Sharp, Thomas

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Epithet: antiquary of Coventry

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Epithet: Reverend; of Leeds

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Epithet: of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce

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Epithet: Rector of Adel 1660

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Thomas Sharp was born on December 12th 1763, the second son of John Sharp, Archbishop of York. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA in 1712, and receiving his masters in 1716. He was later made a fellow of the college.

On leaving university, Sharp was made a chaplain to Archbishop Dawes, and prebendary of Southwell. In 1719 he became prebendary of Wistow, York, and in 1722 was made rector of Rothbury and Archdeacon of Northumberland. That same year he married, and together he and his wife would have fourteen children, his ninth son being the MP and philanthropist Granville Sharp. In 1732, Sharp became the tenth prebnend of Durham Cathedral, and in 1755 was made Official to the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral. He died at Durham on March 16th 1758, and is buried in the cathedral.

Sharp published variously during his lifetime. He wrote a biography of his father, which was edited by Thomas Newcombe and published post-humously in 1825. An edition of his correspondence with Catherine Cockburn on virtue and moral obligation appeared in 1743, and his collected works were published in 1763.

From the guide to the Thomas Sharp Manuscripts, [18th century?], (University of Wales, Trinity St David)

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referencedIn Vol. VII (ff. 392). 16 June 1677-6 April 1690, n.d.John Hall, of Kipping, Thornton, in Bradford: Notes of sermons taken down by: circ. 1632-1709.John Firth, the younger; son of Firth of Kipping: Notes by, of sermons: 1709-1751.Samuel Hulme, nonconfor... British Library
referencedIn HONE PAPERS. Vol. XIII. Correspondence of William Hone, consisting chiefly of letters addressed to him, with a few from Hone himself; 1801-1840. In two parts (ff. 1-253, 254-497). The names of the writers are given in the Index. Ff. 497. Folio.includ..., 1801-1840 British Library
referencedIn ELLIS PAPERS. Vol. III. 'Observations on the Devices and Badges of Cognizance formerly borne by the Royal Families of England' (so on f. 34, etc.) in the form of six letters addressed by Sir H. Ellis to the Earl of Aberdeen, President of the Society ..., 1822 British Library
referencedIn Reece, Bob, 1940-. Papers. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Vol. XCIX (ff. 401). 20 Oct.-Dec. 1820.George IV of England: Correspondence and papers of the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1820-1827.includes:ff. 1, 21, 72, 236 Sir Francis Freeling, 1st Baronet; postal reformer: Correspondence with R. Willimott: 1820. f... British Library
referencedIn PAPERS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS SHARP, antiquary (b. 1770, d. 1841), chiefly relating to the Coventry Mystery plays; put together in a bound volume after his death by his son-in-law, Thomas Dyer Edwardes (cf. note on f. 221). Other papers of Shar..., 17th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn HONE PAPERS, supplementary to Add. MSS. 40108-40122, divided into two main sections, viz.:-A. Correspondence and papers of William Hone, bookseller (d. 1842), 1813-1840, including a draft scheme (ff. 1-3 b) for the reform of Lunatic Asylums in a let..., 1675-1879 British Library
creatorOf Thomas Sharp Manuscripts, [18th century?] University of Wales, Trinity St David
referencedIn Hamilton, Marshall. Thomas Sharp and the Warsaw newspapers : a case study in church/press relations / by Marshall Hamilton. Community of Christ Library and Archives
referencedIn Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships. Newgate Prison warrants, summons, etc. 1761-1826. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn 'COVENTRY ILLUSTRATIONS': printed papers, chiefly by Thomas Sharp, the Coventry antiquary, bound and interleaved, with numerous additional notes in Sharp's hand, supplemented by engravings, etc.; 1815-1830. Other Coventry material by Sharp is in Add..., 1815-1830 British Library
creatorOf Althorp Papers. Vol. dccxx. Letters from:1. Thomas Sharp, (1770-1841); antiquary; 1815-1834.2. — de St Amand, book-collector; 1800-1833. French.Thomas Sharp, antiquary, of Coventry: Letters to Lord Spencer: 1815-1834.Willesborough, county Kent: Deeds..., 1800-1834 British Library
referencedIn Thomas, Jesse B. (Jesse Burgess), 1806-1850. Papers, 1830-1844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf GENEALOGICAL ROLL CHRONICLES: roll chronicles of the English, being versions of the French prose 'Brut'; mid 14th cent. French. Origin: England. Two separate items, one on the recto, one on the dorse. The full English version is printed, ed. F. W. D... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 225). I-W; circ. 1539-1716.includes:f. 1 James Talbot, DD; Rector of Spofforth 1700: Letter to, from H. James: 1698.f. 1 Henry James, DD, President of Queens' College, and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University: Letter to J.Talbot:..., approximately 1539-1716 British Library
referencedIn Susie Sharp Papers, 1900-1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Sharp Granville 1735-1813 person
associatedWith Sharp John 1645-1714 person
correspondedWith Sharp, Susie, 1907-1996 person
associatedWith Sharp Thomas 1693-1758 person
associatedWith Thomas, Jesse B. (Jesse Burgess), 1806-1850. person
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Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Dover, Kent
Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire
India, Asia
Coventry, Warwickshire
Coventry, Warwickshire
Cockermouth, Cumberland
Walmer, Kent
Chalk, Kent




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