Sharp Family

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The Sharps were a prominent family who made their fortune as jute merchants in Dundee. The family's firm, John Sharp & Sons, enjoyed considerable success in the 1800s under the management of John Sharp and later his son, also John Sharp. The firm continued to blossom and soon John Sharp Jnr. enrolled his four sons into the company as business partners. Two of his sons, John and Frederick, married into the White family line, marrying Eleanor and Beatrice White respectively. The Sharps lived in various properties in Fern Hill, West Ferry, the Balmuir estate and the Hill of Tarvit. For further biographical details about the family see, Lesley Lindsay's research notes, available in UR-SF 36.


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