, to his son, William Sharp (dated 13th October 1746, registered 15th October 1746). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461351), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-18).

13.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 121-555-84615  A deed poll by Thomas Sharp of Lissan, co. Tyrone, to his son, William Sharp (dated 26th November 1746, registered 29th November 1746). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461350), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-18).

14.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 200-240-133007: An indented deed of lease granted by Mary Sharp, guardian of Daniel Carmichall, her son, of Moneymore, co. Londonderry, to William McCorry of same, merchant, in the townland of Pehill otherwise Grovehill, in the manor of Castle Dawson and county of Londonderry (dated 14th July 1756, registered 24th July 1759). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461351), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-18).

15.

Church of England. Archdiocese of Armagh. Diocesan and Prerogative Wills, 1595–1858. Will of Thomas Sharpe of Moneymore, co. Londonderry, proved in 1764. Document does not exist. Original record: Public Record Office of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Diocese Armagh. Sub-Class.—Wills. District Registry Armagh. Archival ref. Bay 1a, tray 69, pg 258. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

16.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 235-26-150435Indented deed executed by Nicholas Sharp of Dungiven, co. Londonderry, Gent., and Mary Sharp otherwise Carmichael otherwise Carey, wife of said Nicholas Sharp, and which Mary was administrator to Daniel Carmichael late of Moneymore, co. Londonderry, Gent., her former husband, of the one part, and the Rev. James Richardson of Magherafelt (dated 17th March 1764, registered 1st May 1764). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461405), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

17.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Religious Census (1766). Search results for the Sharp and Sharpe surnames, east Tyrone and south Derry. Index online on the PRONI’s “Name Search” page, apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-03-28).

18.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 291-7-188985: Indenture of lease granted by William Blacker of Carrick, county Armagh, Esq., to Nicholas Sharp of Brookend [parish of Arboe], county Tyrone, farmer (dated 20th January 1768, registered 17th September 1771). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 531664), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

19.

(i) Belfast News-Letter, 26 June 1772 (pg 3). Index entry: “set wind-mill water-mills +Lurgan!Green Co. +Lowth dwelling-house slated kilnscorn estate grind country +Dundalk +Atherdee market towns application=Sharp,Micholas. =Fortescue,William. General Post-Office +Dublin 22.” Index per The Belfast Newsletter Index, 1737-1800, compiled by John C. Greene, and held online at the University of Louisiana, http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/ (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).
(ii) Belfast News-Letter, 4–8 June 1784 (pg 3). Index entry: “tythes let 1 Mar. parish +Dundalk =Fortescue,William city +Dublin=Sharp,Nicholas +Clermont.” Index per The Belfast Newsletter Index, 1737-1800, compiled by John C. Greene, and held online at the University of Louisiana, http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/ (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

20.

Church of Ireland. Parish of Arboe. Vestry Book and Parish Register. 1773-1831. Entries for the Sharp surname. Copies held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Archival ref. PRONI D1278/1 and D1278/2 (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-10-13).

21.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 345-220-232895An indenture of mortgage executed by Francis Laird of Dublin, Merchant, with Nicholas Sharp of Clermont, county Louth, with a clause of redemption (dated 19th July 1782, registered 5th August 1782). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 531946), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

22.

(i) Mettam, Z. Northern Ireland Marriages. Volume 2. Manuscript held at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL microfilm 824282, item 3); index online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2016-04-22).
(ii) Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620–1881. Children of William and Martha Sharp, baptised in the parish of Arboe: Hugh, 10 July 1787; Nicholas, 6 May 1804; Martha, 6 September 1806; and Mary Ann, 4 February 1810. Indexes online at familysearch.org (FHL film no. 823750, item 2; indexing project batch no. C70015-1 (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-04-22).

23.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 481-161-306328: Indented deed made between Nicholas Sharp of Whiterath, co. Louth, Esq., and his sister, Sarah Sharp of Brookend [parish of Arboe], co. Tyrone, Spinster, whereby Nicholas conferred an annuity or rent charge of £30 to commence after his death, payable out of that parcel of land being part of the townland of Brookend,  and also that part of the lands of Milltown in the county of Louth (dated 18th November 1793, registered 22nd May 1794). Digital image held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 545051), online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and extracted by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-18).

24.

McCarthy, Timothy J., and Noel Ross. “Gravestone Inscriptions in Haynestown.” Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society. Vol. 23, No. 1 (1993). “SHARP. … .eth the body of Nicholas …rp Esqr who departed this … 1.th of Jany 17(9)9. Here also lies … body of Susanna Sharp relict of the said Nicholas Sharp who departed this life the …th of D…mber 181…” (pg 132.)

25.

Church of Ireland. Tithe Applotment Books. Parishes of Artrea, counties Tyrone and Derry, and Desertcreat, county Tyrone (1825). Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname. Original records held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival refs. PRONI FIN 5A/22 (Artrea) and FIN 5A/97/1 (Desertcreat). Indexes prepared by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia; hosted online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy website, www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/artrea.html, and .../desertcreat.html (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017).

26.

Church of Ireland. Tithe Applotment Books. (1) Parish of Ardboe, Counties Tyrone and Derry (1826). William Sharp, Kiltagh townland. (2) Parish of Derryloran, county Tyrone (1826):—Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname. Original records held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival refs. PRONI FIN 5A/14 (Arboe) and FIN 5A/94/1 (Derryloran). Indexes prepared by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia; hosted online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy website, www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/ardboe.html  (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017).

27.

Church of Ireland. Tithe Applotment Books. Parishes of Lissan and Tamlaght, counties Derry and Tyrone. Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname. Original records held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI FIN 5A/203 (Lissan) and PRONI FIN 5A/25/1 (Tamlaght). Indexes prepared by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia; hosted online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy website, www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/lissan.html, and .../tamlaght.html  (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017).

28.

Church of Ireland. Tithe Applotment Books. Parish of Ballinderry, counties Derry and Tyrone. Nil result for the Sharp(e) surname. Original record held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI FIN 5A/25. Index prepared by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia; hosted online at the County Tyrone Ireland Genealogy website, www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/ballinderry.html  (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017).

29.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Pre-1858 Wills and Admons. Armagh Diocesan Wills. Nicholas Sharp of Ballinderry, county Londonderry, proved 17th June 1714. Online in the PRONI’s “Name Search” pages, apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-17).

30.

Griffith, Richard. General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland...Union of Cookstown...County of Tyrone. Sharp(e) households in Cookstown, parish of Derryloran, and Kilmascally and Lurgyroe townlands in the parish of Arboe. Dublin: Alex. Thom and Sons, for her Majestry's Stationery Office, 1860. Digital images of original pages and OS maps online at Ask About Ireland, www.askabourireland.ie, per OMS Services Ltd., Eneclann Ltd., and the National Library of Ireland (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-10-19).

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