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Robert Sharp

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

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.

In Rehoboth, MA by about 1643.

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).


  • 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)
*********************** Publications, Volume 42

  •  By Parish Register Society, London pg 42; page 24, col. 2: Anno 1607
    • Robert Sharpe the sonne of Richard Sharpe was baptized August the 9th 1607.
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Robert Sharp's Timeline

April 19, 1607
Islington, Norfolk, England
August 9, 1607
London, England
Age 39
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 12, 1648
Age 40
Muddy River (Present Brookline), Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 5, 1652
Age 45
Roxbury, MA
July 1653
Age 46
Muddy River, Suffolk, Massachusetts