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Christopher Sharley of Heanor Derbyshire. He died and was buried on 27 May 1801 at Heanor Derbyshire. His occupation was listed as 'sojourner' at time of 1st marriage, residence Heanor Derbyshire

According to one source, he was chr 1 December 1719 at Alfreton Derbs (Ed: but this would be quite late in age getting married and having children for the following family). Christopher Sharley was the son of William Sharley and wife Mary Oufton who were married on 29 September 1709 at Alfreton Derbs. A Christopher Sharley was buried at Alfreton in 1737. Heanor and Alfreton parish abutt on the western Derbyshire border with Nottinghamshire

married 1) Rachell Varley on 14 February 1760 at Heanor Derbyshire, She was the dau of William and Sarah Varley

married 2) Elizabeth Bowman on 12 October 1778 at Heanor Derbyshire

Children by Rachell Varley:

1(i). Samuel Sharley chr 5 November 1760 at Heanor Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Rachell Sharley. He died 15 July 1821 at Heanor Derbyshire

1792 Lease and release by Samuel Hands of Heanor gent, to John Sutton of Heanor gent, in consideration of £170, of all his estate, right, title and interest in or upon the commons or waste grounds of Heanor, and also, in consideration of a further £52, two messuages, cottages or tenements in Heanor in the occupations of David Farnsworth and Samuel Sharley, 4 and 5 April - Derbyshire RO D255 M/T 3-4

married Hannah Attenborrow in 1787 at Heanor Derbyshire.

Children:

1(i). Francis Sharley chr 5 May 1792 to Saml and Hannah Sharley at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire. A Francis Sharley was buried at St Laurance Heanor on 2 August 1827, age 34 (b ~1793)

married Sarah Saxton on 4 June 1821 at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire

Children:

2(i). Hannah Sharley chr 30 December 1821 at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire

2(ii). Mary Sharley chr 17 June 1824 at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire

2(iii). Hannah Sharley born 1 November 1821, chr 28 June 1837 at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire. She may have been christened a 2nd time

1(ii). Sarah Sharley chr 4 June 1764 at Heanor Derbyshire, dau of Christopher and Rachell Sharley

1(i). George Sharley chr 23 December 1767 at St Laurance, Heanor Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Rachell Sharley. His occupation: Collier; He died 13 April 1851, buried Marlpool Cemetery

married Ann Shacklock nee Moore. She died 21 May 1848

Children:

2(i). John Sharley chr 3 August 1799 at Heanor Derbyshire son of George and Ann Sharley. Occupation at chr of daughter Ann: Coalminer. Likely the John Sharley who was buried 19 August 1829 at Heanor Derbyshire, age 29.

married Mary Bircumshaw on 30 Apr 1821 at Heanor. She was identified as 'widow' at the chr of son John in 1829. She appears to have married 2) Christopher Newton on 13 August 1832 at Heanor Derbyshire

Children:

3(i). William Sharley born 28 May 1822, chr 22 July 1825 at Heanor Derbyshire, son of John and Mary Sharley. Living with mother and step-father in 1841 census. His father John Sharley named in his marriage record. He was age 47 in 1871 census, occupation: coal miner, residence: Heanor Derbyshire

married Betsy Wright on 27 April 1844 at Duffield Derbyshire. Daughter of William Wright. She is widowed in 1891 census

Children:

4(i). Hannah Sharley born about 1858 at Loscoe Derbyshire, age 13 in 1871

4(ii). Francis Shirley born about 1861 at Loscoe Derbyshire, age 10 in 1871. Living at St Laurence Heanor Derbyshire in 1891 census, occupation: coal miner, He and his family enumerated in mother's household

married Sarah ______

Children:

5(i). Betsy Sharley born about 1884, age 7 in 1891 census

5(ii). William Sharley born about 1886, age 5 in 1891 census

5(iii). Arthur Sharley born about 1887, age 4 in 1891 census

5(iv). Walter Sharley born about 1889, age 2 in 1891 census

5(v). Hannah Sharley born about 1891, age 0 in 1891 census

4(iii). Walter Sharley born about 1867 at Heanor Derbyshire, age 4 in 1871. In 1881 census, he was 14 with occupation: coal miner; He apparently died in 1883.

3(ii). Ann Sharley born 28 June 1824, chr 22 July 1825 at Heanor Derbyshire, dau of John and Mary Sharley

3(iii). John Shirley chr 13 September 1829 at Heanor Derbyshire, son of Mary Sharley, widow

3(iv). Mary Ann Sharley born October 1831, chr 27 Sep 1832 at Marlpool Chapel, Heanor Derbyshire, dau of John and Mary Sharley. She was living in Christopher Newton and wife Mary Sharley Newton HH in 1841 census, along with William Sharley age 19-23

2(ii). William Sharley chr 10 June 1802 at Heanor Derbyshire son of George and Ann Sharley, He died 16 August 1836 at Heanor Derbyshire. His children were baptized at a Non-conformist chapel.

married Rebecca Brentnall on 1 August 1827 at Heanor Derbyshire

Children:

3(i). Charles Sharley born 12 November 1827, chr 18 December 1829 at Marlpool Chapel, Heanor Derbyshire to William and Rebecca Sharley

3(ii). Hannah Sharley born 25 Dec 1829 at Marlpool Chapel, Heanor Derbyshire to William and Rebecca Sharley

3(iii). Martha Ann Sharley born 26 Jun 1833 at Marlpool Chapel, Heanor Derbyshire to William and Rebecca Sharley

3(iv). Sarah Sharley born 1 May 1835 at Marlpool Chapel, Heanor Derbyshire to William and Rebecca Sharley

2(iii). Brittania Sharley chr 8 October 1804 at Heanor Derbyshire, dau of George and Ann Sharley She married Thomas Adlington in 1830 at Heanor

2(iv). Joseph Sharley chr 29 March 1808 at Hearnor Derbyshire. he died 20 September 1809, age 1 year

2(v). Fanny Sharley chr 11 April 1811 at Heanor Derbyshire. She died 9 January 1813, age 2 years. (Would this child be Frances, therefore the next child Francis?)

2(vi). Frances Sharley chr 22 January 1813 at St Laurance Heanor Derbyshire (is this possibly Francis, not Frances? One source says 'male', another "Shardley" surname and female)

2(vii). German Sharley chr 7 September 1815 at Heanor Derbyshire. (there seems to be 2 German Sharleys with wives Sarah, one died in 1840 in Belper Derbs. The other is in Shipley Notts in 1861 census with wife Sarah, b Shipley Derbs/Notts)

married Sarah Johnson on 14 August 1836 at Duffield Derbyshire

2(viii). Charlotte Sharley chr 14 March 1819 at Heanor Derbyshire dau of George and Ann Sharley. She died 23 January 1820

1(iv). Ruth Sharley chr 24 February 1771 at Heanor Derbyshire, dau of Christopher and Rachell Sharley. She died 26 May 1771, infant

1(v). Jarvis Sharley chr 5 December 1772 at Heanor Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Rachell Sharley. He died 25 May 1781 at Taghill Heanor Derbyshire age 9

Children by Elizabeth Bowman

1(vii). James Sharley chr 18 July 1782 at St Laurance Heanor Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Sharley. His name was aka Shardley in marriage record. He and wife Rebecca are enumerated at Heanor Derbyshire in 1841 census. He was about age 60-64. Apparentley his mother-in-law Esther Wheldon is also in the household, age 80

married Rebecca Wheldon on 12 June 1808 at St Laurance Heanor Derbyshire

1(vii). Richard Sharley buried 25 July 1790 at St Laurance Heanor, Derbyshire, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Sharley.



Francis Sharley born about 1813 at Heanor Derbyshire, age 58 in 1871 census. living at Heanor Derbyshire in 1841 census, Living Fazeley Staffordshire in 1871 born Heanor Derbyshire, occupation: Publican

married Maria Lilley on 24 May 1836 at Measham, Derbyshire

Children:

1(i) Rev. George Sharley chr 11 March 1837 at Measham Derbyshire, son of Francis and Maria Sharley, age 4 in 1841 census. Marriage record identifies his father as Francis Sharley. He wa a curate living at Heigham, Norfolk in 1871 census, born Meacham Derbyshire. The Pall Mall Budget newspaper of 15 March 1879 noticed he was named Curate of Hickling Norfolk. He was listed as widower, curate of Hickling age 44 at Ingham Norfolk in 1881 census. He was elected chaplin for the Freemasons lodge in Norfolk as shown in their minutes for 1896. He was listed as a clergyman for the Church of England (Also on list of Edingthorpe rectors in church records) age 64 born Measham Derbyshire living at Edingthorpe Norfolk in 1901 census. He died 13 May 1903

He founded the original iteration of St Albans College in Pretoria South Africa

Reverend George Sharley, of the Episcopalean (Anglican) Church, resided in Pretoria during the eighteen-seventies. In October 1873 Bishop Webb of Bloemfontein requested the authorities of the Transvaal to permit Sharley to conduct marriages. In January 1874 Sharley participated in the formation of the Transvaal Literary and Scientific Society, known in Dutch as the Transvaal Letterkundig en Wetenschappelijk Genootschap. This society was founded on the initiative of President T.F. Burgers. Sharley was elected joint secretary and was re-elected to this position a year later. During 1874 he delivered three of the ten or so lectures arranged by the society. The first was on coal and coal mining and was delivered at a poorly attended meeting in February. The second, in June, dealt with "The soil we cultivate". In the third, delivered in November, he discussed the coming transit of Venus in December 1874. He pointed out the importance of the event for determining the relative distances of the planets and explained the measurements that would be made. However, many listeners found the lecture too technical. The society faded away during its second year. Sharley was active also in another initiative by President Burgers, namely the Pretoria Botanic Garden. As secretary of its management committee he wrote to the acting State Secretary in June 1875 complaining about the shortage of labour for the Botanic Garden and about the use of convicts in private gardens. - Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Western Times Devon, England - 16 May 1903 - The death is announced, the age of 66, of the Rev. George Sharley Rector Edingthorpe, Norfolk. In 1873 Mr. Sharley went out to the Transvaal as Rector of Pretoria. He returned to England in 1875.

Norwich Mercury Norfolk, England - 20 May 1903 FUNERAL OF THE LATE REV. G. SHARLEY, The interment of the late Rev. G. Sharley took place in Edingbhorpe Churchyard on Saturday, the officiating clergyv being the Rav. Canon Owen (Vicar of North Walsham and Rural Dean) and the Rev. G. (Rector of Hloley) The mourners were:—Mrs. and Miss Sharley (widow and daughter), Mr. W. Sharley (brother), Mrs. and Mrs. Colegate (slaters), Mr. Mr. B. C. Suffolk, Mr. E. Suffolk, and Mrs. Cross.

Edingthorpe Churchyard Inscription: In memory of George Sharley 12 years rector of this parish
Born 24th February 1837 Died 13th May 1903
[then words in Dutch, then covered by ground looks like the name Frances, see 1901 census below]
Thanks to Paul at the Guild of One Name Studies for sending the photograph

married 1) Elizabeth Bee on 26 December 1859 at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. She was enumerated as spouse in 1871 census. She died prior to 1881 census.

Bury and Norwich Post Suffolk, England 30 Nov 1880 Death. On the 25th inst., at Ingham, aged 47. Eliza, wife of the Rev. George Sharley, Curate of Hickling.

married 2) Frances E Suffolk enumerated in 1901 census

The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England 12 May 1883 The Rev. George Sharley, curate of Hickling, Norfolk, to Frances Elizabeth, younger daughter of the late Edmund W. Suffolk, of Norwich.

Children of Elizabeth:

2(i). Frank Sharley chr 23 December 1860 at Hoddesdon Hertfordshire, age 10 in 1871, not in father's 1881 census HH

2(ii). George Sharley chr 5 April 1863 at All Saints Birmingham, Warwickshire, census says born Ipplyto Warwickshire, age 8 in 1871, age 18 in father's 1881 census HH

Norfolk News Norfolk, England - 3 Sep 1904 In Mr. R. J. Perfitfs yard there is gravestone to the memory tho late Mr. George Sharley, the second son of the late Hov. George Sharlev, rector of Edingthorpe. who was for several years organist and assistant-overseer the parish

2(iii). Bessie Mary Sharley chr 7 January 1865 at All Saints Birmingham, Warwickshire, census says born at Heigham Norfolk, age 6 in 1871

2(iv). Henry Garrett Sharley born about 1868 at Birmingham Warwickshire, age 13 in 1881 census

2(v). Maria Frederica Sharley chr 27 June 1873 at Ingham Norfolk. Living with her aunt Emma Sharley in Dowedeswell Gloucestershire in 1881 census

Children of Frances:

2(v). Frances Mary Sharley born about 1892 at Silverton Essex, age 9 in 1901

1(ii). Elizabeth Sharley born about 1840, age 1 in 1841 census

1(i). Ann Sharley chr 7 November 1841 at Measham Derbyshire, dau of Francis and Maria Sharley. Not in parents' 1871 household.

1(i). William Sharley chr 23 June 1844 at Measham Derbyshire, son of Francis and Maria Sharley. Not in parents' 1871 household.

1(iii). Maria Sharley chr 31 May 1846 at Measham Derbyshire, dau of Francis and Maria Sharley, age 24 in 1871 census

1(i). Frank Sharley chr 6 May 1849 at Measham Derbyshire, son of Francis and Maria Sharley. Not in parents' 1871 household

married Sarah Starkey on 22 February 1872 at Tamworth Staffordshire, dau of George Starkey of Tamworth.

Tamworth Herald Staffordshire, England - 24 Feb 1872 - Thursday, the inst., the Parish Church, Tamworth, the Rev. Geo. Sliarley, brother the bridegroom, Frank, third son Mr. Francis Sharley, of Fazeley. to Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Geo. Starkey, of Tamworth.

1(iv). Hannah Sharley chr 20 April 1851 in Measham Derbyshire, dau of Francis and Maria Sharley, age 20 in 1871 census

1(v). John Sharley chr 13 March 1853 at Measham Derbyshire, son of Francis and Maria Sharley, age 18 in 1871 census, occupation: bricklayer. His father Francis was named in his 1877 marriage record. He was married with family, living at Fazeley Staffordshire in 1881 census

married Margaret Ellis on 27 November 1877 at Chesterfield Derbyshire. She was the daughter of William Ellis.

Children:

2(i). Ethel E Sharley born about 1879 in Fazeley Staffordshire, age 2 in 1881

2(ii). Francis W Sharley born about 1881 in Fazeley Staffordshire, age 0 in 1881

1(vi). Emma Sharley born about 1859 in Fazeley Staffordshire age 12 in 1871 census. She was single age 22 living with neice Maria Fredericka Sharley in Dowdeswell Gloucestershire, occupation: National Schoolmistress


William Sharley of Alfreton Derbyshire. He was buried at Alfreton Derbyshire in 1728

married Mary Oufton on 29 September 1709 at Alfreton Derbyshire

Children:

1(iii). Samuell Sharley chr 21 March 1710 at Alfreton Derbyshire, son of William Sharley

1(i). Mary Sharley chr 25 November 1717 at Alfreton Derbyshire, dau of William Sharley

1(iv). Chrystopher Sharley chr 1 December 1719 at Alfreton Derbyshire, son of William and Mary Sharley. A Christopher Sharley was buried at Alfreton in 1737. (see top of this page).

1(ii). Elizabeth Sharley chr 5 November 1723 at Alfreton Derbyshire, dau of William Sharley

 


John Sharley marriage: 1821 Heanor, Derbyshire, England
spouse: Mary Bircumshaw

William Sharley marriage: 1827 Heanor, Derbyshire, England
spouse: Rebecca Brentnall

Britannia Sharley marriage: 23 May 1831 Heanor, Derbyshire, England
spouse: Thomas Adlington

Christopher Sharley marriage: 1778 Heanor, Derbyshire, England
spouse: Elizabeth Boman

Mary Sharley marriage: 1832 Heanor, Derbyshire, England
spouse: Christopher Newton

Sarah Sharley marriage: 1748 Measham, Derby, England
spouse: George Taylor

1808 June 12 James Sharley or Shardley married Rebeccah Wheeldon


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