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SHARP, William Factor to Earl of Findlater, Sheriff-Clerk of Banffshire


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1. LESLIE, Isabella

SHARP, William Factor to Earl of Findlater, Sheriff-Clerk of Banffshire 3

  • Born: 1592 4
  • Marriage (1): LESLIE, Isabella 1 2
  • Died: 1638 4

   Another name for William was SHARP, James.2

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  General Notes:

"In a cautionry of Brakenhills of date December, 1607, Mr. William Sharp is designated servitor to Walter Ogilvie of Findlater. The disposition of Birdsbank, 18th May, 1610, is in his handwriting, and the Register of Homings (Sheriff-Court Records of Banff), up to folio 92 (year 1622), is all in his handwriting. His signature appears at p. 113. Mr. William Sharp is designated 'servitor to the Laird of Findlater' in 1611 (see 'Annals of Cullen,' p. 59). He was an elder of the church from 1624, and a member of Town Council in 1628. His son Robert is styled servitor to the Earl of Findlater in 1653, and in 1654 he was made burgess of Banff, and in 1656 Sheriff-Clerk of the county. The following extract proves that William Sharp was resident in the Castle not far from the time when his son James was born : - '1623 ... to pay to the Shenffe deput of Banff or his collectoures of the taxatiounes within the Sheriffdome of Bamff within Mr. William Sharp's hous in the Castell of Banff.' On '17th January, 1632, Mr. William Sharpe had a bairne baptised George.' "

from The Annals of Banff 3

William married Isabella LESLIE, daughter of John LESLIE 4th of Kininvie and Margaret OGILVY.1 2 (Isabella LESLIE was born about 1601.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Isabella (Leslie), married to James Sharp of Banff Castle, Sheriff-Clerk of Banffshire, and had issue I. James Sharp, born 6th May 1618, Regent of St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews ; Minister of Crail, Minister of New College, St. Andrews ; Archbishop of St. Andrews, and Primate of Scotland ; murdered 3d May 1679. II. Robert Sharp of Banff Castle, Sheriff- Clerk of Banffshire."

from Family of Leslie 2


1 Internet Site,

2 e-books, Historical Records of the Family of Leslie 1067-1869 vol. 3 by Col. Leslie of Balquhain (1869).

3 e-books, The Annals of Banff Volume 2 comp. William Cramond (1893).

4 Internet Site,

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