The Sharp(e)s of early Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks County before 1700

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Private User
4/9/2016 at 1:27 PM

Perhaps a lead on Joseph Sharp who may have been a member of Middletown Mtg.

from page 16 of two MAKEFIELDS

"The township contains a relic of the early days in the remains of
a burial place known as the "old stone graveyard" near this spot.
The ground was given to the Falls Monthly Meeting June 4,
1690, by Thomas Janney, just previous to his return to England
where he died. At my visit to it twenty years ago, there was but
a single stone standing to mark the resting place of the fore-
fathers of the township. This was a brown sandstone, 27
inches high, 18 wide and 6 inches thick, that part out of the
ground being dressed. On the face, near the top, were the
figures ''1692'' and below was the following inscription: "Here
lies the body of Joseph Sharp, the son of Christopher Sharp."
What unwritten history lies in these silent, unknown graves !
If the voiceless tongues of the occupants could speak, how deeply
interesting would be their relation of the settlement of the town-
ship, the hardships, nay, the sufferings of the pioneers in this
the then wilderness west of the Delaware."


of other interest

1) Howell & Yardley ferry
2) The grandfather of the late Joseph
Fell, of Buckingham, lived and died in Upper Makefield; and
his father, David Fell, was born in the township.
3) Letitia Blackfan Smith, and a descendant of William Smith, who settled in Wrightstown,
in 1684
4) Much romance lingers about the memory of Dr. John Bowman,
an earlier settler on Pidcock's creek, and after whom Bowman's
hill was named. It tells us he was appointed surgeon of the
English fleet sent out under Captain Kyd, in 1696, to suppress
piracy on the high seas and that he turned pirate with him ; that
he came to Newtown after Kyd was hanged, where he drew
upon himself suspicion that he belonged to the pirate's gang;
that he disappeared and after being gone several years returned,
and built himself a cabin at the foot of the hill that bears his
name ; then removed to Newtown where he was found dead in
his house ; that among his effects was a "massive oaken chest, '
but it failed to yield up any of Captain Kyd's gold.

Private User
4/9/2016 at 1:38 PM

more on William Smith from the same source:
"The "Manor of Highlands" was reserved for William Penn,
and in 1705 he wrote to James Logan that a great part of the
Manor was taken up by "encroachers." In 1708 William Smith,
son of the William Smith who settled in Wrightstown in 1684,
purchased 201 acres in Upper Makefield, which the surveyor
was instructed to lay out, at a place called Windy Bush, in
Penn's Manor of Highlands, near Wrightstown.",_Pen...

Private User
2/3/2017 at 3:17 AM

Mary Sharp
a daughter?

Private User
2/3/2017 at 12:23 PM

The marriage certificate can be found under media for Mary's husband, Shadrach Walley. The only Sharpe surnamed-witness was Joseph Sharpe. Mary was from Newtown, but no parents were listed for her. Joseph's signature is at the top of the left column. That is not typically where parents sign. Therefore, Joseph may be a brother or other relative.

Private User
5/21/2019 at 3:52 PM

There was a Hugh Sharp of Pennsbury, Bucks who married Rachel Allin (sic) of Chester township, County of Burlington, Province of West Jersey c/o Haddonfield MM. (ninth of February, 1702)

As I see no profile on Geni for either person, I will start an non-WFT branch and hope for an eventual match.

Hugh Sharp of Pennsbury, Bucks Co.

Private User
5/21/2019 at 4:05 PM

Found a match: Hon. Hugh Sharpe = Hugh Sharp of Pennsbury; will merge... But Rachel seems to have been married before for she is seen as Rachel née <FRENCH>

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