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From: Barbara Gray <>
Subject: Re: [STAFFORDSHIRE] [THE POTTERIES] SHARP family fromLongton/Normacot
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:09:26 +0000 (GMT)
I have a James Cotton marrying one of my Dimmocks , living in Longton, but I haven't really looked at him. Louisa Cottons father George was illegitimate and I have been struggling with his mothers Harriets family. There don't seem to be many Cottons in Longton so its possible.
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From: Sian MacKian <>
Sent: Thursday, 20 December, 2007 8:26:49 AM
Subject: Re: [THE POTTERIES] SHARP family from Longton/Normacot
Could I interrupt and ask if you have any connection with James Cotton,
Bagnall Street, Longton, who died in a mining accident in 1870?
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From: "Barbara Gray" <>
To: "Potteries" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:13 AM
Subject: [THE POTTERIES] SHARP family from Longton/Normacot
> Hi all
> My maternal grandmother Louise Cotton was a widow with 2 small children
> when she married my grandfather Samuel Jervis in1907at St James Church,
> Longton. For completeness I have started to look at the family of her
> first husband William Sharp.
> She and William had 2 children William (Uncle Billy) b 1903 and Annie b
> 1905. Although the Sharp children did not grow up with the Jervis's, they
> kept in touch. Uncle Billy had a son and 2 daughters (who I am in contact
> with), Annie's detail I have had to drag from the bottom of my memory as
> she died, I think in the late 1930s. She had (again I think) 2 sons
> Kenneth and Gordon (I won't give there full names as they may still be
> Their father William Sharp was only 24 when he died. He was born in 1881
> to William Sharp and his wife Charlotte nee Colclough. They lived in
> Heath Passage, Longton.
> The rest of the family were Martha b 1884, Edward 1888, Ridgway 1889,
> Leonard 1894, Annie 1896 and James 1898. The last 2 were not with the
> family in the 1901 census so may have died young. There may, of course be
> more children born after the 1901 census, but as the BMD indexes don't
> give mother maiden names at this time it is difficult to tell.
> UKBMD give the following marriages. Marth Sharp m Thomas Jones in 1903,
> Ridgway Sharp married Rose Walklate in 1908 and Leonard Sharp married
> Ethel Allen in 1916 at St James Church, Longton. I don't as yet have the
> certificates, but they look to be good candidates...
> Is anyone researching this family, or recognise any of the people
> mentioned if so I would love to hear from you.
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