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Robert Sharp

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Islington, Norfolk, England
Death: July 1653 (46)
Muddy River, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Sharp and Elizabeth Sharpe
Husband of Abigail Holbrook
Father of Abigail Vose; Lt. John Sharp and Mary Tilden

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About Robert Sharp

Came to America on the Abigail in 1635.

Braintree, MA in 1642.

Founding planter of Rehoboth, MA by about 1643. Surveyor and juryman.

Maybe bought land with Peter Aspinwall at Muddy River(Brookline) from william Colburn in 1650.


On 17 Jun 1635, "Robt Sharp," 20, enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the Abigail [Hotten 93].


Massachusetts. Probate Court (Suffolk County). Probate records, 1636-1899. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969-1971).

WILL:

  • April 24, 1656 Suffolk Co., MA Wills, page 170. Abigail Clapp, relicte late Robert Sharp. 3 children: John age 22 in 1655, Abigail abt. 17 and Mary abt. 12. Witnesses: John White & Ja Pemberton. -Inventory of Robert Sharp 19:11:1654. [Suffolk Co., MA Wills, p. 128]

Robert Sharp, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Migration: 1635 on the Abigail. First residence: Boston.
  • Birth: abt 1615 (aged 20 on 17 Jun 1635 [Hotten 93]) (Also notes that a Robert Sharp was baptized at St. Mary Islington, Middlesex, on 21 Sep 1617, which would fit this immigrant, but there is no other evidence.)
  • Death: By 26 Jul 1654 (order for distribution of estate)
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Name: Robert Sharp

  • Gender: Male
  • Birth{2}: abt 1615 England
  • Marriage: Bef 1643 to Abigail Wright
  • Death:?: Bef 19 Jan 1654/55 Massachusetts, United States
  • On 17 Jun 1635, "Robt Sharp," 20, enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the Abigail [Hotten 93].

References:

  • 1 "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Vol. 8, p. 276; Vol. 10, p. 184; Vol. 31, p. 103. 26 Jan 1654: Inventory of Robert Sharp taken 19:11:1654 [19 Jan 1654/5]. House & land held for children, widow making good any shortfall. Settled on son, he paying sisters (see also Vol. 2, p. 151 of Suffolk Probate records).
    • Approve petition of Thomas Mekins and Peeter Aspinwall, dated 15 Jan 1656, proposing raising of children of Robert Sharp (Petition, labeled "Robert Sharps Children Agreement" is SP Vol. 2, p. 67). Petition signed by Abigail Clapp, relicte late Robert Sharp.
    • The petition to settle the estate (SP Vol. 4, p. 233), dated 15 Apr 1665, references the above petition and names 3 children: John age 22 in 1654 (when their father died), Abigail abt. 17 and Mary abt. 12. Witnesses: John White & Ja Pemberton.
    • [Note: on p. 31:103, the compiler of the NEHGR abstracts, William B. Trask, makes the error of identifying widow Abigail Clapp as the wife of Nicholas Clapp in an annotation, though her husband is not named and does not participate in any of these documents. Her husband was, in fact, Thomas Clapp.]
  • 2 Robert Sharp, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).
    • Origin: Unknown
    • Migration: 1635 on the Abigail. First residence: Boston.
    • Birth: abt 1615 (aged 20 on 17 Jun 1635 [Hotten 93]) (Also notes that a Robert Sharp was baptized at St. Mary Islington, Middlesex, on 21 Sep 1617, which would fit this immigrant, but there is no other evidence.)
    • Death: By 26 Jul 1654 (order for distribution of estate)

The Abigail (1635)

  • The Abigail sailed in the summer of 1635.
  • Sailed: summer 1635 from England under Master H. Hackwell
  • Arrived: late summer? 1635 at New England
  • Resources:
    • Founders of New England (NEHGR) and additional pages
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Parish Register Society, London, Publications, Volume 42; Priv. print for the Parish Register Society 1902 - Great Britain. page 24, col. 2: Anno 1607; pg 42;

  • Robert Sharpe the sonne of Richard Sharpe was baptized August the 9th 1607.
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Robert Sharpe

  • Birth: 1614 in Islington, Greater London, England
  • Death: Jul., 1653 in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA 
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Family links: 
    •  Spouse:  Abigail Wright Holbrook (1620 - 1702)*
    •  Children:  John Sharp (1648 - 1676)* 
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Robert Sharp's Timeline

1607
April 19, 1607
Islington, Norfolk, England
August 9, 1607
London, Middlesex, England
1647
1647
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1648
March 12, 1648
Muddy River (Present Brookline), Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1652
December 5, 1652
Roxbury, MA
1653
July 1653
Age 46
Muddy River, Suffolk, Massachusetts