Andrew Sharp1

#20613, b. 1767, d. between 1841 and 1851

Oddly enough Castle Road leads to Castle Cambell. At the 'town' end of the road there are a few of these cottages which surely go back to the time Andrew and Mary lived here, but I do not know which one. Let's say this is typical of what the family would have lived in.

Individual's Timeline

Birth1767Andrew Sharp
Marriagebefore 1796Andrew Sharp1
Deathbetween 1841 and 1851Andrew Sharp

Primary events

  • Birth: Andrew Sharp was born in 1767 in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.
  • Marriage: He married Mary Lambert before 1796. No marriage found in Scotland's people.1
  • Death: Andrew died between 1841 and 1851 in Unknown, A search on Scotland's people shows that NO Andrew SHARP died in Dollar between the census, but he is not shown in the 1851 census.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Andrew was a blacksmith.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: It appears that Andrew and Mary both died between 1841 and 1851. Unfortunately the death records in Scotland have scant info until 1855.
  • Research note 02: An Andrew SHARP married a Mary SOMMERVILLE 2nd July 1794 in Dollar (search completed but did not look at the certificate). An Andrew SHARP marriage was also recorded in Auchtermuchty, Fife 16th Feb 1794. This couple had children, all in Dollar
    Mary 16th June 1792
    Andrew 28th May 1794
    John 9th Sep 1796
    James 23rd Nov 1798
    Peter 7th Feb 1801
    William 25th Nov 1802
    Margaret 23rd Oct 1804
    Mary 15th Oct 1806
    Helen 8th Nov 1809
    Christian 4th Feb 1812. The fact that there is an Andrew listed in 1841 as Junior and who is also a blacksmith living in the same street as Andrew Snr seems to point to this being the correct family. We now have to work out the differences between the 2 James (one whose mother is Mary LAMBERT who was born around 1799 and one who is the son of Andrew and Mary SOMMERVILLE born 1798). Could Mary LAMBERT and Mary SOMMERVILLE be the same person? We know that the Mary with Andrew Snr was born outside Clackmannanshire so this is the place to look. Not entering this up as a family until I am convinced that the mother named on James death registration is an error..

Children of Andrew Sharp and Mary Lambert


  1. James Sharp, Death certificate for James Sharp.
  2. Website ( "1841 census
    Name:      Andrew Sharp Senr.
    Age:      74
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1767
    Gender:      Male
    Where born:      Clackmannanshire, Scotland
    Civil parish:      Dollar
    County:      Clackmannanshire
    Address:      Castle Street
    Occupation:      Blacksmith
    Parish Number:      467
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Andrew SharpSenr.      74
    Mary Sharp      73
    William Gibson      9."