Myrtle Judy Sharpe

updated March 2016



Joseph SHARP born circa 1721 likely in Kilspindi, Perth, Scotland

+ unknown




Thomas SHARP Sr. born Jan. 29, 1741 in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, baptised at St. Thomas Anglican, married May 15, 1757, Stockton, occupation Sailmaker

+ Barbara COOPER




Thomas SHARP Jr. born 1758 in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, baptised Sept. 10, 1858 at St. Thomas, Anglican, married circa 1778

+ Mary




William SHARP Sr. born June 25, 1779 in Stockton, Durham, baptised July 27, 1779 at St. Thomas, Anglican

+ Margaret RANSON




William SHARP was born 1813/4 in Sunderland, Durham England, married Dec. 12, 1837, his occupation was Glass Bottle Maker, died 1857/8.


+ Dorothy GRAHAM was born Apr. 2, 1817 at Gateshead, Bill Quay, NE England, baptized Nov. 7, 1817 in Gateshead, remarried in 1863 to James Stonehouse b. 1811, d. 1883. Dorothy died 1907 Sunderland, Durham. (her parents were Sarah and George GRAHAM)

Children: Born Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Durham
Dorothy Sharp 1838/9  
George Sharp 1840, baptized Oct. 28, 1840 at St. Michaels  
Catherine Sharp 1842 -1928  
Sarah Sharp Nov. 23, 1844, baptized Dec. 22, 1844  
John Sharp 846  
Elizabeth Ann Sharp 1848/50  


1851 Census – family address was 157 Ayers Quay, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland. All children attending school.

1861 Census – the father, William had died and the mother, Dorothy was a Widow, working as Innkeeper at Shoulder of Mutton Public House, Bishop Wearmouth. Oldest son George 20, Waiter, Catherine 18, Housemaid, Sarah 16, Cook, John 14, Apprentice Bottlemaker, and Elizabeth 11, a Scholar.




George SHARP, born 1840, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, married 1870, died September 8, 1880 in a coal explosion along with 164 other coal miners in Seaham Colliery. He was 39, and his occupation was Stoneman, residence 9 Model Street, Seaham, Durham.


+ Margaret HUGHES, born 1841, in Durham, Sunderland, remarried in 1888 to Thomas SHEVELL.

Children: Born: Location: Married: Their Children
George b. 1866 Sunderland, Durham Eliza Jane Walker Thomas and George
Charles William b. 1872 Sunderland, Durham -  
John Thomas b. 1874 Hetton Le Hole, Durham Sarah Stephenson Mary Ann, Charles W., George C. and John
Benjamin b. 1877 Hetton Le Hole, Haswell, Durham Isabella Wallace George, Chris, Ben, Florence
Lydia b. 1880/81 Seaham Colliery, Durham Edward S. Wiffen -


1881 Census reports Margaret as Widow, age 40, residence was 4 Church Street, Seaham Township, Easington, Durham.


1891 Census reports Margaret remarried Thomas SHEVELL born 1839 in Jersey, Channel Island. They married in Oct. 1888. They were living in Dawdon, Durham. No records in census of Thomas after this one.


1901 Census reports Margaret living with her daughter Lydia who married Edward S. WIFFEN born 1874, they married in 1898, all living in the ttown of Chester Le Street, Durham 8 miles west of Sunderland on the River Wear.


1911 Census reports Margaret age 70, widowed a second time, and living with her son Ben and his wife Isabella SHARPE and their 4 children at Fourth Cross Rows, Haswell Terrace, Durham., Channel Islands, in Oct. 1888, records show they lived in Dawdon, Durham




Benjamin SHARPE, born 1877 in Hetton-Le-Hole, Haswell, Durham, died 1956 Vancouver, BC. He married Isabella WALLACE in 1898 in Easington, Durham.


+ Isabella S. WALLACE, born 1876 or 1877 in Seaham Harbour, Durham.

Her parents were George WALLACE born in Crawleyside, Stanhope, Durham in 1845, Mariner and Factory Operative. Her mother was Mary SIMPSON, born 1847 in Camden, Worchestershire. and a grandmother Mary Ann SIMPSON born 1815. The 1871 Census lists them as married with their first two children George and Mary Margaret WALLACE. Their residence was on Francis St. , Seaham Harbour, Durham.


In the 1901 Census the WALLACE family residence was Adolphus St., Seaham Harbour, Durham.


In the 1891 Census their daughter Isabella WALLACE, 15, was living with her widowed grandmother Mary A. SIMPSON, born 1815. Isabella WALLACE was working as a Warehouse Bottle Worker along with her brother Joseph, 16, as a Moulder Labourer. Their residence was Pilot Terrace, Seaham Harbour, Durham.

1882 School Record for Ben SHARPE shows he was attending Bishopwearmouth Church of England Infant School. The family address was 20 Hope St., Sunderland.


1901 Census records show Ben SHARPE and Isabella's SHARPE address at 96 Green St., Town of Seaham Harbour, Division S.E. Durham, Civil Parish: Dawdon.


Children: Born: Location: Married: Children:
George SHARPE 1900 Seaham Harbour, Durham unknown unknown
Christopher Crawford SHARPE 1902 Easington, Durham Sally PATTERSON adopted Isabel d/o Benjamin Jr. SHARPE)
Benjamin Jr. SHARPE 1906 Seaham Harbour, Durham unknown Isabel SHARPE
Florence May SHARPE 1909

Haswell Plough Terrace, Durham in NE England


Judy Myrtle TODD's father is Jack MARTIN, Joan, Lloyd, Irene's father is Alfred SIMPSON


1911 Census records show Ben Sharpe's occupation as a Coalminer Hewer, married living with his 4 children and his mother Margaret Shevell Sharpe. Their address was Fourth Cross Rows, Haswell Terrace, Durham.


1922 Transatlantic Ship Records show the family emigrated to Canada on-board the S.S. Marloch on Dec. 23, 1922 from Sunderland, NE England, arriving on Jan. 1923 in St. John, New Brunswick. Their final destination was Rosedale, Alberta, a major coal mining town (near Drumheller) to join their son George Sharpe who had left before them for work in Rosedale, AB. Their religion is noted on their record as Protestant. Benjamin SHARPE died in Dec. 30, 1956, and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC. The Pallbearers were George Sharpe, Jack Sharpe, Chris Sharpe, Ben Sharpe, Eric Wallbank and Alfred Simpson.




Florence May SHARPE, was born October 6, 1909 at Fourth Cross Row, The (Haswell) Plough, Haswell Road, Sub-district Dawdon, County Durham, District of Easington in N.E. England. She was the only daughter of Benjamin SHARPE and Isabella WALLACE. She died Jan. 2011 age 101. Florence May's oldest daughter was Myrtle Judy born on March 26, 1929 and the father was:


+ John Jack MARTIN born on May 13, 1897, Ontario (son of Joseph Alexander MARTIN, born Nov. 1854 in Ontario, married Nov. 3, 1880 in Perth, Ontario, died in Stettler, AB in 1930, buried in is buried in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Castor, Alberta, Plot E,020. Jack's mother was Mary Ann born Jan. 1861 in Ontario, died in Stettler in 1940 and is buried in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Castor, Alberta, Plot E,019). Jack MARTIN died in 1967 in Vancouver, Washington, USA. He was married to Thelma Young.




Myrtle Judy SHARPE born March 26,1929 in Calgary, AB, daughter of Florence May SHARPE and Jack MARTIN


+ George Ernest TODD, born 1912 in St. Paul, AB