SHARPE Joseph William

Name Joseph William SHARPE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1856
Died 1935
Birth/ Baptism Born 13 September 1856, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents Samuel and Sarah Sharpe.
Samuel: Master Clock and watchmaker, jeweller, engraver, optician.
Apprenticeship With his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Waratah, Scottsdale
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 20 August 1887, St Paul’s Parish Church, Launceston, to widow, Agnes Salisbury (formerly MacDonald)
Arrival 15 April 1879, Australia, on the ship Chimborazo
Other William Sharpe, Joseph’s grandfather, was also a watchmaker.

Daily Telegraph 12 February 1884:
‘Waratah, Mount Bischoff. Banquet to Mr J W Sharpe, February 11.
A valedictory banquet to Mr J W Sharpe, who is about to pay a visit to England, was given at the residence of Mr C H Hall on Saturday evening … Mr Sharpe had been manager of Messrs F and W Stewart’s branch watchmaking and jewellery establishment at Waratah for about three years and has secured the respect and friendship of a very large portion of the community in this district by his amiable disposition, intelligence, and courtesy. The party sincerely wished him God speed on his journey to visit his parents and native place and hope to see him back again in Tasmania.’

Approx. 1890-1893: Own business, Scottsdale.
Apprentice: Heber Heazlewood.
December 1893: Heber Heazlewood’s father, Mr Thomas D Heazlewood, purchased Joseph Sharpe’s stock and goodwill.

Approx. May 1899: Joseph Sharpe departed Tasmania for New Zealand.
Approx. August 1899: Agnes Sharpe departed Tasmania. She lived in Sydney, New South Wales, until her death in September 1928.

Death 21 July 1935, Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, 2006, p702.
TAHO RGD37/1/46 no490 Marriage 1887.
Web: Ancestry: 1861, 1871 England Census; Victoria Australia Passengers Lists 1879; Family Search: Cook Islands Public Records, Death 1935.
Daily Telegraph 12 February 1884, 9 May 1890; Tasmanian News 26 December 1893; The Tasmanian 17 November 1894; The Mercury (Hobart) 29 August 1899; Sydney Morning Herald 18 September 1928; The Examiner (Launceston) 28 August 1899, 21 September 1928.